What is on Top of Your Must Read List?

The Internet provides up to the minute, bite sized pieces of knowledge in text, video and conversation but still nothing beats what we learn when we dive into a great business book.

Leadershipnow.com just published a listing of the top Leadership books.

  Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less by Robert I. Sutton and Huggy Rao 
  Impact: Great Leadership Changes Everything by Tim Irwin 
  The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success by Megan McArdle
  The Decoded Company: Know Your Talent Better Than You Know Your Customers by Leerom Segal, Aaron Goldstein, Jay Goldman and Rahaf Harfoush 
  Everything Connects: How to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation, and Sustainability by Faisal Hoque with Drake Baer 

They look interesting. What is the next book on your pile of reading? What are you currently reading? If you had to pick one business book, which one stands out on top?

Just because a book is new, doesn’t mean it is the best. Amazon has a listing of the top 10 Leadership Books and number 5 was written in the 30s, Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People. It is still a classic!

Sadly, all of the top ten books on Leadership were written by men.

Nancy Lieberman has written a book called The Playbook for Success, a Hall of Famer’s Guide to Business Success. According to the Amazon description she offers up the following information:

Start your training today with Playbook for Success and discover tested exercises and approaches to:

  • Get over your fear of success
  • Assert your right to compete and lead
  • Move comfortably in formerly all-male business domains
  • Discover, use, and improve on your own strengths and weaknesses
  • Build and lead teams to achieve goals and not give up
  • Help others achieve more than they think possible

Another book that sounds interesting is from Harriet Rubin called The Princessa: Machiavelli for Women:

This provocative work urges women to claim what they want and deserve, offering a bold new battle plan that celebrates a woman’s unique gifts: passion and intuition, sensitivity and cunning. It draws from history’s legendary female divas and poets, saints and sinners, artists and activists–who, armed with a desire for justice and a spirit of outrageousness, achieved their impossible dreams.

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