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 New Way to Think: Your Guide to Superior Management Effectiveness, Escape from Model Land: How Mathematical Models Can Lead Us Astray and What We Can Do About It, The Good Life: Lessons from the World’s Longest Scientific Study of Happiness, The Art of Fairness: the power of decency in a world turned mean, and Culture Is the Way: How Leaders at Every Level Build an Organization for Speed, Impact, and Excellence. I also point you to Michael McKinney’s preview of this month’s new leadership books.
From McKinsey & Company: Author Talks: A new way to think about management
“In this edition of Author Talks, McKinsey Global Publishing’s Rama Ramaswami chats with Roger Martin, a thought leader in business management and former dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, about his new book, A New Way to Think: Your Guide to Superior Management Effectiveness.”
From strategy+business: The limitations of mathematical modeling
“The work of everyone who uses such mathematical models to produce explanations of how complicated things work is the subject of a new book by Erica Thompson, an academic at the London School of Economics. Her contention is that too many of us have become ensconced in a comfortable but ultimately unhelpful place, which she dubs Model Land.”
From Marc Schulz and Robert Waldinger: The Good Life: Lessons from the World’s Longest Scientific Study of Happiness
“Marc Schulz is a Professor of Psychology and Director of Data Science at Bryn Mawr College. Robert Waldinger is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development at Massachusetts General Hospital, and cofounder of the Lifespan Research Foundation. Below, Marc and Robert share 5 key insights from their new book, The Good Life: Lessons from the World’s Longest Scientific Study of Happiness.”
From Skip Prichard: How to lead with decency and fairness in a world turned mean
“David Bodanis shows a better path, one that starts with fairness and then mixed in with a good deal of human decency. Intrigued by his book, The Art of Fairness: the power of decency in a world turned mean, and its case studies and stories, I reached out to talk with him about his perspective.”
From Matt Mayberry: Five Steps to Building a World-Class Culture
“Excerpted with permission from the publisher, Wiley, from Culture is the Way by Matt Mayberry.”
From Michael McKinney: First Look: Leadership Books for February 2023
“HERE’S A LOOK at some of the best leadership books to be released in February 2023 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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