Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute 2nd Edition

Engage People and Watch Your Organization Soar!

Ken Blanchard (Author) | John Carlos (Author) | Alan Randolph (Author)

Publication date: 10/01/2001

Bestseller over 400,000+ copies sold

Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute
  • A timely new update of the classic empowerment fable (over 270,000 copies sold) from the coauthor of The One Minute Manager
  • An all-new introduction locates empowerment in the current business climate
  • A new epilogue offers practical guidance to overcome obstacles and implement ideas

A timely new update of the classic empowerment fable (over 270,000 copies sold) from the coauthor of The One Minute Manager
An all-new introduction locates empowerment in the current business climate

A new epilogue offers practical guidance to overcome obstacles and implement ideas

Releasing employees' full potential and instilling a responsibility-oriented culture remains the best way to compete in a "do more with less" business climate. In this new edition of one of the most effective business fables ever written, coauthors Blanchard, Carlos and Randolph illustrate three simple (although not easy-to-achieve) keys that organizations can use to effectively tap into the knowledge, experience, and motivation power that people already have:

Share information with everyone
Create autonomy through boundaries
Replace the old hierarchy with self-managed teams

Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute tells the story of a young manager whose attempts to turn his troubled company around through traditional top-down, command-and-control management are failing. Reluctantly, he contacts an expert in empowerment, even though he feels like he's already tried that too. Step by step, the expert helps him understand why his past and present efforts have fallen short and exactly what he needs to do to create an empowered workforce. The process as it unfolds is complex, paradoxical and counterintuitive -but well worth the effort.

The new introduction dispels the notion that empowerment is a bygone fad. No matter what its name, the essential concept-that organizations can achieve extraordinary results by recognizing and taking advantage of the skills, experience, and knowledge already existing in the organization-will always be relevant.

The new epilogue describes obstacles companies have encountered and overcome and outlines empowerment strategies that have proved successful during the fifteen years the authors have been consulting, researching, and refining these concepts.

Although sometimes arduous, the journey to empowerment is well worth making. In fact, unleashing the power of people in an organization may be the only way to continue to do business in a competitive, complicated marketplace.

  • A timely new update of the classic empowerment fable (over 270,000 copies sold) from the coauthor of The One Minute Manager
  • An all-new introduction locates empowerment in the current business climate
  • A new epilogue offers practical guidance to overcome obstacles and implement ideas

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  • A timely new update of the classic empowerment fable (over 270,000 copies sold) from the coauthor of The One Minute Manager
  • An all-new introduction locates empowerment in the current business climate
  • A new epilogue offers practical guidance to overcome obstacles and implement ideas

A timely new update of the classic empowerment fable (over 270,000 copies sold) from the coauthor of The One Minute Manager
An all-new introduction locates empowerment in the current business climate

A new epilogue offers practical guidance to overcome obstacles and implement ideas

Releasing employees' full potential and instilling a responsibility-oriented culture remains the best way to compete in a "do more with less" business climate. In this new edition of one of the most effective business fables ever written, coauthors Blanchard, Carlos and Randolph illustrate three simple (although not easy-to-achieve) keys that organizations can use to effectively tap into the knowledge, experience, and motivation power that people already have:

Share information with everyone
Create autonomy through boundaries
Replace the old hierarchy with self-managed teams

Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute tells the story of a young manager whose attempts to turn his troubled company around through traditional top-down, command-and-control management are failing. Reluctantly, he contacts an expert in empowerment, even though he feels like he's already tried that too. Step by step, the expert helps him understand why his past and present efforts have fallen short and exactly what he needs to do to create an empowered workforce. The process as it unfolds is complex, paradoxical and counterintuitive -but well worth the effort.

The new introduction dispels the notion that empowerment is a bygone fad. No matter what its name, the essential concept-that organizations can achieve extraordinary results by recognizing and taking advantage of the skills, experience, and knowledge already existing in the organization-will always be relevant.

The new epilogue describes obstacles companies have encountered and overcome and outlines empowerment strategies that have proved successful during the fifteen years the authors have been consulting, researching, and refining these concepts.

Although sometimes arduous, the journey to empowerment is well worth making. In fact, unleashing the power of people in an organization may be the only way to continue to do business in a competitive, complicated marketplace.

  • A timely new update of the classic empowerment fable (over 270,000 copies sold) from the coauthor of The One Minute Manager
  • An all-new introduction locates empowerment in the current business climate
  • A new epilogue offers practical guidance to overcome obstacles and implement ideas

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Meet the Authors


Visit Author Page - Ken Blanchard
Ken Blanchard is the founder and chief spiritual officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies. He is the coauthor of several best-selling books, including The One Minute Manager®_and The New One Minute Manager®, Raving Fans and Gung Ho! His books have combined sales of more than twenty million copies in forty-two languages. Ken is also cofounder of Lead Like Jesus, a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring and equipping people to be servant leaders.

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John P. Carlos is a management consultant, trainer, and motivational speaker. He heads his own consulting group and is a consulting partner with The Ken Blanchard Companies. For ten years he was the director of training for Circle K, a retail food company with more than 5,000 outlets worldwide.



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Alan Randolph is an internationally known management educator and consultant and accomplished author. His clients have included many of the Fortune 100 companies, as well as a number of smaller entrepreneurial companies. He is the author or coauthor of 6 books and is a consulting partner with The Ken Blanchard Companies.

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Table of Contents



Foreword

Introduction to the 2nd Edition

Chapter 1: The Challenge

Chapter 2: The Empowering Manager

Chapter 3: The Land of Empowerment

Chapter 4: The First Key-Share Information with Everyone

Chapter 5: The Second Key-Create Autonomy Through Boundaries

Chapter 6: The Third Key-Replace the Hierarchy with Teams

Chapter 7: The Three Keys in Dynamic Interaction

Chapter 8: Give Everyone the Information to Act

Chapter 9: Boundaries Are Guidelines for Action

Chapter 10: Allow Teams to Become Self-Directed

Chapter 11: Persist in Your Belief in Empowerment

Chapter 12: The Empowerment Game Plan

Epilogue

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Endorsements



"The most truthful, straight-talk book on managing people to come along in eons. This is an exceptional tool for business."

—Harvey Mackay, author of Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive

"The authors show that empowerment is more than an empty promise. A must-read for liberating the leader within people."

—Barry Z. Posner, coauthor of The Leadership Challenge and Credibility

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