First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Probably the best management book I have read. Its message is quite simple but powerful: treat everyone individually. Great managers find individual talents and focus on giving an opportunity to develop these talents - they don't waste time on trying to fix weaknesses. Great managers "let people be more of what they are".
The fact that the book is based on many years of research data add to the credibility of this powerful message - and distinguishes it from many other self-help business books with catchy titles.