Category: Books

Book recommendations for business leaders: 2/24/20

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Stephen King says that if you want to be a writer, there are two things you must do: read a lot and write a lot. This is about the “read a lot” part. I include reading lists and book reviews that will help you do business more effectively and write better for business. In this post, I point you to reviews of  »  Read More

Leadership and Management Book Podcast: Words Matter—Great Books for Developing as a Communicator

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You can’t separate effective communication from effective leadership. If you want to become an effective leader you must learn to communicate well. In this podcast, Art and I talk about books that will help you communicate more effectively. Whether you’re writing, having a conversation, or giving a presentations  »  Read More

Book Review: The Leader You Want to Be

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At the beginning of The Leader You Want to Be, Amy Jen Su introduces us to Leader A and Leader B. Leader A is super effective. Things are going well. The leader is happy and satisfied. Leader B is the opposite. The leader is stressed, tired, and not effective. The hook is that Leader A and Leader B are both the same person  »  Read More

Leadership and Management Book Podcast: Great Books for Developing Others

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One of the most important parts of your leadership job is helping team members grow, develop, and succeed. In this podcast, Art Petty and I discuss books that will help you do that part of your job better. Listen now: Highlights: Wally leads off with thoughts on his first favorite, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go by  »  Read More

Book Review: Dangerous Games

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Early in her book, Dangerous Games: The Uses and Abuses of History, Margaret MacMillan sums up the reasons why I read history. “History, if it is used with care, can present us with alternatives, help us to form the questions we need to ask of the present, and warn us about what might go wrong.” Many people have  »  Read More

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