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For ‘the 43’ — who I continue to pray for every day. I can’t imagine a reason I would ever stop. They are: Vince Bianco, Father Joe Scerbo, Laura Dame, Mr. Beman, Mark Hammond, Michael & Lucy Joerger, Janice Leach, Sheila Sullivan, Erika Markel, Shelley Fyffe, Lynn Gallagher, Robin Wilder, Cathy Holiday, Sandy Marquez, Lu Durbin, The Ward Family, Kevin & Evelyn Flores, Arnold Steinberg, Patrice Sanchez, David & Nancy Paskowitz, Kathryn Downs, Pete & Eileen Smith, Milina & Jimmy Bianco, Shauna Hull, Janice Germaine, Lori Shelton-Jenks, Marybeth Robb, Tina Dorn-Brown, Rose & Vern Hand, Kathleen French, Autumn Esser, Irene Hung, Annette Berger, Shelly Thayer, Megan Bianco, Bailey Bianco, Pam Malchow, Cathy Lawson Kolbly, Robin & Kelly Richardson, Karen Burns, Angela Macabuhay, Chris Fritz, Angie Burns.
– Leslie Bianco, from the Dedication of our book and as referenced in
Lent Stories on our Facebook page
The One Minute Manager’s symbol–a one minute readout from the face of a modern digital watch–is intended to remind each of us to take a minute out of our day to look into the faces of the people we manage. And to realize that they are our most important resources.
– Ken Blanchard & Spencer Johnson
The One Minute Manager
I’ve asked permission of five of our subscribers to reprint their emails or comments for use as chapter introductions. I have received permission from all five. We’re moving forward!
About the Author
Leslie Bianco is a co-founder and the Executive Editor of In the Company of Prayer, a subscription email prayer service for business professionals. Founded in 2006, In the Company of Prayer has a global reach and loyal following.
Leslie’s writing career spans over 20 years and includes editorial staff of Bon Appétit magazine, followed by writing/consulting for myriad traditional publishers and agencies. She entered the new media arena in 2006 with roles including Senior Editor of an online media firm with responsibility for all story content distributed over its network of more than 300 premium online news and broadcast sites.
Leslie has an MBA from Pepperdine University, and a BA in Communications/Journalism from the University of Redlands.
A CEO’s wife for the past quarter century, Leslie resides with her entrepreneur husband and their two daughters in Southern California.
I’ve completed a mock-up of the book with my first draft, and it looks really good. I’m pleased with it.
Some authors I’m planning on quoting in the book:
– Norman V. Peale & Ken Blanchard
The Power of Ethical Management
– Dwight Curry
How We Behave at the Feast
– Patrick Lencioni
The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive
– Sr. Melannie Svoboda
– Pooh’s Little Etiquette Book
– David R. Henderson & Charles L. Hooper
Making Great Decisions in Business and Life
– Randy Alcorn
The Treasure Principle
– Jan Norman
Office gift exchanges yield weird presents
– David Bornstein
How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas
– Guy Kawasaki
Five most important lessons I’ve learned as an entrepreneur
I’ve been quiet lately on updates for a couple of reasons: 1) I tend to go incommunicado during Lent; and 2) it’s at the mid-point in the writing when it’s just work. The excitement has started to wear off and the light at the end of the tunnel seems blurred at best.
Pray for me. It’s lonely out here.
Thanks to all of those who contributed comments and suggestions on the book’s content, including:
Ivan de la Rosa
Mary Carmen Bianco
Mary Elizabeth Lennon
Mary S Rhyne
Rebecca E. Parsons
Robert M. Morse
I would like to list the names of all of you who contributed with suggestions for the Morning Briefings that should be included in the book. So be on the lookout for an email from me in the next couple of weeks. If you don’t hear from me by Easter, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks and prayers,
I’ve been going over the comments and emails I received in which subscribers recommended their favorite Morning Briefings for inclusion in the book, and I have to say, I continue to be quite touched by the encouragment I’ve received from those notes.
I am thinking of using some of those letters in the book. Seriously thinking!