Self-Development: A Leader’s General Business Reading List

One of the most frequent requests I receive is for reading recommendations.  Not sure if it’s the horn-rimmed glasses or simply my penchant for perpetual schooling, but I’m clearly perceived to be a bookworm and nerd.  I don’t mind the assumption, though, as I wholeheartedly believe in the value of continual self-development.  Whether you’re a leader or a follower, if you’re not staying up-to-date on the latest theory, application, and trends in the business world, you’ll quickly slide the world of reliance on others to generate ideas and solutions for those challenges facing you.

So, over the course of the next several weeks, I will be providing a list of recommended readings in several areas related to the topics of this blog.  In this first entry, I provide some of my favorite books of the past several years (some are older, but ones that have had particular relevance to my own work in the past decade).  Clearly, there are many others that are also excellent resources, so I would ask that if there are particular books not listed here, go ahead and add them in the Comments Section!

This week’s topic……General Business:

By David Vinjamuri

By Gerd Gigerenzer

By John Fleming & Jim Asplund

By James Bamford, Benjamin Gomes-Casseres, & Michael Robinson

By Marshall Goldsmith

By Gordon MacKenzie

By Malcolm Gladwell

By Jeffrey Auerbach

By Robert Kaplan & Dennis Saccuzzo

By Matthew Crawford

By Rick Levine

By Mark Sanborn & John Maxwell

By Robert Sutton

By Bruce Peltier

By Tony Schwartz & Jean Gomes

By Tom Rath & Jim Harter

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