One Idea Group Session from Leadership and The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard, Patricia Zigarmi and Drea Zigarmi



This resource will help you to facilitate a short group session to learn from the One Idea Summary on Situational Leadership II.


  • Be able to describe the four situational leadership styles.
  • Be able to explain who each leadership style is appropriate for.


Send a copy of the One Idea Summary on Situational Leadership II to the session’s participants one week before the session. They are to read it before the session. Continue reading

Quick Review -Leadership and The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard, Patricia Zigarmi and Drea Zigarmi

Leadership and The One Minute ManagerSituational Leadership was first explored by Paul Hersey (late) and Ken Blanchard in 1969. Leadership and The One Minute Manager discusses an updated version of the theory called Situational Leadership II, with two new writers but through a story. The story follows an entrepreneur struggling with managing her time and team and learning situational leadership from the one minute manager.

The core tenets of the book are:

  • There is not one single way of managing people.
  • You need to manage differently depending on the development level of the person and the situation
  • The four leadership styles discussed are Directing, Coaching, Supporting and Delegating
  • Managers must be ready to spend time understanding and diagnosing the competence and commitment levels of their team members in order to decide how best to manage them

In my next post I will share a One Page Summary that gives a top level overview of each leadership style and when to use it.



Book Review – Pocket Mentor: Managing Teams

Managing TeamsHarvard Business Review’s (HBR) Pocket Mentor series provides pocket sized books on various topics for management and leadership. Overall there are aout 40 books in the series covering topics such as, coaching people, creating a business plan, delegating work and leading people

Over the next couple of weeks I will be reviewing ten of these books so get ready. The first one I’m reviewing in this post is titled, Managing Teams. This book written by Anne Donnellon is a mini 91 paged book with quick tools and tips around managing teams. As it is with the pocket mentor series, the book doesn’t have chapters, but rather topics which provide quick content that is easy to grasp and I believe apply. Tere is no in depth or mind bending stuff here, just simple information that you can start using. Continue reading