Books titles from the business library of Michael VanDervort
I read a lot. I consume information on a lot of different topics. I am a packrat when it comes to books. Therefore, I have a lot of books sitting around, collecting dust until I need them for some research, or to share with someone.
Today’s post is the launch of an occassional feature – 10 titles from Michael VanDervort’s business library.
The premise is simple. I’m going to take you on a tour of my dusty library shelves, ten books at a time. There will be no topical listings, no lists by author name, no Dewey Decimal system. We’re just going to wander randomly down the shelves until I run out of books. Maybe you will see something useful here that you haven’t seen before. If so, be sure to let me know!
10 titles from Michael VanDervort’s business library for 9/21/2012
- The Little, Brown Compact Handbook by Jane Aaron – answers questions about writing, technology, style, grammar, punctuation, research, and documentation.
- The truth about getting the best from people by Martha Finney - covers employee engagement and building self-motivated, innovative passionate teams. I’ve blurbed for MArtha.
- The CIGNA Healthcare Little Teal Book of Health, Fitness & Well-Being by Gary Savage, Terry Jarvis, and Sara J. Henry – title is self-explanatory.
- Leadership and Self Deception: Getting out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute – How self deception can kill performance.
- Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership fable by Patrick Lencioni - deals with destroying the barriers that turn colleagues into competitors.
- Seven secrets of managers who avoid employee lawsuits by Stephen D Bruce PH.D. – tips on avoiding employee lawsuits.
- The Automatic Millionaire: A powerful one-step plan to live and finish rich by David Bach – common sense advice on financial savings, investment and retirement.
- HRCI Certification Guide, Eighth Edition by Raymond B. Weinberg, SPHR – out of date study guide for SPHR prep.
- Reversing the Ostrich approach to diversity: pulling your head out of the sand by A.S. Tolbert – I bought this a long time before I ever met Joe Gerstandt. I like Joe’s approach better.
- Recognizing Richard Rabbit: A fable about being true to yourself by Peter Weddle. I got this book when I first met Peter Weddle. This was the same event where I first met Laurie Ruettimann.
Here are a couple of general observations about this list. I have met and even worked with a couple of these authors directly as a result of writing this blog. I also seem to like book titles that have the word “fable” in the title.