Thinkers 50 Management
Cutting-edge thinking to engage and motivate your employees for success
This is a “Thinkers 50” book which means that the authors have distilled the critical fundamentals from the top business thinkers and aligned them under headings, such as managing processes, measuring performance, managing change, and so on. The disadvantage of this book is that there is nothing net-new. If you have read the other authors, then this book is merely bottom-lining what you have already discovered through their original writings. However, if you are not so familiar with the top thinkers in detail, then this book gives you an initial insight into their work along important themes. Now you will be getting the information through someone else’s filter, and what they deem critical is not necessarily what would resonate with you, but it’s a start to learning more about these gurus and their bodies of work. The book is concise and factual. If you want the full story, you’ll need to pick up one of the original resources instead.
Lisa Sansom, an accomplished trainer and certified coach, offers professional services, from a basis of applied positive psychology, in leadership, interpersonal communications, change management, team dynamics and other areas of organizational effectiveness. www.lvsconsulting.com.
Originally published in volume 17 issue 2 of Your Workplace magazine.