Leading Change. Patrick M Lencioni Geoff Ables.
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Glenda MacNaughton Gillian Williams. William H. Marketing Management, Global Edition. Philip Kotler Kevin Lane Keller. Scott Jeffrey Miller. Peter Lynch John Rothchild. Jean-Martin Fortier. Rachael Robertson. Bernadette Schwerdt. Jeb Blount Mike Weinberg. Rasmus Hougaard Jacqueline Carter. Charles Conn Robert McLean. The Richest Man in Babylon. Security Analysis Principles and Technique.
Corporate Governance 4ed Principles, Policies, and Practices. Jenni Romaniuk Byron Sharp.
- Le Quatrième Reich (Policier, thriller) (French Edition)?
- 50. On Becoming a Leader.
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Frankfurt: On Bullshit. Dean Keith Simonton: Orgins of Genuis. Robert B. Michael S. Shona L. Thomas H. Peter J. Phil Rosenzweig: The Halo Effect Jeffrey Pfeffer: The Human Equation. Andrew Hargadon: How Breakthroughs Happen. Adrian Savage: Slow Leadership. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions.
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Randy Hodson: Dignity at Work. William C. Chip and Dan Heath: Made to Stick. Max H. Bazerman: Judgment in Managerial Decision Making. Karl E. Weick: Making Sense of the Organization. James L. David McCullough: The Knowing-Doing Gap. These are books that have taught me much about people, teams, and organizations -- while at the same time -- provide useful guidance if sometimes indirectly about what it takes to lead well versus badly.
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This is the latest update. I just updated the list over at LinkedIn and have included it here as well. I have expanded it to 12 books this year and, even with that, I left out many of my favorites — and probably many of yours as well. After all, some 11, business books are published in the United States every year. That reflects my bias. I lean toward books that have real substance beneath them. This runs counter to the belief in the business book world at the moment that people will only buy and read books that are very short and simple — and have just one idea.
A masterpiece of evidence-based management -- the strongest argument I know that "the big things are the little things.
I nfluence by Robert Cialdini. The classic book about how to persuade people to do things, how to defend against persuasion attempts, and the underlying evidence. I have been using this in class at Stanford for over 25 years, and I have had dozens of students say to me years later "I don't remember much else about your class, but I still use and think about that Cialdini book.
Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath. A modern masterpiece, already a classic after just a few years.
The stereotype of the 'horrible female boss' is still a problem
How to design ideas that people will remember and act on. I still look at it a couple times a month and I buy two or three copies at a time because people are always borrowing it from me. I often tell them to keep it because they rarely give it back anyway. And, for my tastes, it has the best business book cover of all time -- the duct tape even looks and feels real. Even though the guy won the Nobel Prize, this book is surprisingly readable.
A book about how we humans really think, and although it isn't designed to do this, Kahneman also shows how and why so much of the stuff you read in the business press is crap. Collaboration by Morten Hansen. I have read it three times and, in my view, it is -- by far -- the best book ever written about what it takes to build an organization where people share information, cooperate, and help each other succeed.
It is hard to explain, sort of like trying to tell a stranger about rock and roll, as the old song goes. But it is one of the two best creativity books ever written, and one of the best business books of any kind — even though it is nearly an anti-business book. Gordon's voice and love creativity and self-expression -- and how to make it happen despite the obstacles that unwittingly heartless organizations put in the way -- make this book a joy.
As I wrote in my blurb, and this is no B. I read this book from cover to cover again about a month ago — there is so much there as Ed brings in so much of his amazing life and gleans so many lessons about leadership and life I confess that I am biased about this book. I have met Ed several times and swayed by his modesty, smarts and how well he listens. The last time we met, Ed told me a great story. He and his editor were having trouble with the flow of the book. So he asked a couple of the Pixar script writers who worked on the film Monsters INC to read the draft and make suggestions.
Ed said they spotted the problem right away and came up with a great solution. That beautiful cover is a Pixar design too. Leading Teams by the late J. Richard Hackman.
ipdwew0030atl2.public.registeredsite.com/113854-what-is-the.php When it comes to the topic of groups or teams, there is Hackman and there is everyone else. If you want a light feel good romp that isn't very evidence-based, read The Wisdom of Teams. If want to know how teams really work and what it really takes to build, sustain, and lead them from a man who was immersed in the problem as a researcher, coach, consultant, and designer for over 40 years, this is the book for you.
Give and Take by Adam Grant. Adam is the hottest organizational researcher of his generation. As insightful and entertaining as Malcolm Gladwell at his best, this book has profound implications for how we manage our careers, deal with our friends and relatives, raise our children, and design our institutions. This gem is a joy to read, and it shatters the myth that greed is the path to success.
America -- and the world -- would be a better place if all of us memorized and applied Adam's worldview. I love this book -- I give to Stanford students and executives all the time, especially when they worry aloud that, to get ahead, their only choice is to be a selfish asshole.
Northcote Parkinson. Title: Rich Dad Poor Dad. Some people love this book, others hate it. I love it.