I have been a fan of Manager Tools since they released their first podcast years ago. The diligent work produced by Mark and Mike have been my go-to source when it comes managing the people and my career.
I like the book “The Effective Manager” because it does an excellent job of distilling and presenting the key recommendations for performing the managerial work. I also think it is fair to say that mediocre and bad managers disproportionally outnumber the good ones.
If you aspire to be a professional manager and want to be outstanding at your work, this book has all the recommendations you need to put yourself miles ahead of your peers.