Bestselling author Ken Blanchard joins with noted business author Steve Gottry to explore one of the most common and insidious problems plaguing the workplace—procrastination.
The On-Time, On-target Manager is the story of Bob, a typical middle manager who puts things off to the last minute. As a result, he misses deadlines because his lack of focus causes him to accomplish meaningless tasks before getting to the important things. Like many professionals, Bob rationalizes, justifies, and tries to explain. Luckily, Bob is sent to his company's CEO—which stands for "Chief Effectiveness Officer"—who helps him deal with the three negative side effects of procrastination: lateness, poor work quality, and stress to himself and others. Bob learns how to transform himself from a crisis prone Last-Minute manager into a productive, On-Time, On-Target manager.
With this engaging business parable, Blanchard and Gottry offer practical strategies any professional can put into practice to improve their performance.
"Do not procrastinate—read The On-Time, On-Target Manager! And give a copy to any friend who is habitually behind the curve."
~ Bobb Biehn, president, Masterplanning Group International and author of Mentoring
Category: Managing self
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication date: 2004
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.53(d)
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