Book recommendations for business leaders: 4/20/17

Apr 20, 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 reading lists from Susan David, Jenny Blake, and Tom Peters.

From Theodore Kinni: Susan David’s Required Reading

“‘Emotions can be harnessed to live and lead in better ways,’ says Susan David. ‘For so long, we’ve treated emotions in organizations as warm, fluffy, and disruptive. Now we’re recognizing how powerfully they affect outcomes.’”

From Michael Bungay Stanier: Jenny Blake’s Five Essential Books for Pivoting Your Career

“After two years at an Internet start-up followed by five and a half years at Google — where she held the position of Career Development Program Manager — Jenny Blake left corporate life in 2011 to start her own company. An international speaker, career and business strategist and executive coach, Jenny is also the author of a terrific book called Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One. If there is anyone qualified to recommend books on pivoting your career, it’s Jenny.”


“My niece, who is at the Tuck business school, asked me for a list of best leadership and management books. I put the list below together in haste. Despite the hastiness, I thought you might be interested.”

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.

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