Best Leadership Books 2016 | Women

More Top Leadership Books of 2016 (Part 2)

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2016 Best Leadership Books | Best Leadership Books for Women




Recommended Reading for All Leaders & Executives

We’ve asked our faculty and executive students and graduates to recommend the best leadership books they’ve read recently. Find their recommendations below: they offer great books for women in leadership, books for emerging leaders, and books for executive and civic leadership – starting first with a seasonal hit.

Thesanta Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus: How to Get Big Things Done in YOUR “Workshop” All Year Long

by Eric Harvey

– Recommended by Marie E. Di Virgilio, Ph.D., Core Faculty, Organizational Change & Corporate Social Responsibility, The Center for Values-Driven Leadership at Benedictine University


 humble-inquiryHumble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling

by Edgar H. Schein

Recommended by Rémi Vespa, Ph.D., Executive Vice-President, Customer Engagement, BlueTrail Software Holding (Cohort 2 Graduate)



culture-mapThe Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business

by Erin Meyer

With globalization as an everyday part of the business environment, The Culture Map helps guide individuals in learning to lead and work within a diverse workforce embracing the differences in the variety of cultures among us.  Erin’s website shares perfectly, “The book is also filled with engaging, real-life stories and anecdotes from around the world that impart important lessons about global teamwork and international collaboration.”

– Recommended by Kimberly Sebastian, Director, U.S. Cellular (Cohort 1 Student)


habitThe Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever

by Michael Bungay Stanier

– Recommended by Deirdre Barrett, Visiting Marketing Faculty, Robinson College of Business Georgia State University (Cohort 3 Student)


outliersOutliers: The Story of Success

by Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers will provide you with little known facts that help to explain exceptional performance and success… And for those that make a habit out of asking WHY?…. Outliers provides a primer for leaders to bring a unique explanation.

– Recommended by Deirdre Barrett, Visiting Marketing Faculty, Robinson College of Business Georgia State University (Cohort 3 Student)

the-alchemistThe Alchemist

by Paulo Coelho

– Recommended by Kathy Hannan, Ph.D., National Managing Partner, Diversity and Corporate Responsibility, KPMG, LLP (Cohort 2 Graduate)





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