Special Episode: Great Authors Recommend Great Leadership Reads
Great Authors Recommend Other Great Authors
"There's no greater recommendation than when an author tells you
to read someone else's book." - Guy Kawasaki
When Guy Kawasaki, author of 15 books, said this in our Podcast chat about an author telling you to read someone else's book, the idea bubbled up for an episode with great authors sharing what they have found to be great reads. From these compelling interviews with best-selling authors Liz Wiseman, Chip Conley, Dolly Chugh and Guy himself, you'll fill your reading list with stellar books -- from must-read classics to fresh new releases. What leadership books do you think they suggested? And what are your leadership favorites?
"I don't read many business books. I read good fiction. Business is about people,
so my favorite business books are anything by Dickens." - Tom Peters
Guy endorsed this favorite as "a good explanation of what drives people." Nice wisdom from the world's best "chief evangelist." Pink's research shows that what best motivates those around us isn't money, but finding a deeper purpose.
Liz shares how this book brings together "all my favorite topics: leadership, innovation, learning and organizational culture" and loved how it challenged her personally.
Chip attests personally that Victor Frankl's reflection on his experience in a concentration camp has helped him in his business. From it, he has discovered that meaning can be fuel for life...and leading others.
Dolly feels this book addresses a core leadership challenge of our time, the irresistible draw of our screens for all of us. How do we both detach from our technology, but also use it to better connect with the people we are leading?
Liz Wiseman raved about this book by Dolly Chugh, NYU social scientist whose Ted Talk was among the Top 25 in 2018. Intrigued, Christy got the book, loved it and decided to invite Dolly on this episode. This book will help you become "the leader you mean to be.”
This book wins as most recommended (3 out of 4 Guests!). Do you (and your team or your kids) have a Growth Mindset, or a Fixed Mindset?
The answer to that question changes everything--in business, and in life.
The sub-title says it all...
Say Less, Ask More (gulp). A masterpiece on Coaching to crack the code on habits in our every day, as a Manager, professional Coach, parent, or friend.
Danny Meyer, NYC restaurant owner who has revolutionized the industry, examines the power of hospitality in business and in life.
As much as we crave success, Karen Rinaldi challenges us to consider the possibility that what we may actually need is a failure.
Do you keep a journal of reflections and quotations for your own thought leadership? You’re in good company. We may have more to learn from the second century than we realize.
Book Recommendations in order of Episode Appearance
If You Want to Write: A Book About Art, Independence and Spirit — Brenda Ueland
The Effective Executive — Peter Drucker
Drive — Daniel Pink
Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail -- Clayton Christensen
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion — Bob Cialdini
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success — Carol Dweck
Man’s Search for Meaning — Victor Frankl
Meditations — Marcus Aurelius
Setting the Table — Danny Meyer
The Art of Possibility — Rosamund Stone Zander & Benjamin Zander
Orbiting the Giant Hairball — Gordon MacKenzie
Why Should Anyone Be Led By You: What it Takes to Be an Authentic Leader — Rob Goffee & Gareth Jones
How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations —Mark Freedman
It’s Great to Suck at Something: The Unexpected Joy of Wiping Out and What it Can Teach Us About Patience, Resilience, and the Stuff That Really Matters — Karen Rinaldi
Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business — John Mackey
Delivering Happiness: A Path to Passion, Profits, and Purpose —Tony Hsieh
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don’t — Jim Collins
Made to Stick — Chip and Dan Heath
Creativity Inc: Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration — Ed Catmull
The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age — Reid Hoffman
The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias — Dolly Chugh
The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More, and Change the Way You Lead Forever —Michael Bungay Stanier
Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked — Alan Alter
Real Queer in America — Samantha Allen
The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table — Minda Harts