Employee Development Resources at the DNR Library

Last updated: 11/9/10

This is a list of employee development materials available for loan from the DNR Library. All DNR employees can check out materials from the library.  Field staff should email the library to have materials sent to them. To search all of the library's resources, please go to the library catalog.  Don't see what you need?  Email the library to request an interlibrary loan. (DNR employees only).

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Career Planning

Who's running your career?. Caela Farren. Austin, Tex. : Bard Press, c1997.

Communication

Environmental communication : skills and principles for natural resource managers, scientists, and engineers - by Jurin, Richard R. - (c2000).

Leadership : communication skills for organizations and groups / J. Kevin Barge.  --  New York : St. Martin's Press, 1994

Perception & identity in intercultural communication = Perception and identity in intercultural communication / Marshall R. Singer.  --  Yarmouth, ME : Intercultural Press, c1998

The springboard : how storytelling ignites action in knowledge-era organizations. Stephen Denning. Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, c2001.

Transforming communication, transforming business : building responsive and responsible workplaces. Stanley Deetz. Cresskill, N.J. : Hampton Press, c1995.

The yes factor : get what you want, say what you mean, the power of persuasive communication / Tonya Reiman.  --  New York : Hudson Street Press, c2010

Conflict Resolution

Conflict resolution. presented by Marianne Melley. Mission, KS : SkillPath Publications, c1998.

Healing into action : a leadership guide for creating diverse communities. Cherie R. Brown & George J. Mazza. Washington, D.C. : National Coalition Building Institute, c1997.

Resolving environmental conflict : towards sustainable community development. Chris Maser. Delray Beach, FL : St. Lucie Press, c1996.

Customer Service

The conservation professional's guide to working with people. Scott A. Bonar ; foreword by Duane L. Shroufe. Washington, D.C. : Island Press, c2007.

Raving fans : a revolutionary approach to customer service. Kenneth Blanchard, Sheldon M. Bowles ; foreword by Harvey Mackay. 1st ed. New York : Morrow, c1993.

Facilitation

How to lead work teams : facilitation skills / Fran Rees.  --  San Francisco : Pfeiffer & Co., c1991

The skilled facilitator : practical wisdom for developing effective groups. Roger M. Schwarz. 1st ed. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, c1994.

Fundraising

Securing your organization's future : a complete guide to fundraising strategies. Michael Seltzer. Rev. and expanded ed. New York : Foundation Center, 2001.

Grant-Writing

Guidelines for preparing proposals : a manual on how to organize winning proposals for grants, venture capital, R & D projects, other proposals. by Roy Meador. Chelsea, Mich. : Lewis Publishers, c1985.

How to write reports and proposals : a self-paced training program. Diane Lutovich and Janis Fisher Chan. San Anselmo, CA : Advanced Communication Designs ; 1998.

Hiring

Hire the best -- and avoid the rest. Michael W. Mercer. New York : AMACOM, c1993.

The manager's book of questions : 751 great interview questions for hiring the best person. John Kador. New York : McGraw Hill, c1997.

Leadership

The 9 natural laws of leadership = Nine natural laws of leadership / Warren Blank.  --  New York : AMACOM, c1995

Building leaders : how successful companies develop the next generation. Jay A. Conger, Beth Benjamin. 1st ed. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c1999.

Healing into action : a leadership guide for creating diverse communities. Cherie R. Brown & George J. Mazza. Washington, D.C. : National Coalition Building Institute, c1997.

Leaders : strategies for taking charge. Warren Bennis & Burt Nanus. 2nd ed. New York : HarperBusiness, 1997.

Leadership : communication skills for organizations and groups / J. Kevin Barge.  --  New York : St. Martin's Press, 1994

Leading change : overcoming the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom. James O'Toole. 1st ed. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, c1995.

Leading change : the argument for values-based leadership - by O'Toole, James. - (c1996)

Leading change toward sustainability : a change-management guide for business, government and civil society. Bob Doppelt. Sheffield, UK : Greenleaf, 2003.

Organizational culture and leadership. Edgar H. Schein. 1st ed. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1985.

