Book recommendations for business leaders: 8/11/16

Aug 11, 2016 | 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 that will help you do business more effectively and write better for business.

In this post I point you to reading recommendations from TED speakers, McKinsey & Company, and Suzi McAlpine.

From Betsy Mikel: 7 Summer Reads Recommended by Top TED Speakers

“TED compiled an epic list of 40 summer reads recommended by their speakers. No matter what your interest — fiction or nonfiction, short and sweet or long and lengthy, recent New York Times bestseller or a timeless classic — there’s something on the list that will pique your interest. Take a gander at the entire list on the TED blog, or check out a selected few below from entrepreneurs, designers, creatives and tech thought leaders.”

From McKinsey & Company: What CEOs are reading

“Leaders of some of the world’s biggest organizations reveal which books will keep them occupied in the coming months.”

From Suzi mcAlpine: Why every leader needs to read ‘The Coaching Habit’ (with or without a pina colada)

“Whenever I start coaching an executive, I recommend several leadership books – a sort of ‘textbook list’ like your professor doled out when you rocked up in your first year at University. This book list currently includes:”

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.