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


  • The Executive's Guide to Information Technology (John Baschab)
  • Information Technology for Management (Efraim Turban)
  • Managerial Accounting (Jerry Weygandt)
  • Principles of Accounting (Belverd Needles)
  • Principles of Economics (Gregory Mankiw)
  • Principles of Finance (Scott Besley)
  • Principles of Marketing (Philip Kotler)
  • Supervisory Management (Donald Mosley)

Must Reads

  • The 12 Bad Habits that Hold Good People Back (James Waldroop)
  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (John Maxwell)
  • The 80/20 Principle (Richard Koch)
  • The Art of Innovation (Tom Kelley)
  • At America's Service (Karl Albrecht)
  • The Balanced Scorecard (Robert Kaplan and David Norton)
  • Classic Drucker (Peter Drucker)
  • Counseling with Our Councils (M. Russell Ballard)
  • Crucial Confrontations (Kerry Patterson)
  • Crucial Conversations (Kerry Patterson)
  • Developing Business Strategies (David Aaker)
  • Difficult Conversations (Douglas Stone)
  • Discovering the Soul of Service (Leonard Berry)
  • The Essential Drucker (Peter Drucker)
  • Ethics: The Heart of Leadership (Joanne Ciulla)
  • 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)
  • Getting Things Done (David Allen)
  • Good to Great (Jim Collins)
  • 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)
  • Ice to the Eskimos: How to Market a Product Nobody Wants (Jon Spoelstra)
  • Innovation: The Five Disciplines for Creating... (Curtis Carlson and William Wilmot)
  • The Leader in You (Dale Carnegie)
  • The Leadership Challenge (James Kouzes and Barry Posner)
  • Leading Change (John Kotter)
  • Maslow on Management (Abraham Maslow)
  • Meeting the Innovation Challenge (Scott Isaksen and Joe Tidd)
  • Nuts! Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for ... Success (Kevin Freiberg and Jackie Freiberg)
  • The Power of Positive Confrontation (Barbara Pachter)
  • Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence (Daniel Goleman)
  • Reframing Organizations (Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal)
  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey)
  • The Spiritual Roots of Human Relations (Stephen Covey)
  • Stepping Up to Supervisor (Marion Haynes)
  • Teachings from the Worldly Philosophy (Robert Heilbroner)
  • Time Tactics of Very Successful People (Eugene Griessman)
  • Winning through Innovation (Charles O'Reilly and Michael Tushman)