Empowerment a catchphrase from the 90s?


Finally a book from Ken Blanchard that takes more than one minute to put into place. Unfortunately it is still narrative and it would be great to read about a real company that really existed that made these things happen.

I brought the book because I was working on our strategies for the year ahead and noticed it talked about sharing information (something we do OK at) and creating boundaries (something we are currently working on). I hoped it would be something I could read with my team but as a story it is just to slow moving.

It lacks what John Allen calls "intellectual curiosity"

Did I enjoy it, not overly. Did I learn something? I always do.

Below is a summary of the book from a diagram call "The Empowerment Game Plan"


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Book Summary

Empowerment – Takes More than a Minute
Ken Blanchard

Genres          Management, Empowerment
Pages           135
Readability     2 (1 = Easy, 5 = Hard)
Enjoyment     3 (1 = Never Read, 5 = Remarkable)