Book recommendations for business leaders: 11/29/18

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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 reviews of Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation, The Leadership Killer: Reclaiming Humility in an Age of Arrogance, Measuring and Maximizing Training Impact: Bridging the Gap between Training and Business Results, What Anyone Can Do: How Surrounding Yourself with the Right People Will Drive Change, Opportunity, and Personal Growth, and Leading Transformation: How to Take Charge of Your Company’s Future.

From Skip Prichard: How Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation

“In Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation, Dan Schawbel answers that question. Based on research spanning thousands of managers and employees, Dan’s new book is a fascinating look at the impact technology is having at work and at home. Dan is a best-selling author, a partner and research director at Future Workplace and the founder of Millennial Branding and WorkplaceTrends.com.”

From Bill Treasurer: Is Arrogance Killing Your Leadership Potential?

“There is no bigger turn-off than arrogance. This is especially true in leadership. When a leader’s confidence grows recklessly out of control, when their head swells to 50x its normal size, they’ve become a victim of the ‘leadership killer’ (a.k.a. hubris).”

From David Witt: 3 Tips for Measuring the Impact of Leadership Training

“‘If we as leadership, learning, and development professionals can’t answer that question with an enthusiastic yes, we’re all in trouble,’ says Dr. Paul Leone, ROI expert at Verizon and author of the book Measuring and Maximizing Training Impact: Bridging the Gap between Training and Business Results.”

From Bob Morris: What Anyone Can Do

“For better or worse, much of what we become, of who we are, and of what we do (and how we do it) is the result of those with whom we are most closely associated. Our lives are defined by our choices and the consequences of those choices.”

From Michael McKinney: Take Charge of Your Company’s Future

“HOW CAN WE BREAK FREE of incrementalism, dream bigger, and inspire people to follow us? The fundamental problem we face say the authors of Leading Transformation—Nathan Furr, Kyle Nel, and Thomas Zoega Ramsoy—is our tendency toward incremental thinking.”

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 Skip Prichard’s Leadership Insights.

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