Book recommendations for business leaders: 8/17/17

Aug 17, 2017 | 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 and book reviews that will help you do business more effectively and write better for business.

In this post, I point you to a list on leadership from Marshall Goldsmith, one on decision making by Victor DeMiguel, and the novels recommended by Bill Gates. Plus a list of books on creativity and business books by women.

From Michael Bungay Stanier: Marshall Goldsmith’s Five Essential Books on Leadership

“Marshall Goldsmith is consistently named to Forbes’ The World’s Most Influential Business Thinkers list and has been recognized as the top-rated executive coach at the Thinkers50 ceremony in London since 2011. Marshall is also an award-winning author, and his recent book, Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts—Becoming the Person You Want to Be, is a Wall Street Journal and New York Times #1 bestseller. I’m thrilled that he is my guest blogger today, sharing his five essential books on leadership.”

From London Business School: Eight remarkable reads on decision-making

“If you’ve ever wrangled with a tough decision, you know how agonising it is. Victor DeMiguel, outlines his 8 best books on decision-making.”

From Chris Weller: 4 novels Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

“Only a small fraction of the 50 books Bill Gates reads each year are fiction. Here’s a sampling of those he’s recommended.”

From Jessica Mizzi: Ignite Your Imagination: 12 Books on Creativity to Read Now

“Many people experience a creativity drought as they get older. Monotony at work and at home tend to go hand in hand with being an adult, and can lead to uniformity in all aspects of life. So, how does one break free of this tiresome routine? How do you get out of the repetitive rut, and bring some childlike innovation back into your daily regimen?”

From Jeff Haden: 60 Great Business and Leadership Books, All Written by Women

“Looking for a great leadership or business book that will provide new perspectives? Look no further.”

Reading recommendations are a regular feature of this blog. Want more recommendations about what to read? Check out my Three Star Leadership blog and Michael McKinney’s LeadingBlog.