22 Books on Management and Personal Development

  22 Books on Management and Personal Development

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Title: Leading Change, With a New Preface by the Author

Millions worldwide have read and embraced John Kotter's ideas on change management and leadership. Leading Change is widely recognized as his seminal work on leading transformational change, and is an important precursor to his newer ideas on acceleration: effectively managing operations while seizing new opportunity.

Needed more today than at any time in the past, this immensely relevant book serves as both a visionary guide and a practical toolkit on how to approach the difficult vet crucial work of leading change in any type of organization.

Author(s): John P. Kotter
ISBN 13: 9781422186435
Pages: 208
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Title: The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded

In this updated 10th anniversary edition, an internationally known leadership transition expert, drawing on real-world examples and groundbreaking research on leadership, emphasizes the importance of successful performance during the first ...
Author(s): Michael Watkins  
ISBN 13: 9781422188613
Pages: 304
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Title: Your Accomplishments Are Suspiciously Hard to Verify: A Dilbert Book

The latest collection from best-selling cartoonist Scott Adams that touches on the subject of underperforming and sneaky co-workers.

Inside Your Accomplishments Are Suspiciously Hard to Verify, Adams tackles the subjects of Elbonian slave labor, faulty product recalls, less-than-anonymous employee surveys, and more.

If you've ever looked among your co-workers and thought, "I hope feral cats eat every one of you," or briefly celebrated a well-deserved promotion only to realize that the word "promotion" now means that you're responsible for doing two jobs for the price of one, then chances are you find the corporate cubicle culture represented inside Dilbert alive and well inside your own work environment—and that's exactly what makes Dilbert so topical and funny.

From Dilbert's invention of a portable brain scanner (with a popcorn microwave option) to his moonlighting as a professional corporate crime scene cleaner, Your Accomplishments Are Suspiciously Hard to Verify chronicles pointless projects, interminable meetings, and ill-conceived office policies one Dilbert strip at a time.

Author(s): Adams, Scott
ISBN 13: 9781449401023
Pages: 208
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Title: Rethinking the Future: Rethinking Business, Principles, Competition, Control and Complexity, Leadership, Markets, and the World

Rethinking the Future: Rethinking Business Principles, Competition, Control, Leadership, Markets and the World looks at how organizations can be redesigned to survive and thrive in tomorrow's hypercompetitive global environment. Rethinking the Future gives readers a framework for understanding the big picture. It provides a panoramic perspective that is accessible and lies within an easily understood context. This book takes the place of an entire bookshelf on business strategy. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with business success beyond the next quarter.

Author(s): Rowan Gibson
ISBN 13: 9781857881080
Pages: 268
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Title: The Nature of Leadership

Author(s): Stephen R. Covey
ISBN 13: 9781883219901
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Title: Your Next Move: The Leader's Guide to Navigating Major Career Transitions

“Whether you’re going for that promotion, looking to jump ship, or change careers entirely, Michael Watkins’ Your Next Move is a book you’ll want to read.” So starts the positive review of Your Next Move on the influential 800 CEO Read website. It’s true that all leaders ? no matter how seasoned ? need guidance through the professional changes that define a career. In fact, transitions into new roles are the crucibles in which leaders get their toughest tests, and they're the defining factor in professional careers today. Yet far too often, leaders fail to transition effectively into new roles. The resulting costs are high, for individual careers and for organizations.

In Your Next Move, leadership-transition guru Watkins shows how you can survive and thrive in all the major transitions you will face during your career—including promotions, leading former peers, on-boarding into a new organization, making an international move, or turning around or realigning an organization. With real-life examples and case studies, Watkins illustrates the defining hurdles associated with each type of transition. He then provides the insights, strategies, and tools you'll need to accelerate through these crucial turning points and continue moving up in your career.

The necessary complement to the author's bestselling guide The First 90 Days, which has been translated in more than 20 languages worldwide, Your Next Move offers the keen observations, tried-and-true management wisdom, and practical good sense Watkins is renowned for. It's a vital resource for any manager or executive seeking to maintain career momentum.

To quote the reviewer from above: “It’s not just about ‘moving’ but about what happens when those actions are taken. Success or failure are the two options, and which option you emerge with will determine what happens going forward. Watkins’ book definitely has the research and insight to equip you for the better of the two paths.”

Author(s): Michael Watkins
ISBN 13: 9781422147634
Pages: 256
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Title: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

Based on Sean Covey's best selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, this workbook reinforces the habits and principles taught in the book through simple-to-understand and simple-to-do exercises. Helps teens identify where they spend their time and determine how to use their time more wisely. Designed as a stand-alone piece to use in small groups, in a classroom or for individual use.
Author(s): Sean Covey
ISBN 13: 9781929494170
Pages: 64
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Title: Eat Move Sleep

Author(s): Tom Rath
ISBN 13: 9781939714008
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Title: Are You Fully Charged? The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life

Tom Rath's latest international bestseller (6th WSJ/NYT bestseller, over 6 million copies sold) reveals the three keys that matter most for our daily well-being, as well as our engagement in our work. Drawing on the latest and most practical research from business, psychology, and economics, this book focuses on changes we can make to create better days for ourselves and others. Are You Fully Charged? will challenge you to stop pursuing happiness and start creating meaning instead, lead you to rethink your daily interactions with the people who matter most, and show you how to put your own health first in order to be your best every day. Drawing on the latest and most practical research from health, psychology, and economics, this book focuses on changes we can make to create better days for ourselves and others.Are You Fully Charged? will challenge you to stop pursuing ...
Author(s): Tom Rath
ISBN 13: 9781939714039
Pages: 240
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Title: Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy

If you know Porter's name but haven't yet engaged with his work, you'll find this book an easy and substantive point of entry. But even if you have encountered his ideas (perhaps in a course or an article) and you think you already "know Porter," you are likely in for a surprise.

