Book recommendations for business leaders: 3/15/18

Mar 15, 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 reviews of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Talent Magnet: How to Get and Keep Top Talent, The Introverted Leader, The Power of Vulnerability: How to Create a Team of Leaders by Shifting Inward, and Leadership Wisdom: Lessons from Poetry, Prose, and Curious Verse.

From Theodore Kinni: How to Get Time on Your Side

“Best-selling author Daniel Pink analyzes more than 700 studies to reveal the science of perfect timing.”

From Michael McKinney: Talent Magnet: How to Get and Keep Top Talent

“To answer the question, what attracts top talent, author and Vice President of High Performance Leadership at Chick-fil-A, Inc. Mark Miller commissioned a research study to interview over 7000 people from age fourteen to sixty-five and included both professional and hourly workers across all educational backgrounds. The result is Talent Magnet.”

From Julie Winkle Giulioni: Now Is The Time for Introverted Leaders

“I could not be more pleased to host this week’s guest post from my friend, Jennifer Kahnweiler. Jennifer was one of the first Berrett-Koehler authors I met after publishing Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go. I have been so grateful for her warmth and her wisdom. As an introvert myself, I’ve frequently bumped up against stereotypes and misconceptions about what leadership looks like. Jennifer’s books illuminate introversion – and how to optimize its quiet power. In this second edition of The Introverted Leader (which I highly recommend!), she updates her bestselling classic and offers new insights into this important topic. I hope you enjoy her wisdom as much as I do!”

From Skip Prichard: How to Create a Team of Leaders by Shifting Inward

“Partners at Shift180, Barry and Jeff present their unique approach to maximizing performance in their new book, The Power of Vulnerability: How to Create a Team of Leaders by Shifting Inward. I recently spoke with them after reading the book, to talk about their views on leadership culture and vulnerability.”

From Bob Morris: Leadership Wisdom

“Those who aspire to lead others must embark on a perilous journey of self-exploration, accompanied by the right companions. Many of mine accompanied Bob Vanourek as he gained much of the the knowledge and wisdom he needed to create this book. The format within which he presents the material is eminently appropriate: A brief selection from a source, followed by its theme and then the practical applications of its wisdom. He also includes his own thoughts (and feelings) about key insights. Each of the selections poses or addresses one or more especially important questions. The relevance of answers will vary from one reader to the next, as will the value of the lessons each learns.”

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.