Tuesday, March 31, 2009

MBA 501 - Reading list

After reading over the syllabus in class tonight I was quite pleasantly surprised.

In true Walsh fashion, we were giving a hefty list of books for the course. However, this time Professor Warner took pity on us and did not require us to purchase the main 'classic' textbook (Gareth Jones & Jennifer George's, Contemporary Management) that he will lecture from. Instead he gave us a list of 7 other books that we will use as supplemental material throughout the class.

I purchased all of the books, getting most of them from Amazon to get better prices than the school bookstore, and I am looking forward to reading them.

The three required books:
Peter R. Scholtes, The Leader’s Handbook: A Guide to Inspiring Your People and Managing the Daily Workflow

Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Peter M. Senge, The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization

The recommended books:
David A. Garvin, Learning in Action: A Guide to Putting the Learning Organization to Work

Jeffrey Pfeffer & Robert Sutton, The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge Into Action

Peter M. Senge, et al., The Dance of Change: The Challenges to Sustaining Momentum in Learning Organizations

Peter M. Senge, et al., The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies & Tools for Building a Learning Organization

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