***The One Minute Apology
A Powerful Way to Make Things Better
by Ken Blanchard and Margret McBride
William Morrow, New York, 2003. 115 pages.
Ken Blanchard is also the author of The One Minute Manager.
I haven’t read that book, but I have read The One Minute Mother,
by Spencer Johnson, which is based on the same ideas, and presents a wonderful
approach to parenting. Spencer Johnson is also the author of Who
Moved My Cheese?
and wrote a foreword to The One Minute Apology.
All of the books mentioned above are similar in style. They present
the ideas in a story format. The simplistic and repetitive style
can get annoying if you let it, but the information presented is excellent.
This book is about the power of apologizing, admitting your mistakes
and then doing something about it. Reading this book will take less
than an hour of your time (with large print, and with important ideas
repeated on their own page), and will give a good message.
All of these books are about being honest and respecting people’s feelings.
It doesn’t hurt to hear this message over and over again.
Copyright © 2003 Sondra Eklund.
All rights reserved.
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