Book recommendations for business leaders: 1/11/18

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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 4th and Goal Every Day: Alabama’s Relentless Pursuit of Perfection, The Influence Effect: A New Path to Power for Women Leaders, Leadership from the Inside Out, MINDS AT WORK: Managing for Success in The Knowledge Economy, and Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times.

From Michael McKinney: 4th and Goal Every Day

“Phil Savage of the Crimson Tide Sports Network, explains in 4th and Goal Every Day: Alabama’s Relentless Pursuit of Perfection, ‘Alabama goes for it. Alabama wins more than anyone else because it is 4th and goal to these people in Crimson every practice, every meeting, every game, every day. Do not underestimate the power of that mindset.’”

From Skip Prichard: The Influence Effect: A New Path to Power for Women Leaders

“The authors of a new book, The Influence Effect: A New Path to Power for Women Leaders, argue that what works for men on the job doesn’t work for women. I recently caught up with the authors (Kathryn Heath, Jill Flynn, Mary Davis Holt, Diana Faison) to share more about their extensive research and experience in the area of women in leadership.”

Wally’s Comment: Check out The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future by Skip Prichard

From Julie Winkle Giulioni: Coaching Mastery: The Art and Practice of Developing Others

“I’ve been a fan of Kevin Cashman since first reading The Pause Principle nearly five years ago and have followed his work since. Kevin is a leadership luminary and Korn Ferry’s Global Leader of CEO & Executive Development. His most recent effort Leadership from the Inside Out: Becoming a Leader for Life, Third Edition, is an exploration of eight powerful ‘mastery areas’ that will support leaders at all levels of the organization. I’m delighted host this guest post from Kevin!”

From Stephen J. Gill: Managing to Learn, Learning to Manage in the Knowledge Economy

“Harness the power of employees’ minds! Although many companies pay lip service to the idea that employees are their most valuable asset, they remain stuck in a 20th century mindset in which employees are a liability. In our new book, MINDS AT WORK: Managing for Success in The Knowledge Economy, David Grebow and I lay the foundation for companies to compete in the 21st century knowledge economy by focusing on the incredible potential of empowering and enabling people’s minds.”

From Bob Morris: Forged in Crisis

“Nancy Koehn spent at least ten years thinking and then developing her thoughts about a term that has been personified throughout human history: ‘courageous leadership.’ It is the result of ‘individual people committing to work from their stronger selves, discovering a mighty purpose, and motivating others to join their cause. In the process, each of the leaders and the people they inspire are made more resilient, a bit bolder, and, in some instances, even more luminous. When this happens, impact expands, and the possibility grows for moving goodness forward in the world.’”

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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