Managing People


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Citations within the TCBOK

Dicks, R. Stanley. Management Principles and Practices for Technical Communicators. New York, NY: Pearson, Longman, 2003.

Other books to consider


Fisher, Kimball and Maureen Duncan Fisher. The Distance Manager. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2001.


Drucker, Peter F. The Practice of Management, reissued ed. New York, NY: Harper Collins, 1993.

Malone, Alex J. Managing Your Greatest Assets – An Essential Guide to ‘Real-Life’ People Management. Victoria, BC: Trafford Publishing, 2006.

Maslow, Abraham H. Maslow on Management, revised edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 1998.

Russell, David. Success with People: A Complete System for Effectively Managing People in Any Organization. Barnabas Smyth Publishing, 2005.


Stewart, Charles J. and William B. Cash. Interviewing, 12th ed. McGraw-Hill, 2008.

Yate, Martin and Martin John Yate. Hiring the Best: Manager’s Guide to Effective Interviewing and Recruiting, 5th ed. Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2005.

Job Descriptions

Mader-Clark, Margie. The Job Description Handbook, 2nd ed. Berkely, CA: NOLO, 2008.


Campbell, Kim Sydow. Thinking and Interacting Like a Leader. Chicago, IL: Parlay Press, 2006.

DeLucca, Joel R. Political Savvy: Approaches to Leadership Behind-the-Scenes. Berwyn, PA: EBG Publications, 1999.

Kotter, John P. Leading Change. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 1996.

Lewis, C. Patrick. Building a Shared Vision: A Leader’s Guide to Aligning the Organization. Portland, OR: Productivity Press, 1998.

Morrell, Margot and Stephanie Capparell. Shackleton’s Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer. New York, NY: Viking Press, 2001.

Perkins, Dennis N.T. Leading at the Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition. New York, NY: American Management Association, 2000.

Silverstein, Barry. Best Practices: Managing People: Secrets to Leading for New Managers. Collins Business, 2007.


Bruce, Anne. Perfect Phrases for Documenting Employee Performance Problems. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2005.

Drucker, Peter F. People and Performance, new ed. Burlington, MA: – Butterworth-Heinemann, 1995.

Grote, Dick. The Complete Guide to Performance Appraisal. New York, NY: AMACOM, 1996.

Hanna, David P. Designing Organizations for High Performance. New York, NY: Prentice Hall, 1988.

Harvard Business School Press. Managing Performance to Maximize Results. Harvard Business School Press, 2007.

Parmenter, David. Key Performance Indicators: Developing, Implementing, and Using Winning KPIs. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2007.

Rollo, James and Bob King. Performance Management: A Pocket Guide for Employee Development. Goal/QPC, 2001.

Rummler, Geary A. and Alan P. Brache. Improving Performance: How to Manage the White Space on the Organization Chart, 2nd ed. Jossey-Bass, 1995.

Thompkins, Neville C. Managing Employee Performance Problems. Viva Books, 2006.

Starting a Documentation Group

Hartman, Peter J. Starting a Documentation Group: A Hands-On Guide. Peabody, MA: Clear Point Consultants Press, 1999.

Strategic Planning

Bradford, Robert W. and Brian Tarcy. Simplified Strategic Planning: The No-Nonsense Guide for Busy People Who Want Results Fast. Chandler House Press, 2000.

Olsen, Erica. Strategic Planning for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing, 2006.

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