Book recommendations for business leaders: 9/22/16

Sep 22, 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 lists from Stanford, Adam Grant, and Elaine Biech.

From Steve Hawk: Equity: The Recommended List

“The most recent issue of Stanford Business magazine explored the various meanings of ‘equity’ in social, corporate, and transnational contexts. As part of that exploration, we asked several Stanford Graduate School of Business professors to suggest their favorite books and articles on the subject. Here are their recommendations.”

From Adam Grant: The 8 New Books to Read This Fall

“I have two rules for a great book: make me think and make me smile. I spent part of the summer reading advance copies of the fall’s top nonfiction releases, and here are eight that sail over the bar:”

From Elaine Biech: Best Books for Developing Your Leaders

“During ATD’s Creating Leadership Development Programs Certificate program, talent development professionals often ask me to recommend the best books for developing leaders in this VUCA age. There are many excellent books available. If you have been asked to design a leadership development program for your organization, you probably need practical ideas and the books in the first list will help you. The second list focuses on competencies your leaders will need in this VUCA world. Both lists of books should meet your needs.”

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.