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Don’t Bring It to Work – Breaking the Family Patterns That Limit Success, by Sylvia Lafair, PhD I absolutely love it when an expert in a non-business field brings their knowledge to the business world. Whether it’s a former all-star athlete turned successful businessman (ala Julius Erving), or a rehabbed musician turned stock trader (ala(…)






The Ten Best Decision Making Books of All Time






The Ten Best Business Decision Making Books Ever Written Gaining insight into how the editors of AskTheManager.com chose the Ten Best Decision Making Books Ever can itself be a lesson in decision making. While the list of qualified books on this subject is quite long, we decided early on to exclude any and all that(…)






NY Times Hardcover Business Best Sellers – February 2009






New York Times – Hardcover Business Best Sellers – February 2009 Unlike January’s NY Times list, the February 2009 New York Times Hardcover Business Best Sellers list begins to reveal America’s concern over the economy. While the February list is still void of credible financial survival guides, there are two “the end is near” tomes(…)






NY Times Hardcover Business Best Sellers – January 2009






  New York Times – Hardcover Business Best Sellers – January 2009   A quick review of the January 2009 New York Times Hardcover Business Best Sellers list and you wouldn’t know we were in a recession. Where are all the financial survival guides? Where are all the “end is near” and Nostradamus tomes?  (…)






Coming Soon to a Theater Near You: Freakonomics, The Movie






Freakonomics: The Movie During my extended time off between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I sat down with accomplished entrepreneur and filmmaker Chad Troutwine to discuss the most ambitious documentary ever to pique the interest of the editors of AskTheManager.com. For those of you unfamiliar with Chad’s work, he is a founder (along with Markus Moberg) of(…)






NY Times Business Hardcover Best Sellers – November 2008






  New York Times – Hardcover Business Best Sellers – November 2008   An historical election behind us and a bleak short-term future ahead, we find ourselves at a very interesting time. When will the market hit bottom? How high will unemployment ultimately reach? Will Chrysler and GM survive to see 2010? Can Barack Obama(…)






NY Times Business Best Sellers – Hardcover October 2008






  New York Times – Hardcover Business Best Sellers – October 2008   With the economic meltdown seemingly getting worse by the day, we’re not sure how many of our readers can scrape together enough cash to purchase a Business Best Seller. For those of you with an extra $10 to $30 in your wallet,(…)






The Six Worst Business Email Etiquette Mistakes Ever






Proper Business Email Etiquette – Part 2 If you’re in business, it’s time you learned how to properly send an email. Just because you can open Outlook and click “send” doesn’t mean you’re qualified to use email as a business tool. This is the second part of a two part series covering the Twelve Worst(…)






The Twelve Worst Business Email Etiquette Mistakes Ever






(Editors’ Note: This is a follow-up article to a post by TheManager on August 7, 2008 that detailed the most common mistakes in emails. To read that post, follow this link.) Proper Business Email Etiquette If you’re in business, it’s time you knew how to send an email. Just because you can open Outlook and(…)






NY Times Business Best Sellers – Hardcover July 2008






  Here are the Top 5 on the NY Times Business Hardcover list for July 2008. To see the complete list (and to see a great choice that’s been at #15 for two months in a row) follow this link.   At number 15 again this month is the great read from Marshall Goldsmith called What(…)






The Top Ten Leadership Books of All Time






Originally published on June 23, 2008, The Best Leadership Books of All Time received so much feedback from readers who asked that we expound on our comments of these best sellers, that the editors of AskTheManager.com felt compelled to reissue our top ten list of The Best Leadership Books of All Time. We’re hopeful you(…)






The Single Most Important Trait in a Good Manager






When we look deeply at Management Training and the plethora of business training resources, business books and self-help seminars meant to assist us in the quest for the Holy Grail of Leadership, it’s interesting that so few of these really speak to the root of the issue with bad managers. Whenever I’ve encountered a truly(…)






AskTheManager’s Top 10 Leadership Books






Although everyone has their favorites, the editors at AskTheManager.com chose the following tomes as The Best Leadership Books of All Time:     The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People; by Stephen R. Covey – It’s hard not to put Dale Carnegie at Number 1, but Covey’s 7 Habits is simply the best leadership development(…)






NY Times Business Best Sellers – Hardcover June 2008






  Here are the Top 5 on the list for June 2008. To see the complete list (and to see a great choice at #15) follow this link.   At number 15 this month is a great read from Marshall Goldsmith called What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – How Successful People Become Even(…)






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