Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Update: The Execupundit Batch of Leadership and Management Books

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I have no doubt that the list has omitted some great books.

Arbinger Institute, The. Leadership and Self-Deception.

Aurelius, Marcus, Meditations.

Barnes, John A. Ulysses S. Grant on Leadership: Executive Lessons from the Front Lines.

Bate, Nicholas. Instant MBA.

Bennis, Warren. On Becoming a Leader.

Bennis, Warren and Burt Nanus. Leaders: Strategies for Taking Charge. 

Berlinski, Claire. There Is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters.

Blanchard, Ken. Leading at a Higher Level.

Buckingham, Marcus, and Curt Coffman. First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently.

Chernow, Ron. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller.

Clavell, James. Tai-Pan.

Clearfield, Chris and Andras Tilcsik. Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It.

Collins, James C. Good to Great.

Collins, James C.  and Jerry I. Porras. Built to Last.

Covey, Stephen R. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Drucker, Peter F. The Effective Executive.

Drucker, Peter F. The Practice of Management.

Dweck, Carol S. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.

Farson, Richard. Management of the Absurd: Paradoxes in Leadership. 

Ferriss, Tim. Tools of Titans.

Fick, Nathaniel. One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer.

Fink, Steven. Crisis Management.

Fournies, Ferdinand. Why Employees Don’t Do What They are Supposed to Do and What to Do About It.

Frankl, Viktor. Man’s Search for Meaning.

Frisch, Bob. Who’s in the Room? How Great Leaders Structure and Manage the Teams Around Them. 

Gaddis, John Lewis. On Grand Strategy.

Gates, Robert M. A Passion for Leadership: Lessons on Change and Reform from Fifty Years of Public Service.

Gray, Colin S. Fighting Talk: Forty Maxims on War, Peace, and Strategy.

Graves, Robert. I, Claudius.

Grenny, Joseph, Kerry Patterson, David Maxwell, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change. 

Halberstam, David. The Best and the Brightest.

Hall, Thomas and Wally Bock. Ruthless Focus: How to Use Key Core Strategies to Grown Your Business.

Heath, Chip and Dan Heath. Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work. 

Heifetz, Ronald and Marty Linsky. Leadership On the Line: Staying Alive Through The Dangers of Change. 

Holiday, Ryan. The Obstacle Is The Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph.

Johnson, Paul. Modern Times: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties.

Kaufman, Josh. The Personal MBA.

Keller, Gary with Jay Papasan. The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results.

Kets de Vries, Manfred. The Leadership Mystique: A User’s Manual for Human Enterprise. 

Kidder, Rushworth M. Moral Courage.

Koch, Richard. The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Success by Achieving More with Less.

Kotter, John P. A Sense of Urgency. 

LeBoeuf, Michael. GMP: The Greatest Management Principle in the World. 

Martin, Roger. The Responsibility Virus. 

McChesney, Chris, Sean Covey and Jim Huling. The 4 Disciplines of Execution.

McChrystal, General Stanley. Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World. 

McCullough, David. John Adams.

McKeown, Greg. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.

Miller, Donald. Building a Story Brand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen.

Mintzberg, Henry. Simply Managing: What Managers Do – and Can Do Better. 

Murrow, David. Why Men Hate Going to Church. 

Pascale, Richard Tanner. Managing on The Edge: How the Smartest Companies Use Conflict to Stay Ahead. 

Myrer, Anton, Once an Eagle.

O'Brian, Patrick. Master and Commander and the entire Aubrey-Maturin series of novels.

O'Connor, Edwin. The Last Hurrah.

Peters, Tom. The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last.

Peters, Tom and Robert Waterman. In Search of Excellence.

Peterson, Jordan B. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.

Rapaille, Clotaire. The Culture Code: An Ingenious Way to Understand Why People Around the World Live and Buy as They Do. 

Ricks, Thomas E. The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today.

Ries, Eric. The Startup Way: How Modern Companies Use Entrepreneurial Management to Transform Culture & Drive Long-Term Growth.

Sacks, Rabbi Jonathan. Lessons in Leadership: A Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible.

Schlender, Brent and Rick Tetzeli. Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader.

Seidman, Dov. How: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything. 

Sowell, Thomas. A Conflict of Visions.

Stavridis, James and R. Manning Ancell. The Leader's Bookshelf.

Stroup, Jim. Managing Leadership: Toward a New and Usable Understanding of What Leadership Really Is - and How to Manage It. 

Sull, Donald and Kathleen Eisenhardt. Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World.

Taleb, Nassim Nicholas. Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder. 

Tannen, Deborah. That’s Not What I Meant! 

Tett, Gillian. The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers. 

Thiel, Peter. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future. 

Thompson, George J. and Jerry B. Jenkins. Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion.

Trompenaars, Fons. Riding the Waves of Culture: Understanding Cultural Diversity in Business. 

Vidal, Gore. Lincoln.

Wade, Michael. All I Said Was: What Every Supervisor, Employee, and Team Should Know to Avoid Insults, Lawsuits, and the Six O'Clock News.

Wade, Michael. EEO Management: How to Advance Equal Opportunity Without Using Quotas or Singing Kumbaya.

Wade, Michael. How to Make Presentations to Councils and Boards: The Presentation Guide to Read When You Don't Have Time to Read a Guide.

Whittle, Chris. The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency.

Williams, T. Harry. Lincoln and His Generals.

Wilson, James Q. Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It.

Winget, Larry. It's Called Work for a Reason: Your Success is Your Own Damn Fault.


Eclecticity said...

Thank you sir. E.

Michael Wade said...


You are most welcome.


Steve Layman said...

Watership Down by Richard Adams?

Michael Wade said...


I recently bought a copy. Your recommendation will move it up the stack.