Book recommendations for business leaders: 1/18/18

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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 Leadership Results: How to Create Adaptive Leaders and High-Performing Organisations, Originals, How to Be Happy at Work, The Human Workplace, and Log Off: How to Stay Connected after Disconnecting.

From Skip Prichard: How to Fix Leadership at All Levels

“We are experiencing an unprecedented leadership crisis. That’s what Sebastian Salicru argues in his new book, Leadership Results: How to Create Adaptive Leaders and High-Performing Organisations for an Uncertain World. We are living in a world where leaders are more likely to create ‘distrust, doubt, and dissent than confidence and engagement.’ Read the news and it’s easy to see why he feels this way.”

From Ken Downer: Book Notes: Originals by Adam Grant

“What does it take to question the status quo and produce something original? That’s the question that author Adam Grant poses in his 2016 book Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World. The answer he reaches might surprise you.”

Here’s a link to my review of Originals

From Michael McKinney: Five Happiness Traps

“Annie McKee shares in How to Be Happy at Work, five happiness traps. They are five traps we fall into that keep us from finding true happiness at work.”

From Derek Irvine: Guidebook for Building a Human Workplace

“What does it mean to truly work human? The answer is as complex as humanity itself, but centers on enabling our people to bring the fullness of their humanity into the workplace for the benefit of their colleagues, their customers, the company, and the community.”

From Tchiki Davis: 5 Ways to Do a Digital Detox

“‘I used to work 11-hour weekdays and half-day Saturdays, and I was mentally consumed with work for much of the remainder,’ Blake Snow reveals in his new book, Log Off: How to Stay Connected after Disconnecting.”

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 Skip Prichard’s Leadership Insights.

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