Key Points from Book: One Minute Manager

Effective managers manage themselves and the people they work with so that both the organizatiom amd the people profit from their presence

People who feel good about themselves produce good results

Balance your quantity and quality output

Always makes it clear what our responsibilities are and what we are being held accountable for

Tell problem in an observable, measurable terms

Do a one minute goals:
Agree on your goals
See what good behavior looks like
Write out your goals in less than 250 words
Read and re-read your goal
Assess your performance
See whether your behavior matches your goal

Giving feedback and asking for it could be a big help

Help people reach their full potential. Catch them doing something right

When they do something right, praise the, immediately for what they did in a specific way.

When they do something wrong, reprimand immediately for what they did in a specific way. Then remind them how valuable they are to you and how you think of them well.

We are not just our behavior. We are the person managing our behavior

Goals begin behaviors. Consequences maintain behaviors

About Kevin

Kevin is an Emerging Markets Research Analyst at a global macro investment firm based in Montreal, Canada. Originally trained to be a medical doctor, he found his passion in capital markets after being involved in managing portion of his family’s equity portfolio. Kevin holds Masters degree in both finance and management, has passed all levels of CFA exam, and is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and Professional Financial Modeller (PFM). He read voraciously and has a hobby of tinkering (read: programming) his systematic equity and volatility trading model for the “Quantimental” investment firm he founded. In his spare time, Kevin likes to travel the world and become a freelance photographer for Getty Images. To date, he has a portfolio of over 1200 pictures across 35 countries.
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