Book recommendations for business leaders: 12/22/16

Dec 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 reading lists from Valeria Maltoni, Melissa Wylie, and Srinivas Rao.

From Valeria Maltoni: What Books Would you Recommend to Someone Who Wants to Improve their Effectiveness in Conversation?

“People who work with me often ask me what I’m reading. So I flipped it around and asked members of the Conversation as a Tool tribe on Facebook what books they are reading. Most of them fall into the category of something I would recommend to someone who wants to increase their effectiveness in conversation.”

Thanks to Smartbrief on Leadership for pointing me to this story

From Melissa Wylie: 10 books by women, for women (and maybe for some men, too)

“The list features TV personalities and accomplished academics among the authors. Their efforts got people talking about their work and perspectives over the past 12 months.”

From Michael Bungay Stanier: Srinivas Rao’s Five Essential Books for Productivity and Creativity

“Srinivas Rao is the perfect person to suggest essential books for productivity and creativity. He brings together both so elegantly in his podcast The Unmistakable Creative, where he’s interviewed over 600 people, from entrepreneurs to performance psychologists to cartoonists, getting to the core of how they have blazed their own trails and rejected the pressure to do conventional work.”

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.