A list of NoteWorthy Management Books

A list of NoteWorthy Management Books

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Title: Power in organizations

Author(s): Kathy Lammerding
ISBN 13: 9780273016397
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Title: Everyone's a Coach: Five Business Secrets for High-Performance Coaching

Are the people who report to you giving you their best? Is your team—whether a group of employees, a classroom of students, or your family—performing at its fullest potential? NFL coaching legend Don Shula and renowned business consultant Ken Blanchard team up in Everyone's a Coach to share their secrets for inspiring others to greatness. At the heart of their book is a simple acronym that describes the qualities of an effective leader: -Conviction-driven—never compromise your beliefs. - Overlearning—practice until it's perfect. - Audible-ready—know when to change. - Consistency—respond predictably to performance. - Honesty-based—walk your talk. Using an effective 'tag-team' approach, Shula and Blanchard personally 'unpack' the five leadership secrets behind this acronym. First, Shula tells you how each coaching concept worked on the field. Then, Blanchard explains how to apply that concept to your leadership situation. Complete with a self-test for measuring your personal coaching effectiveness, Everyone's a Coach will help you unleash the excellence in anyone.

Pro football's winningest coach teams up with the world-renowned management consultant and co-author of The One Minute Manager series to reveal five key strategies for winning that can be applied in all aspects of business. Appeared as a cover story excerpt in the April 1995 issue of Success.

Author(s): Don Shula
ISBN 13: 9780310208150
Pages: 208
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Title: The Generosity Factor: Discover the Joy of Giving Your Time, Talent, and Treasure

Don't you feel that way sometimes about greed? The things some people do in the pursuit of self-gratification would make anybody see red. And they should. Just look at what has happened to our families, our healthcare system, our corporate ethics, our cities, our environment, our national reputation, our fundamental ability to love -- all because, at rock bottom, some folks are out for themselves at any cost. They've completely missed the path to fulfillment. There is a route to genuine and enduring satisfaction, but it flies in the face of this greedy, self-obsessed culture. It's called generosity, and it involves freely giving our four most valuable resources -- our time, talents, treasure, and touch -- and receiving unimaginable riches in return. <p>The Generosity Factor is a powerful and visionary parable for every man or woman who senses that there's more to life than getting more. You can read this book in a few hours, but the wisdom you'll obtain will last -- and shape you -- for a lifetime. Ken Blanchard and S. Truett Cathy tell the story of two similar yet very different people: the self-made young Broker who knows all about acquiring wealth, and the wise Executive who has discovered the reason for doing so. Their brief but profound encounter reveals five key principles that will have a lasting effect on the Broker's life -- and on yours. For they comprise the vital heart of The Generosity Factor, and their impact extends far beyond anything you can imagine.</p> <p> Don't just curse the darkness -- strike a match. Factor The Generosity Factor into your life, line up your actions with the lavish heart of God, and discover a wealth that continues to flourish the more you give to others.</p>
Author(s): Ken Blanchard
ISBN 13: 9780310324997
Pages: 128
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Title: The Mulligan: A Parable of Second Chances

In this hardcover book endorsed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus and written in the appealing parable style of other bestselling books such as Who Moved My Cheese?; Gungo Ho!; and Whale Done!; golf pro Wally Armstrong and author Ken Blanchard walk you through time-tested steps for improving your golf game and your life. Told through the eyes of Paul McAllister, the Ivy League--educated founder of a multimillion dollar business, this inspiring story about relationships, forgiveness, and priorities is the shot of grace you've been looking for. Golf's gracious do-over, a mulligan is the beginning of Paul's own second chance. Guided by the wisdom and advice of an old pro, Paul learns about priorities, self-confidence, and playing a good game both on and off the course. If you ever thought it would be great to do some things over in life---to get a second chance---in the grip of golf pro Wally Armstrong and Ken Blanchard, author of the bestselling The One Minute Manager, The Mulligan becomes a life-changing principle.
Author(s): Wally Armstrong
ISBN 13: 9780310328148
Pages: 160
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Title: Managing in the next society

Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9780312289775
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Title: The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us and What We Can Do About It

Today the very ideas that made America great imperil its future. Our plans go awry and policies fail. History's grandest war against terrorism creates more terrorists. Global capitalism, intended to improve lives, increases the gap between rich and poor. Decisions made to stem a financial crisis guarantee its worsening. Environmental strategies to protect species lead to their extinction.

