Category: Management

Winning the Revolutionary War was good management on the part of George Washington. Getting the Constitution written was good management on the part of James Madison and others. For the purposes of this website wherever you see the word “management” think “getting the right things done right.” No, not just “getting things done” because anyone can get things done. The President has to get the right things done. And he can’t just get the right things done, he has to get them done in the right way.

  1. Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It by Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson

    Overview (from Imagine a workplace where employees can do whatever they want whenever they want, as long as the work gets done. No more pointless meetings, racing to get in at 9:00, or begging for permission to watch your … Continue reading

  2. 12: The Elements of Great Managing by Rodd Wagner and James K. Harter

    Overview (from 12: The Elements of Great Managing is the long-awaited sequel to the 1999 runaway bestseller First, Break All the Rules. Grounded in Gallup’s 10 million employee and manager interviews spanning 114 countries, 12 follows great managers as … Continue reading

  3. Influencer: The Power to Change Anything by Kerry Patterson

    Overview (from Harvard Business Review) An influencer motivates others to change. An influencer replaces bad behaviors with powerful new skills. An influencer makes things happen. This is what it takes to be an influencer. Whether you’re a CEO, a parent, … Continue reading

  4. The Art of War by Sun Tzu

    General Overview (from The Art of War is the Swiss army knife of military theory–pop out a different tool for any situation. Folded into this small package are compact views on resourcefulness, momentum, cunning, the profit motive, flexibility, integrity, … Continue reading

  5. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

    General Description (from Blink is about the first two seconds of looking–the decisive glance that knows in an instant. Gladwell, the best-selling author of The Tipping Point, campaigns for snap judgments and mind reading with a gift for translating … Continue reading

  6. Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson

    General Description (from Change can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your perspective. The message of Who Moved My Cheese? is that all can come to see it as a blessing, if they understand the nature of … Continue reading