On Business: Recommended Reads

With local hints in New Hampshire and the recent news of an increased national deficit of 17%, an economic downturn is creeping up in the United States.  Whether you are unemployed/in-between jobs, on sabbatical, or currently working while hopeful for change, the list below provides many life-shaping reads.  The following have provided guidance in my professional and personal lives:

Berger, J. (2017). Invisible influence: The hidden forces that shape behavior. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.

Gallos, J. V. (Ed.). (2008). Business leadership: A Jossey-Bass Reader (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

From the above reference, these articles have been the most impactful to my business acumen:

  • Reframing Leadership by Lee G. Bolman & Terrence E. Deal
  • The Traces of Talent by Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton
  • Thinking Gray and Free by Steven B. Sample
  • Making Sense of Organizations: Leadership, Frames, and Everyday Theories of the Situation by Joan V. Gallos
  • Leading Geeks: Technology and Leadership by Paul Glen
  • The First Ninety Days of Leadership by Michael Watkins
  • Good or Not Bad: Standards and Ethics in Managing Change by Kim S. Cameron
  • Choose Hope: On Creating a Hopeful Future by Andrew Razeghi

George, W. (2003). Authentic leadership: Rediscovering the secrets to creating lasting value. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Goleman, D. (1994). Emotional intelligence. New York, NY: Bantam Books.

Harvard Business Review (2011). HBR’s 10 must reads: On managing yourself. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review Press.

Hunt, E. K. (2002). History of economic thought: A critical perspective. New York, NY: M.E. Sharpe.

Lencioni, P. M. (2012). The advantage: Why organizational health trumps everything else in business. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Markova, D. & McArthur, A. (2015). Collaborative intelligence: Thinking with people who think differently. New York, NY: Spiegel & Grau.

McKnight, J. (1995). The careless society: Community and its counterfeits. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Shipler, D. K. (2005). The working poor: Invisible in America. New York, NY: Vintage Books.

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