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Publisher's Summary

Ken Blanchard's phenomenal best sellers, such as The One Minute Manager and Raving Fans, have made him a globally recognized business legend. Now, he has joined 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 tells the highly recognizable story of Bob, a middle manager who tends to put things off to the last minute. He misses deadlines, rationalizes, justifies, and tries to explain. Luckily, Bob is sent to his company's CEO, a new kind of CEO, the "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 overcome procrastination, and transforms himself into a productive On-Time, On-Target Manager through the Three P strategy.
With this engaging parable, Blanchard and Gottry tackle the problem of procrastination head-on, offering practical strategies any professional can immediately put into practice to improve his or her performance.
©2003 Ken Blanchard and Steve Gottry; (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
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"The audio lesson is cleverly framed as an opportunity to be one's best, and the story used to unfold the lesson is both charming and current." (AudioFile)
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By Nina on 07-24-05

If I had only known this sooner

I always knew that I was a procrastinator, what I did not know was the impact I had on my family, friends and co-workers by being one. This book opened my eyes to see that every excuse I have for not doing something or getting something done on time was due to my lack of planning and commitment. I have always felt I was good under perssure and did my best work up against a dead line. This book helped me realize I can plan ahead and stay ahead and feel better about the result. The most impressive part is I do not have to make excuses any more.

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By KM on 01-22-06

A litte disappointing

I found this title to be a little disappointing. While it is a matter of taste, I found this book to be, at times, syrupy and/or preachy with few practical hints. I actually found the "60-Second Procrastinator" to be more helpful.

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8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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By Richard McFerran on 02-18-16

Good but not great

Worth a listen, the content is good but not quite as good as I expected it to be...

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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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