Recommended Books on Management

My wife told me that when I do these posts on recommended books, I should mention that I read 50-100 books a year. So, I’m not recommending things off the cuff here. These are the best books I know of on the subjects.

When it comes to management, here are the top seven books I recommend:

1. First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently

2. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

3. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t

4. In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies

5. The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done

6. Principle Centered Leadership

7. The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable

  • Gareth

    Thanks for your list, Matt.

    Just wondering, have you read ‘How The Mighty Fall…’ by Collins? What do you think of it?

  • Matt

    I’ve only given it a quick overview so far, but I liked what I saw so far. I’d seen a few people say they hadn’t found it as as helpful as his other books, but I’m not sure how much there is to that. I’m expecting to learn a lot from it.

  • Justin Buzzard

    First Break All The Rules is a great book.