Book recommendations for business leaders: 1/28/16

Jan 28, 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’m pointing you to Jena McGregor’s list of books to watch for in 2016 and Randall Peterson’s list of leadership must-reads.

From Jena McGregor: Nine leadership books to watch for in 2016

“In a category crowded with formulaic promises, bad writing and warmed-over common sense, it’s hard to know which books on the business book shelf are worth a look. To help you fill those new year’s resolutions to lead smarter, work faster and get ahead on the job, we scanned publishers’ lists, pored over book catalogs and asked a few top leadership thinkers about the books they’re looking forward to reading in 2016.”

From Randall Peterson: Eight must-read books on leadership

“These works are not musings. They are the collective leadership lessons from case studies and life experiences, of some of the most infamous figureheads, spanning history.”