Recommended Reading for Strategic Leaders

The list below is a brief selection of books that have influenced our professional and personal development throughout our careers and have inspired parts of our book.

The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals

Sean Covey, Chris McChesney, and Jim Huling (2016)


Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger and Kenneth Cukier (2013)


The Corporate Athlete: How to Achieve Maximal Performance in Business and Life

Jack Groppel (1999)


Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes Are High

Kerry Patterson and Joseph Grenny (2011)


Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most

Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen (1999)


How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business

Douglas W. Hubbard (2014)


How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age

Dale Carnegie & Associates (2011)


Keeping Up with the Quants: Your Guide to Understanding and Using Analytics

Thomas H. Davenport and Jinho Kim (2013)


Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Sheryl Sandberg (2013)


Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction

Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner (2015)


Talking from 9 to 5: Women and Men at Work

Deborah Tannen (2001)


The Leadership Challenge

James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner (2017)


Triggers: Creating behavior that lasts—Becoming the person you want to be

Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter (2015)


Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion

George J. Thompson and Jerry B. Jenkins (2013)


What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Marshall Goldsmith (2007)