The traditional physics of power has been replaced by something radically different. In The Age of the Unthinkable, Joshua Cooper Ramo puts forth a revelatory new model for understanding our dangerously unpredictable world. Drawing upon history, economics, complexity theory, psychology, immunology, and the science of networks, he describes a new landscape of inherent unpredictability—and remarkable, wonderful possibility.

Author(s): Joshua Cooper Ramo
ISBN 13: 9780316118118
Pages: 285
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Title: Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

Have you ever left a nerve-racking challenge and immediately wished for a do over? Maybe after a job interview, a performance, or a difficult conversation? The very moments that require us to be genuine and commanding can instead cause us to feel phony and powerless. Too often we approach our lives' biggest hurdles with dread, execute them with anxiety, and leave them with regret. By accessing our personal power, we can achieve "presence," the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we're making on others and instead adjust the impression we've been making on ourselves. As Harvard professor Amy Cuddy's revolutionary book reveals, we don't need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to nudge ourselves, moment by moment, by tweaking our body language, behavior, and mind-set in our day-to-day lives. Amy Cuddy has galvanized tens of millions of viewers around the world with her TED talk about "power poses." Now she presents the enthralling science underlying these and many other fascinating body-mind effects, and teaches us how to use simple techniques to liberate ourselves from fear in high-pressure moments, perform at our best, and connect with and empower others to do the same. Brilliantly researched, impassioned, and accessible, Presence is filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Every reader will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and to leave them with satisfaction instead of regret.
Author(s): Amy Cuddy
ISBN 13: 9780316256575
Pages: 352
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Title: The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks

Endless terror. Refugee waves. An unfixable global economy. Surprising election results. New billion-dollar fortunes. Miracle medical advances. What if they were all connected? What if you could understand why? The Seventh Sense examines the historic force now shaking our world--and explains how our leaders, our businesses, and each of us can master it.
Author(s): Joshua Cooper Ramo
ISBN 13: 9780316285063
Pages: 352
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Title: Principles of Microeconomics

Author(s): N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN 13: 9780324589986
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Title: My Years with General Motors

'My years with General Motors' describes the early innovations and development of the company's basic management policies and strategic concepts in such areas as planning and strategy, stabilization, financial growth, and leadership.
Author(s): Alfred Pritchard Sloan
ISBN 13: 9780385042352
Pages: 472
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Title: The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization

Completely Updated and Revised

This revised edition of Peter Senge’s bestselling classic, The Fifth Discipline, is based on fifteen years of experience in putting the book’s ideas into practice. As Senge makes clear, in the long run the only sustainable competitive advantage is your organization’s ability to learn faster than the competition. The leadership stories in the book demonstrate the many ways that the core ideas in The Fifth Discipline, many of which seemed radical when first published in 1990, have become deeply integrated into people’s ways of seeing the world and their managerial practices.

In The Fifth Discipline, Senge describes how companies can rid themselves of the learning “disabilities” that threaten their productivity and success by adopting the strategies of learning organizations—ones in which new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, collective aspiration is set free, and people are continually learning how to create results they truly desire.

The updated and revised Currency edition of this business classic contains over one hundred pages of new material based on interviews with dozens of practitioners at companies like BP, Unilever, Intel, Ford, HP, Saudi Aramco, and organizations like Roca, Oxfam, and The World Bank. It features a new Foreword about the success Peter Senge has achieved with learning organizations since the book’s inception, as well as new chapters on Impetus (getting started), Strategies, Leaders’ New Work, Systems Citizens, and Frontiers for the Future.

Mastering the disciplines Senge outlines in the book will:

• Reignite the spark of genuine learning driven by people focused on what truly matters to them
• Bridge teamwork into macro-creativity
• Free you of confining assumptions and mindsets
• Teach you to see the forest and the trees
• End the struggle between work and personal time

Senge's pathbreaking book draws on science, spiritual wisdom, psychology, and the cutting edge of management thought to show how businesses can overcome their "learning disabilites" and beat the odds of failure. The book provides a searching personal experience and a dramatic professional shift of mind.

Author(s): Peter M. Senge
ISBN 13: 9780385517256
Pages: 464
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Title: The One Minute Entrepreneur: The Secret to Creating and Sustaining a Successful Business

Mega-bestselling author Ken Blanchard and celebrated business leaders Don Hutson and Ethan Willis present an inspiring story that reveals the secrets to becoming a successful entrepreneur.

