Align’s Summer 2020 Reading List for Business Leaders
The old maxim “To grow your business, grow your people” has never been more relevant in today’s rapidly changing business landscape. Everyday the news presents a world in flux with societies around the world adjusting to “new normal”. Understanding this change and reacting to it is the primary role of leaders in any organization.
While Summer reading can be a light escape from the stress of work, this summer is more likely to be a time for deeper reflection on adapting our organizations and ourselves for the changing world. With that in mind, we’ve compiled this summer reading list with an emphasis on learning during change.
Additionally, in light of current conditions in our hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana, Align will donate all Amazon affiliate revenue from books purchased on this page to our local Second Harvest Food Bank (must use link on this page to receive donation). We’re excited to support their efforts to feed at-risk populations by matching donations.
Summer 2020 Business Books
The Invincible Company: How to Constantly Reinvent Your Organization with Inspiration From the World’s Best Business Models by Alexander Osterwalder
The Healing Organization: Awakening the Conscience of Business to Help Save the World by Raj Sisodia, Michael J. Gelb
Fanocracy: Turning Fans Into Customers and Customers Into Fans by David Meerman Scott and Reiko Scott
#MeToo in the Corporate World: Power, Privilege, and the Path Forward by Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Bezonomics: How Amazon Is Changing Our Lives and What the World’s Best Companies Are Learning from It by Brian Dumaine
Beat the Crisis: 33 Quick Solutions for Your Company by Hermann Simon
Good Economics for Hard Times by Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo
Summer 2020 Leadership Books
Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle
The Gumbo Coalition: 10 Leadership Lessons That Help You Inspire, Unite, and Achieve by Marc Morial, Forward by Sheryl Sandberg
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
The Ride of a Lifetime by Bob Iger
The Motive: Why So Many Leaders Abdicate Their Most Important Responsibilities by Patrick M. Lencioni
Work Together Anywhere: A Handbook on Working Remotely—Successfully—for Individuals, Teams, and Managers by Lisette Sutherland, Kirsten Janene-Nelson
Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banaji
Summer 2020 Personal Development Reading List
Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life by Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein
Meditations: A New Translation by Marcus Aurelius
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple: 10 Strategies for Managing Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Panic, and Worry by Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D.
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