A recent article at Harvard Free Press, John Coleman suggests 11 Books Every Young Leader Must Read. A follow up to his earlier article suggesting that leaders should be readers, the list is aimed at young business leaders specifically.
Here’s Coleman’s list:
1. Marcus Aurelius, The Emperor’s Handbook.
2. Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning.
3. Tom Wolfe, A Man in Full.
4. Michael Lewis, Liar’s Poker.
5. Jim Collins, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t.
6. Robert Cialdini, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion.
7. Richard Tedlow, Giants of Enterprise: Seven Business Innovators and the Empires They Built.
8. Niall Ferguson, The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World.
9. Clayton M. Christensen, The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail.
10. Stephen R. Covey, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
11. Bill George, True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership.
Which books would you recommend to young business leaders?
For Coleman’s explanations and the full article, see: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/10/11_books_every_young_leader_mu.html
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