Book Review – “Leadership and the One Minute Manager”
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 8 No. 1 (2007): Vol-8-Issue-1-January-2007
Today I read a book titled ‘Leadership and the One Minute Manager’ by Ken Blanchard, Patricia
Zigarmi and Drea Zigarmi (Harper Collins Publishers). It took four hours for me to read this book. It has
valuable takeaways for all and especially for managers and leaders.
The entire book revolves around the first hand experience of an entrepreneur with One Minute Manager
(OMM) and his people. The book dwells at length on situational leadership and how to use a specific
leadership style as per the situation. OMM dons several hats as per the situation.
The book sets a conversational tone between the entrepreneur and the OMM and OMM’s partners. At
the end; the entrepreneur takes away the skills and styles essential for becoming a situational leader.
The book provides several exhibits which are informative and interesting for the readers.
The book briefly explains four basic leadership styles such as directing, coaching, supporting and