December 20, 2010

Staff Picks: Ten Picks from The Globe & Mail

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 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.