As a leader in your organization, you want all your employees to do their best and proactively look for ways to help your organization flourish. When individual contributors aren’t taking initiative or being as effective as they could be, an organization won’t reach its full potential. Is lack of self leadership derailing your organization’s success?
The nature of leadership is evolving with the focus on each individual and the specific contributions they make to an organization’s growth. If you start by equipping your team with a self leadership mindset, you will create an empowered workforce that is productive, creative and passionate. If you want to succeed, start by creating a workforce of self leaders. They will become the driving force of your organization.
Self Leadership & The One Minute Manager
Just as the iconic bestseller The One Minute Manager gave leaders the three secrets to managing others, so this follow-up book gives people the three tricks for managing themselves. Updated with current and compelling research, this newly revised edition of Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager empowers people at every level of the organization to achieve success.
Through a captivating business parable, Ken Blanchard and coauthors Susan Fowler and Laurence Hawkins show readers how to apply the world-renowned Situational Leadership® II method to their own development. The story centers on Steve, a young advertising executive who is about to lose his job. Through a series of talks with a mentor named Cayla, Steve learns three tricks for effective self leadership. His newfound skills not only empower Steve to keep his job, but also show him how to challenge assumptions, overcome obstacles, and continue growing, learning, and achieving.
In Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager, readers will see how accepting personal responsibility for their own success leads to freedom and autonomy. Readers will learn the three tricks of the Self Leader, and discover how to make immediate use of Points of Power and Proactive Conversations to take initiative when they’re not officially in charge. Most of all, readers will be reminded that accepting personal responsibility for our own success leads to power, freedom, and autonomy.
Meet the Authors
Ken Blanchard is a distinguished speaker and author. Known for his groundbreaking work in the fields of leadership and management, he is the cofounder and chief spiritual officer of the Ken Blanchard Companies, an international management training and consulting firm. He is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The One Minute Manager and has written numerous bestselling books, including Raving Fans, Gung Ho!, and Whale Done! He has received numerous awards for his work and has been inducted into Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top twenty-five bestselling authors of all time.
Susan Fowler has over thirty years of experience as a researcher, consultant, and coach in over thirty countries around the globe in the field of leadership. She is the lead developer of the Ken Blanchard Company’s Optimal Motivation program, which has been implemented worldwide. She is the bestselling author of Leadership and the One Minute Manager with Ken Blanchard and Laurie Hawkins, in addition to Achieve Leadership Genius with Drea Zigarmi and Dick Lyles, and Leading at a Higher Level with Ken Blanchard, among others. She received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology and business from the University of Colorado, and is a professor in the Master of Science for Executive Leadership program at the University of San Diego. She also serves on the board of directors for Angel Faces, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping adolescent girls with severe burn/trauma injuries.
Laurence Hawkins is an internationally renowned management consultant, motivational speaker, and — with Ken Blanchard and Susan Fowler — the coauthor of the Situational Self Leadership program. Hawkins received his bachelor’s degree in American history and literature from Williams College, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in leadership and organizational behavior from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Praise for the Book
“Effective leaders know how to lead themselves. In this engaging parable, the secrets of self leadership are revealed. Readers will find tools they can put to work immediately to start making their highest aspirations a reality.”
—Judd Hoekstra, co-author of Leading at a Higher Level and Crunch Time