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Free Management Library

Since 1995

Here is one of the world's most complete, well-organized libraries of highly practical resources for personal, professional and organizational development.

The broad categories below include sections, each of which has numerous topics. Also, each topic 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.


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 For-Profit

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

General Planning Skills

Introduction to Planning

Planning Process

Strategic Planning

Business Planning


Marketing and Public Relations



Inbound Marketing

Outbound Marketing

Protecting Ownership

Marketing On Telephone / Online

Evaluating Your Marketing

Public and Media Relations

Market Research


Planning Research

Methods to Collect Data

Ethics and Conducting Research

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

Advertising and Social Media

Introduction to Advertising



Various Methods

Evaluating Advertising and Promotions

General Resources

Social Networking and Media


Getting Started


Social Media Tools

Reputation Management

Sales and Service



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

Understandng Customers and Services


Satisfying Customers

Retaining Cusomters


Human Resources and Employee 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

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

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)

  • Federal Income Taxes
  • Employee/Payroll Taxes
  • State and Local Sales
  • Other Taxes
  • Independent Contractor or Employee?
  • Taxes (Nonprofit Organizations)


    Organizational Performance

    Organizational Performance Management

    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

    Operations Management

    Introduction to Operations Management

    Roles in Operations Management

    Operations Systems

    1. Planning Operations Systems

    2. Planning Operations, Inventory and Quality Control

    3. Managing Productivity

    Organizational Problem Solving (Internal/External Consulting)

    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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