Experience & takeaways- Man’s search for meaning by Viktor Frankl

” Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom” – Albert Einstein.

At times while reading the book, you might feel low or discouraged but for sure you will understand your worth and the value of freedom. The book is about the Author –  survivor Viktor Frankl, his horrifying experiences in the Nazi concentration camps and his Psychological approach which finally helped him survive after immense hardships and cruelty around. He also strongly recommends one to find the actual meaning in life.

The Author actually survived from a trap and situation where chances of dying was more than living.  He returned to his birth place Vienna after his camp Turkheim was freed and the book is all about his three horrible years of experience in the mentioned camp. He shares that all the people around, including him believed that they can succumb to death any moment during their stay at the camp. Facing the hardships and surviving helped the author share his experiences with others after being liberated from the camp. His major teaching is that man should find meaning in life even though situation is not favorable and person is going through lot of suffering. He terms this as Logotherapy and his sharing made him popular considering modern Psychology.

Key takeaways – The one minute manager (book by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson)

The best thing about this book is that it is not at all complicated and the techniques shared are also interesting as well as worth implementing in actual. One minute management, the basic concept of this book is a management methodology that can make employees happy and productive with one-minute interactions.

Principles like honesty, integrity, being proactive etc are important for success and also the author shares three exciting techniques which can be quick but the impact can do wonders for the team, managers and the Organization as well. The first point is that employees  can be handled with care and respect. Point two is how reprimanding someone for their performance should take no more than a minute and finally how to review an employee’s performance goal in one minute.

I found it interesting that how timely appreciations and praises for even small achievements can motivate an employee and it can result in more efficiency and productivity from the same person. Does not matter even if the praise and appreciation for any person is short and quick.


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