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The Best Management Books to Learn Management

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If you are interested in improving your management skills, or even finding your way into a higher position, then you will find lots of useful books to provide you with the knowledge for this. Those who are studying management as an academic subject will also find a wide range of texts to help them with this. Here are just some of the best management books that you will find available.

The Wall Street Journal Essential Guide to Management: Lasting Lessons from the Best Leadership Minds of Our Time by Alan Murray (2010)

This is just a newly released book but it comes from a most reliable source; anything that the Wall Street Journal puts its name to is sure to be good. The stated purpose of this book is to take all the knowledge available from the best minds in management studies and provide this knowledge in one easy to read book. This is a good introductory text for anyone wanting to find out more about management and leadership skills.

Fundamentals of Financial Management, Concise Edition by Eugene F. Brigham and Joel F. Houston (2006)

This book focuses on financial management and uses all the latest research and theory to provide illumination on this subject. This book is now commonly used in MBA programmes around the world and thus is considered an authoritative text. If you want to understand management in relation to finance then this might be a good choice. It would be possible to get a lot from this book even if you have no previous knowledge of the subject.

Management by Richard L. Daft (1993)

This book is often used for teaching undergraduate students about management but it is probably a good choice for anyone who wants a good introduction to the subject. It uses case studies to explain the different idea; this makes it a lot easier to absorb the information and remember it afterwards. This book has been around for a few years but it is still very relevant and useful.

First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman (1999)

The authors of this book have researched what makes successful managers tick and here they share all the knowledge that they have discovered from this research. This book is full of great ideas that actually work in practice. This is a book that practical in nature and aimed at those who actually want to make a difference to their success at managing people. This is not about theory but more about what works and what doesn’t work in practice.

The New Manager’s Handbook: 24 Lessons for Mastering Your New Role by Morey Stettner (2006)

This is another practical book that is aimed at teaching managers how to change their approach and get better results. This is not a long book but it is probably something that you will want to go back to again and again. This book would be good for anyone who wants to brush up on their management skills or work their way up to being a manager.

Management (Ninth Edition) by John R. Schermerhorn (2007)

There are many who would consider this book essential reading if you want to be a successful manager. This book is suitable for people of all levels and is often used for university students. Most of the important topics are covered and this can be a good resource as a reference book. This book tries to strike a balance between theoretical knowledge and practical information that people can use in the real world.

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