A bunch of business book reviews: 7/26/16

Jul 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 reviews of, excerpts from, recent leadership (in the broadest sense) books.

In this post I point you to reviews of The Trusted Executive and Building a Culture of Innovation.

From thoughtLEADERS: Random Acts of Kindness and the Trusted Executive

“Building trust isn’t about grand gestures – it’s about small acts of kindness on a regular basis. Leaders would do well to understand the impact such small acts can have on their relationships with their teams.”

From Bob Morris: Building a Culture of Innovation: A book review by Bob Morris

“I just checked: Amazon US now offers 14,901 titles in its ‘innovation culture’ category. Experts agree on the defining characteristics of a workplace culture within which innovation is most likely to thrive. The hard part, obviously, is creating and then sustaining one. Cris Beswick, Derek Bishop, and Jo Geraghty offer an abundance of information, insights, and counsel that can help business leaders achieve that objective. More specifically, they present and examine a ‘six-stage practical framework’ that will enable those who read the book to define, develop, champion, and embed a culture of innovation thereby enabling them to discover and realize the true potential of their organization.”

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.