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Management Essentials: Supervisory Skills

Essential Skills for Managing People

This guide was created as an additional resource featuring links to appropriate Internet based resources specifically chosen by Catherwood Library staff to support the following eCornell courses:

  • "Essential Skills for Managing People"
  • "Overcoming Barriers to Successful Management"
  • "Leading People to Higher Performance"


Is Your Leadership Style In Tune With the Times?

This article, by Douglas B. Richardson, is on the Career Journal from the Wall Street Journal website. This website also has other information on the topic of leadership and a number of career columnists.

FastCompany Online

Guides Launched in November 1995 by Alan Webber and Bill Taylor, two former Harvard Business Review editors, Fast Company magazine was founded on a single premise: A global revolution was changing business, and business was changing the world. Discarding the old rules of business, Fast Company set to chronicle how changing companies create and compete, to highlight new business practices, and to showcase the teams and individuals who are inventing the future and reinventing business.

Revolutionize Your Leadership Style

This article, found on MonsterCareerCenter, focuses on current theory on what it takes to be a leader in today's environment.


Coaching has long been used to increase individual human performance, whether in sports or business. Now, through the use of scalable Web technology, expands the application of coaching to support entire organizations of people. is an offshoot of The Ken Blanchard Companies.

Communication Ideas HR Tools

Communication Ideas provides tools and services to help organizations create a better workplace where people look forward to Mondays. They cover human resource, employee communication,motivation, diversity, harassment, and training. They use compelling innovative tools to help people create a better workplace free of harassment and stress, and full of creativity, energy, and collaboration. Site features over 100 products in every key area of workplace performance and wellness. Visitors can register to get their free e-letter, "Thank God It's Monday!" Your Workplace Portal

Workplace Portal is self described as a place that "provides both the employer and employee with everything they need in one location. " This link is to their subject index that contains links to a wide variety of topical information.

The Mentoring Group

THE MENTORING GROUP is a division of the not-for-profit corporation, the Coalition of Counseling Centers (CCC). THE MENTORING GROUP provides consulting/technical assistance, skill-based training, skill assessment, research/evaluation, and publications related to mentoring. Their website has tips for mentors and mentees, as well as an archive of articles on this topic.

Conflict Management

Academy of Management Conflict Management Division

The Conflict Management Division supports research, teaching and practice in the areas of conflict, power and negotiation. The Academy of Management is the leading professional association for management research and education in the United States with almost 10,000 members worldwide from universities and businesses. Your contributions are gladly welcomed at our contact page. Also, you are invited to join CMDNET-L(the listserv) and to join the Conflict Management Division.

Mediation Training Institute

International MTI's global network of Certified Trainers provide the core competencies for managers and staff at every level to resolve small conflicts before they escalate. Certification Conferences prepare trainers, coaches, and consultants to help their clients and employers meet the competitive challenge of the 21st Century: Strategic Management of Organizational Conflict.

The Conflict Management Toolkit

The conflict management toolkit is a project created and run entirely by second year students in the Conflict Management Program, at The Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

Useful Resource Links

Catherwood Library

The Catherwood Library is the most comprehensive resource of its type in North America. Its collection of 200,000 books, journals, pamphlets and related materials, now complemented by extensive access to electronic resources from around the world, supports education and research in nearly every aspect of the workplace. The Library also houses the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives. Founded in 1949, the center is the most venerable archives of its kind in an academic institution.

ILR: Access

ILR: Access, a fee based service, was established in 1977 to meet the demands of individuals throughout the country and the world for access to the information and expertise available within the Catherwood Library. Services include document delivery, subject specific literature searches and bibliographies and referrals to experts.

Institute on Conflict Resolution

The mission of the Institute is to educate practitioners, users, teachers, and students of the field of conflict resolution through the following endeavors: research; collection and dissemination of information; public and private assistance; graduate and undergraduate curriculum development; and, training programs.

Human Resource Executive Online/

Web site from Cornell University and Human Resource Executive magazine. This index to other Internet resources is divided by subject area and is also searchable by keyword. Workindex is designed to provide a gateway to the best workplace-oriented web sites on the Internet. Broad range of subjects covered. Provides links to'What's New' and lists the 'Editor's Choice' for best sites.