1. “Shut Up and Listen!: Hard Business Truths That Will Help You Succeed” by Tilman Fertitta, HarperCollins Leadership
For entrepreneurs ready to reach the next level of success, small business owner turned multibillionaire Tilman Fertitta shares the commonsense principles that have rocketed his worldwide hospitality empire to the top.
2. “What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence” by Stephen A. Schwartzman, Avid Reader Press
From Blackstone chairman, CEO and co-founder Stephen A. Schwarzman, a long-awaited book that uses impactful episodes from Schwarzman’s life to show readers how to build, transform, and lead thriving organizations.
3. “The Program: Lessons from Elite Military Units for Creating and Sustaining High Performance Leaders and Teams” by Eric Kapitulik, Jake MacDonald, Wiley
Discover the military’s keys to excellent leadership and team building training. “The Program” offers a hands-on guide to the winning techniques and tactics of The Program, the acclaimed team building and leadership development company.
4. “Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age” by Brad Smith, Carol Ann Browne, Penguin Press
From Microsoft’s president and one of the tech industry’s wisest thinkers comes a frank and thoughtful reckoning with how to balance enormous promise and existential risk as the digitization of everything accelerates.
5. “Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life” by Francesca Gino, Dey Street Books
Whether you want to inspire others to action, build a business, or build more meaningful relationships, “Rebel Talent” will show you how to succeed — by breaking all the rules
6. “The Connector Manager: Why Some Leaders Build Exceptional Talent — And Others Don’t” by Jaime Roca, Sari Wilde, Portfolio
The authors classify all managers into one of four types: Teacher; Cheerleader; Always-on; and Connector managers. Drawing on data-driven research, as well on case studies and interviews, they show that Connector managers consistently outperform the other types, then explain what behaviors define a Connector manager and why they are able to build strong teams.
7. “Wisdom at Work: The Making of a Modern Elder” by Chip Conley, Currency
Experience is making a comeback. Learn how to repurpose your wisdom. At age 52, after selling the company he founded and ran as CEO for 24 years, rebel boutique hotelier Chip Conley was looking at an open horizon in midlife.
8. “That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea” by Marc Randolph, Little Brown and Company
In the tradition of Phil Knight’s Shoe Dog comes the incredible story of how Netflix went from concept to company — all told by co-founder and first CEO Marc Randolph.
9. “Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took on Silicon Valley’s Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime” by Julian Guthrie, Currency
“Alpha Girls” is reporter Julian Guthrie’s powerful account of five women pioneers in the field of venture capital who bucked the system and found ways to survive and thrive in the cutthroat, high-stakes, male-dominated world of Silicon Valley
10. “Choosing Leadership: A Workbook” by Linda Ginzel, Agate B2
“Choosing Leadership” is a new take on executive development that gives everyone the tools to develop their leadership skills.
11. “Growth IQ: Get Smarter About the Choices That Will Make or Break Your Business” by Tiffani Bova, Portfolio
12. “Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change” by Stacey Abrams, Picador
13. “From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership” by Harry M. Jansen Kraemer Jr., Jossey-Bass
14. “Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth” by Amy C. Edmondson, Wiley
15. “What to Do When It’s Your Turn (and It’s Always Your Turn)” by Seth Godin, Domino Project