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Free Management Library

Here is one of the world's most complete, well-organized libraries of 1,000's of highly practical resources for personal, professional, business and organizational development. The broad categories below include sections, each of which has numerous topics. Also, each topic includes links to descriptions and various online articles related to that topic.

You might pick which topics are most interesting to you, or those needed to solve a problem or achieve a goal. You might also use some of the evaluation tools listed to the right in some of the sections to identify what you need to work on. You can always use the search box or scan down the topics in the sections. To learn more about the Library, see How to Use the Library.

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Improve Your Core Skills



Building Blocks

Writing Process

Types and Styles

Types of Correspondence



How to Manage Yourself

Decision Making / Problem Solving

Planning and Organizing

Managing Yourself

Personal Wellness

Career Development

How to Work With Others (Soft Skills)

Communicating to Others

Understanding Others

Getting Along With Others

Persuading Others

Helping Others

How to Work With Groups (Team Skills)

Types of Groups

Developing Teams

Managing Teams

Facilitating Meetings

Group Evaluating and Learning


How to Govern in Organizations

Duties and Responsibilities

Corporate Documents

Accountability, Auditing and Disclosure

Liabilities and Risk

Laws Guidelines and Ethics

Officers and Roles

Staffing the Board

Orienting, Training, Informing Members

Board Evaluation and Development

Special Topics

Members' Core Competencies

Board Committees

Board Meetings and Retreats

Supervision of Chief Executive

Shareholders and Stakeholder Relations

Oversight of Management Functions

How to Manage in Organizations

Introduction to Management


Evolution of Management Science

Four Functions in Management

Core Competencies

Customers and Products


Human Resources

Finances, Taxes and Law

Managing Organizations

Organizational Development


Risk Management

Sales and Marketing

QUIZ: About Management

How to Lead in Organizations

Introduction to Leadership


Broad Context of Leadership

Core Competencies

How Leaders Lead: Different Domains

Leading Yourself

Leading / Supporting Others

Leading Groups

Leading Organizations

How Leaders Lead: Different Theories

How Leaders Lead: Different Models

How Leaders Lead: Different Styles

QUIZ: About Leadership

How to Supervise in Organizations

Introduction to Supervision

Broad Context of Supervision

Typical Roles in Supervision

Core Competencies in Supervision

Staffing / Human Resources

Employee Performance Management

Team Performance Management

Getting Started in Supervision

QUIZ: About Supervision


How to Start / Grow Organizations

Are You Really Ready?

How to Start a Business

Don't Forget About You!

Verify Your Business Idea

Get Necessary Funding

Business Industry and Model

Design Your Business

Select Location and Facilities

Develop Product or Service

Plan Marketing and Sales

Sell Product or Service

Manage and Grow Business

How to Start a Nonprofit

How to Grow an Organization

Business Laws and Ethics

Business Laws

Business Ethics

Social Responsibility

How to Do Strategic and Business Planning

Strategic Planning

Introduction to Strategic Planning

Preparing for Planning

Looking Around Outside and Inside

Deciding Strategic Direction

Action Planning

Writing the Plan

Implementing the Plan

Business Planning

What is Business Plan?

Right for You Now?

Customize Your Plan

Get Ready for Writing Your Document

Write Your Business Plan Sections

Using Your Business Plan

Extensive Free Business Planning Resources


Product and Program Development

Product Development

Introduction to Product Development


Developing Your Product

Nonprofit Program Development


Planning Program Framework

Designing Each Service

Planning Program Promotions

Planning Program Delivery

Planning Program Evaluation

Planning Program Budgeting

Operations and Project Management

Operations Management


Roles in Operations Management

Operations Systems

1. Planning Operations Systems

2. Planning Operations

3. Managing Productivity

Project Management

Introduction to Project Management

Project Planning

Allocating Project Resources

Risk Assessment and Ethics Management

Implementing Projects

Evaluating Projects

General Resources and Topics

Supply Chain Management

What is Supply Chain Management? (SCM)

Planning Your SCM

Developing Your SCM

Managing Your SCM

Quality Management

Quality Management

Common Approaches to QM

Planning Your QMS

Developing Your QMS

Managing Your QMS

Sales and Promotions

Marketing and Research



Inbound Marketing

Outbound Marketing

Protecting Ownership

Marketing: Phone and Online

Evaluating Your Marketing

Market Research


Planning Research

Methods to Collect Data

Ethics and Conducting Research

Advertising, PR and Social Media

Introduction to Advertising



Various Methods

Evaluating Advertising and Promotions

General Resources

Public and Media Relations

Social Networking and Media


Getting Started


Social Media Tools

Reputation Management




1. Generating Leads

2. Getting Leads

3. Contacting Leads

4. Proposals and Negotiations

5. Closing the Sale

6. Account Management

Miscellaneous Perspectives

Managing Yourself

Managing Sales Force

General Resources

Customer Service and Relationships Management

Customer Service

Understanding Customers and Service


Satisfying Your Customers

Retaining Your Customers

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)


Planning Your CRM System

Developing Your CRM System

Managing Your CRM System


Human Resources and Staffing

Human Resource Practices


HR as a Department

Key Functions in HR

Personnel Policies

Benefits and Compensation


Workforce Planning

Designing Jobs

Recruiting Employees


Screening Applicants

Selecting Employees

Orienting and Training

Volunteer Management

Planning Volunteer Program

Operating Volunteer Program

How to Train Employees

Introduction to Training and Development (T&D)

Different Types of T&D Designs and Activities

Preparation for Developing T&D Programs

Core Skills in Training

Design Your T&D Program


Design Training

Develop Resources



Business of T&D

Employee Performance and Development

Employee Performance Management

Team Performance Management

Employee Development


Finances and Funding - For-Profits

Financial Management


Planning and Cash Management

Financial Statements, Analysis and Reporting

Evaluating Your Financial Practices

Special Topics

Getting Funding


How Much You Need?

Traditional Sources

Non-Traditional Sources

Finances and Funding - Nonprofits

Financial Management


Planning and Cash Management

Financial Statements, Analysis and Reporting

Special Topics

Nonprofit Fundraising


  • Basics
  • Fundraising Laws and Ethics
  • Roles in Fundraising

    Methods of Fundraising

    Special Topics

    Organizational Taxes

    Taxes (For-Profit Organizations)

    Taxes (Nonprofit Organizations)



    Organizational Performance

    1. Organizational Performance Cycle

    Performance Management

    2. Organizational Purpose and Goals

    Strategic Planning

    3. Organizational Structures and Design

    Strategy Toward Goals

    4. Organizational Behavior

    Strategy Toward Goals

    5. Organizational Evaluation & Diagnosis

    Status Toward Goals

    6. Organizational Change

    Adjustment Toward Goals

    Organization Development Practitioners

    Experts in Change


    Consulting Skills (Internal and External)

    1. Foundations of Internal/External Consulting


    Various Approaches

    2. Consulting for Performance, Change and Learning

    Collaborative Consulting Cycle

    3. Contracting and Engagement Phase

    4. Discovery Phase

    5. Action Planning Phase

    6. Implementation and Change Phase

    7. Evaluation and Learning Phase

    8. Termination and Closure Phase

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