Blanchard believes that an effective manager is one who can master three key ideas and he positions them as one-minute management tools: one-minute goal-setting; one-minute praising; and one-minute reprimand.
So, first, because I’m just an upbeat kind of gal, I’m going to lavish some praise on bloggers. In one minute.
Bloggers have shaped what is now called Web 2.0, or new media. We blog at home, at night, on our laptops, from our cell phones, in transit, on flights, in trains, from across the world. We can draft at night and post in the day, build readership, build loyalty, build influence. No one edits our thoughts, and many can be affected by what we write. We are media without borders and writers from the heart. You can turn us on and off at will. You can comment, visit as often as you like, forward to friends. I’ll stand by my support of Hillary, but I’ve got to express my deep admiration and wonder at how Barak has harnessed the power of internet through blogging.
And now, my one-minute reprimand:
The job market is changing. There are relatively few bloggers that address the challenges in the workplace for Boomers and 50 Plussers . And we see employees lose their jobs for small reasons. The question I get often is: are employers changing their definitions for some staff and not others? Will there be a lot of legal action by disgruntled employees taking place in a lot of companies over the next few years? Unless employers get with the change in workforce, I suspect there will be.
And my one-minute goal-setting?
I want to hear from you so we can continue to work toward the empowerment of the 50 plus worker. What workplace challenges are you experiencing? And what do you want me to address or explore on your behalf? Time-frame? Before I hit 55.