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Publisher's Summary

The coauthor of the phenomenal New York Times best-selling classic The One Minute Manager explores the skills needed to become an effective self-leader in this essential work, now updated throughout.

Just as Ken Blanchard's phenomenal best-selling classic The One Minute Manager gives leaders the three secrets to managing others, this follow-up book gives people the three secrets to managing themselves. In Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager, listeners will learn that accepting personal responsibility for their own success leads to power, freedom, and autonomy.

Through a captivating business parable, Ken Blanchard and coauthors Susan Fowler and Laurence Hawkins show listeners how to apply the world-renowned Situational Leadership II method to their own development. The story centers on Steve, a young advertising executive who is about to lose his job. Through a series of talks with a One Minute Manager protégé named Cayla, Steve learns the three secrets of self leadership. His newfound skills not only empower Steve to keep his job but also show him how to ditch his victim mentality to continue growing, learning, and achieving.

For decades, millions of managers in Fortune 500 companies and small businesses around the world have followed Ken Blanchard's management methods to increase productivity, job satisfaction, and personal prosperity. Now, this newly revised edition of Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager empowers people at every level of the organization to achieve success.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Polvera Publishing, Susan Fowler, and Laurie Hawkins (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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horrible..m

they foucused so much on the ridiculous story that they actually forgot train you on the one-minute-manager or any managing techniques. They kinda expect you to spot the good points among all the gibberish... I am very disappointed

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Léger mais très bien !

Le Texte est très léger, mais il contient de bon exemple et de bon conseil 👍

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Save your credit and your valuable time

This story / parable is written and narrated as though the reader / listener is in grade 2.
I do not know why I listened to the whole thing, I guess I hoped for some brilliant lesson at the end that would have made it all worthwhile.
It never came.

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Great and Innovative Book on Self-Leadership

My manager recommended our whole team to read this book, and I really enjoyed it. It delivers a lot of self-leadership, self-development, and communication lessons all through the art of storytelling. The approach this book takes is different from most of the self development and career management books I've read, I'd definitely recommend it.

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Great self-leadership book.

Story a little bland but gets to the point. Storyline from One Minute Manager is better. #Audible1

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  • Xavier Foley
  • 2018-01-01

Be an asset to your company, not a liability.

My impression: the One Minute Manager Revised Edition taught me how to tackle assumptions in the workplace. The two key words that were mentioned are: Competence & commitment. The author, through the use of fictional writing, expresses the need to evaluate your own levels of competence and commitment when dealing with a task of any kind. For example, after finishing the book, I asked myself these questions: Am I a self reliant achiever at this task? Or am I at a place where I must rely on others to assist me in a situation where there is uncertainty? A self leader realises their strength and weaknesses and is willing to ask for what they need in order to get the job done. The opposite of this is just quitting the job by assuming you just are not cut out for it. Did you ask for what your needs are? Do you need coaching, or support? Have you leveraged your relationships with supportive individuals who can give you the insights needed to solve what you thought was an impossible problem? These are some of the questions that the book has inspired me to ask myself.

This reminds me of the distinction between an infant child and a self leader. I wont compare a child to an adult, because unfortunately, there is clear evidence that a person who is mature in age can still display childish behavior when faced with a difficult task. So what is the difference between childish mentality and self leadership mentality? A child must wait for its needs to come to it voluntarily. The child does this by crying and complaining till it gets what it wants. The self leader, on the other hand, does not complain or cry when his/her needs are unmet, but rather, the self leader is proactive in seeking the insights needed to achieve a specific goal. For example, if you go to your superior and all youndo is cry and complain, then you are employing the tactics of a infant child; however, of you ask your superiors for insight, and clearly state what your needs are for particular project, then you are representing the behavior of a self leader.

Self leader = asset; Cry baby = liability

Be an asset, not a liability. Which one are you?

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  • DG
  • 2017-09-27

Great Illustration ...

This is va great illustration of how to personally execute situational leadership. If you're new to situational leadership this gives you examples and more insight into how the authors intended for it to be executed.

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  • Juan Rojas
  • 2022-03-10

awesome book!!

this is a great read. I highly recommend this book for those looking to better themselves.

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  • Michael S.
  • 2022-02-20

Very dry. Bad story. 5am club was much better.

If you are looking for a good book, don’t pick this one. Go buy the 5 am club. It was similar but had a much better story.

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  • Deborah C.
  • 2021-12-19

A Must Read

I loved this book. I am going to read it again. This book is a part of my library forever.

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  • LuAnn Knight
  • 2021-11-28

Very helpful

This book helped me put goals and motivation into perspective. I am excited to print the materials and develop my skills.

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  • Melissa Dautel
  • 2021-10-07

Intriguing, informative and practical

I absolutely enjoyed this book from start to finish. Easy to understand and implement in my own life. As soon as the book was over, I started it again, intrigued by how simple this technique can be once you realize it's existence. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

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  • Master
  • 2019-11-18

Awesome!

This book has great insights and really helps you to take a deep look into yourself.

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  • T Swain
  • 2019-11-08

Easy to follow and a great reminder of the simple things it takes to be a great manager and leader

This was an easy book to follow and provided information in a way easy to digest. Great information on leadership and taking on challenges.

I recommend this to anyone new or seasoned managers for a quick reminder of the important factors of leadership both self and of others.

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  • MONIQUE CARRIGER
  • 2019-10-24

Insightful

Easy to listen to and understand. Thought provoking and entertaining. Loved it! I will definitely recommend it.