Does anyone have a recommendation for a book on workplace psychology?

I'm looking for something that covers topics such as diversity, conflict, rumors/gossip, etc. I've pulled up quite a few books that *look* good on Amazon but I was wondering if anyone has any specific recommendations.

Thanks for any help!

Mark's picture
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Too big a topic! Be more specific... what problem are you trying to solve?


nathanbeaudry's picture

The topics that interest me the most are positive morale, gossip/rumors, conflict resolution/management and diversity training/unerstanding.

I'm looking for books on those subjects in particular. But if anyone knows of anything that's more generalized I'd be interested in that as well.

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[b]How to manage people: The applied psychology of handling human problems in business, by William B. Given, Jr.[/b]

This is a book written in 1963 by former CEO of American Brakeshoe Company, but I find it still relevant and helpful.

It's a thorough book about supervising others (with a really marked focus on teaching [coaching]) and dealing with human problems in the workplace.

If you want a quick deliver, you can read each chapeter's summary: a one page how-to, hands-on guide to using the concepts presented in the chapter.

Given's "How to manage people" and Drucker's "Effective Executive" are my "keep'em open" books on management.

Nice reading,


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nathanbeaudry's picture

So sorry to respond to this a month later but I just spotted your comment now. Thanks a lot for the recommendation. I ordered a copy already.

For $4.07 it's well worth a shot. :)