The One Minute Manager Meets The Monkey by Ken Blanchard

Last night we had our first book club session and what a pleasure it was.

We all read ‘the one minute manager meets the monkey’. Some members just read it on the day! That’s how short it is! Yay!

It was so insightful to understand everyone’s key takeaway points from the book and how they have already started implementing what they have learned. There were different things that stood out to each person. That’s the great thing about sharing like this.

One of the obvious winning features is its length, it’s super short. And we liked that it is written like a story. Nice and simple and relatable.

The most interesting thing is that only one person attending the book club is a manager of people now. They others work for themselves, but it is still so relevant and useful, so please don’t disregard this book for that reason.

Nicki Cawood said “I wasn’t going to read it as I haven’t managed people for about 20 years, but I am so glad I did. Tracy made me. It’s so relevant in my interactions with clients and others I collaborate with. I am not taking any more of their monkeys!! I’ll give it 4.5 out of 5!”

Pascha Turnbull said  “This is a keeper! It’s so easy to read and a great reminder that if I do my job better, everyone else can do their job better too and then we all get more done. My key takeaway is that: Clarity, enables Action

Ciara McCabe  said she loved it too “It was great to have some of my tactics reinforced through reading the book. I was doing things right all of these years. One thing that I have always stuck by was reinforced by the book which is:

Things that are not worth doing are not worth doing well”

We love this. How many of us are spending time doing things just because it’s something we have always done? It’s a good idea to reevaluate your tasks, especially things like reporting for the sake of it.

Aside from the book itself and the wonderful and practical things we all took away from it (there’s tips in the for managing your family and children too!)  it was lovely to see everyone and have a catch up. 

Have you read the book? Tell us what you think – and remember, you don’t have to be a manager to see real value.