Alan Murray has written a brilliant primer and an insightful reminder on what it takes to be a great manager. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO MANAGEMENT is a must-read for anyone in business.
Murray shares "lasting lessons from the best leadership minds of our time" by synthesizing, into bite-size chunks, business wisdom from Peter Drucker, Warren Bennis, Clayton Christenson, Jim Collins, and many others. (My "dog-ear score" for this book is off the charts.)
I absolutely love the quote about statistics he shares from Aaron Levenstein, former Baruch College business professor. Brilliant, just brilliant.