Book recommendations for business leaders: 11/22/16

Nov 22, 2016 | Reading Lists

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 Making Managers Great, Simply Brilliant, and To Pixar and Beyond.

From Desda Moss: Making Managers Great

“In 75 Ways for Managers to Hire, Develop and Keep Great Employees (Amacom, 2016), Falcone provides managers with tools to identify and select the right team members, foster growth and communication, and conduct difficult conversations effectively.”

Bernhard Schroder’s Simply Brilliant: A book review by Bob Morris

“He offers his Creativity Works Framework whose components are mindset, environment, (leadership and culture), habitat, and powerful brainstorming tools.”

From Michael McKinney: 5 Leadership Lessons: To Pixar and Beyond

“While the nuts and bolts of this story has been told before, Levy creates from his perspective, a very readable account by weaving his own growth along the way. To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History is a personal story. It’s hard to put down. Here are some of the key takeaways:”

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.