A bunch of business book reviews: 4/26/16

Apr 26, 2016 | Reading Lists

“Leaders are readers.”

Yep, if you want to do that leading thing well, you need to read. One challenge is sorting through all the “leadership” and other business books to find good ones. This post should help. Here are some pointers to recent leadership (in the broadest sense) book reviews.

In this post I point you to reviews of Agile Talent: How to Source and Manage Outside Experts by Jon Younger and Norm Smallwood, Good For the Money by Bob Benmosche, and What Works: Gender Equality By Design by Iris Bohnet.

From Theodore Kinni: External Talent Needs Management, Too

“Jon Younger and Norm Smallwood, respectively partner emeritus and president of RBL Group, a human resources consulting and development firm, tell this story in their new book, Agile Talent: How to Source and Manage Outside Experts (Harvard Business Review Press, 2016). Agile Talent is a book of particular interest to me for two reasons.”

From Mike McKinney: Booknotes: Bob Benmosche – Good For the Money

“Bob Benmosche came out of retirement in August 2009 to lead American International Group’s turnaround. Although few doubted it was even possible, under his leadership, AIG repaid the $182.3 billion taxpayer bailout, with the government claiming a profit of more than $20 billion.”

From Wharton: ‘Gender Equality by Design’: Building a More Inclusive (and Productive) Workplace

“A new book by Harvard University professor Iris Bohnet, What Works: Gender Equality By Design, argues that tweaking the ways companies identify, develop and promote talent can improve equality and diversity at a ‘shockingly low cost and high speed.’ In the following article, Knowledge@Wharton reviews key takeaways from Bohnet’s book.”

Reading recommendations are a regular feature of this blog. Want more recommendations about what to read? Check out my Three Star Leadership blog, Michael McKinney’s LeadingBlog, and Bob Morris’ Blogging on Business.