Resurg | The One Minute Manager

The authors tell us that One Minute Goals setting works because the number one motivator of people is feedback on results. The goals help people know how theyre doing and if they are doing well they feel good about themselves, giving them the confidence to drive continued improvement in their performance. One Minute Praisings work well because they are part of the training process. Most people in most jobs require training irrelevant of previous experience. The One Minute Manager claims that the best way to train people is to teach them the task and let them practice it. Once they are practicing it look for any opportunity to catching them doing something right. The more you build their confidence the better they become at the task. The One Minute manager argues that discipline is not effective when working with people who are not secure in their roles, only a positive, encouraging approach can help develop the self belief and confidence needed to perform the task to a high standard. One Minute reprimands work because they are fair. If elements one and two are in place then the staff member should not be surprised to receive a reprimand as they will know that they are not achieving the right level of performance. The discussion is fair and factual so there is little room for mis-interpretation of the reprimand and the interaction normally ends on a high note. Ten things you can learn from the One Minute Manager Managing people can be simple, dont over think it.
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The ‘dean’ Of Leadership Gurus Passes At 89 – Forbes

Bennis, one of the fathers of modern management theory and leadership studies, passed away July 31 at the age of 89. Warren , a dear friend and colleague of mine at the University of Southern California , was a key intellectual force driving a more human approach to leadership, involving flatter pyramids and collaborative work styles. A Forbes columnist referred to Warren as the dean of leadership gurus two decades ago. As author or co-author of some 30 books, including On Becoming a Leader and Leaders : Strategies for Taking Charge, he influenced and inspired a generation of leaders and scholars. After serving with distinction in World War II, he studied at progressive Antioch University, came under the mentorship of pioneering management figure Douglas McGregor, and went on to create an intellectual justification for democracy as the most effective form of governance. His work at MIT in the 1960s on group behavior foreshadowedand helped bring abouttodays headlong plunge into less hierarchical, more democratic and adaptive institutions, private and public, bestselling leadership expert Tom Peters wrote in 2000.Warren and his colleagues ran experiments suggesting that, while hierarchies were the most efficient and effective way of dealing with simple tasks, democratic and collaborative groups were more efficient and effective in dealing with complex tasks.
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