Does managing or leading others have to be a chore? Not if you don’t do it, says Northwestern University management professor J. Keith Murnighan. Imagine coming back from vacation or a day of meetings to find no office crises, no emergencies and no pressing issues. Murnighan’s chatty, smart management guide – which will be particularly effective for those who are leading small groups – can be a little repetitious and a bit cloying. Even so, LetsRead recommends his manual particularly for its brevity. Murnighan makes his point about light-handed management and then he goes home, where, presumably, he can contentedly do nothing.