Leaders are readers. Reading helps you discover ideas to try and expand your mental models. In this post, I point you to reviews of recent business books. You’ll find pointers to reviews of True North: Leading Authentically in Today’s Workplace (Emerging Leader Edition), Team Emotional Intelligence 2.0: The Four Essential Skills of High Performing Teams, Decisions over Decimals: Striking the Balance Between Intuition and Information, Complicit: How We Enable the Unethical and How to Stop, and Why Managers Matter: The Perils of the Bossless Company. Plus, there’s Michael McKinney’s list of leadership books scheduled for release in January 2023.
“True north. Readers of business and leadership books will immediately think of Bill George when they hear that phrase. George, the accomplished CEO of Medtronic, later became a writer and teacher and urged us all to find our True North. To find who we are as a leader and use that awareness to find our North Star – our leadership purpose. True North: Leading Authentically in Today’s Workplace (Emerging Leader Edition) is the next ‘True North book.'”
“In Team Emotional Intelligence 2.0: The Four Essential Skills of High Performing Teams, Dr. Jean Greaves and Evan Watkins of TalentSmartEQ bring EQ know-how to the team level, focusing on the four key skill areas and a step-by-step process for increasing team EQ skills so team leaders and anyone who’s a member of a team can achieve peak performance and reach their goals.”
“In our rush to jump into solution mode, we confuse activity with impact and fail to frame the problem, often leading us down the wrong path.”
“People routinely overlook wrongdoing, even in situations that cause significant harm. In his book Complicit: How We Enable the Unethical and How to Stop, Max Bazerman shares strategies that help people do the right thing even when those around them aren’t.”
“ONE OF the most important books you’ll read this year is Why Managers Matter: The Perils of the Bossless Company by Nicolai Foss and Peter Klein. Max DePree wrote that the first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. That’s what you will find here—a dose of reality.”
“HERE’S A LOOK at some of the best leadership books to be released in January 2023 curated just for you. Be sure to check out the other great titles being offered this month.”
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