Book recommendations for business leaders: 6/8/17

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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 lists of new books, lists of books for leaders and entrepreneurs, and a list of books to help you do creative work. Start with Michael McKinney’s First Look: Leadership Books for June 2017

From AJ Agrawal: The Top 10 Books Every Leader Must Read

“Yes, being a leader requires a large drive to learn, which is why I’ve compiled a list of some of the best books on leadership. Check them out below:”

From Nicholas Cole: 11 Books Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read in 2017

“If you’re an entrepreneur, or even have the slightest interest in becoming an entrepreneur, then you have to read. I know some people in the business like to proclaim their negligence toward reading, or claim they can learn the same lessons from videos, podcasts, and even life experience.”

From Michael Bungay Stanier: Mark McGuinness’ Five Essential Books for Creative Work Habits

“Mark McGuinness is a trained psychotherapist, a poet and a coach. For the last 20 years, Mark has dedicated himself to coaching ambitious creative professionals in fulfilling their potential — creatively, personally, professionally and financially. He’s also the author of Productivity for Creative People, a practical guide to getting creative work done amid the demands and distractions of 21st-century life. Today he is my guest blogger, sharing his favourite books to help you develop creative work habits.”

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.

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Jennifer Janson   |   09 Jun 2017   |   Reply

Thanks for sharing these lists Wally. You may be interested in our monthly list of the top 10 business books (it’s free). It is made up of aggregated data from ratings, reviews and sales across all the most popular online book platforms. I think it forms a bit of a cultural barometer for what’s occupying peoples’ minds.

You might also be interested in a short post I wrote about the 3 books every CEO should read – especially if they don’t have time :) You can find it here:

Wally Bock   |   09 Jun 2017   |   Reply

I’m going to click right over and check them out, Jennifer. Thanks for sharing.