One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey Book Review

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The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey Book Review.


On today’s episode, Steve shares with us one of his favorite books,  One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey . Here are some of the awesome things you will get to hear on this episode:

  • The 4 key rules on how to deal with the monkey.
  • The difference between abdication and delegation.
  • What a boomerang delegation is and how you can avoid it.
  • And why experience is not just about what happens to you. It’s what you do with what happens to you.

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Partial Transcript

Steve: You’re listening to episode 13 of Go to for show notes as well as some of the specifics, links, and other information that we may address today . So, this is an Awesomers book of the week conversation, and today we’ll be talking about one of my all-time favorite novels, which I’m delighted to share with you. The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey is the name of the game. This is an older book, I believe it was written in the late 1980s.

Perhaps the most recent release is from the late 1990s, but I’m aware of it because we’ve used this type of book as a typical part of our management terminology for 15 or 20 years. I’m not sure how long it’s been, but it’s been a long time. As is customary with these books, I’d want to provide some context.

As is customary with these books, I’d want to provide some context. So one of the things that this book is important to me is that it defines some similar terminology within the organization, and you’ll see that many of the books that we offer are about sharing vocabulary with your peers, colleagues, or anyone on your team. This is one of the most important vocabulary categories that we employ, right? Who has the monkey now? 

Finally, this is a book about assigning and delegating jobs and projects to your employees, and it’s a thin book to be honest with you. It’s a breeze to read. You can probably read it in an hour or two, depending on your reading speed, but the lessons should be quite long-lasting.

They are some crucial lessons that we have discovered to be not only important in our business but also simple to eat and comprehend. Kenneth Blanchard, William Oncken Jr., and Hal Burrows wrote the book, which has a lot of humor and is quite nice. Will, I believe, has passed away now, but Kenneth Blanchard is a prolific author who has written books such as Gung Ho and how to turn you know anyone in an organization into a Gung Ho kind of attitude, Raving Fans, and is part of the One Minute Manager general philosophy, and this is part of that series.

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