Book recommendations for business leaders: 7/5/18

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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 Michael McKinney’s heads up on leadership books for July 2018 and several summer reading lists.

From Michael McKinney: First Look: Leadership Books for July 2018

From Connie Chen: The 10 best business and leadership books of 2018 so far, according to readers

“We’re now halfway through 2018, and these are the new business and leadership books published so far that Goodreads members love. From dissecting business scandals to guiding you through awkward office situations, the 10 books offer interesting, entertaining, and actionable insights about the worlds of business, tech, and leadership.”

From Rachel King: These Smart Books Are Actually Great Summer Beach Reads in Disguise

“But what if I told you that you could bring a book to the beach—or wherever else you might be taking a nice, long break—that is both a page-turner and educational? I know, the latter sounds like a snooze when kicking back in a lounge chair next to pristine blue waters with a glass of chilled wine at your side. But business books can be fun—when penned by the hands of the right storytellers.”

From Greg Satell: Summer Reading List: 12 Great Stories About History’s Most Legendary Innovators

“All too often, stories about great innovators read like superhero movies. The protagonist goes on a holy quest, overcoming rivals and naysayers along the way. These tales may be inspiring, but they are rarely helpful. The truth is that great innovators are real people, with human flaws. None are perfect.”

Here’s My Summer Reading Plan Inspired by My Father

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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