These 10 Books Will Come In Handy If You’re New To Being A Manager

Princey Wilkins
September 19, 2018

Taking up the role of a manager can be both exciting and daunting. Hence, to help you with the daunting part, here are 10 books that will not only assist you with the difficulties of being a manager but will also make you a better person.

How To Win Friends And Influence People – Dale Carnegie

If you’re open to a whole new perspective towards things and people, then this book will do wonders for you. Originally published in 1936, this book by Dale Carnegie doesn’t just make you a better boss or manager but also makes you a better follower and a good human.

How To Win Friends and Influence People remains to be an all-time best seller with the crème de la crème of multinationals swearing by it.



Good To Great – Jim Collins

In this book, Jim Collins provides us with a cohesive study on management and how some companies work differently. Thich helps companies transition from a good company into a great one.



Creativity, Inc – Ed Catmull

Building a creative culture at the workplace and leading the team to greater heights is what Ed Catmull offers us within Creativity, Inc. Ed Catmull who is also the co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios guides us on how managers can bring their small little, but creative and effective change in the system. This concept changes the face of the organization for the good.



Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change – Kerry Patterson

Not all of us are born leaders or influencers, however, this isn’t one of the things that can’t be learnt or inculcated. This where this book comes into the picture. If you find it difficult to make a point and to influence, this book will come in handy for you not only for your professional life but also in your personal life.



Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together And Others Don’t – Simon Sinek

Author Simon Sinek in this book of his presents us with real-life incidents and examples of how great leaders protect their team and defend them even under the harshest situations.

Simon Sinek, during his research phase, noticed that there were two distinct types of teams in an organization. One team protected each other from anything external or internal, and the other was fragmented to a point that it did not even look like a team. He also explains to us why this happens and how leaders play the lead role in determining which category does their team fall into.



Swim With The Shark Without Being Eaten Alive – Harvey B. Mackay

Outsell, Outmanage, Outmotivate and Outnegotiate is what businessman and author Harvey Mackay teaches us in his book. Harvey Mackay, who himself is a business tycoon talks about his years in the industry and what he has learnt in all these years.



Getting Things Done: The Art Of Stress-Free Productivity – David Allen

Stress is a part of our everyday life and we have kind of accepted that part. Somewhere down the line, we have also accepted the part that our stress is going to affect our productivity. However, author David Allen aims to change how we work and enable us to lead a productive as well as a stress-free life.


This book comes extremely handy for new managers as they get to learn the tips and tricks from an insider himself.



Blue Ocean Strategy – W Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne

Blue ocean strategy will change your perspective towards every strategic approach that you thought would lead to success. The book tells us how companies should stop being brutal and cutting each other’s throat to avoid creating a bloody red ocean.


Writer W Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne tell us how to create healthy competition without harming the space that we’re working in.



The Innovator’s Dilemma – Clayton M. Christensen

This book explains how innovation plays a key role in the success of a company. Also how even the biggest organizations lose their market leadership solely because of the fact that they failed to innovate.



7 Habits Of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons In Personal Change – Stephen R. Covey

All of us are educated almost the same way and are taught the same basics. Yet some of us go on to become highly effective whereas some of us don’t.


The reason some of us don’t is that we lack the habits, values, and principles of the ones that do and this book sheds light on those habits, values, and principles.




Do share your reviews and thoughts about these books to us in the comments& section. And if you know of any individuals that you think would need one of these books, do gift it to them as books make for the best gifts. Ciao!