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With a new foreword by Ken BlanchardThe original, bestselling blockbuster which has transformed businesses world wide.The blockbuster number one international bestselling phenomenon is back ... not that it ever really went away. This easily-read story quickly demonstrates three very practical management techniques: One Minute Goals, One Minute Praisings and One Minute Reprimands.The One Minute Manager also includes information on several studies in medicine and in the behavioural sciences, which help readers understand why these apparently simple methods work so well with so many people. The book is brief, the language is simple, and best of all ... it works.Show more
When do we need vision? During times of growth, change or opportunity -- so that we know we're headed in the right direction. We also need vision during times of uncertainty -- when we've lost confidence in our leaders, our institutions or ourselves. Instead of focusing on "what's next," we need to refocus on "what's first." Getting back to the basics means knowing who you are, where you're going, and what will guide your journey -- having a vision. When work is meaningful and connected to what we truly desire, we tap into a productive and creative power stronger than we ever imagined. In Full Steam Ahead! you'll learn: • How to use the power of vision to get focused, get energized and get great results • How to create a vision that touches the hearts and spirits of everyone in your organization • How to create a vision for your own life that provides meaning and direction The lessons of Full Steam Ahead! are surprisingly simple, practical and powerful. They demonstrate that vision is not only necessary, but also possible and achievable.Show more
Whale Done!: The Power of Positive Relationships provides an invaluable management tool to increase your effectiveness as a manager at work and as a parent/spouse at home. Whale Done! is the inspirational story of how business manager and family man Wes Stanzel visits Sea World and is amazed at the ability of human trainers to lead 5,000 to 10,000 pound killer whales, among the most feared predators in the ocean, to perform amazing acrobatic leaps and dives. Later, talking to the chief trainer, he learns the revolutionary techniques of building trust, accenting the positive, and redirecting undesirable behavior that make these extraordinary performances possible. Along the way he discovers some of his own shortcomings as a manager (as well as a husband and father) and learns how to transform his own obnoxious and intimidating behavior into a totally different and infinitely more effective management style. It is all the difference between "GOTcha" (catching people doing things wrong), and "Well (Whale) Done" (catching people doing things right). "GOTcha" is the traditional response handed down over the years from one's father or teachers or bosses and passed on to the next generation. At the heart of the story is the revolutionary concept of redirecting undesirable behavior. When observing undesirable behavior, a manager or trainer's impulse to punish or offer a negative response merely leads to low trust and a damaged relationship. Instead, the book shows you how to redirect the message, offering positive responses and creating a mutually trustful relationship. The result is greater effectiveness, and a more productive workplace, as well as a happy, flourishing home life. Destined to become a classic, Whale Done! is a rare and wise story that is easy to grasp and instantly applicable.Show more
Best-selling authors Kenneth Blanchard, Bill Hybels, and Phil Hodges offer a unique, compelling, and paradigm-shifting model that effectively interweaves successful leadership methods with character development principles based on the teachings of history’s most influential leader, Jesus Christ. Told in the parable format of The One Minute Manager and Raving Fans, Leadership by the Book offers unexpected and exceptional answers to crucial leadership issues today – helping leaders in all walks of life to fulfill their calling and help others do the same. Is there any common ground between leadership success strategies on one hand, and the Biblical principles regarding character on the other? Yes! And this new book – from three of America’s most successful and compassionate leaders – clearly and creatively explains the answer. With unique value for leaders of all kinds, Leadership by the Book interweaves character development principles with successful leadership methods – using the example and words of Jesus as the catalyst and framework for it all. The framework for the sound and practical teachings of this unique and powerful book is a story about three acquaintances who each have something vital to learn. One is a businessman who, after years of fabulous success, finally comes face to face with the emptiness in his soul. His struggle becomes critical when a heart attack leaves him hovering near death. This crisis brings together two figures from his past – a teacher of leadership strategies, and a successful pastor. Their renewed interaction leads them all to deeper discoveries of the value of biblical leadership principles. In Leadership by the Book readers – particularly company presidents, corporate leaders, middle managers, department heads, parents, coaches, community leaders, pastors, lay leaders, and others – will learn the very practical side of Christ’s teachings on leadership. And they’ll learn that truly effective leadership cannot be divorced from the character issues that Jesus taught.Show more