Leadership Analysis : The One Minute Manage ' On First Sight

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In Organizational Leadership Capstone, we have taken a greater look at the styles and understanding of the leadership theories this semester. Through our class readings, I have discovered the good and bad of leadership and management along with a clear understanding of the relationship between leaders and their followers. In addition, one thing that I found very interesting in the course was the breakdown of the different types of followers. Although, my leadership skills has been outstanding, I have gained a lot of insights to enhance my ability to lead.
As our final paper, we have been asked to select a book on leadership and connect the learning of the class with the research from the book. I have chosen to do my paper on the book “The
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What may seem as a simple read turns out to be a book packed with a powerful but simple plan for effective and practical management. The book covers the quest of a young man seeking to find the perfect effective manager and is written in a story form of a journey of this young man. After many years of searching, he runs into a gentleman who teaches him about self-management and team management. The book is based on three basic principles which I have found myself already trying to figure out how to incorporate them into my leadership and management style.
In the book “The One Minute Manager” by Blanchard et. al, the three principles are one minute goals, one minute praising and one minute reprimands . The authors believe that these three principles will help simplify life, increase productivity, reduce stress and help the reader find peace of mind. One minute goals, one minute praising and one minute reprimands are proving that if used effectively can help to increase one 's success in life and each of the three principles play an important role in the success of a One Minute Manager. The authors feel that most businesses today do not produce quality work “as much of the reason for this poor business performance is simply because the people are managed so poorly.”(pg. 83) Blanchard et. al, believe that one minute goals are important in having a clear understanding of the duties and task. Each goal should be 250 words or less and written on
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