Reading Lists for Business Leaders: 5/23/22

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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. Here are pointers to lists of reading recommendations for business leaders. You’ll find lists from Book Riot, Jessica Stillman, Mark C. Crowley, Sharlyn Lauby, and Bruce Rosenstein.

From Book Riot: The 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Last 100 Years

“Is it possible to pick 50 of the best nonfiction books ever? Of course not! But I’ve given it a try. In this list, I narrowed down the topic a bit by focusing on books within the last 100 years or so, including some very contemporary ones, and I kept just a few genres: biography, memoir, history, social sciences, culture, science, and nature.”

From Jessica Stillman: 9 Psychology Books Every Businessperson Should Read

“How do you learn what you need to know about the vast and fascinating body of science that studies what goes on inside people’s heads? You read, of course.”

From Mark C. Crowley: 9 Of The Greatest Leadership Books You’ll Ever Read

“some of the books on this list might surprise you. There are a few obvious ones, yet none of them is really a leadership book per se. But all nine will inform how you think about leading others, and that’s the point. Successful leadership today demands that we understand how the universe works, how human beings work – and how we individually work. And, these magnificent books will accelerate your understanding of all three like few others I’ve found.”

From Sharlyn Lauby: Books on Recruitment and HR Topics

“Recently, an HR professional on Twitter asked for book recommendations on recruitment and HR-related topics. It sparked a great list, and frankly, I didn’t want to forget it…so I thought I would publish the list here. That way I can refer to it as I’m looking for books to add to my HR library. I hope you find it helpful as well. The list is in alpha order. And if you have a recommendation, feel free to add a comment! I think this could become a great reference for others.”

From Bruce Rosenstein: 29 Eclectic Entrepreneurship Book Lists

“Participating in these events has reminded me how important it is for current and prospective entrepreneurs to have access to solid information about the many varied aspects of entrepreneurship. Since there is an overload of books about this complex subject, I’ve curated the following 29 lists, from a wide variety of sources.”

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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