Book Reviews for Business Leaders: 9/27/16

Sep 27, 2016 | Reading Lists

“Leaders are readers.”

Yep, if you want to do that leading thing well, you need to read. One challenge is sorting through all the “leadership” and other business books to find good ones. This post should help. Here are some pointers to reviews of and excepts from recent leadership (in the broadest sense) books.

In this post I point you to reviews of A Quantum-Inspired Perspective on Organization Development, The Neo-Generalist, and Bringing Out the Best in People.

From Marcella Bremer: A Quantum-Inspired Perspective on Organization Development

“Have you ever heard of quantum storytelling? It is a new way of viewing organization development. Led by David Boje, of New Mexico State University, and Tonya L. Henderson, a scholar-practitioner with Gly Solutions, a group of authors from Europe and the USA collaborated to produce a collection of readings that explore human organizations using quantum physics inspired concepts. Their book is titled Being Quantum: Ontological Storytelling in the Age of Antenarrative. The title is a mouthful itself and bears some explanation before its utility becomes apparent. So let’s unpack it.”

From Tanmay Vora: The Neo-Generalist

“The books I love the most are not the ones that offer off-the-shelf ‘solutions’ but ones that start a conversation, catalyze thinking, elevate understanding and help in thinking about a topic in novel ways.”

From Desda Moss: A Positive Approach to Bringing Out the Best in People

“This edition of the business classic Bringing Out the Best in People (McGraw Hill Education, 2016) by behavioral psychologist Aubrey C. Daniels provides a timely update to his seminal book on performance management. With new chapters on employee engagement and the impact of technology, as well as tips for stimulating innovation and managing today’s multigenerational workforce, the book offers readers behavioral tools to effectively address workplace issues.”

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.