The One Minute Manager is an easily read story which quickly shows you three very practical management techniques. As the story unfolds, you will discover several studies in medicine and the behavioral
sciences which help you to understand why these apparently simple methods work so well with so many people. By the book’s end you will also know how to apply them to your own situation.
In this brief story, we present you with a great deal of what we have learned
from our studies in medicine and in the behavioral sciences about how
people work best with other people.
By “best,” we mean how people produce valuable results, and feel good
about themselves, the organization and the other people with whom they
But it is important to recognize that in order to do it well, you must commit yourself to a process. Writing a great essay doesn't happen in one sitting. (Even when you are being timed, as with the SAT, your goal is not to turn out a finished piece, but rather to show that you know how to begin one.)
One of the reasons why it is so hard to improve your racing is that sailing is such a
time-intensive sport. If you are running, you can start your training session fi ve minutes
after you’ve shut your front door, whereas it may take a sailor fi ve hours (or more)
to drive to the venue, fully rig the boat and get on the water. This is why full-time
sailors have such an advantage over those weekend warriors. If you can sail only at
weekends, it can be very unfortunate if there is too much wind to sail on the Saturday
and not enough wind on...
Overweight and obesity in the United States among adults
and children has increased significantly over the last two
decades. Those following typical American eating and
activity patterns are likely to be consuming diets in excess
of their energy requirements. However, caloric intake is
only one side of the energy balance equation. Caloric
expenditure needs to be in balance with caloric intake to
maintain body weight and must exceed caloric intake to
achieve weight loss (see tables 3 and 4).