November 25, 2014

Cydcor Reviews ‘The Manager’s Bookshelf’

Here is Cydcor’s review of The Manager’s Bookshelf : A Mosaic of Contemporary Views by Jon L Pierce and John W Newstrom.

About The Manager’s Bookshelf: This book is aimed towards undergraduate and graduate university students who are majoring in Management or Business. However, it also provides a practical guide to current and aspiring industry professionals outside of a college setting.

The Manager’s Bookshelf is a collection of objective summaries from a broad sampling of bestselling books. Described in the title as “A Mosaic of Contemporary Views,” this book presents readers with a collage of information to improve knowledge of management practices from various sides of business industries. It introduces philosophies, views and experiences from several authors and is compelling read for today’s management community.

Why Cydcor recommends this book to future leaders: This book has had multiple editions, so it has had many revisions to keep it as contemporary as possible. For any aspiring leader, reading the thoughts and ideas of multiple managers and authors shows different styles of high-performing organizations, goals, motivation, empowerment and participation. There is a heavy focus on the value of team members as well as teamwork and managing diversity in the workplace.

These are all “must-knows” for any leader, and serve as great ways to introduce basic concepts in an interesting, multi-viewed angle.

Our favorite part: The fact that the book is compiled using the thoughts and opinions of multiple individuals makes this a great read, and the concept as a whole is our favorite part. It contains a rich array of pieces with a focus on ethics, global perspectives and organizational culture. Reading advice on multiple business aspects from a variety of people is very insightful and will help you determine which approach works best for you.