Book recommendations for business leaders: 11/15/21

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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 Lessons from the Navy: How to Earn Trust, Lead Teams, and Achieve Organizational Excellence, Fear Less: Face Not-Good-Enough to Replace Your Doubts, Achieve Your Goals, and Unlock Your Success, The Leader’s Checklist: 16 Mission-Critical Principles, The One Minute Manager, and Do It Right, Do It Now!: People – the essential ingredient for success

From Skip Prichard: Leadership Lessons from the Navy

“Whether you are new to studying leadership or have practiced and studied it for many years, I am sure you will benefit and enjoy the leadership lessons today’s post provides. Captain Mark Brouker, retired US Navy, is a wealth of practical leadership wisdom gained from his military career as well as his experience as a professor, executive coach, and speaker. His book, Lessons from the Navy: How to Earn Trust, Lead Teams, and Achieve Organizational Excellence is loaded with advice to help all leaders aspiring to operate at the highest levels.”

From Brene Brown: What I’ve Learned From the Work of Dr. Pippa Grange

“Dr. Pippa Grange is a highly sought-after sports psychologist and culture coach based in the U.K. She is a deep thinker about performance, and she’s fearless when it comes to using two words that we don’t often hear joined with performance: love and soulfulness. Her best-selling book Fear Less — in which she talks brilliantly about perfectionism, fear, anxiety, and the pitfalls of operating with clenched fists rather than open hearts — is a must-read and is now available in the U.S.”

From Wharton: This Checklist Can Make You a Better Leader

“In the 10th anniversary edition of The Leader’s Checklist, world-renowned leadership expert and Wharton management professor Michael Useem gives leaders the tools to face any and every challenge.”

From Chief Executive: The One Minute Manager At 40: Ken And Margie Blanchard On Leading Today

“Re-reading this classic today is a reminder of just how simple the job of helping your people get better can be—and how essential, especially at a time when retaining great talent is the whole ballgame for companies.”

From the London Business School: Do it right: do it now!

“Good leadership is about realising that people are your most valuable assets, and treating them fairly and with dignity and respect at all times”

Reading recommendations are a regular feature of this blog. Want more recommendations about what to read? Monday is “Book Day.” Come back for book reviews, reading lists and other reading-related posts.

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