Book recommendations for business leaders: 4/6/17

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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 three lists of books you may want to read.

From Michael McKinney: First Look: Leadership Books for April 2017

From Michael Bungay Stanier: Amy Whitaker’s Five Essential Books for Thinking Like an Artist at Work

“I had the pleasure of interviewing Amy Whitaker last year. Amy is the author of the book Art Thinking: How to Carve Out Creative Space in a World of Schedules, Budgets, and Bosses, and she’s on a mission to prove that business can be both a creative and a liberal art. (In our interview, we explored how to take a creative stand at work, even if you aren’t in a ‘creative’ job.)”

Wally’s Comment: What an interesting list. There are five books on it. Two are among my favorites. Two are on my “To Read” list and there’s one I never heard of, but added to my “To Read” list.

From Madeleine Homan Blanchard: 12 Books NOT About Coaching That Coaches Need to Know About

“I went out to my network and asked people what books, not about coaching, have made the biggest difference for them as a coach.”

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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