Book recommendations for business leaders: 3/9/17

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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 four lists of business reading recommendations.

From Deep Patel: 10 Books Every Leader Should Read to Be Successful

“But of course not all books are worthy of the time and effort it takes to go from cover to cover. To help you on your journey toward becoming a successful leader, here are the top 10 books you should be reading now.”

From Michael Bungay Stanier: Cathy Shaughnessy’s Five Essential Books for Coaching

“Cathy Shaughnessy is the author of The Really Competent Coach series, which helps coaches understand what it takes to become ICF credentialed and to create a plan for getting there. She also coaches senior leaders, mentors credentialed coaches and trains fledgling coaches. So if anyone is qualified to offer up five essential books for coaching, it’s Cathy. I’m happy that she is my guest blogger today.”

From Madeleine Blanchard: 9 Books on Coaching that Coaches Need to Know About

“Because I am always refining my list, I asked a select group of coaches their picks for the best books for coaches—books not only about coaching but also about leadership and coaching in organizations.”

From Melanie Curtin: Want to Get Smarter? Elon Musk Recommends These 12 Books

“Elon Musk is arguably one of the most influential inventors of our modern age. Head of both Tesla and SpaceX, he is at once a pioneer, entrepreneur, environmentalist, and disruptor extraordinaire. Here are 12 books he recommends. They’re almost as fascinating as Elon himself:”

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.

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