First Break All the Rules

Author: Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1 edition (May 5, 1999)
If you're a manager, if you work in human resources, or if your company hires managers and you are seeking criteria to hire great managers, you'll want to give "First, Break All The Rules: What The World's Greatest Managers Do Differently" by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman a read.

The Power of a Positive No

Author: William Ury
Publisher: Bantam (February 27, 2007)
William Ury is the co-author of the well-known book Getting to YES. In this book he explains how he has come to realize that getting to yes is only half of the picture. Ury even says that "whether and how we say No determines the very quality of our lives." The reason is that word No is indispensible whenever you have to stand up for what really matters to you.

Go Put Your Strengths to Work

Author: Marcus Buckingham
Publisher: Free Press; 1 edition (March 6, 2007)
Beginning with the million-copy bestsellers First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths, Marcus Buckingham jump-started the strengths movement that is now sweeping the work world, from business to government to education. Now that the movement is in full swing, Buckingham's new book answers the ultimate question: How can you actually apply your strengths for maximum success at work?

Eat that Frog

Author: Brian Tracy
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers (April 9, 2001)
This accessible book contains a series of practical, proven, effective techniques that every person can use to focus on their most important tasks, stop procrastinating and get more things done faster than ever before. Eat That Frog! will help you to plan and organize your day, set priorities, overcome procrastination and get more things done in less time. Using these techniques will make you extremely efficient, effective and productive.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Author: Stephen Covey
Publisher: Free Press; 1st edition (September 15, 1990)
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change was a groundbreaker when it was first published in 1990, and it continues to be a business bestseller with more than 10 million copies sold. Stephen Covey, an internationally respected leadership authority, realizes that true success encompasses a balance of personal and professional effectiveness, so this book is a manual for performing better in both arenas. His anecdotes are as frequently from family situations as from business challenges.