Book recommendations for business leaders: 4/27/17

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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 reviews of Radical Candor, The Twenty-four Hour Mind: The Role of Sleep and Dreaming in Our Emotional Lives, The Art of Profitability, and EXTREME YOU: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat.

From Michael McKinney: Radical Candor

“The very heart of being a good boss is a good relationship, writes Kim Scott in Radical Candor. We need Radically Candid relationships with those we work with and because this is often scary and can be emotionally taxing, we resort to be ruinously empathetic or obnoxiously aggressive or manipulatively insincere.”

From Shane Parrish: The Science of Sleep: Regulating Emotions and the Twenty-four Hour Mind

“Rosalind Cartwright is one of the leading sleep researchers in the world. Her unofficial title is Queen of Dreams.In The Twenty-four Hour Mind: The Role of Sleep and Dreaming in Our Emotional Lives, she looks back on the progress of sleep research and reminds us there is much left in the black box of sleep that we have yet to shine light on.”

From Kevin Eikenberry: The Art of Profitability

“Most business novels or business fables help someone work on an interpersonal or leadership skill, and the best books in this genre do this very well. This book, while clearly in this genre, has a different goal – to help a business owner or leader think about how they make a profit, and how they could make a greater one by changing their model or approach to business.”

From Lindsey Pollak: Extreme Career Success: An Interview with Sarah Robb O’Hagan, CEO of Flywheel Sports

“EXTREME YOU: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat. How could you hear that book title and not want to dive right in?”

Thanks to Smartbrief on Leadership for pointing me to this story

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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