Up for Team Results
By Ken Blanchard, John Carlos, Alan Randolph, and Peter Grazier
This 10-pamphlet discussion series is a breakthrough in tools for leaders. Any team leader, supervisor, manager, or trainer can facilitate meaningful discussions on empowerment and self-direction with these pamphlets as a guide.
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Takes More Than a Minute
by Ken Blanchard, et al.
The brilliance of this little 107-page book is its simplicity. Blanchard
and co-writers John Carlos and Alan Randolph have boiled down the essentials of
empowerment into the "three keys of empowerment," and then explained them
through the eyes of their fictional character Marvin Pitts, the CEO of a once-successful
mid-sized company. With his old management strategies failing him in the new economy,
Marvin is forced to turn to his workforce for answers....something he really doesn't know
how to do. While browsing an article on his desk, he reads about a highly successful
company and one of its managers, Sandy Fitzwilliam, a manager referred to as "the
Empowering Manager." Eventually Marvin visits Sandy's company, learning what it takes
to become a truly empowering leader.
The 3 Keys
to Empowerment: The Action Guide by Ken Blanchard, John Carlos,
and Alan Randolph
This book is really a companion book to Empowerment
Takes More Than a Minute. It serves as a hands-on guide, offering answers to real-life
questions about how to move forward with empowerment in your organization.
The Lightning of Empowerment
by William C. Byham - (click cassette for the book on tape)
Although first brought out in 1988, this little book has endured because of its
simplicity. Businesses have struggled with empowerment concepts because, in many ways,
they contradict topdown hierarchical control. Bill Byham saw the need to bring
practicality and simplicity to the understanding of empowerment, and captured its essence
in this tiny 191-page book. If you have not read it, get it for your library, and make
sure every supervisor and manager reads it.