Book recommendations for business leaders: 12/17/15

Dec 16, 2015 | 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 reading recommendations from Rita Guther McGrath and Michael Bungay Stanier.

From Theodore Kinnni: Rita Gunther McGrath’s Required Reading

“I asked McGrath, who is ranked among the top 10 global gurus on the Thinkers50 list, what books — aside from her own — she recommends to executives determined to cope with the fleeting nature of competitive advantage. Here’s her reading list.”

From Michael Bungay Stanier: The 3 Best Books to Increase Your Helpfulness

“It’s a tricky task to help people. On the one hand, your heart says, ‘Let me help you. Let me serve.’ On the other hand, the very act of trying to do that often creates resistance to the very thing you’re trying to achieve. In this podcast I share my three favourite books about helpfulness, and some of the insights I’ve gleaned from them, including:”