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How to Be an Effective Leader and Manager in Today's Changing World

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More Than a Minute book summary
Managing in today’s world requires tactical thinking. Strategic planning can keep you from getting left on the sidelines.


7 Overall

8 Applicability

5 Innovation

7 Style


Holly G. Green capably covers basic leadership and management, and stresses the importance of communication, honesty, feedback and goal setting. Her book, while not particularly innovative, will help novice managers set objectives and meet them by working with the people they lead. Green’s goal, as former president of The Ken Blanchard Companies, is to expand on the advice Blanchard gave in his classic, One Minute Manager, decades ago – hence, her book’s title. Green’s counsel on dealing with problematic employees will be particularly useful to beginners. Experienced managers and leaders are undoubtedly familiar with this material, even if they aren’t updating it or putting it into practice, and that is where getAbstract thinks this back-to-basics, contemporary manual might spur them to action.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why goal setting is essential to organizational success
  • Why mutual feedback between managers and employees is critical
  • What you can do to ensure organizational progress
  • How to deal with problem employees


Start with Strategic Planning
Good managers and leaders have always shared the same admirable qualities. They set reasonable goals for their employees, communicate openly and honestly, offer encouragement and guidance, and welcome feedback – both negative and positive. However, the workplace...
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About the Author

Holly G. Green is CEO of The Human Factor, Inc., and has been an employee and consultant for several multinational corporations, including AT&T, Sony Electronics, Microsoft and Google.

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