There are countless People Management courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
- HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing People (with featured article “Leadership That Gets Results,” by Daniel Goleman) (2011)
- The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever (2016)
- 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management: The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and 239 Entrepreneurs (2015)
- Organizational Behavior: Managing People and Organizations (MindTap Course List) (2019)
- Leading the Unleadable: How to Manage Mavericks, Cynics, Divas, and Other Difficult People (2016)
- The Truth About Managing People: Proven Insights to Get the Best from Your Team (4th Edition) (2014)
- Change Management: The People Side of Change (2012)
- Human Resource Management: People, Data, and Analytics (2019)
- Managing for People Who Hate Managing: Be a Success by Being Yourself (2012)
- The First-Time Manager (2012)
HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing People (with featured article “Leadership That Gets Results,” by Daniel Goleman) (2011)
If you read nothing else on managing people, read these 10 articles ( ).
In Michael Bungay Stanier's The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can work less hard and have more impact. Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples' potential.
15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management: The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and 239 Entrepreneurs (2015)
Double Your Productivity Without Feeling Overworked and Overwhelmed.What if a few new habits could dramatically increase your productivity, and even 5x or 10x it in key areas? What if you could get an an hour a day to read, exercise, or to spend with your family. , Kevin Kruse, presents the remarkable findings of his study of ultra-productive people.
Prepare to think and act like a successful manager with the powerful insights, proven concepts and reader-friendly approach found in Griffin/Phillips/Gully’s ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: MANAGING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS, 13E. This edition equips you with the skills and practical understanding to meet modern management challenges.
Leading the Unleadable: How to Manage Mavericks, Cynics, Divas, and Other Difficult People (2016)
Difficult employees are by far the worst part of a manager’s job. Control freaks. Narcissists. Slackers. Cynics. Their outbursts, irrational demands, gripes, and countless other disruptions need to be dealt with, and you are the unlucky one with that job description. But every manager has to deal with these people.
The Truth About Managing People: Proven Insights to Get the Best from Your Team (4th Edition) (2014)
Discover today's quick, practical, proven guide to overcoming “killer” management problems and succeeding brilliantly as a leader! Unlike other management books, is 100% practical and completely based on tested evidence, not mere anecdote or opinion. Top management author Stephen P. Robbins has distilled thousands of research studies, meta-analyses, and Big Data investigations into a set of 63 proven, tested solutions for today's make-or-break management challenges.
This book is a solid, research-based introduction to the discipline of change management, and a primer to catalyze change leadership and competency in managers and executives. Change Management is a practical look at what it means to manage the people side of change, and gives the reader insight into best practices in this area.
Human resources is rapidly evolving into a data-rich field but with big data comes big decisions.
Managing for People Who Hate Managing: Be a Success by Being Yourself (2012)
Professional success, more often than not, means becoming a manager. Yet nobody prepared you for having to deal with messy tidbits like emotions, conflicts, and personalities—all while achieving ever-greater goals and meeting ever-looming deadlines. Not exactly what you had in mind, is it? Don’t panic. Devora Zack has the tools to help you succeed and even thrive as a manager.
The First-Time Manager (2012)
What’s a rookie manager to do? Faced with new responsibilities, and in need of quick, dependable guidance, novice managers can’t afford to learn by trial and error. The First-Time Manager is the answer, dispensing the bottom-line wisdom they need to succeed. A true management classic, the book covers essential topics such as hiring and firing, leadership, motivation, managing time, dealing with superiors, and much more.
Best People Management Books You Must Read
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some people management books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Product Management for UX People
Author(s): Christian Crumlish
ID: 3215058, Publisher: Rosenfeld Media, Year: 2022, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf
The Impact of Patient-Centered Care: Promoting Chronic Conditions Management for Older People
Author(s): Hailun Liang
ID: 3364599, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2022, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf
People Analytics: Data to Decisions
Author(s): Rahul Ghatak
ID: 3378185, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2022, Size: 9 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really best-sellers according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.