Monday, July 5, 2010

A Couple Good Reads on Leadership and Decision-making

These are a few of the books I've been reading for my independent study this summer.  They're not exactly beach reading but they have much to offer once you get back to the office...

The Opposable Mind by Roger Martin does not contain the information I need for my topic but it is rich with useful thinking about decision-making.  I checked it out of the library but plan to purchase my own copy and add it to my reread list.

The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels by Michael Watkins is one of those books I wish I'd had at the beginning of my career.  Over the years inspired leaders have shown me pieces of what Watkins pulls all together in this excellent text, that is both quickly accessible and usefully deep.

Not surprisingly, both these books are published by the Harvard Business School Press.