To say that the original “One Minute Manager” is a timeless classic seems silly but it has been one of the most read business books of the last thirty years. 13 Million sold and published in 37 languages speaks to the popularity and importance of this short work. So when IO received a notice from Becky Robinson – Weaving Influence that a new version was launching very soon (next week) I started thinking about where I was twenty years ago and how the book (among a few) helped shape me. To be honest, I hadn’t thought about one minute goals, one minute praises or one minute feedback, at least not consciously, for years.
Twenty years ago, I was doing a job, going to work every day, getting the job done – barely. I remember having an attitude of complacency and getting by. I didn’t feel the day-to-day was meaningful. Work to live. Blanchard was one of a few authors I read that changed by my attitude along with a practical approach to making the day-to-day productive and fun. It was a stress reducing, meaning making tool that I put away on a bookshelf.
I am anxious to get New One Minute Manager ; the new version for the new times where there seems to be so many distractions, pressures, and so many fewer person to person opportunities.
Make Today Remarkable, by praising someone,