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Three Secrets of the One Minute Manager

Course Outline

Would you like to become an effective manager without spending week after weak on the job management training? If the answer is YES, you have come to the right place. This course teaches you how to become an effective manager in no more than two hours. The course material is based entirely on Ken Blanchard's phenomenal bestselling classic, The One Minute Manager. This book is a concise, easily read story that reveals three very practical secrets towards becoming an effective manager: One Minute Goals, One Minute Praisings, and One Minute Reprimands. Through the simple tale of a young man embarking upon a journey trying to find the perfect manager, the authors are able to illustrate the principles and lessons behind effective managing. This course will help you become familiar with The One Minute Manager's techniques, increasing your productivity, job satisfaction, and personal prosperity.

The course has a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will learn:

Intended Audience

This course is designed for engineers, land surveyors, architects, contractors, or anyone who has a desire to become an effective manager.

Course Content

In this course, you are required to study the entire book The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard & Spencer Johnson, which is available in your local library or from We also have a few copies left (used) if you happen to need one (Please email or call us if you need a copy. It may take up to 14 days to be delivered). You may be able to find an electronic version from e-bookstores on the Internet if time is of essence (enter search phrase "The One Minute Manager PDF download" in Google). For your convenience, we have summarized the important aspects of the book in the quiz section of this course.

Course Summary

Management is both a science and an art. The science is in making people more effective than they would have been without you. The art is in how you achieve that. The authors use one minute as their basis throughout the book to explain how to effectively use that minute to accomplish your task of goal setting, praising or reprimanding. Many of these principles and teachings can be applied to both of your professional and personal life.

Related Links

For additional information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:

The One Minute Manager Condensed Summary (PDF)
One Minute Manager Book Review by Business Coaching (HTML)
Zaadz Notes: One Minute Manager (MP3)
One Minute Manager - A Slideshow (PPS)


Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.