The practice of adaptive leadership : tools and tactics for changing your organization and the world / Ronald Heifetz, Alexander Grashow, Marty Linsky.  --  Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Press, c2009

Transforming leadership. John D. Adams, general editor. 2nd ed. Alexandria, Va. : Miles River Press, 1998.

Understanding leadership competencies : creating tomorrow's leaders today. Patricia Guggenheimer, Mary Diana Szulc. Menlo Park, Calif. : Crisp Publications ; c1998.

Why leaders can't lead : the unconscious conspiracy continues. Warren Bennis. 1st ed. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1989.

Management

The 2,000 percent solution : free your organization from "stalled" thinking to achieve exponential success. Donald Mitchell, Carol Coles, Robert Metz. New York : AMACOM, 1999.

The Deming management method. by Mary Walton ; foreword by W. Edwards Deming. New York, NY : Perigee, c1986.

Driving fear out of the workplace : how to overcome the invisible barriers to quality, productivity, and innovation. Kathleen D. Ryan, Daniel K. Oestreich. 1st ed. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1991.

The empowered manager : positive political skills at work. Peter Block. 1st ed. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 1987.

The fifth discipline : the art and practice of the learning organization. Peter M. Senge. A Currency paperback. New York : Doubleday/Currency, 1994.

The Fifth discipline fieldbook : strategies and tools for building a learning organization. Peter M. Senge ... [et al.]. New York : Currency, Doubleday, c1994.

Gemba kaizen : a commonsense low-cost approach to management. Masaaki Imai. New York :  McGraw-Hill, c1997.

Managing with power : politics and influence in organizations / Jeffrey Pfeffer.  --  Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business School Press, c1992

A peacock in the land of penguins : a tale of diversity and discovery - by Hateley, B. J. Gallagher (Barbara J. Gallagher), 1949- - (c1997)

The one minute manager. Kenneth Blanchard, Spencer Johnson. Berkley trade paperback ed. New York, N.Y. : Berkley Books, 1983.

Putting the one minute manager to work. Kenneth Blanchard, Robert Lorber. New York : Berkley Books, 1985.

Quality management for government : a guide to federal, state, and local implementation. V. Daniel Hunt. Milwaukee, Wis. : ASQC Quality Press, c1993.

Supervision for success in government : a practical guide for first line managers / Dalton S. Lee, N. Joseph Cayer.  --  1st ed.  --  San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c1994

Transforming work. John D. Adams, general editor. 2nd ed. Alexandria, Va. : Miles River Press, 1998.

Meetings

Fat free meetings / Burt Albert.  --  Princeton, N.J. : Peterson's, c1996

Motivating Employees

1001 ways to reward employees. by Bob Nelson. New York : Workman Pub., c1994.

Don't fire them, fire them up : a maverick's guide to motivating yourself and your team. Frank Pacetta with Roger Gittines. New York : Simon & Schuster, c1994.

How to improve performance through appraisal and coaching. Donald L. Kirkpatrick ; foreword by James L. Hayes. New York, N.Y. : AMACOM, c1982.

Masterful coaching : extraordinary results by impacting people and the way they think and work together / Robert Hargrove.  --  Johannesburg ; San Diego : Pfeiffer & Co., c1995

Negotiation

Getting to yes : negotiating agreement without giving in - by Fisher, Roger, 1922- - ( 1991).

How to become a better negotiator. James G. Patterson. New York : American Management Assoc., c1996.

Negotiation as a social process / Roderick M. Kramer, David M. Messick, editors.  --  Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, c1995

Negotiation in social conflict / Dean G. Pruitt, Peter J. Carnevale.  --  Pacific Grove, Calif. : Brooks/Cole Pub. Co., 1993

Winning by negotiation. Tessa Albert Warschaw. 2nd paperback ed. [S.1.] : T.W.G. Publishing, 1991.

Performance Reviews

Benchmarking : a tool for continuous improvement. C.J. McNair and Kathleen H.J. Leibfried. New York, N.Y. : Wiley, c1992.

Evaluation with power : a new approach to organizational effectiveness, empowerment, and excellence. Sandra Trice Gray and associates ; foreword by Michael Quinn Patton. 1st ed. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c1998.

