For decades, The One Minute Manager® has helped millions achieve more successful professional and personal lives. While the principles it lays out are timeless, our world has changed drastically since the book’s publication. The exponential rise of technology, global flattening of markets, instant communication, and pressures on corporate workforces to do more with less—including resources, funding, and staff—have all revolutionized the world in which we live and work.
Now, Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson have updated The One Minute Manger to introduce the book’s powerful, important lessons to a new generation. In their concise, easy-to-read story, they teach readers three very practical secrets about leading others—and explain why these techniques continue to work so well.
As compelling today as it was thirty years ago, this classic parable of a young man looking for an effective manager is more relevant and useful than ever.
With simple yet profound principles from the life of Jesus and dozens of stories and leadership examples from his life experiences, veteran author, speaker and leadership expert Ken Blanchard guides readers through the process of discovering how to lead like Jesus. He describes it as the process of aligning two internal domains-the heart and the head-and two external domains-the hands and the habits. These four dimensions of leadership form the outline for this very practical and transformational book.
The On-Time, On-Target Manager is the story of Bob, a typical middle manager who puts things off to the last minute. As a result, he misses deadlines because his lack of focus causes him to accomplish meaningless tasks before getting to the important things. Like many professionals, Bob rationalizes, justifies, and tries to explain. Luckily, Bob is sent to his company's CEO—which stands for "Chief Effectiveness Officer"—who helps him deal with the three negative side effects of procrastination: lateness, poor work quality, and stress to himself and others. Bob learns how to transform himself from a crisis-prone Last-Minute manager into a productive On-Time, On-Target manager.
With this engaging parable, Blanchard and Gottry offer practical strategies any professional can put into practice to improve his or her performance.
Leadership begins with self-knowledge. Leader, Know Thyself will help you understand who you are and who you can be–so you can bring all your power to bear in leading people through even the toughest challenges. Legendary business leaders and consultants Stedman Graham and Ken Blanchard explain how to hone and sustain your personal “Leadership ID”: the grounded sense of self and values that can guide you through life’s most critical choice-points. Graham and Blanchard help you gain a deeper understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, your purpose in life, your values, and your ideal future. They offer tips for resolving dynamic tensions between your most dearly held values…keeping the world from pushing you back into old and ineffective routines…accepting the right external influences and getting the right kinds of help…maintaining your focus on positive results...staying in the game despite any roadblocks you encounter…and getting yourself to the places and projects you’ve always dreamt about.
You wouldn’t think of starting out on a major journey without taking along your identification. Yet, too often people set out to become leaders without knowing who they really are. We’ve all known people who were passionate to succeed at something, and then gave up their dreams at the first setback. Why does that happen? It happens because these people don’t have solid identities to sustain them when they run into resistance. They don’t have their leadership IDs.
• Choosing values
• Aiming for excellence
• Maintaining integrity
• Finding the courage to change
• Helping others reach their potential
Arranged with your busy schedule in mind, this book offers you Blanchard's most important concepts in an accessible format. You can reach for instant motivation and insight on a daily basis or soak it up in one reading. Powerfully challenging and deeply inspiring, The Heart of a Leader will enable you to develop the courageous heart of a true leader, master key attitudes and actions to impact lives around you, and enjoy the profound wisdom that only Ken Blanchard can deliver.
Effective leadership—whether on the job, in the community, at church or in the home—starts on the inside. Before you can hope to lead anyone else, you have to know who you are. Every leader must answer two critical questions:Whose are you going to be?Who are you going to be?
One deals with your relationship to Christ. The other with your life purpose.
In this newly revised classic, renowned leadership expert Ken Blanchard along guides readers through the process of discovering how to lead like Jesus. It really could be described as the process of aligning two internal domains-the heart and the head; and two external domains—the hands and the habits. These four dimensions of leadership form the outline for this very practical and transformational book. With simple yet profound principles from the life of Jesus, and dozens of stories and leadership examples from his own life, Ken Blanchard will once again show us the way effective leaders lead.