What’s on your list?
Several individuals are attributed as saying, “Leaders are readers.”
Here is a list of books, in no particular order that authors or publishers have recently sent. I’m planning to review several very soon. (In case you plan to purchase books for the holidays.) All book reviews I publish include book give aways, so stay tuned.
Have you read any books listed below? If so, what did you think?
Strategic Speed: Mobilize People & Accelerate Execution by Davis, Frechette, Jr., & Boswell. (Next review)
Lateral Approach to Taking Charge: Simple Principles for New Bosses on Building Authority and Partnerships by Sit & Bundgaard.
Lateral Approach for Creating Success: How not to Leave Success to Chance by Sit & Bundgaard
QBQ! The Question Behind the Question: What to Really Ask Yourself to Eliminate Blame, Complaining, and Procrastination by Miller.
All Hands on Deck: 8 Essential Lessons for Building a Culture of Ownership by Tye.
Outstanding: 47 Ways to Make your Organization Exceptional by Miller.
Flipping the Switch: Unleash the Power of Personal Accountability using the QBQ! by Miller.
Serve to Lead: Your Transformational 21st Century Leadership System by Stock.
Open Leadership: How Social Technology can Transform the Way you Lead by Li.
The Recipe by Amilya Antonetti.
Management it’s Not what you Think by Mintzberg, Ahlstrand, & Lampel.
Good Boss Bad Boss: How to be the Best and Learn from the Worst by Sutton. Review is complete; I’m waiting for Q & A from the author.
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What books are on your reading list?
Have you read any books that I listed? If so, what did you think?
Dan, “QBQ” should be a standard in every leader’s library and read more than once. Here is a link to another list of “must-reads for leaders”. http://amzn.com/w/2MMFNG84MOLQR
I look forward to your reviews of the rest.
Mark Sturgell, CBC
Thanks for the heads up. You aren’t the first to recommend QBQ.
Thanks for the link to other suggestions.
Have a great weekend.
PS..love your spelunking pic on Amazon.
Speed of Trust
Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Dan, I have not read any of the books on your list. I will look forward to your reviews!
I found “The Checklist Manifesto” thought-provoking and well-written.
Our Tallahassee Leadership Book Club recently read “Switch” by Chip and Dan Heath; it generated good discussion.
Lastly, I just finished “Punching In” by Alex Frankel. I’m still disappointed that I couldn’t convince him to comment on LF, but the book did present an interesting perspective of organizations from the front lines, with a particular eye to “culture building.”
Dan, Thanks for the list!!!!
My favorite is “Good to Great” and “How the Mighty Fall” by Jim Collins.
Keep up the good work. Howie
You may have had it on your previous list yet it deserves to stay on every list — The No Asshole Rule by Bob Sutton, Ph.D.
And although it’s been around for awhile, Who Moved My Cheese and the sequel is still an extremely powerful book of principles.
Good Boss Bad Boss – How to Be the Best…and Learn from the Worst – Robert I. Sutton, Ph.D.
Maestro – A Surprising Story About Leading by Listening – Roger Nierenberg
The Search for Leadership – An Organizational Perspective – William Tate
The No Asshole Rule – Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One that isn’t – Robert I. Sutton, Ph.D.
leadership THE HARD WAY – why LEADERSHIP can’t be taught – and how you can learn it anyway – Dov Frohman
Transparency – How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor – Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman, James O’Toole with Patricia Ward Biederman
Leading in a Culture of Change – Michael Fullan
The Six Secrets of Change – What the best leaders do to help their organizations Survive and Thrive – Michael Fullan
leading outside the lines – How to mobilize the (in)Formal Organization, Energize Your Team, and Get Better Results – Jon R.Katzenbach and Zia Khan
Management Rewired – Why Feedback Doesn’t Work and Other Surprising Lessons from the Latest Brain Science – Charles S. Jacobs
Herding Cats – Being advice to aspiriing academic and research leaders – Geoff Garrett and Graeme Davies
Switch – How to change things when change is hard – Chip & Dan Heath
Managing with Power – Politics and Influence in Organizations – Jeffrey Pfeffer
The Power of Followership – How to create leaders people want to follow and followers who lead themselves – Robert Kelley
I read a lot. Sure would like to see more empirically based books on leadership.
Hey Dan…thanks for the list…I know this is a little bit of an older blog post but the last book I read is “Confessions of a Public Speaker” by Scott Berkun…very good for any leader! Keep up the good work!
Thanks for adding to the list Justin. I appreciate your suggestion. I just finished QBQ, The Question behind the question. I really like it. Have a great weekend. Dan