Books are an important part of my life. Most books I read are business, history, or biography. I also read mysteries and thrillers and westerns. Professionally, I help people create books they’re proud of. I help my clients write their books, improve their writing so they can write a great book, and structure their book in the most effective way. I evaluate manuscripts for publishers and individual authors. And I write book reviews.
I read the five books on this list for the first time in 2022 and I reviewed them on this site.
Change from the Inside Out by Erika Andersen may be the most practical change guide you’ll ever read. Buy it, read it, and take good notes. Then put it aside till change comes calling. When that happens, put what you learned to work.
The Fearless Organization demonstrates what psychological safety is, why it’s important, and how to make it happen where you work. If you’re responsible for the performance of the group, put this book on your must-read list.
Any business reader will benefit from reading Working Backwards, applying the principles, and adapting the practices Amazon uses so successfully.
The Attributes: 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance by Rich Diviney introduces you to concepts you can use to make your self-development more effective. There’s also sage advice on creating high-performing teams.
To Risk It All it is worth your time if you like military history. It’s worth your time if you like reading good, true stories. Most of all, To Risk It All will help you improve your decision-making.
What great books did you read in 2022?
Links to My Lists of Top Business Books from Previous Years