Effective managers seek to learn more about themselves and those they manage through reading and practicing new ways of accomplishing goals in the workplace and want to help others do the same. The following materials cover a wide range of topics, from effective supervision to giving and receiving feedback.

Reading Material

More Management Literature


  • Supervisory Management (Donald Mosley)

Must Reads

  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (John Maxwell)
  • The 80/20 Principle (Richard Koch)
  • The Balanced Scorecard (Robert Kaplan and David Norton)
  • Counseling with Our Councils (M. Russell Ballard)
  • Crucial Conversations (Kerry Patterson)
  • Difficult Conversations (Douglas Stone)
  • The Essential Drucker (Peter Drucker)
  • Everyone Communicates, Few Connect (John Maxwell)
  • Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done (Larry Bossidy)
  • The Fine Art of Small Talk (Debra Fine)
  • The Flight of the Buffalo (James Belasco)
  • Guide to Workplace Law (American Bar Association)
  • How to Say No without Feeling Guilty (Patti Breitman)
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)
  • The Leadership Challenge (James Kouzes and Barry Posner)
  • Leading Change (John Kotter)
  • Maslow on Management (Abraham Maslow)
  • The Power of Positive Confrontation (Barbara Pachter)
  • Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence (Daniel Goleman)
  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey)
  • Stepping Up to Supervisor (Marion Haynes)