Book recommendations for business leaders: 9/7/17

Sep 7, 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 lists of new leadership books for September 2017, business books for HR pros, and reading lists from Jason Fox, Amy Gallo, and Mark Zukerberg.

From Michael Mckinney: First Look: Leadership Books for September 2017

From Nathaniel Plamondon: The Business Books Every HR Pro Should Read

“we went and talked to some of our favorite HR thought leaders to find out what business books they recommend. Because we firmly believe that the first step in transitioning HR from a business partner to a business leader is getting to know the business side of things. Once you can speak the language and empathize with the rest of the organization, getting a seat at the table is that much easier.”

From Michael Bungay Stanier: Dr. Jason Fox’s Five Essential Books for Pioneering Leaders

“Dr. Jason Fox’s book How to Lead a Quest is a truly fantastic book, not only because of the really robust content in it but also because of the wonderful pirate swagger and adventurous style in which it is written. (If you missed my conversation with Jason last month, be sure to tune in here.) I’m so pleased that he is my guest blogger today, sharing his five essential books for pioneering leaders. Be sure to follow Jason on Twitter @DrJasonFox and check out his website”

From Michael Bungay Stanier: Amy Gallo’s Five Essential Books for Having Difficult Conversations

“Amy is the author of the HBR Guide to Dealing With Conflict, a practical, useful book and a contributing editor at Harvard Business Review. She also runs workshops on conflict and managing conflict more successfully, so this is a woman who knows what she’s talking about. I’m thrilled that she is my guest blogger today, sharing her five essential books for having difficult conversations.”

From Chris Weller: 6 books on science Mark Zuckerberg thinks everyone should read

“We’ve rounded up the books on science Zuckerberg thinks everyone should read.”

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.