Book recommendations for business leaders: 8/22/19

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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 Superforecasting:The Art and Science of Prediction, Feedback (and other dirty words): Why We Fear It, How to Fix It, and Self as Coach, Self as Leader: Developing the Best in You to Develop the Best in Others. Plus a reading list from the London Business School and a list of biographies for leaders from Michael Wade.

From Bob Morris: Superforecasting

“Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner wrote this book for those who need to master the art and science of prediction so that they can obtain the best information and then make the most effective use of it. Elements of prediction come into play because decision-makers must determine what the probable implications and consequences are for each option considered, as when a serious question arises or a serious problem develops.”

From Michael McKinney: Feedback (and Other Dirty Words)

“In contrast to the desire of some to dumb down or avoid feedback, authors Tamra Chandler and Laura Grealish have decided to deal with feedback head-on in Feedback (and other dirty words): Why We Fear It, How to Fix It. Done right, feedback is not only a good thing, it is essential to growth and performance. They say we need to do more than tweak our feedback practices, we need to completely rethink the what, how, and why.”

From Skip Prichard: Develop the Best in You to Develop the Best in Others

“The first two lines on the book jacket of Pamela McLean’s new book, Self as Coach, Self as Leader: Developing the Best in You to Develop the Best in Others pulled me in: The best coaches are leaders. The best leaders are coaches. Yes!”

From the London Business School: 6 fine summer reads

“A good book is the best travel companion – wherever you are. Be transported with these titles chosen by LBS faculty.”

From Michael Wade: It is Wise to Read Biographies

“A good biography often contains more lessons than a shelf of self-help books. You might have to read between the lines, but that’s a wise practice at all times.”

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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