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Management type books (Lean In, 7 Habits etc)

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DingbatsFur Wed 06-Apr-16 22:05:57

Hi Folks,
Work is sending me on a management type course, filles with stuff about emotional intelligence and right brain thinking. Sigh.
I need to get into the spirit of it all and do some further reading. I've read 'lean in' and enjoyed it.
Any other suggestions? I need to work on my confidence and vocabulary I suspect.

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HermioneWeasley Wed 06-Apr-16 22:08:12

Left/right brain is bollocks

Can you tell us more about the course - what's it supposed to be about?

DingbatsFur Wed 06-Apr-16 22:27:11

Yes, I agree, it is bollocks!
They are trying to persuade technical people to be managers. I'm a bit wary, but they have suggested we do extra reading.
Google searching brings back many many books.

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DingbatsFur Wed 06-Apr-16 22:34:42

Thrive by Arianna Huffington was suggested.
I thought maybe this Confidence Code book?

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standingonlego Wed 06-Apr-16 22:42:03

Anything by Malcolm Gladwell - blink might be a suitable fit.

RobberBride Wed 06-Apr-16 22:44:13

The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane. Lots of nifty tricks for how to survive the workplace successfully. No right or left brain crap.

standingonlego Wed 06-Apr-16 22:44:37

Quiet by Susan Cain is an excellent

standingonlego Wed 06-Apr-16 22:46:05

(Posted too soon blush) a great read to think about introverts vs extrovert behaviours. Her TED talk is fab too.

DingbatsFur Wed 06-Apr-16 23:12:49

These are brilliant!
Is 'You are a badass' any good?

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HermioneWeasley Thu 07-Apr-16 06:53:12

Good to great by Jim Collins is a classic research based text on the type of leadership that makes for sustainable success

Credibility by Kouzen and Posner is similarly solid

OllyBJolly Thu 07-Apr-16 06:56:45

Agree with Good to Great - and one of his findings is that technical people who know the job - rather than typical "charismatic" business school trained managers - make better leaders.

First Break All the Rules by Marcus Buckingham really made me see the world differently. Essentially, managers spend too much time telling people what they're bad at, and putting all the effort into addressing weakness, when it's much more effective to focus on strengths.

everdene Thu 07-Apr-16 06:59:14

I liked a book called Crucial Conversations, too.

WipsGlitter Thu 07-Apr-16 07:12:13

Marking place

Truckingalong Thu 07-Apr-16 07:15:49

The speed of trust by covey.

GilbertBlytheWouldGetIt Thu 07-Apr-16 07:16:40

I'm reading "Nice Girls don't get the corner office"

Iizzyb Thu 07-Apr-16 07:24:38

Place marking for later I should read lean in instead of looking at the title on my kindle list

DingbatsFur Thu 07-Apr-16 09:21:03

Thanks so much for the titles! Keep them coming!
I've ordered the first 3 suggested and will ask in work if they have copies of Good to Great and First Break All the Rules as they also look useful.
Lean In is a very useful book and an easy read. I enjoyed it. Need to revisit it though I think.

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TheCountessofFitzdotterel Fri 08-Apr-16 13:14:01

Deep Work is good.

slugseatlettuce Sat 16-Apr-16 18:36:27

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GrumpyOldBag Fri 22-Apr-16 20:23:33

Who moved my cheese.

VimFuego101 Fri 22-Apr-16 20:27:40

I liked 'Switch' by Chip and Dan Heath.

I like the sound of 'Who Moved My Cheese', i'll have to check that one out smile

iseenodust Sun 24-Apr-16 16:54:39

Emotional Intelligence by Goleman is, as management books go, a fairly easy read. I haven't read his collaboration with the Dalai Lama but that's his most recent and has good reviews.

slightlyglitterbrained Sun 22-May-16 17:19:19

Currently slowly reading through this (slowly as there are exercises after each chapter, which are very useful but I am a bit lazy about getting around to them)

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