Book recommendations for business leaders: 11/30/17

Nov 30, 2017 | 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 Fearless Growth: The New Rules to Stay Competitive, Foster Innovation, and Dominate Your Markets, Leadership from the Inside Out: Becoming a Leader for Life, Good People, The Invisible Leader, and The Power of Moments: Why Certain Moments Have Extraordinary Impact.

From Skip Prichard: Understand the New Rules to Stay Competitive

“In a world of constant change and disruption, it’s important to stay agile and courageous. Whether you’re leading a small team or a large company, you will need to be bold and to act without fear. That’s easier said than done. Amanda Setili is president of strategy consulting firm Setili & Associates, a firm boasting clients ranging from Coca-Cola to Walmart. Her new book, Fearless Growth: The New Rules to Stay Competitive, Foster Innovation, and Dominate Your Marketsis packed with examples and tools to stay ahead of the crowd. I recently spoke with Amanda about her work and her new book.”

From Desda Moss: Fresh Insights from a Leadership Classic

“Kevin Cashman’s book on why personal development is essential to exemplary leadership was first published in 1998. Since then, the self-help manual has become a business classic. For this 20th anniversary edition, Cashman, a senior partner at Korn Ferry specializing in CEO and executive development, conducted extensive new research, asking corporate CEOs and company presidents to review his models of leadership and to critique his leadership propositions.”

From Michael McKinney: What Are Good People?

“Anthony Tjan, author of Good People says, ‘Pursuing goodness in yourself while surrounding yourself with good people is the only leadership decision that really, truly, matters.'”

From Bob Morris: The Invisible Leader

“I agree with Zach Mercurio: ‘When we ask why of ourselves or our organizations, the answer is our purpose. Purpose is our reason for existence, the answer to the question,’ Of what use are we to the world?…purpose has the power to unite, compel, engage, and transform our lives, our organizations, and the world.'”

From Theodore Kinni: Creating Positive Moments for Your Customers

“Chip and Dan Heath explain how to add defining moments to your customer experience.”

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.