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I'm looking at delivering a series of training modules - Planning Development, Using Info for decisions, Customer Service, Any recommeded books welcomed.
Elena O'Donnell

5 Responses

  1. Some Ideas
    Some books that have been valuable in my toolkit (especially as I don’t read cover to cover, just dip in and out!!):

    Key Management Models- ISBN 0-273-66201-5 (This book summarises the key models into a very readable one pager!)

    Manager’s Manual: Work at the Speed of Life ISBN 0-273-65298-2 (A managers handbook really covering how to handle everything from team meetings to stress. It’s a good book to generate some training ideas).

    Hope this helps!

  2. First 90 Days
    I have found invaluable The First 90 days by Michael Watkins. It shows managers moving into new roles or new projects how to avoid common transition traps and shorten the time it takes to reach ‘breakeven point’. Full of practical ideas. You can read more at the Scottish Leadership Foundation website where a development forum on the subject is highlighted.

  3. “Must-read management books”
    Hi Elena,

    My good friends at The Fourth Level have listed their “must-read management books”; see

    ‘Maverick’ and ‘Unshrink’ are real mind-openers. Managing for Dummies is surprisingly good! And of immediate usefulness. (Don’t let the Dummies name put you off reading it: it’s by two well known gurus).

    Best regards.

  4. Management & Leadership reading
    Hi Elena,

    Stephen Covey – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a great book for understanding simple models of personal leadership and leadership of others. Also Peter Drucker’s Management Challenges for the 21st Century discusses the theory that we’re moving into the age of the knowledge worker, with ideas on how to manage that situation, use the benefits of the knowledge worker to stay ahead of change etc…

    Both these thought leaders look at how important it is to be able to manage/lead oneself effectively before being able to manage others, or preferably enable them to manage themselves.

    2 good websites for getting book summaries (none of us have time to read all the books we want) are:

    Happy reading,



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