Manager's Library

Management and Leadership Development Books Available at HR Library

The Office of Human Resources maintains a library of books on a wide range of management and leadership development topics. WPI employees are encouraged to check out the selection and borrow books of interest. The library is always growing, so feel free to suggest new titles.

Management Topics

  • Assessing Organizational Communication – Strategic Communication Audits, Cal Downs and Allyson Adrian, 2004
  • Coaching for Improved Work Performance, Ferdinand F. Fournies, 2000
  • Emotional Intelligence at Work, Hendrie Weisinger, PhD, 1998
  • Encouraging the Heart – A Leader’s Guide to Rewarding and Recognizing Others, James Kouzes and Barry Posner, 2003
  • From Losers to Winners – How to Manage Problem Employees…and What to Do If You Can’t, V. Clayton
  • Handling the Difficult Employee – Solving Performance Problems, Marty Brounstein, 1993
  • Thriving on Chaos – Handbook for a Management Revolution, Tom Peters, 1987
  • The Talent Management Handbook – Creating Organizational Excellence by Identifying, Developing and Promoting your Best People, Lance Berger and Dorothy Berger, 2004
  • Workforce 2020, Work and Workers in the 21st Century, Richard W. Judy and Carol D’Amico, 1997
  • Working Together – A Personality Approach to Management, Olaf Isachsen and Linda Berens, 1988
  • 96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before you Hire, Paul Falcone, 1997

Leadership Development

  • Peer Today, Boss Tomorrow - Navigating your Changing Role, Laura Bernstein, 2005
  • Speak Like a CEO – Secrets for Commanding Attention and Getting Results, Suzanne Bates, 2005
  • The Coaching Organization – A Strategy for Developing Leaders, James Hunt and Joseph Weintraub, 2007
  • The First Time Manager, Loren B. Belker and Gary S. Topchik, 2005
  • The Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes and Barry Posner, 2002
  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey, 1989
  • What Every Supervisor Should Know, Lester R. Bittel and John W. Newstrom, 1990
  • Your Hidden Assets – The Key to Getting Executive Jobs, Orrin G. Wood, Jr., 1987
  • 30 Reasons Employees Hate their Managers – What your People May be Thinking and What you Can Do About It, Bruce Katcher and Adam Snyder, 2007
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