Testimonials for The Art of Managing

Here’s What Readers and Reviewers Say About The Art of Managing…How to Build a Better Workplace and Relationships.

“Macken’s The Art of Managing is a wonderful melding of management theory and psychology.  I expect it to benefit both new managers who are seeking to understand a discipline that is often quite different than their education prepared them for and experienced managers looking for new ways to analyze and improve their effectiveness.  For that reason, I expect to keep a large supply in stock to replace my own copy as I give it away.”

—Jeanne Sheldon, Corporate Vice President,
Microsoft Corporation

“The Art of Managing is an excellent book for managers and students of management who want exposure to the spectrum of theory and practice that can make a difference in management effectiveness.  Jane Macken introduces the reader to an amazing number of concepts in a way that is interesting and practical.  Her focus on what managers need to know and understand about self and others is key to effectively managing relationships in organizations.”

—Nancy L. Southern, Ed.D
Saybrook Graduate School


“The Art of Managing  is a handy summary of management and psychological theories and tools related to modern business organizations illustrated with views from leaders of successful corporations, and Jane’s business and personal experiences and philosophy.”

—Richard A. Draeger, Vice President (ret.)
Pacific Gas and Electric Company


“The Art of Managing is…A rapid-fire tour through management tools and techniques with an emphasis on human attributes as a resource; a brief overview of ideas and techniques to guide successful managers who understand people, teams and self; and, an upbeat review of ideas and methods guiding new or seasoned successful managers today.”

—Gibbe H. Parsons, MD,
Hospital Medical Director (past),
Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean of CME,
 University of California, Davis


“Although a slim volume, Ms. Macken’s The Art of Managing offers a good survey of management and psychology concepts and principles for developing effective leadership and teams.  The emphasis on self knowledge and continual self development is especially refreshing.  The material covered in Ms. Macken’s book is helpful to both new and experienced leaders – a quick introduction for new leaders and a reference guide for the experienced.”

                     — Fanny Lee, Director,
Business Requirements, PG&E