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    Management books?

    Anyone know of some really good management books or leadership books I can pick up? I think I'm either gonna get promoted or just a bonus, but I have to show that I'm working on self progress and all that crap. I figured I might as well put my heart into it and really read something that is good an effective.

    I'm short tempered and a bit of a perfectionist. Keep that in mind when recommending a book.

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    I am not sure what type of mangement book or level you are looking for. Most of the management books I have read deal with Information Management, but the theories are the same.

    Are you familiar with x and y theory, micro-managing, empowering, and motivating employees?
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    Try viewing some of these power point slides and maybe they will help give you a direction.

    http://foba.lakeheadu.ca/mirabelli/1511/
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    Quote Originally Posted by koffee brown

    I'm short tempered and a bit of a perfectionist. Keep that in mind when recommending a book.

    Koffee
    Well, for Criminy sakes! If recommending a book to you might set you off, maybe you need more than a book!

    Actually, Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People is timeless. Most days we ALL need those lessons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smellygary
    Well, for Criminy sakes! If recommending a book to you might set you off, maybe you need more than a book!

    Actually, Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People is timeless. Most days we ALL need those lessons.
    +1 This is a great book. No buzzwords, no nonsense, really good stuff.
    Oh, and congrats on work going well!

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    It's not a book, but have you thought of taking a class at a community college. A lot of them offer their courses online, too. Just another source for information.

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    The Carnegie book is good, I alway liked Tom Peters, a little more off-beat but right on track for motivating people. Brand you 50 and Pursuit of Wow are some of the better books..

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/037...725546?ie=UTF8

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    Quote Originally Posted by edp773
    I am not sure what type of mangement book or level you are looking for. Most of the management books I have read deal with Information Management, but the theories are the same.

    Are you familiar with x and y theory, micro-managing, empowering, and motivating employees?

    All of them, yes, except the x and y theory. What the heck is the x and y theory?

    Koffee

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    Theory x managers are the kind nobody likes. They think everybody is lazy and distrust most workers. This link can explain it better than I can in a few sentences:

    http://www.accel-team.com/human_rela..._mcgregor.html
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