Book recommendations for business leaders: 10/12/17

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Stephen King says that if you want to be a writer, there are two things you must do: read a lot and write a lot. This is about the “read a lot” part. I include reading lists and book reviews that will help you do business more effectively and write better for business.

In this post, I point you to reviews of The Potential Principle, The Camino Way: Lessons in Leadership from a Walk Across Spain, Up is Not the Only Way, Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success, and Face Value.

From Michael McKinney: The Potential Principle: How Good Could You Be?

“The Potential Principle by Mark Sanborn is about how we can become better – even better than our best selves. It’s not about perfect. It’s about better.”

From Skip Prichard: Leadership Lessons from a Walk Across Spain

“Reading leadership consultant Victor Prince’s book, The Camino Way: Lessons in Leadership from a Walk Across Spain , was a way to take that journey without actually walking that far. For the hours reading the book, I walked with Victor and took in the lessons and applications for leadership. Victor graciously talked with me about his journey. Before his leadership work, Victor Prince was previously the COO of the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and a strategy consultant with Bain & Company.”

From Julie Winkle Giulioni: Up Was Never for Everyone

“I’m delighted to celebrate the launch of Beverly Kaye’s new book, Up is Not the Only Way, with this excerpt. Bev is a legend in the career development field and I feel fortunate to have co-authored Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go with her. In her latest book she explores the case for (and opportunities associated with) considering growth in non-vertical ways. I’m certain you’ll enjoy this preview and her take on this timely topic.”

From Ed Batista: Peak Performance

“Then a few months ago I had an opportunity to meet Brad in person and truly appreciated his thoughtful perspective on coaching and personal effectiveness. Afterwards Brad was gracious enough to send me a copy of his book Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success, co-written with Steve Magness, an elite track coach. As eager as I was to read it, the press of other responsibilities (and an already-lengthy reading list) kept me from cracking Peak Performance until I took it with me on a recent cross-country flight. I found it so deeply compelling that I finished it by the time I returned to SFO, and I can’t recommend it highly enough.”

From Theodore Kinni: Why First Impressions Are Often Wrong

“In his new book, Face Value, Princeton psychologist Alexander Todorov explores our predilection for judging other people by their faces.”

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

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