How to do a superior performance appraisal. William S. Swan with Phillip Margulies. New York : Wiley, c1991.

How to improve performance through appraisal and coaching. Donald L. Kirkpatrick ; foreword by James L. Hayes. New York, N.Y. : AMACOM, c1982.

Personal Development

Finding your purpose : a guide to personal fufillment - by Braham, Barbara J. - (c1991).

Introduction to type : a guide to understanding your results on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Isabel Briggs Myers. 5th ed.. revised by Linda K. Kirby & Katharine D. Myers. Palo Alto, Calif. : Consulting Psychologists Press, c1993.

Live the life you love : in ten easy step-by-step lessons / by Barbara Sher.  --  New York, N.Y. : Delacorte Press, c1996.

One minute for myself : how to manage your most valuable asset. Spencer Johnson. New York : Avon, 1987.

The purpose-driven life : what on earth am I here for? / Rick Warren.  --  Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, c2002.

The seven habits of highly effective people : restoring the character ethic. Stephen R. Covey. New York : Simon and Schuster, c1989.

Who moved my cheese? : an amazing way to deal with change in your work and in your life. Spencer Johnson. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c1998.

Presentation Skills

High-impact presentation and training skills : proven techniques for captivating, motivating, and inspiring. by Micki Holliday. Shawnee Mission, KS : National Press Publications, c2000.

Making successful presentations : a self-teaching guide. Terry C. Smith. 2nd ed. New York : Wiley, c1991.

Presentation skills for managers. Jennifer Rotondo, Mike Rotondo. New York, NY : McGraw-Hill, c2002.

Working woman's communications survival guide : how to present your ideas with impact, clarity, and power and get the recognition you deserve. Ruth Herrman Siress, with Carolyn Riddle and Deborah Shouse. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, c1994.

Project Management

Measures of success : designing, managing, and monitoring conservation and development projects. Richard Margoluis and Nick Salafsky ; illustrations by Anna Balla. Washington, D.C. : Island Press, c1998.

Time Management

The one minute manager meets the monkey. Kenneth Blanchard, William Oncken, Jr., and Hal Burrows. 1st ed. New York : Morrow, c1989.

The organized executive : a program for productivity : new ways to manage time, paper, people, and the electronic office. Stephanie Winston. Rev. and updated for the nineties. New York : Warner Books, c1994.

Volunteer Management

The (Help!) I don't-have-enough-time guide to volunteer management. Katherine Noyes Campbell and Susan J. Ellis. Philadelphia, PA : Energize, c1995.

The volunteer recruitment (and membership development) book. Susan J. Ellis. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA : Energize, Inc., 2002.

Volunteers : how to get them, how to keep them. Helen Little. Naperville, Ill. : Panacea Press, c1999.

Writing Skills

Banishing bureaucratese : using plain language in government writing. Judith Gillespie Myers. Vienna, Va. : Management Concepts, c2001.

The bare-bones guide to better business writing : a quick and easy-to-use reference to clear, effective communication. by Sally Williams. Greenport, NY : Pilot Books, c1997.

The basics of business writing. Marty Stuckey. New York, NY : American Management Association, c1992.

Creating environmental publications : a guide to writing and designing for interpreters and environmental educators. by Jeffrey Zehr, Michael Gross, and Ron Zimmerman ; James Heintzman, consulting editor. Stevens Point, WI : UW-SP Foundation Press, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, 1990.

Effective business writing : a guide for those who write on the job. Maryann V. Piotrowski. 2nd ed., rev. and updated. New York : HarperPerennial, c1996.

Handbook of technical writing. Charles T. Brusaw, Gerald J. Alred, Walter E. Oliu. New York : St. Martin's Press, c1976.

How to write reports and proposals : a self-paced training program. Diane Lutovich and Janis Fisher Chan. San Anselmo, CA : Advanced Communication Designs ; 1998.

Style : ten lessons in clarity & grace. Joseph M. Williams. Glenview, Ill. : Scott, Foresman, c1981.

The well-tempered sentence : a punctuation handbook for the innocent, the eager, and the doomed. Karen Elizabeth Gordon. New Haven : Ticknor & Fields, 1983. 

 

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