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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 8 December 2015
This book, like the other One Minute Manager books, is told in the form of a story and it makes some powerful points in an entertaining way.

According to management guru Brian Tracy, "I was wrong" are three of the most important words that a manager can learn to say. This book helps you admit that you were wrong and to apologise for what has happened. The big issue seems to be that admitting you are wrong means that you have to accept responsibility for what has happened which can be difficult. Once you have admitted your mistakes and apologised for the impact they made on someone else, you can move forward to putting things right.

This is an essential part of life and just as important in our private lives as it is in business when our mistakes affect customers, staff, suppliers and other stakeholders.

It has been shown that admitting mistakes to customers, apologising and putting problems right can turn a harsh critic into a major advocate.

The story is that profits are down and the President of the company has made some mistakes. The company is in crisis and in a showdown meeting with his board of directors, the President refuses to accept responsibility.

A new meeting is scheduled for three days time after the weekend and the President is asked to "consider his position." Fortunately the president has an ally in the meeting. A young assistant who is shocked at what happened but knows the One Minute Manager, an old family friend and arranges to visit for the weekend. While the assistant is away, the One Minute Manager and his family teach him the secrets of the One Minute Apology and then the assistant helps his boss accept what has happened.

The book also includes the story about how Alfred Noble read his own obituary in a newspaper. His brother had died and a newspaper made a mistake and mixed up the achievements of the two brothers. He found that he was destined to be remembered as the man who invented dynamite! Since he didn't want his main legacy to be associated with destruction, he redesigned his life and created the Nobel Peace Prize so that he would be remembered as the man who promoted world peace.

This is an important book and if you like the One Minute style, I recommend it highly. Others may find the story too twee for their liking.
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on 1 November 2011
If you only buy one set of books on managment buy these. Each one is a seperate story of how the one minute manager works. It's a great read and the morals of each story are very clear. I love them to bits!!
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on 30 January 2015
Its helpfuly for both personal and professiona matters. Very basic concepts but a good point to start.
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on 8 March 2013
thanks as it said on the tin ( though it twas much shorter than i expected ) but still interesting
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on 2 October 2014
Quick and easy to read. No nonsense advice.
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on 26 July 2014
Fast postage, great value, will use again
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on 11 January 2016
Good book and worth a read
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on 20 November 2012
I bought several of the 'One Minute Manager' books a couple of years ago from Amazon. They are indeed an excellent read with some fine insights ON to how to solve management and business related problems. I will buy this book - from my local bookstore. Why? Not because of the price - he can't possibly compete with Amazon either on price or delivery. But he does pay tax in the United Kingdom. He doesn't use tax shelters or transfer pricing or any of the perfectly legal but ethically inexcusable methods that Amazon uses in order to avoid paying corporate taxes on its profits in this country and others.

My local book seller is an honest hard working business man, he deserves my support.

Note to Amazon - you can delete this, but it will be posted elsewhere.

PAY YOUR FAIR SHARE OF TAXES!
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on 16 June 2015
Easy read, great book
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on 21 February 2014
It seems a very long time ago since I purchased this product and to be honest I cannot say that it has stayed in the memory especially, but I don't recall any issues with it.
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