Recommended Resources

Module 1: Personal Effectiveness


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity by Kory Kogon and Adam Merrill

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen and James Fallows

The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It by Kelly McGonigal

Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by Geoff Colvin

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play by Neil Fiore

Procrastination (blog article) by Tim Urban

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington

Ted Talks

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator Tim Urban

How to make stress your friend Kelly McGonigal

Mini-Module: Becoming a Manager

How to Manage Your Former Peers by Amy Gallo, Harvard Business Review

What Bosses Gain by Being Vulnerable by Emma Seppala, Harvard Business Review

Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

Neil Gaiman’s Keynote Address: University of the Arts, 2012 *
* Note that this is about the arts, and not about management in particular. But it’s full of good advice for anyone trying something new, including anyone choosing to become a manager.

Module 2: Coaching

Coaching for Performance: GROWing human potential and purpose by John Whitmore

Coaching Questions: A Coach’s Guide to Powerful Asking Skills by Toney Stoltzfus

The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier

Module 3: Performance Management

Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best and Learn from the Worst by Robert L Sutton

Developing Management Skills by David A Whetten and Kim S. Cameron

Human Resource Management by Raymond Noe, John Hollenbeck, Barry Gerhart, and Patrick Wright by Mike Auzenne and Mark Horstman

Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know by Jill Geisler

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People by Gary Chapman and Paul White

Module 4: Career Development

Cultivating Careers: Professional development for campus IT edited by Cynthia Golden

Listening, The Forgotten Skill by M. Burley-Allen

Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman and Greg McKeown

Module 5: Team Development

Taking People With You by David Novak

Switch by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Made to Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Our Iceberg is Melting by John Kotter

Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performance by J. Richard Hackman

Module 6: Hiring & Onboarding

Hiring for Attitude by Mark Murphy

Analyzing Jobs and Tasks by Kenneth E. Carlisle

Hire with your Head by Lou Adler

Match: A Systematic, Sane Process for Hiring the Right Person Every Time by Dan Erling

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