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Best Management Books

Explore the top management books that are making waves in the business world. This selection brings together the most recommended reads on leadership, strategy, and organizational effectiveness from leading book blogs and publications, ranked by frequency of mentions.

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Good To Great
Why Some Companies Make The Leap and Others Don't
Jim Collins - 2001-10-16
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Discover the secrets to taking your company from good to great through the groundbreaking research conducted by Jim Collins and his team. Delve into the distinguishing characteristics of elite companies that achieved long-term sustained performance and beat the general stock market by seven times. Uncover surprising findings on leadership, simplicity in strategy, discipline, technology, and more. This book will challenge your beliefs about what it takes to transform a company and leave you with a newfound perspective on management strategy and practice.
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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
A Leadership Fable
Patrick Lencioni - 1900-01-01 (first published in 2002)
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Learn the secrets of team leadership with this gripping fable from a bestselling author. Follow Kathryn Petersen, CEO of Decision Tech, as she must unite her struggling team or risk bringing down the entire company. Patrick Lencioni breaks down the five dysfunctions that plague even the best teams, providing actionable steps to create a cohesive and effective team. With his trademark storytelling and insightful model, you'll walk away inspired to become an exceptional team leader.
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First, Break All the Rules
What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently
Marcus Buckingham - 1999-05-05 (first published in 1998)
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Discover the secrets of the world's top-performing managers in this groundbreaking book. Based on a study of over 80,000 managers, learn what sets them apart and how to apply their techniques for success in your own career. A must-read for managers at any level.
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How to Win Friends and Influence People
Updated For the Next Generation of Leaders
Dale Carnegie, Robert Petkoff, Donna Dale Carnegie, Simon & Schuster Audio - 1998-01-01 (first published in 1936)
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Discover the secrets to effective communication, building relationships, and achieving success in Dale Carnegie's timeless bestseller, How to Win Friends and Influence People. This updated edition, carefully restored and edited by Dale's daughter, Donna, offers readers priceless material from the original 1936 text. With practical advice and engaging storytelling, Carnegie teaches readers how to make people like them, increase their influence, and navigate any social situation. Learn from one of history's most influential motivational guides and transform your personal and professional life.
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Getting Things Done
David Allen - 2002-12-31 (first published in 2001)
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Discover a revolutionary approach to getting things done with this influential book on personal organization. Originally published decades ago, it has become a classic and spawned a whole culture of tools, websites, and seminars. This updated edition, rewritten by the author himself, adds new material and glossary, making it an evergreen resource for years to come. With cognitive science research validating its principles, it's a must-read for anyone looking to take control of their life and achieve their goals.
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The Effective Executive
The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essentials)
Peter F. Drucker - 2006-01-03 (first published in 1966)
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Discover the key habits of mind essential to business effectiveness in this insightful book. Learn how to manage your time, prioritize tasks, and make effective decisions that contribute to the success of your organization. Peter F. Drucker, a renowned business expert, draws on his extensive experience to provide fresh insights into old and seemingly obvious business situations. Whether you're an executive or aspiring to be one, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to improve their effectiveness in the workplace.
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
Stephen R. Covey - 2004-11-09 (first published in 1988)
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Discover the life-changing model that became an instant sensation when released. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey is an education in living life effectively and achieving success. Learn how to implement Covey's model and understand the hidden implications in this complete and comprehensive guide. Don't miss out on the simple things you can do to navigate your life correctly and become highly effective in all areas of your life.
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The Innovator's Dilemma
When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
Clayton M. Christensen - 2003-01-01 (first published in 1997)
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Learn how even the most successful companies can lose market leadership in the face of disruptive innovation. Renowned author Clayton M. Christensen offers a set of rules for capitalizing on these new waves of innovation, using both successes and failures from leading companies as a guide. This classic bestseller, cited by the likes of Steve Jobs and Malcolm Gladwell, is a must-read for any manager, leader, or entrepreneur.
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The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Daniel H. Pink - 2009-12-29
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Discover the paradigm-shattering approach to motivation in this persuasive book by Daniel H. Pink. Drawing on four decades of scientific research, Pink asserts that rewards like money are not the best way to motivate. Instead, he explores the deeply human need for autonomy, mastery, and purpose, offering surprising techniques for putting these elements into action. This unique book will transform how you think and live, whether at work, school, or home.
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High Output Management
Andrew S. Grove - 1995-08-29 (first published in 1983)
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Learn from the former CEO of Intel, Andrew S. Grove, on how to build and run a successful business in his book about management, High Output Management. This Silicon Valley staple outlines techniques for creating highly productive teams and motivating individuals for peak performance. The practical handbook is applicable for everyone from sales managers to startup founders and has the power to revolutionize the way we work. Don't miss out on this legendary management manifesto.
The Making of a Manager by Julie Zhuo
Inspired by Marty Cagan
Strategic Project Management Made Simple by Terry Schmidt
Start with Why by Simon Sinek
Project Management for Non-Project Managers by Jack Ferraro
Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey A. Moore
The Essential Drucker by Peter F. Drucker
Making Things Happen by Scott Berkun
Project Management Absolute Beginner's Guide by Greg Horine
Measure What Matters by John Doerr
Leading Change, With a New Preface by the Author by John P. Kotter
Built to Last by Jim Collins
The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management by Eric Verzuh
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
Escaping the Build Trap by Melissa Perri
FranklinCovey Project Management for The Unofficial Project Manager Paperback by Kory Kogon
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge by Project Management Institute
The First-Time Manager by Jim McCormick
Radical Candor by Kim Scott
Project Management by Harold Kerzner
The New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard
Peopleware by Tom Demarco
Brilliant Project Management by Stephen Barker
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Hooked by Nir Eyal
The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle
Scrum by Jeff Sutherland
The ONE Thing by Gary Keller
Cracking the Sales Management Code by Jason Jordan
Essential Scrum by Kenneth S. Rubin
Rescue the Problem Project by Todd C. Williams Pmp
Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson
Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
The Manager's Path by Camille Fournier
The Lean Product Playbook by Dan Olsen
Deep Work by Cal Newport
Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
Influence by Robert B. Cialdini
Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull
Competitive Strategy by Michael E. Porter
SPRINT by Zeratsky Jake Knapp
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh
Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim
The Toyota Way, Second Edition by Jeffrey Liker
Project Management JumpStart by Kim Heldman
Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
The New One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard, Spencer Johnson, Dan Woren, Harpercollins Publishers Limited
Out of the Crisis by W. Edwards Deming
Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions by Keith Rosen
Now, Discover Your Strengths by Gallup
Alpha Project Managers by Andy Crowe Pmp Pgmp
On Becoming a Leader by Warren Bennis
The First 90 Days by Michael D. Watkins
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug
The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim
Work Rules! by Laszlo Bock
Powerful by Patty McCord
Multipliers by Liz Wiseman
The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier
Sales Management. Simplified. by Mike Weinberg
Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher
Made to Stick by Chip Heath
The SPEED of Trust by Stephen M . R. Covey
Decode and Conquer by Lewis C. Lin
Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
Product Management For Dummies by Brian Lawley
When by Daniel H. Pink
Traction by Gino Wickman
Epiphanized by Bob Sproull
The Accidental Sales Manager by Chris Lytle
The New Rules of Management by Peter Cook
Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy
Start at the End by Matt Wallaert
Six Thinking Hats by Edward de Bono
What Management Is by Joan Magretta
The project manager who smiled by Peter Taylor
Project Management Lite by Juana Clark Craig
Product Leadership by Richard Banfield
The Plugged-In Manager by Terri L. Griffith
The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg