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Recommended Reading for Supervisors
Author Title Publisher
Allender, Dan B. (2006) Leading with a limp: Turning your struggles into strengths Water Brook
Arbinger Institute (2002) Leadership and self-deception: Getting out of the box Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Bennis, Warren, & Nanus, Burt. (1985) Leaders: The strategies for taking charge. Perennial Library.
Bowen, R. Brayton. (2000). Recognizing and rewarding employees. McGraw-Hill.
Branham, Leigh. (2005). The 7 hidden reasons employees leave: How to recognize the subtle signs and act before it’s too late. American Management Association (AMACOM).
Buckingham, Marcus, & Clifton, Donald O. (2001) Now, discover your strengths. Free Press.
Buckingham, Marcus, & Coffman, Curt. (1999). First, break all the rules: What the world’s greatest managers do differently. Simon & Schuster.
Capezio, Peter, & Morehouse, Debra. (2001). Taking AIM on leadership. National Press Publications, Inc.
Carter-Scott, Cherie. (2000). Negaholics no more! National Press Publications, Inc.
Caruso, Michael Angelo. (2004). Effective coaching: Build better employees and create high-performance relationships and teams. Rockhurst University. (CD Book)
Chapman, Elwood N. (1989). Leadership: What every manager needs to know. Science Research Associates, Inc.
Cloke, Kenneth, & Goldsmith, Joan. (1997). Thank God it’s Monday: 14 values we need to humanize the way we work. Irwin Professional Publishing.
Cloke, Kenneth, & Goldsmith, Joan. (2000). Resolving conflicts at work: A complete guide for everyone on the job. Jossey-Bass Publishers.
Corum, Michael. (1990). Taking disciplinary actions: A federal supervisor’s guide to corrective discipline. Dewey Publications.
Corum, Michael. (1995). Handling performance problems: A federal supervisor’s guide to dealing with poor performers. Dewey Publications.
Corum, Michael. (2004). Managing employee performance: A federal supervisor’s guide to getting top performance from employees. Dewey Publications
Corum, Michael. (2005). The first four weeks: A guide for the new federal supervisor. Dewey Publications, Inc.
Corum, Michael. (2006). Supervising federal employees: A guide for supervisors new to federal service. Dewey Publications.
Crum, Thomas F. (1987). The magic of conflict: Turning a life of work into a work of art. Simon & Schuster.
Deeprose, Donna. (1994). How to recognize and reward employees. American Management Association (AMACOM).
deLisser, Peter. (1999). Be your own executive coach: Master high-impact communication skills. Chandler House Press.
DePree, Max. (1992). Leadership Jazz. Dell Trade Paperback.
DePree, Max. (2004). Leadership is an art. Currency Doubleday.
Elgin, Suzette Haden. (2000). The gentle art of verbal self-defense at work. Prentice Hall Press.
Fisher, Roger, & Ury, William. (1991). Getting to yes: Negotiating agreement without giving in. Penguin Books.
Fournies, Ferdinand F. (1999). Why employees don’t do what they’re supposed to do and what to do about it. McGraw-Hill.
Goldsmith, Marshall, & Lyons, Laurence (eds.) (2006). Coaching for leadership: The practive of leadership coaching from the world’s greatest coaches (2nd ed). John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Hammond, John S., Keeney, Ralph L., & Raiffa, Howard. (1999). Smart choices: A practical guide to making better life decisions. Broadway Books.
Horn, Sam. (1996). Tongue fu! How to deflect, disarm, and defuse any verbal conflict. St. Martin’s Griffin.
Horn, Sam. (2003). Take the bully by the horns: Stop unethical, uncooperative, or unpleasant people from running and ruining your life. St. Martin’s Griffin.
Hyland, Bruce, & Yost, Merle. (1994). Reflections for managers: A collection of wisdom and inspiration from the world’s best managers. McGraw-Hill.
Kaye, Beverly, & Jordan-Evans, Sharon. (2005). Love ‘em or lose ‘em: Getting good people to stay. Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
Komisarjevsky, Chris and Reina. (2004). Peanut butter and jelly management: Tales from parenthood, lessons for managers. AMACOM
Lundin, Stephen C., Paul, Harry, & Christensen, John. (2000). Fish: A remarkable way to boost morale and improve results. Hyperion Books.
Matthews, Andrew. (1990). Being happy: A handbook to greater confidence and security. Price Stern Sloan, Inc.
Morgan, Howard, Harkins, Phil, & Goldsmith, Marshall (eds.) (2005). The art and practice of leadership coaching. John Wiley and Sons
Murphy, Mark, & Burgio-Murphy, Andrea. (2005). The deadly sins of employee retention: Cutting edge strategies for keeping your best people. Leadership IQ Press.
National Press Publications (Ed.) (2001). The manager’s role as coach: A coach guidebook. National Press Publications, Inc.
Nelson, Bob. (1994). 1001 ways to reward employees. Workman Publishing.
Nelson, Bob. (1997). 1001 ways to energize employees. Workman Publishing.
Pollan, Stephen M., & Levine, Mark. 1996). Lifescripts: What to say to get what you want in 101 of life’s toughest situations. MacMillan.
Smith, Gregory P. (2001). Here today, here tomorrow: Transforming your workforce from high-turnover to high-retention. Dearborn Trade.
Smye, Marti, & McKague, Anne. (1997). You don’t change a company by memo: The simple truths about managing change. Firefly Books.
Stone, Douglas, Patton, Bruce, & Heen, Sheila. (1999). Difficult conversations: How to discuss what matters most. Penguin Books.
Swan, William S. (1991). How to do a superior performance appraisal. John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Topchik, Gary S. (2001). Managing workplace negativity. AMACOM.
Walk to Talk Company. (2003). The leadership secrets of Santa Claus: How to get big things done in YOUR “workshop”…all year long. Performance Systems Corporation.
Weiss, Donald H. (1994). Why didn’t I say that?! What to say and how to say it in tough situations on the job. American Management Association (AMACOM).
Yokohama, John, & Michelli, Joseph. (2004). When fish fly: Lessons for creating a vital and energized workplace. Hyperion Books.

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