Top Management Books


The One Minute Manager

The One Minute Manager is a brief guide that millions of managers of small and large companies internationally have used for over 20 years to improve productivity, and counsel their careers and personal gains. The concept behind The One ManagerĀ is to spend little time to achieve great results.

The book teaches proven management skills that result in profitability with One Minute Goals, One Minute Praisings and One Minute Reprimands.

  • Setting one minute goals is about deciding on desired outcomes and performance standards and recording them on a piece of paper in an instant so that it is crystal clear what the target is and where one’s progress lies right away.
  • Giving one minute praisings is about encouraging people when they perform strongly as opposed to focusing on the negatives when they make mistakes or do a poor job. One minute praisings will motivate people to continue to go above and beyond by producing great work.
  • Giving one minute reprimands is about giving instant feedback when a job is poorly executed. The objective is to ensure the worker understands that he/she is capable of performing better, and that the poor job is below the manager’s expectations.

The book also offers case studies to illustrate its simple yet effective management lessons. Readers of the book will be able to cater the management lessons to their own situations and see the positive results.