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  • Writer's pictureJonathan Bullock

The One Minute Manager

“If you can´t tell me what you'd like to be happening, you don't have a problem yet. You're just complaining. A problem only exists if there is a difference between what is actually happening and what you desire to be happening.”

The book includes 3 exercises, one minute each, that can instantly help anyone to become a more effective manager by getting everyone more motivated and focused on the right priorities.


1. Exercise 1: Spend a minute to create and write down the most important 3 to 6 goals with each of your employees; review these regularly (the review shouldn't take longer than a minute either).

2. Exercise 2: When one of your employees does something great, spend a minute on giving them praise.

3. Exercise 3: When you are unhappy with or disappointed about something, spend no more than a minute to express it in a specific way (ideally right after you discovered the mistake or issue).

READ IF: You don't have time for theory and instead, you need practical and actionable tips on how to become a better manager.


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