Book recommendations for business leaders: 9/29/16

Sep 29, 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 by Amy Edmondson and Lynn Lobash of the New York Public Library.

From Theodore Kinni: Amy Edmondson’s Required Reading

“Amy C. Edmondson’s abiding interest in teaming may well be rooted in her intriguing stint as chief engineer to the iconoclastic R. Buckminster Fuller in the early 1980s. It was Fuller, after all, who plucked the word synergy from the lexicon of chemistry and expanded its use to include the way in which a holistic approach can help any interactive system — whether a geometric structure or a business — add up to more than the sum of its parts.”

From Chris Weller: 16 books that will change the way you understand human behavior

“We asked Lynn Lobash, manager of the Reader Services department at the New York Public Library, to recommend the books on human behavior that she considers required reading. We also selected a few of our favorites to add.”

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.