I'm working on putting together resources for my department. Once of the suggestions includes books that those who are readers can refer to.  There are several great books on being a great manager. What I have yet to find is a good book on being an outstanding employee.  What it means to deliver results and be a professional and be the one whose name is top of mind when leadership is looking out for "top talent".

Any recoomendations?

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While I have not yet read it myself, I've heard good things about the book It's My Company Too

Good luck with your task!.

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I haven't read these yet.  I just went to a Webinar that reccomended several books.
These two sounded good for your purpose.
Your Boss Is Not Your Mother: Creating Autonomy, Respect, and Success at Work 
by Ph.D. Desroches Brian (Author)
Product Details
Hardcover: 217 pages
Publisher: William Morrow & Co; 1st edition (February 1995)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0688117635
ISBN-13: 978-0688117634

The Art of Followership: How Great Followers Create Great Leaders and Organizations 
by Ronald E. Riggio  (Editor), Ira Chaleff  (Editor), Jean Lipman-Blumen  (Editor)
Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (January 28, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0787996653
ISBN-13: 978-0787996659
Good Luck


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Thanks! I'm going to check these out.

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I really like Top 10 Dumb Career Mistakes by Lona O'Connor and Skills for Success by Adele Scheele

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Shownotes for Career Tools

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I thought about this some more ...

We used to give "7 Habits" to engineers we hired out of school.  Doesn't answer the particular nuance of you request, but it does help create better employees - especially when followed up with the actionable advice available at Career Tools.

Sometimes we also gave out copies of Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influcene People."  GIving these books to new hires had mixed results.  

I might also put "Getting Things Done" on the list - though I have never given it to new staff.