New Books that Hit my Mailbox

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” Cicero

I thought you might be interested in some new books that recently hit my mailbox.

Nincompoopery – Why Customers Hate You and How to Fix It:

John Brandt gets the prize for best title!

John offers concrete examples of how any organization–large or small, and regardless of industry–can innovate in ways that delight customers and attract top-level talent.

Beyond Performance 2.0 – A Proven Approach to Leading Large-Scale Change:

Keller and Schaninger reject the notion of copying best practices and instead guide leaders to make choices specific to their unique context and organization. (Highly researched.)

The Coffee Bean:

Jon Gordon and Daemon West win the prize for shortest book at 90 pages.

This little book has the power to change your life, if you adopt its simple message.

What You Do is Who You Are:

Ben Horowitz wrote, The Hard Thing About Hard Things. I loved it! I’m anxious to dig into his new work. It’s out Oct. 29, 2019.

Ben explains how to make your culture purposeful by spotlighting four models of leadership and culture-building.


Scott Young is a “wild” man. If you want to learn how to learn fast, hurry up and get this book.

Reinventing the Organization:

Arthur Yeung and Dave Ulrich believe the traditional hierarchical organization is dead, but what replaces it? This book is well researched and practical. (September 24, 2019.)

The Leader You Want to Be:

Amy Jen Su will help you tap into and expand your leadership capacity so that you can sustain your optimal level of performance and thrive as a leader. (October 22, 2019)

The Politics of Promotion:

Bonnie Marcus offers women the tools and guidance they need to successfully navigate the realities of their organization. (Relaunch on September 11, 2019)

What leadership books are you currently reading?

Which of the above books do you plan on reading?