Self Leadership and the 101 Minute Manager

date Jun 16, 2008
authors Blanchard, Fowler, Hawkins
reading time 1 min
  • Book Title: Self Leadership and the 101 Minute Manager
  • Authors: Ken Blanchard, Susan Fowler, Laurence Hawkins
  • Year written/published: 2005
  • Book Source: Google Books, Library
  • Summary: How do you steer yourself
  • Some extracts:

Points of power

  • Knowledge Power
  • Position power
  • task power
  • relationship
  • personal power

Tricks of leadership:

  1. Challenge assumed constraints
  2. Celebrate your points of power
  3. Collaborate for Success

Perhaps your greatest weakness is not realizing your own power Ask yourself 2 questions about the goal of performing:

  1. what is your level of competence?
  2. what is your level of commitment?

4 development continuum

  1. Enthusiastic Beginner stage: Low Competence -high commitment ? you need directing
  2. Disillusioned learner stage: low some competence - Low commitment ? you need coaching
  3. Capable but cautious Performer stage: Moderate high competence variable commitment ? you need supporting
  4. High Achiever: high competence - high commitment ? you need delegating


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To increase your competence to achieve a goal you need from someone who will:

- Set a clear goal

  • Generate an action plan
  • Show you how to do the goal or skill
  • Clarify roles
  • Provide timelines
  • Establish priorities
  • Monitor and evaluate your work and give feedback

To build your commitment to achieve a goal you need from someone who will:

- Listen to you - Praise and encourage you - Facilitate your problem solving - Ask you for input - Provide rationale (remind you why you’re doing it) - Share information about their experiences relevant to the goal - Share information about the organization relevant to the goal