The Book Corner - Review

The Book Corner

The Book Corner offers reviews by Graziadio School faculty on a variety of books on business topics.

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In this issue:

The Leaders We Need: And What Makes Us Follow

By Michael Maccoby
Harvard Business School Press, 2008

Reviewed by Jody Brightman, PhD, Adjunct Faculty in Marketing

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Maccoby explains that the best leaders will have a personality intelligence that recognizes, embraces, and resonates with the dominant social character of its followers. Read more…


One Foot Out the Door: How to Combat the Psychological Recession That’s Alienating Employees and Hurting American Business

By Judith M. Bardwick
AMACOM, 2007

Reviewed by Jeffrey Schieberl, JD, MBA, Practitioner Faculty of Business Law

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One Foot out the Door explores the breakdown of commitment and loyalty on the part of the employee to his employer. Read more…


Executive Coaching for Results: The Definitive Guide to Developing Organizational Leaders

By Brian Underhill, Kimcee McAnally, and John Koriath
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2007

Reviewed by John Oppenheim, Adjunct Professor, Management Information Systems

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Executive Coaching does a good job of explaining how to set up personal and organizational coaching within a company. Read more…


From Difficult to Disturbed: Understanding and Managing Dysfunctional Employees

By Laurence Miller, PhD
AMACOM, 2007

Reviewed by Leo A. Mallette, EdD, Supporting Faculty; Decision Sciences and Marketing

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Dr. Miller covers all types of mental disorders, using insightful vignettes to explain them and to provide advice to both the person with the disorder and the employer-essential information for managers and supervisors. Read more…