Book recommendations for business leaders: 6/14/18

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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 Sea of Glory: America’s Voyage of Discovery, Prediction Machines: The Economics of Artificial Intelligence, Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy, Great at Work: How Top Performers Work Less and Achieve More, and The Right and Wrong Stuff: How Brilliant Careers are Made and Unmade.

From Ken Downer: Sea of Glory: The 7 Habits of the Highly Insecure Leader

“Lacking confidence in your leadership? Are you an insecure leader? Sometimes the things we are tempted to do to compensate for insecurity are the worst options, as Lieutenant Wilkes, United States Navy, found out the hard way in 1838. Here’s what happened, how you can avoid these seven deadly habits, and build the confidence you need to lead.”

From Skip Prichard: Prediction Machines: The Economics of Artificial Intelligence

“It is ushering in a new age, redefining what’s possible, bringing machines to life. What should organizations do? What about government policy? How do we plan in the midst of the changes? In Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence, three esteemed economists tackle these questions and more. The authors discuss AI in the context of prediction.”

From Stephen J. Gill: Why Management Needs to Change

“Following is a selection from our new book, Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy (Chapter One).”

From Dan Rockwell: Today a Reader – Tomorrow a Leader

“Great at Work: How Top Performers Work Less and Achieve More by Morten Hansen. Hansen describes seven strategies that enable readers to adopt a growth mindset and find ways to work smarter rather than harder. I’ve listed the first four below.”

From Kevin Eikenberry: The Right and Wrong Stuff: How Brilliant Careers are Made and Unmade

“Everyone reading this could benefit from this book. I know that is a bold statement, but you have a career. Whether you are just getting started, are mid-career, or are later in your professional life, could you be more effective and successful? This book will help you see, as the title suggests, the right stuff and the wrong stuff.”

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.

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