Book recommendations for business leaders: 2/28/19

Feb 28, 2019 | 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 reviews of The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth, RADICAL OUTCOMES: How to Create Extraordinary Teams, From Gutenberg to Google: The History of Our Future, The Pan-Industrial Revolution: How New Manufacturing Titans Will Transform the World, and The Wise Advocate: The Inner Voice of Strategic Leadership. Plus, there’s a reading list on “value” from the Stanford GSB faculty.

From Michael McKinney: The Fearless Organization

“In The Fearless Organization, Amy Edmondson explains what psychological safety is and what it isn’t and how we can create in our organizations.”

From Skip Prichard: How Leaders Achieve Radical Outcomes

“Juliana Stancampiano, author of RADICAL OUTCOMES: How to Create Extraordinary Teams, is an entrepreneur and the CEO of Oxygen. For more than fifteen years, she has worked with Fortune 500 companies, both in them and for them. Her firm’s clients include Microsoft, DXC, Delta Dental (of WA), Starbucks, F5 Networks, Avaya, and Western Digital, among others. Her in-depth experience, along with the research that Oxygen conducts and the articles she has published, has helped to shape the perspective that Oxygen embraces.”

From James DaSilva: The next technological disruption is coming. How will we adapt?

“This is where Tom Wheeler comes in. He’s the author of ‘From Gutenberg to Google,’ out Feb. 26, in which he argues that we’re actually on the cusp of the ‘third era of network-driven change’ after the world-altering disruptions caused by the printing press in the 15th century and the railroad and telegraph in the 19th century.”

From Theodore Kinni: Will Manufacturers Rule the Global Economy Once More?

“Tuck School of Business professor Richard D’Aveni proposes a technology-driven vision of manufacturing dominance.”

From Wharton: Being a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Neuroscience

“Being a good leader means making good decisions, especially under duress. A new book looks at how neuroscience can help leaders make sound judgments by mapping patterns of mental activity: The Wise Advocate: The Inner Voice of Strategic Leadership.”

From Jenny Luna: What Does “Value” Mean to You?

“Stanford GSB faculty recommend books, articles, and movies related to the concept.”

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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