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September 30, 2003

Recommended management books

Melissa Shaw, from Network Fusion writes about her favorite management books -

* "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey.
Any of Covey's books are excellent, and if you haven't read any
of them, this is a good place to start. What I like most about
"7 Habits" is the fact that they can improve all aspects of
your life, not just your time spent in the office. To whatever
degree you implement his theories, they will yield fruit.

* "To Do, Doing, Done" by G. Lynne Snead and Joyce Wycoff. This
is a great title on project management and organization. This
book actually got me excited about organizing my files. If you
can't remember the color of the top of your desk, consider this

* "Love 'Em or Lose 'Em" by Beverly Kaye and Sharon
Jordan-Evans. Worried your employees will bolt when the job
market picks up? Check out this book, a very engaging, fun
read on how to keep your superstars from leaving your orbit.

* "Turn it Off" by Gil Gordon. If you have issues with work
creeping into your personal life, this would be a good read for
you. Gordon offers you many suggestions on how to "unplug" from
work without hamstringing your career. He also includes an
excellent chapter on how managers can encourage workaholic
employees to "turn it off."

* Any of Bob Nelson's other books, "1001 Ways to Energize
Employees" -"1001 Ways to Reward Employees" - etc. I like
Nelson's work because they're nearly all real-life examples of
programs or ways managers, well, manage. You can get some great
ideas that could be implemented in your department from his

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