December 20, 2010

Staff Picks: Ten Picks from The Globe & Mail

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 10:53 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Harvey Schachter of The Globe and Mail has listed what he believes are The top 10 Business Reads of 2010. With a bias toward practical and immediately applicable books over "big idea" titles, this is an especially great list for managers. He chose:

  1. The Executive and the Elephant: A Leader's Guide for Building Inner Excellence by Richard Daft, Jossey-Bass
  2. The Management Mythbuster by David Axson, John Wiley & Sons
  3. Hundred Percenters: Challenge Your Employees to Give It Their All, and They'll Give You Even More by Mark Murphy, Jossey-Bass
  4. Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath, Broadway
  5. Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink, Riverhead
  6. How To Hire A-Players: Finding the Top People for Your Team- Even If You Don't Have a Recruiting Department by Eric Herrenkohl, John Wiley & Sons
  7. Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back If You Lose It by Marshall Goldsmith, Hyperion
  8. Get Rid of the Performance Review: How Companies Can Stop Intimidating, Start Managing—And Focus on What Really Matters by Samuel Culbert with Lawrence Rout, Business Plus
  9. Smart Growth: Building an Enduring Business by Managing the Risks of Growth by Edward Hess, Columbia Business School
  10. Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best... and Learn from the Worst by Robert Sutton, Business Plus

To read why he chose the books he did, and to get a quick synopsis of each one, head over to his original post.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.