[Reading] ➳ The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey ➻ Ken Blanchard – Tactical-player.co.uk
With A New Foreword By Ken BlanchardHow Management Can Effectively Rid Themselves Of Monkeys Other People S Responsibilities That Cling To Them And Prevent Them Managing EfficientlyThis Book Explains In Simple Minded If Abstract Terms How To Achieve A Balance Between Supervision And Delegation For Reduced Tension And Improved Productivity In The Workplace There Is A High Correlation Between Self Reliance And Morale, Stress The Authors With Humour And Logic They Describe The Delicate Business Of Assigning Monkeys To The Right Masters And Keeping Them Healthy, Ie Fed And Cared For If Monkeys Are Managed Properly, You Don T Have To Manage People So Much A fantastic book in the One Minute Manager series If you enjoy reading about management techniques this is a great read for both beginners and experts. Although part of Ken Blanchard s One Minute Manager series of short management books, the Monkey Manager idea comes from the late William Oncken Jr s Managing Management s Time seminars still promoted by the organisation that bears his name.A monkey is defined as the next move or task in a project, and the authors explain in the normal anecdotal style of this series how subordinates often succeed in delegating such tasks upwards to their harries managers, who, by accepting such tasks, make themselves the bottlenecks in their departments and unwittingly teach their subordinates that they don t really trust them Their reward even monkeys.Blanchard, Oncken and Burrows proceed to demonstrate how a manager can give those monkeys back to subordinates, to everyone s increased satisfaction in the long run, make sure that new monkeys are correctly assigned to people in the first place and, in due course, how responsibilities for certain types of monkeys can be delegated properly, so that managers need on get involved in exceptional problems.This is a great little book only takes couple of hours to read its 130 pages and if you can lived with the continuous repetition of the word monkey as a jargon word, which did get a little tiresome after a while, I believe that you would find it of great value. I first read this about 5 or 6 years ago as part of a company project and ended up buying it to read again and pass on to my brother If you struggle to manage your priorities while working its a good read to help you on your way. I bought this after recently reading the one minute manager and finding it really helpful.This book was even better It was like Ken had written it for me I had been wondering for so long how to manage my time better at work, but it wasn t my time I needed to manage but my staff passing me their monkeys I have read this book several times over the years and now begin sharing it with members of my team and others that struggle with priorities Written in Ken s usual story telling manner, it is an easy read for those feeling overwhelmed I have read hundreds of management books over the last five decades and can honestly say that this one is the best value for money you can ever hope to buy.However, Because you have read this one, don t automatically assume you will get the same amount of value from the others in the One Minute Manager series.I have recommended this to a score of friends and colleagues always with the same promise Which is if you don t find this book is worth the money, give it to me and I will refund the clost to you in full Not one of the twenty people came back to me.There are too many managers too ready to have their employees monkeys scramble on to their backs The monkey is the problem and this shows how to help grow your employee without taking their monkey onto your back Many junior staff are punch drunk by the time they get to you They have been sworn at, shouted at, to such an extent that they are frighted to assume any authority for themselves This shows how you can take one of these, now frightened people, and grow them into people who can take decisions for themselves.As far as I can remember, the book is only around 150 pages I came here as I am about to buy two for people I know.