The On-Time, On-Target Manager

  • by Ken Blanchard, Steve Gottry
  • Narrated by Brian Corrigan
  • 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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What the Critics Say

"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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

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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- Nina

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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- KM

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-24-2005
  • Publisher: HarperAudio