The One Minute Manager

Rating: ★★★★★

The One Minute Manager

Although after working low down in the pecking-order in most of the varied places I have worked, the last few years I find myself managing people as opposed to being managed. Former manager quote:”You are the single most difficult person I have ever managed.” Book quote:”Effective managers manage themselves and the people they work with (not ‘over’), so that the organization and the people profit from their presence.”


Great stuff. Recognised 2000 years ago by the greatest manager: ‘Therefore, whatever you wish men to do to you, you must likewise do to them..‘(Mt 7:12). Anyway, although not a fan of motivational style books, this revised edition follows a simple, easy format, can be read between (or even during) business meetings, and if the principles were applied, notice the difference. I can’t vouch for what happens if you apply it by the letter, I’m too lazy!

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  1. So as an interviewer, ask the interviewee, ‘What are their career prospects; or, ‘What are they looking for’, actually, ‘What kind of answer are you(as an employer) looking for?’ These kind of questions always appear not only at interview, but even in application forms…I am graduating next year, and when I take a look at some application forms, they always ask questions such as, ‘What are your achievements? Why do you want to join us/the industry?’ Well, in my view I think they just want to see some kind of passion from the applicant, but to be honest, I’m not very good at selling myself; and I don’t don’t know what I want to do either. Do employers expect fresh graduates to know exactly what they want in their future career?

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