Skills References

Below is a list of books on topics covered in this chapter. I would recommend that any large company should have a library with both technical and non-technical books that can be borrowed by team members. The following books should be part of any library for a Visual Basic team.

The Art of Communicating by Bert Decker. Crisp Publications, Inc., ISBN 156052409X

You've Got to Be Believed to Be Heard by Bert Decker, James Denney. St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0312099495

People Smarts: Bending the Golden Rule to Give Others What They Want by Tony Alessandra, Michael J. O'Connor. Pfeiffer & Co, ISBN 0883904217

Communicating at Work by Tony Alessandra, Phillip Hunsaker. Fireside, ISBN 0671788558

The Human Touch : Today's Most Unusual Program for Productivity and Profit by William W. Arnold, Jeanne M. Plas. John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 0471572918

Listen to Win: A Manager's Guide to Effective Listening by Curt Bechler, Richard L. Weaver. Master Media, ISBN 1571010025

Basics of Business Writing (Worksmart Series) by Marty Stuckey. AMACOM, ISBN 0814477925 Getting It Done: How to Lead When You're Not in Charge. Harperbusiness, ISBN 0887308422

Discovering Common Ground: How Future Search Conferences Bring People Together to Achieve by

Marvin R. Weisbord. Berrett-Koehler Pub, ISBN 1881052087

Breakthrough Innovation, Empowerment, Shared Vision, and Leadership When the Heat's on by

Danny Cox, John Hoover. McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0070132674

Leading Self-Directed Work Teams: A Guide to Developing New Team Leadership Skills by Kimball Fisher.

Empowered Teams: Creating Self-Directed Work Groups That Improve Quality, Productivity, and Participation by Richard S. Wellins, William C. Byham. Jossey-Bass Publishers, ISBN 1555425542

Leading the Transition: Management's Role in Creating a Team-Based Culture by Wilbur L. Pike III. AACC Press, ISBN 0527762474

Why Teams Don't Work: What Went Wrong and How to Make It Right by Harvey Robbins, Michael Finley. HighBridge Company, ISBN 1565111923

Why Change Doesn't Work: Why Initiatives Go Wrong and How to Try Again-And Succeed by

Harvey Robbins, Michael Finley. Petersons Guides, ISBN 1560799447

Reaching the Peak Performance Zone: How to Motivate Yourself and Others to Excel by Gerald Kushel. AMACOM, ISBN 0814402224

Patterns of High Performance: Discovering the Ways People Work Best by Jerry L. Fletcher. Berrett-Koehler (Short Disc), ISBN 1881052338

Principle-Centered Leadership by Stephen R. Covey. Fireside, ISBN 0671792806

The 2,000 Percent Solution: Free Your Organization from 'Stalled' Thinking to Achieve Exponential Success by Donald Mitchell, Carol Coles, Robert Metz.

Bringing Out the Best in People: How to Apply the Astonishing Power of Positive Reinforcement by

Aubrey C. Daniels

If It Ain't Broke, Break It : And Other Unconventional Wisdom for a Changing Business World by

Robert J. Kriegel, Louis Patler. Warner Books, ISBN 0446393592

Vision: How Leaders Develop It, Share It, and Sustain It by Joseph V. Quigely. McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0070510849

Building a Shared Vision: A Leader's Guide to Aligning the Organization by C. Patrick Lewis. Productivity Press, ISBN 156327163X

The Confident Decision Maker: How to Make the Right Business and Personal Decisions Every Time. Quill, ISBN 0688142281

Competing for the Future by Gary Hamel, C. K. Prahalad. Harvard Business School Press, ISBN 0875847161

The Profit Zone: How Strategic Business Design Will Lead You to Tomorrow's Profits by Adrian J. Slywotzky, David J. Morrison. Times Books, ISBN 0812929004

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence by

Betty Edwards. J P Tarcher, ISBN 0874775132

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