Book recommendations for business leaders: 2/18/16

Feb 18, 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 lists about becoming a recognized expert, non-business books for business leaders, and books for new managers.

From Michael Bungay Stanier: Dorie Clark’s Five Essential Books for Becoming a Recognized Expert

“I’m so thrilled that Dorie Clark has agreed to be my guest blogger today. She is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog. She’s also a recognized branding expert by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, and the author of Reinventing You. Dorie consults and speaks for a diverse range of clients, including Google, the World Bank, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley and the Ford Foundation, among many others. Here are her five essential books for becoming a recognized leader.”

From Brittany Hodak: 6 non-business books for company leaders

“Below are six books I think every entrepreneur and business leader should immediately add to his or her library. And you don’t just have to take my word for it; all of these books are international bestsellers, most touting millions and millions of copies sold. I originally read some of them on my Kindle, but I’ve since purchased hard copies of each to have on my bookshelf — they’re that helpful to have around.”

From Shana Lebowitz: 10 books every new manager should read

“Stepping into a management role for the first time can be scary. It doesn’t help that there’s a ton of conflicting management advice out there, and sifting through it could take years. That’s why we recommend starting with these 10 books, which offer practical insights on leading a team.”