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Management Skills

This guide from the State Library of Florida highlights our resources on management, leadership and mentoring skills. Our collection includes books, journal articles and more. 

State employees with a State Library card can access e-books, online journals and other resources for free. 

We can also deliver books and articles directly to your office.  

Links within the bibliographies take you to information in our catalog or to more information on external sites. 


  • Firmin, Lisa. “Deploying Leadership: Steady Skills to Serve in Any Environment.” Phi Kappa Phi Forum 96.1 (2016): 18–21. 
  • Fitch, Charles S. “Avoid These 9 Executive Mistakes: Buc Fitch on How to Treat Your Staff Right.” Radio World 2013: 20, 22. 
  • Jaquez, Frank. “The Global Leadership Trifecta: Three Fundamental Skills Global Leaders Should Have.” TD Magazine 2016: 44–48. 
  • Jones, Angela M., and Sheri L. York. “The Fragile Balance of Power and Leadership.” The Journal of Values-Based Leadership 9.2 (2016): 127–142. 
  • Jumabhoy, Anwar. “Dynamic Stability: Critical for Mid-Level Managers.” Canadian Manager 41.1 (2016): 7–10. 
  • Meinhard, Charlyne. “When Bad Managers Ruin Good Employees, Good Management Creates Good Employees.” Supervision 73.10 (2012): 8–9.
  • Outlaw, Denise. “Motivate Workers With Training Opportunities.” Nonprofit World 33.3 (2015): 14–15. 
  • Sinar, Evan. “The New Leader Profile: An Analysis of More Than 15,000 Leader Assessments Illuminates and Debunks Assumptions About Leaders.” Training May/Jun. 2016: 46–50. 
  • Tromm, Olivia, and Colleen Kirton. “Mentorship Through the Eyes of a Millennial.” Financial Planning 46.11 (2016): A10. 
  • Walker, Donna. “I Can’t Hear You...But I’m Still Listening.” Library Journal 1 Oct. 2016: 20. 




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