Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute Summary

The SQUEEZE: In a business environment where it becomes important to “do more with less,” creating opportunities for employees to maximize their full potential can be challenging. Using “empowerment” as a tool to guide corporate behavior has become the preferred method for encouraging a “responsibility-oriented culture.” The co-authors of “Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute” offer insight and practical tips to help companies navigate the world of organizational management by helping employees recognize the motivation power that they already possess. Blanchard, Carlos, and Randolph are ideally expert in this field of using self-knowledge to increase motivation. They weave together a narrative that is inviting and sympathetic, highlighting the failed efforts of a young manager who struggles to turn around his company by using a dated management style. The young manager secures the services of an expert in empowerment techniques and begins the process of achieving success. By the end of “Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute,” the young manager has created an empowered workforce.

Notable Endorsement: "The most truthful, straight-talk book on managing people to come along in aeons. 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, co-author of The Leadership Challenge and Credibility


Common Q’s Answered by this Book:

  • What are the three simple keys that organizations can use to help their employees tap into their self-knowledge?
  • What are the ways a company can create a responsibility-oriented culture?
  • What are the examples of obstacles to implementing new ideas?
  • What are examples of ways a company can “do more with less”?
  • What are examples of some obstacles popular companies have had to overcome in order to create an empowered workforce?


About the Author: Internationally recognized, Ken Blanchard is a best-selling author and the chairman of Ken Blanchard Companies. He is the author of several books and has served as co-author to “The One Minute Manager.” Blanchard’s books today sell more than 12 million copies and are translated into 26 languages. Blanchard was born in New Jersey and raised in New York; he received his master’s degree from Colgate University and a doctorate from Cornell University. For more information on Blanchard’s career, visit: http://www.kenblanchard.com/. John P. Carlos is a senior partner consultant within the Ken Blanchard Companies. Carlos is a management consultant and trainer. He speaks on multiple topics, which include leadership, team spirit, and empowerment. Alan Randolph is also a management consultant. As an educator and speaker, his engagements include speaking to multiple corporate partners: Caterpillar, DuPont, and Household International. Randolph serves at the Baltimore’s Merrick School of Business as a director of global business practicums.


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Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers (October 2001)

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