A bunch of business book reviews: 8/9/16

Aug 9, 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 and excepts from recent leadership (in the broadest sense) books.

In this post I point you to reviews of The Achievement Habit, Power Score: Your Formula for Leadership Success, and The Coaching Habit.

From Tara Parker-Pope: ‘Design Thinking’ for a Better You

“A strategy called ‘design thinking’ has helped numerous entrepreneurs and engineers develop successful new products and businesses. But can design thinking help you create healthful habits? Bernard Roth, a prominent Stanford engineering professor, says that design thinking can help everyone form the kind of lifelong habits that solve problems, achieve goals and help make our lives better.”

From Kevin Eikenberry: Power Score: Your Formula for Leadership Success

“If in over 20 years you conducted interviews with 15,000 leaders, and if, while doing that, you had a rigorous process for capturing what you learned; do you think you might learn something about what makes leaders successful?”

From thoughtLEADERS: Being a Better Leader and Coach by Asking a Simple Question

“What is the hardest question to ask? What comes to mind for you? There are plenty that set you up for a potentially awkward social moment for sure.”

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.