Book recommendations for business leaders: 11/8/16

Nov 8, 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 Michael McKinney’s “First Look” at leadership books for November, and reviews of The Outward Mindset, The Conversational Firm, and Winning Well.

From Michael McKinney: First Look: Leadership Books for November 2016

“Here’s a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in November.”

From Kevin Eikenberry: The Outward Mindset: Seeing Beyond Ourselves

“Mindset. It is the factor too often overlooked, or given just a nod of agreement, when thinking about creating change for ourselves, others or organizations. This book highlights the importance of mindset in and of itself. If you read the opening chapters and don’t have a new or renewed understanding of that, then you weren’t really reading.”

From Theodore Kinni: Can Conversation Supplant Bureaucracy?

“An MIT professor explores the powerful effects of open communication within a company.”

From Michael Bungay Stanier: Karin Hurt Takes on Soulless Managers

“Business books can sometimes be too abstract; sometimes they’re too tactical. It’s like with Goldilocks: you’re looking for that perfect combination of not too much, not too little, but just right. Well, today I’m talking to Karin Hurt, co-author of Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results—without Losing Your Soul and it’s one of those business books that is just right. Karin Hurt is an ex-Verizon person, as well as an MBA professor, and she effortlessly combines both theoretical concepts and practical experience.”

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.