A bunch of business book reviews: 9/6/16

Sep 6, 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 Sophia Amoruso’s #GirlBoss and a new edition of Aubrey Daniels’ Bringing Out the Best.

From Ashley Stahl: Lessons Learned From Sophia Amoruso’s ‘#Girlboss’ Movement

“As a career coach to thousands of job seekers—many of whom are millennial women— I can’t help but pick up on the trends I notice in my clientele. Lately, it seems that everyone is reading #GirlBoss, a best-selling book published in May 2014 by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the Nasty Gal clothing empire. When I picked up the book, I was prepared for a heavy dose of clichés. But after reading it, I understand why the hashtag #GirlBoss has appeared on more than 2.5 million Instagram posts: It’s not just a catchy book title, it’s a movement.”

From Bob Morris: Bringing Out the Best in People: A book review

“This is the third edition of a book that was first published in 1994. Since then, the global business world has obviously become much more volatile, more uncertain, move complex, and more ambiguous. However, the fact remains – despite all manner of disruptive changes – the healthiest organizations continue to be those with workplace cultures within which mutual respect and mutual trust are most likely to thrive.”

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.