The Management Blog
Tips & advice to help you improve your performance
Reading books on management topics is one of the best ways that leaders can constantly better themselves by freshening up their management skills.
A great book to consider reading is called One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson.
Henry Mintzberg’s book ‘Managing’ has received excellent reviews, and it’s got a good slot in my bookcase. The management guru talks about popular but false views about the nature of managerial work, separates fact from myth, and provides the best information yet published on what managers do and how they do it.
Effective teamworking is seen today as the key to success in many organisations. Meredith Belbin identified the characteristics of people needed to make up a successful
team.His recommendations are still used today, so if you have to build a team, his ideas may well prove useful, nearly 30 years after his great book was published.
In his great book “21 Indispensible Qualities of a Leader”, John Maxwell describes what he considers to be the essential elements that make a great manager and leader. He has studied management for nearly 25 years and has come up with this list of qualities that I think optimises management skills just about perfectly.
I’m just coming to the end of an excellent book on Middle Management, so I thought I’d share the details with you. It’s seldom that we get a book that covers so much detail in such an interesting and effective way, but ‘The High-Impact Middle Manager’ by Lisa Haneberg does just that.