In THE ONE MINUTE ENTREPRENEUR, Ken Blanchard (coauthor of the #1 bestselling business classic The One Minute Manager), Don Hutson, CEO of U.S. Learning, and Ethan Willis, CEO of Prosper Learning, tell the inspiring story of one man’s challenges in creating his own business. Through a powerful and engaging narrative, we confront many of the typical problems all entrepreneurs face in starting up their business, from finding new sources of revenue to securing the commitment of their people and the loyalty of their customers. More important, we learn the secrets to becoming a successful entrepreneur, including how to build a firm foundation, how to ensure a steady cash flow, and how to create legendary service. In addition, the book offers invaluable advice, delivered through One Minute Insights, from such entrepreneurs and thinkers as Sheldon Bowles, Peter Drucker, Michael Gerber, and Charlie “Tremendous” Jones.

Today, in the midst of the largest entrepreneurial surge in U.S. history, four out of five small businesses continue to fail. THE ONE MINUTE ENTREPRENEUR offers businesspeople and would-be entrepreneurs a treasure trove of wisdom on how to think, act, and succeed in creating and sustaining a business, no matter what their industry.

Author(s): Don Hutson
ISBN 13: 9780385526029
Pages: 144
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Title: Misbehaving

Argues that economical trends cannot be predicted as much as thought, mainly because humans are so unpredictable, and reveals how behavioral economic analysis opens up new ways to look at everything from household finance to assigning ...
Author(s): Richard H. Thaler
ISBN 13: 9780393080940
Pages: 432
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Title: Panic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity

<p><strong>The <em>New York Times</em> bestseller: A masterful account of today’s money culture, showing how the underpricing of risk leads to catastrophe.</strong></p> <p>When it comes to markets, the first deadly sin is greed. In this <em>New York Times</em> bestseller, Michael Lewis is our jungle guide through five of the most violent and costly upheavals in recent financial history. With his trademark humor and brilliant anecdotes, Lewis paints the mood and market factors leading up to each event, weaves contemporary accounts to show what people <em>thought</em> was happening at the time, and, with the luxury of hindsight, analyzes what actually happened and what we should have learned from experience.</p>
Author(s): Michael Lewis
ISBN 13: 9780393337983
Pages: 400
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Title: The Money Culture

<p>The 1980s was the most outrageous and turbulent era in the financial market since the crash of '29, not only on Wall Street but around the world. Michael Lewis, as a trainee at Salomon Brothers in New York and as an investment banker and later financial journalist, was uniquely positioned to chronicle the ambition and folly that fueled the decade.</p> <p>An intrepid and mercilessly sharp-sighted safari through the financial jungles of the 1980s--from the author of the New York Times bestseller Liar's Poker. With devastating wit and a flair for unveiling the smoke and mirrors of high finance, Lewis takes a new look at many of the most influential and devastating episodes of the get-rich-quick decade. </p>
Author(s): Michael Lewis
ISBN 13: 9780393338652
Pages: 304
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Title: Liar's Poker: Rising through the Wreckage on Wall Street

<p class="null1">The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker.</p> <p>Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. <b>Liar’s Poker</b> is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.</p> <p>In fiction there was Bonfire of the Vanities; in reality, there is Liar's Poker--the fascinating insider's account of what really happens on Wall Street. This irreverent and hilarious birds-eye view of Wall Street's heyday will appeal to anyone intrigued by the allure of million dollar deals. Now in trade paper. </p>
Author(s): Michael Lewis
ISBN 13: 9780393338690
Pages: 310
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Title: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class Americans who can't pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren't talking. <p>Michael Lewis creates a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his #1 bestseller <em>Liar's Poker</em>. Out of a handful of unlikely-really unlikely-heroes, Lewis fashions a story as compelling and unusual as any of his earlier bestsellers, proving yet again that he is the finest and funniest chronicler of our time.</p>
Author(s): Michael Lewis
ISBN 13: 9780393338829
Pages: 320
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Title: Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

“Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.”—Kyle Smith, Forbes

The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge.

Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a piñata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish.

Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners. But when he turns a merciless eye on California and Washington, DC, we see that the narrative is a trap baited with humor, and we understand the reckoning that awaits the greatest and greediest of debtor nations.

Author(s): Michael Lewis
ISBN 13: 9780393343441
Pages: 240
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Title: The New New Thing

Author(s): Michael Lewis
ISBN 13: 9780393347814
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Title: The Big Short

Presents an analysis of the economic crisis of 2009, citing such factors as expanded home ownership and risky derivative elections in the face of increasing shareholder demands and discussing the role of responsible parties in the ...
Author(s): Michael Lewis
ISBN 13: 9780393353150
Pages: 320
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