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Resources to Help Supervisors Manage and Motivate Employees and Teams

The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow
John C. Maxwell
Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN
Becoming a leader of character from the inside out.

1001 Ways to Energize Employees
Bob Nelson
Workman Publishing, New York
Practical ways to energize your employees, teams, and organization.

1001 Ways to Reward Employees
Bob Nelson
Workman Publishing, New York
Practical ways to recognize and motivate employees and teams.

Big Questions, Worthy Dreams
Sharon Parks
In this book, Ms. Parks urges thoughtful adults to assume responsibility for providing strategic mentoring for young adults. She talks about the value of mentoring and the importance of mentoring environments.

Bringing out the Best in People: How to Apply the Astonishing Power of Positive Reinforcement
Aubrey C. Daniels
Dr. Daniels helps you attain a clear understanding of human behavior so you can bring out the best in your employees and achieve results that are measurably superior.

Coaching for Performance: A Practical Guide to Growing Your Own Skills
John Whitmore
This book will help you learn the skills, and the art, of good coaching, and realize its enormous value in unlocking people's potential to maximize their own performance.

Developing Leadership Through Student Employment
edited by Anne Devaney
Association of College Unions International
[email protected]
A of collection articles, including:

  • "The Effects of Student Employment on GPA and Retention"
  • "Developing Leaders through Student Employment"
  • "Key Elements of Successful Student Employee Programs"

Generations at Work: Managing the Clash of Veterans, Boomers, Xers, and Nexters in Your Workplace
Ron Zemke, Claire Raines, Bob Filipczak
In our age, diverse workplace of conflicting work ethics, dissimilar values, and idiosyncratic styles, this groundbreaking book supplies fresh, insightful strategies for understanding - and overcoming - generational differences. 

Millennials Go to College
Neil Howe and William Strauss

Everyone seems to acknowledge that parents play an important role in the college selection process, but not too many institutions have really developed an in-depth strategy for cultivating them. And some are reluctant to do it for fear of offending the children of the parents.  This book notes that today’s college bound students are closer to their parents than most from the last decade. And to the extent that’s true, people recruiting teenagers might want to think about expanding parent contact programs.

Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation
Neil Howe and William Strauss
Over the next decade, the Millennial Generation will entirely recast the image of youth from downbeat and alienated to upbeat and engaged - with potentially seismic consequences to America.  In this book the authors reveal who the Millennial Generation is and where it is going.

Zapp! The Lightning of Empowerment
How to Improve Quality, Productivity, and Employee Satisfaction
William C. Byham, Ph.D. with Jeff Cox
The Ballantine Publishing Group; Fawcett Columbine, New York
This book uses a fictional account of the Normal Company to deal with basic principles of empowering employees and helping them to take ownership in their jobs.