Book recommendations for business leaders: 9/1/16

Sep 1, 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 you’ll find pointers to reading lists on change from Richard Jolly and John Kotter. They list totally different titles.

From Richard Jolly: Read change in 7 ways: books on leading change

“Stop start. Stop start. Why is change so hard? Because we live in a world that’s drenched in good ideas. Companies are tasked with transforming themselves quickly and continuously – when they fail to evolve, they simply do not last. Spanning social psychology, science and history, through metaphors, stories and studies, this collection reveals insight on techniques to lead change more effectively.”

From Theodore Kinni: John Kotter’s Required Reading

“John Kotter has been the go-to guy on the subject of change leadership longer than most of us have been working. For the past 35 years or so, he has been making the compelling argument that the essential role of leaders lies in their ability to achieve change — to shepherd their organizations to new and better places. The fast-paced and fundamental disruptions caused by advances in digital technologies make his work more relevant than ever.”

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.