Book recommendations for business leaders: 2/1/18

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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 lists from Patrick Rhone, Mike Haberman, Mark Pentecost, Jessica Stillman, and Dan Rockwell.

From Patrick Rhone: Reading

“Most of the books on this year’s list have been generous gifts from readers like you form my Amazon Wishlist. I really, really, appreciate those who sent them.”

Thanks to Michael Wade for pointing me to this list.

From Mike Haberman: What will you be reading in 2018?

“What will you be reading in 2018? by Michael Haberman on January 3, 2018 · 0 comments I read a great deal. Articles, news stories, periodicals, newsletters, and blogs are the methods of my learning and the fodder for my own blog posts. I also read books. I try to read a variety of books, not just business or HR books. I am of the school of thought that the more widely read you are the ‘wiser’ you can become. I read a variety of fiction books. I started off by reading Dan Brown’s new novel about…”

From Mark Pentecost: 7 books every executive should read

“I find that one of the best ways to continue to learn is through reading. Through the years, I’ve come across a few books that have shaped my path from teacher and coach to entrepreneur and CEO of a multimillion-dollar company. These books help me as an executive, and I believe that every executive and entrepreneur should read them at least once in his or her lifetime. Here are my top seven book suggestions for every executive out there:”

From Jessica Stillman: 15 Books Every First-Time Manager Should Read

“Just got promoted to your first leadership role? Here’s what you need to read now.”

From Dan Rockwell: 5 Books I’m Reading in The Next 30 Days

“Great books inspire you to think your own thoughts.”

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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