Book recommendations for business leaders: 2/8/18

Feb 8, 2018 | 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 from Michael McKinney, Beverly Bird, Jeff Haden, and Adam Grant. We’ll start with Michael McKinney’s list of Leadership Books for February 2018.

From Beverly Bird: Classic Management and Leadership Books That You Should Check Out

“This list is purely based on the hundreds of management and leadership books that I’ve read – only a small subset of the more than a million books available. As I wrote this, I referenced my own bookshelf and selected books that I’ve kept over the years, and still refer to now and then. Some are classics, some best sellers, and there may be a few you haven’t heard. As you progress throughout your own career as a manager/leader, I encourage you to development your own top ten list, and share your recommendations with others.”

Thanks to Michael Wade for pointing me to this list.

From Jeff Haden: 6 Great Business Books to Read in 2018

“Want to know what to read in the new year? Here are six books that will help you gain new skills, build better teams… and become an even better you.”

From Adam Grant: The 20 New Idea Books to Kick Off 2018

“I’ve started a book club with Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, and Dan Pink. Each quarter, we’ll handpick the two new must-reads in the realm of work and psychology, discuss them in an online forum, and donate 100% of our profits to The Future Project, who will give two books to students in under-resourced communities for every subscription. To kick off 2018, here are the 20 books that have intrigued me the most so far.”

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.