From his classic frameworks—like the five forces, the value chain, and competitive advantage—to his newer thinking about the five tests of a good strategy, Porter's work is foundational reading for anyone in business—yet many managers remain intimidated. No longer.

Concise and refreshing, Understanding Michael Porter is the essential guide to Porter's thinking on competition and strategy. Written by Joan Magretta, longtime Porter editor and colleague, this book is clearly aimed not at scholars but at doers.

Understanding Michael Porter also features a new Q&A with Porter himself. Learn Porter's current thinking on questions faced in every workplace—from the most common strategy mistakes he sees, to challenges such as finding profitable growth, dealing with market disruption, creating new business models, and competing globally.

Porter's work has never been as timely for so many people as it is today. Master the essential Porter and you'll understand how companies sustain competitive advantages for decades—and why strategy is even more important in turbulent and uncertain times.

Author(s): Joan Magretta
ISBN 13: 9781422160596
Pages: 256
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Title: See You at the Top

See You At The Top by Zig Ziglar is in a motivation and self-help book. This bestseller is widely regarded as a true American classic. The book's basic tenet is simple- if you help a lot of people get what they want, it will always come back to benefit you and get you everything that you want in life. The book has served as a guide to generations and helped them to achieve personal success. See You At The Top stresses on the value of a healthy self-image and teaches the reader how to build just that.
Author(s): Zig Ziglar
ISBN 13: 9788178090412
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Title: Steps To The Top

Beginning where See You at the Top left off, this volume offers important messages about life and the active steps that help you reach your goals.
Author(s): Zig Ziglar
ISBN 13: 9788178090429
Pages: 240
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Title: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right

AMP's Dilbert calendars are the best-selling calendars in the world, with sales over 400,000 every year. Pointless projects, endless meetings, and random downsizing make up the Dilbert world.

He's the icon of millions of corporate workers, the most popular cubicle dweller on this planet. He spends his days in endless meetings with incompetent supervisors, performing perfunctory tasks mixed with the occasional team-building, brainstorming, or management fad-of-the-day session. He has entertained us for more than two decades: He's Dilbert.

Created in 1989 by Adams, in his own cubicle as a doodle distraction, Dilbert has found a home in the workplace, this generation's home away from home. Adams amuses readers with his portrayal of the absurdities of this environment with unfailing accuracy and precision. As readers of more than 2,000 newspapers, millions of books, and the newly revamped Dilbert.com site know, the familiar mouthless character with the upturned tie, his dog, Dogbert, the pointy-haired Boss, over-achieving Alice and underachieving Wally, Human Resources director Catbert, depict a world that's all too easy to recognize, complete with shrinking cubicles, clueless co-workers, focus groups and ill-conceived management concepts.

In this all-new chronological collection, Adams further exploits the fodder of workaday life, making even the most cynical cubicle dweller laugh at our shared, absurd work lives.

Author(s): Scott Adams
ISBN 13: 9781449410186
Pages: 128
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Title: Your New Job Title Is


Dubbed "the cartoon hero of the workplace" by the San Francisco Examiner, Dilbert is the cubicle-bound star of the most photocopied, pinned-up, downloaded, faxed, and e-mailed comic strip in the world.

As fresh a look at the inanity of office life as it brought to the comics pages when it first appeared in 1989, this 40th AMP Dilbert collection comically confirms to the working public that we all really know what's going on. Our devices might be more sophisticated, our software and apps might be more plentiful, but when it gets down to interactions between the worker bees and the clueless in-controls, discontent and sarcasm rule, as only Dilbert can proclaim.

Author(s): Scott Adams
ISBN 13: 9781449427757
Pages: 128
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Title: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity -- principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.


With a balance of theory and practical examples, this guide to personal and professional life describes seven principles of life management. Targeted toward anyone who is interested in personal change, it guides you through private victory, public victory and renewal.

Author(s): Stephen R. Covey
ISBN 13: 9781451639612
Pages: 384
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Title: Microeconomics

With carefully crafted features that offer unusual perspectives on the seemingly ordinary, this breakthrough text helps students to move beyond basic principles to successfully apply economic analysis.
Author(s): Austan Goolsbee Steven D. Levitt Chad Syverson
ISBN 13: 9781464146978
Pages: 848
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Title: The Like Switch: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Influencing, Attracting, and Winning People Over

From a former FBI Special Agent specializing in behavior analysis and recruiting spies comes a handbook filled with his proven strategies on how to instantly read people and influence how they perceive you, so you can easily turn on the like switch. The Like Switch is packed with all the tools you need for turning strangers into friends, whether you are on a sales call, a first date, or a job interview. As a Special Agent for the FBI’s National Security Division’s Behavioral Analysis Program, Dr. Jack Schafer developed dynamic and breakthrough strategies for profiling terrorists and detecting deception. Now, Dr. Schafer has evolved his proven-on-the-battlefield tactics for the day-to-day, but no less critical battle of getting people to like you.
Author(s): Jack Schafer
ISBN 13: 9781476754482
Pages: 288
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Title: Five Important Questions

This Workbook embodies the stimulating process Drucker uses in face-to-face consultations with nonprofit organizations. Following his method, participants ask and answer five key questions that focus on essential aspects of their organization, from the central values contained in its mission statement to the strategic vision of its long-term plan. The Self-Assessment Tool package contains a User Guide, which provides guidelines for facilitators as well as helpful resources to promote effective group discussions. This Participant's Workbook guides participants through the five key questions.
Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9781555425951
Pages: 64
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