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Old 07-17-06, 07:31 PM   #1
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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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Old 07-17-06, 08:04 PM   #2
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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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I'm short tempered and a bit of a perfectionist. Keep that in mind when recommending a book.

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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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Old 07-17-06, 08:38 PM   #5
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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

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/067...725546?ie=UTF8
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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?

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

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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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