October 22nd 2009

Management books part 1

Management books part 1

The Management Gurus. Lessons from the best management books of all time. Chris Lauer. 2008. ISBN 9781591842088. A good one from Portfolio books. Includes summaries of such works as Peter Drucker‘s Managing for the Future, Ken Blanchard‘s Mission Possible, and Tom Peters‘s Liberation Management. Useful for your reference shelf. See more at www.summary.com

Beyond Booked Solid. Michael Port. 2008. ISBN 9780470174364. Getting things done meets the four hour workweek. A good grow your business guide- useful pragmatic and practical.

Saving the World at Work : What Companies and Individuals Can Do to Go Beyond Making a Profit to Making a Difference. Tim Sanders. 2008. ISBN. Using extensive interviews with hundreds of employees and CEOs, plus countless stories of people who are making a difference in the workplace and in the world, Sanders offers practical advice every individual and company can use to make the world a better place–now and in the future. Well written and good for a four hour planbe ride, you will come away with some actions steps to follow.

Chasing the Rabbit: How Market Leaders Outdistance the

Competition and How Great Companies can Catch Up and Win. Steven J. Spear. 2009. ISBN 9780071499880. Clayton M. Christensen says this is no silver bullet full of f luff book. Spears finds the causes of high performance companies by going beyond the artifacst such as lean manufacturing to dig deeper. He looks at Toyota, Alcoa, Pratt & Whitney, the US Navy’s Nuclear Power Program, and top tier teaching hospitals. He finds they share an ability to skillfully manage complex internal systems to generates constant, almost automatic self-improvement at rates faster, durations longer, and breadths wider than anyone else does.

81 Challenges Smart Managers Face. How to oversomce the biggest challenges facing managers & leaders today. Tim Conner. 2007. ISBN 9781402209024. Thorough! He collects the 81 challenges under a eight recognizable threads, like planning, hiring, delegating, feedback and so on. Take the quiz at the front of the book – you will come face to face with your own issues. The author is a very seasoned writer, so this one just flows- but it is not a trivial book.

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