Book recommendations for business leaders: 3/10/16

Mar 10, 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 we get a first look at the March 2016 leadership books and reading lists from Cass Sunstein and Todd Kashdan.

Michael McKinney gives us First Look: Leadership Books for March 2016.

From Theodore Kinni: Cass Sunstein’s Required Reading

“Legal scholars rarely attract much attention in the business world. But Cass R. Sunstein is a notable exception to the rule. That’s because the Robert Walmsley University Professor and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School has long explored the intersection of behavioral economics, cognitive psychology, and public policy — three disciplines that have many implications for corporations.”

From Michael Bungay Stanier: Dr. Todd B. Kashdan’s 5 Essential Books for Becoming a Leader with Exceptional Emotional Agility

“Dr. Todd Kashdan is the author of a terrific book released last autumn, The Upside of Your Dark Side. Co-authored with Robert Biswas-Diener, the book outlines how positive emotions alone are not enough. Anger makes us creative, selfishness makes us brave, and guilt is a powerful motivator. The real key to success lies in emotional agility. Dr. Kashdan has kindly agreed to be my guest blogger and book reviewer today, and is offering up his 5 books for becoming a leader with exceptional emotional ability.”

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 Bob Morris’ Blogging on Business.