Somebody has to be in charge.\u00a0 The sooner we learn to manage our team (we cannot do it all) and ourselves (for long haul ideas), then the more freedom we have and the better our business. And for the hardcore work-a-holics among us, we also have more time for the other aspects of our business. In a lot of ways management is the ignored art of small business. It takes creative skill to understand yourself and others better and to put that understanding to use. Management is a pivotal position -- handle with care. After all, it\u2019s the manager in us that markets the business to the internal team long before the team markets it to the public. Smart management. Effective team. Better business. This post is part of our 6-part series putting the spotlight on the books in each category of the 3rd Annual Reader\u2019s Choice \u201cSmall Business Book Awards.\u201d Today's spotlight is on Management books with 31 30 books nominated so far: Analytics at Work Smarter Decisions, Better Results by Thomas Davenport, Robert Morison, Jeanne Harris Black is the New Green Marketing to Affluent African Americans by Andrea Hoffman, Leonard Burnett Broke, USA From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. - How the Working Poor Became Big Business by Gary Rivlin Built to Sell Turn Your Business Into One You Can Sell by John Warrillow, Bo Burlingham The Checklist Manifesto How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande Clutch Why Some People Excel under Pressure and Others Don\u2019t by Paul Sullivan Defy Gravity Propel Your Business to High-Velocity Growth by Rebel Brown Delivering Happiness A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hseih Islands of Profit in a Sea of Red Ink Why 40% of Your Business Is Unprofitable, and How to Fix It by Jonathan Byrnes, Erik Synnestvedt Linchpin Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin Making Ideas Happen Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality by Scot Belsky Microsoft Office Live Small Business by Rahul Pitre Plugged Dig Out & Get the Right Things Done by Krissi Barr ReWork by Jason Fried Service Innovation How to Go from Customer Needs to Breakthrough Services by Lance Bettencourt Smart Business, Stupid Business by Diane Kennedy, Megan Hughes Success Made Simple An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive by Erik Wesner Switch How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Dan Heath, Chip Heath The Termite Effect 25 Common Business Mistakes and Their Hidden Consequences by Shawn Brodof The Business Devotional 365 Inspirational Thoughts on Management, Leadership & Motivation by Lillian Hayes Martin The Highest Calling by Larry Janesky The Recipe A Fable for Leaders and Teams by Amilya Antonetti The Right Thing An Everyday Guide to Ethics in Business by Sally Bibb The Sky is Green and the Grass is Blue Turning Your Upside Down World Right Side Up! by Deb Scott The Way We\u2019re Working Isn\u2019t Working The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance by Tony Schwartz, Catherine McCarthy, Jean Gomes Wealth Creation for Small Business Owners 75 Strategies for Financial Success in Any Economy by James Cheeks Web Analytics 2.0 The Art of Online Accountability and Science of Customer Centricity by Avinash Kaushik Yahoo! Web Analytics Tracking, Reporting, and Analyzing for Data-Driven Insights by Dennis R. Mortensen Your Call Is (Not That) Important to Us Customer Service and What It Reveals About Our World and Our Lives by Emily Yellin Your Career Game How Game Theory Can Help You Achieve Your Professional Goals by Nathan Bennett, Stephen Miles If you see something you like, then - Vote for it. Read it. Share it. And if you don\u2019t, then nominate your favorite management book (provided it's eligible). Editor's note:\u00a0 one book was removed due to not meeting the rules -- was first published outside of allowable date ranges.