I work in an office that teaches students about professionalism in the work place, as well as other career related topics. We have a range of staff from leadership to student employee, with about eight people supervising the full-time staff, to another six to eight who supervise graduate and undergraduate students. With so many supervisors and staffs, there are often conversations about managerial style and employee work and productivity.
Ask a Manager is direct and offers simple advice for a multitude of scenarios, from both the employer and employee perspectives. Some of the situations are extreme and others are common, almost mundane. Having both types demonstrates the idiosyncrasies within all industries and recognizes different personalities. Though ideal for someone new to the field, it is a good refresher for those who have worked for a while too. Definitely recommend and perhaps a good choice for someone who recently became a supervisor or manager.
(I received a free copy of this book from Amazon and have provided an objective review)