Top 5 Management Books

The One Minute Manager

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For decades, The One Minute Manager has helped millions achieve more successful professional and personal lives. While the principles it lays out are timeless, our world has changed drastically since the book’s publication.

The exponential rise of technology, global flattening of markets, instant communication, and pressures on corporate workforces to do more with less have all revolutionized the world in which we live and work.

Now Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson have written The New One Minute Manager. This revisited parable of a young man looking for a new manager not only introduces its powerful lessons to a new generation, but also shows readers of all ages how to adapt the Three Secrets to get better results today.

The Principles of Scientific Management

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The Principles of Scientific Management is a monograph published by Frederick Winslow Taylor in 1911. This influential monograph, which laid out the principles of scientific management, is a seminal text of modern organization and decision theory and has motivated administrators and students of managerial technique. Taylor was an American manufacturing manager, mechanical engineer, and then a management consultant in his later years. He is often called “The Father of Scientific Management”. His approach is also often referred to as Taylor’s Principles, or Taylorism.

The Power of Negative Recognition

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The Power of Negative Recognition tackles the most valuable management skill, yet one that is unfortunately grossly underdeveloped. Whether you are seasoned with years of experience or just starting out your career, this guide-book is a must have.
If you find it challenging to manage the performance of your employees, if you struggle to deal with negative behaviours and attitudes, if you tire of having to tackle the same issues time and time again, or if you find yourself confronted with conflicts that cause unnecessary “people issues”, then, The Power of Negative Recognition is for you.

Managers Not MBAs

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This controversial and thought-provoking book is the most extensive critique of management education ever published. According to management expert Henry Mintzberg, MBA programs train the wrong people in the wrong ways-with the wrong consequences. They encourage calculating and heroic styles of management that damage our organizations and undermine our democratic institutions. The author takes a look at the practice of managing and suggests that we encourage a more engaging style that brings out the natural energy within people, leaving behind stronger organizations, not just higher share prices.

The 4 Disciplines of Execution

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The 4 Disciplines exist for one reason: to execute on a plan in the midst of the whirlwind of distractions. Most people are so busy just maintaining the business—just keeping their heads above water—most of the time they can’t even hear you, let alone execute on your most important priorities. The 4 Disciplines focuses your team’s energy on a winnable game in the midst of distraction.