Book recommendations for business leaders: 11/7/22

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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 Get It Done: Surprising Lessons from the Science of Motivation, The Crux: How Leaders Become Strategists, Love + Work: How to Find What You Love, Love What You Do, and Do It for the Rest of Your Life, Team Emotional Intelligence 2.0: The Four Essential Skills of High Performing Teams, and Radically Human: How New Technology Is Transforming Business and Shaping Our Future. You’ll also find Michael McKinney’s preview of leadership books scheduled for release in November 2022.

From Theodore Kinni: Getting and staying motivated

“In her new book, Booth School of Business professor Ayelet Fishbach brings behavioral science to bear on the perennial challenge of goal achievement.”

From Skip Prichard: How Leaders Become Strategists

“As someone who loves studying and implementing strategy, I read numerous books on the subject each and every year. Many offer the same tired ideas, but a few stand out and offer ideas you can use immediately. One of those books is Richard Rumelt’s The Crux: How Leaders Become Strategists.”

From McKinsey Author Talks: Marcus Buckingham on how to fall in love with work

“In this edition of Author Talks, McKinsey’s Stephanie Strom chats with Marcus Buckingham, a business consultant and motivational speaker, about his new book: Love + Work: How to Find What You Love, Love What You Do, and Do It for the Rest of Your Life (Harvard Business Review Press, April 2022). He says that the most successful people aren’t those who do what they love; they’re those—from technicians to branch managers—who find love in what they do. An edited version of the conversation follows.”

From Tanmay Vora: Fostering Team Emotional Intelligence

“In the new edition of their book titled ‘Team Emotional Intelligence 2.0’, Dr. Jean Greaves and Evan Watkins have a rich conversation on team EQ offering stories, practices, and strategies for lifting individual emotional intelligence skills to the group level.”

From Greg Satell: Why We Need To Put Human Agency Back At The Center Of Decision-Making

“Yet in their new book Radically Human, Accenture’s Paul Daugherty and H. James Wilson argue exactly the opposite. In their work guiding technology strategy for many of the world’s top corporations, they have found that, in many cases, the robots need us more than we need them. Automation is no panacea.”

From Michael McKinney: First Look: Leadership Books for November 2022

“HERE’S A LOOK at some of the best leadership books to be released in November 2022 curated just for you. Be sure to check out the other great titles being offered this month.”

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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