"A host of benefits for those who wish to occupy positions of leadership
and develop into more relaxed, empathetic & well-rounded people."
Okay, so what should I read?
John Coleman of HBR compiled a succinct list of books for aspiring young business leaders incorporating history, literature, psychology, and how-to. Invariably many may disagree with these choices, but it serves as a starting point for those looking for literature to help chart your careers.
1. The Emperor's Handbook, Marcus Aurelius
2. Man's Search for Meaning, Viktor Fankl
3. A Man in Full, Tom Wolfe
4. Liar's Poker, Michael Lewis
5. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't, Jim Collins
6. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Robert Cialdini
7. Giants of Enterprise: Seven Business Innovators and the Empires They Built, Richard Tedlow
8. The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, Niall Ferguson
9. The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail, Clayton M. Christensen
10. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey
11. True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership, Bill George