Addison-Wesley, Reading, Mass., $15
Smart Moves has the right moves for every task managers facewriting reports, resolving conflicts, budgeting time, hiring employees and much more. There are more than 100,000 copies of this managers book of lists in print. The 140 checklists have been used by managers at Amoco, Westinghouse, Xerox, Hallmark Cards and many other companies.
Creating You & Co.
Addison-Wesley, Reading, Mass., $22
The rules of the work place have changed forever. In this Information Agewhen innovations occur at light speedcorporations have become smaller in order to react instantly to the marketplace. Instead of full-time employees, contractors and free-lancers do the work. In this book, author William Bridges not only maps out the new business landscape, he plots the best course for success. In a marketplace where the job for life concept is obsolete, Creating You & Co. is the definitive guide to career planning.
The Diversity Advantage
Oakhill Press, Greensboro, NC, $19.95
Corporations have finally discovered the secret to optimal profitstaking advantage of their diverse work force. For years, managers neglected to recognize their employees various backgrounds. They created melting pot programs that ignored the differences which made employees individuals. Racial, cultural, religious and gender-based differences were seen as negative aspects of the corporate environment or as barriers to production. This book shows managers how to take full advantage of their employees differences and make diversity work in their favor.
Total Quality Management
John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York City, $34.95
In this book, the former chairman of the Baldrige Award panel of judges teams up once again with a leading quality consultant to bring you a Baldrige-based TQM model that covers every aspect of your business. Build from the best practices of 51 companies, including 23 Baldrige Award winners, whose star performances have made them benchmark corporations, this book brings you: Best practices and TQM applications from small businesses, huge corporations and everything in between; TQM practices from retail stores, service companies and manufacturers; hundreds of real-world examples; and proven ways to boost profits, inspire workers and delight customers.
Spurge Ink!, Encino, Calif., $14.95
Interested in building your net worth and becoming financially fit forever? This book is an easy-to-use resource that opens the door to your financial freedom and provides the hand-on information you need to take control of your own financial destiny. Topics include how to assess your personal financial needs; understanding debt; investing in the securities market; picking a money manager; household finance; spending, saving and retirement; investing and more.