Recommended Summer 2017 Readings for Creative Leaders

Summer 2017 promises a new batch of books to inform and support those striving to become better creative leaders. The following are recommended titles scheduled for publication between May and August.   Ed Batista, The Art of Self-Coaching (Harvard Business Review Press, August 8) The Stanford Graduate School of Business instructor, executive coach, and consistently… Continue reading

16 New Books for Creative Leaders to Begin 2016

The opening months of of 2016 will see a shelf of new books containing research, insights and proven experience that promise to support better creative leadership.  The topics range widely from learning, disruption and uncertainty to the execution of strategy and the creativity, non-conformity, and gender equality in organizations.  All the following titles are scheduled… Continue reading

New Fall 2015 Readings for Better Creative Leadership

2015 has already been a year of excellent and helpful publications for leaders wanting to improve themselves and their motivation and coordination of creative teams, projects and businesses. Some, like Herminia Ibarra’s already essential Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader and Stanley McChrystal’s powerful call for agility and cohesion, Team of Teams, highlight… Continue reading

The ‘Whiplash’ Effect: Rethinking the Lessons of Musical Leadership

For many years, the conductor leading an orchestra has provided a useful metaphor for thinking about how to lead diverse talents gathered around a shared purpose. The metaphor assumes multiple forms, of course, from the commanding George Solti to the inspiring Gustavo Dudamel. A favorite TEDTalk, by Italy Talgam, captures the power and complexity of… Continue reading

New Books for Creative Leaders to Read to Start 2015

The coming months feature an impressive batch of new books on various aspects of creative leadership. Surveying history, crossing fields of endeavor, profiling individual leaders, and examining multiple industries, they offer fresh insights and practical guides to action in business and life. For readers looking to become more creative and effective, inspired and inspiring, the… Continue reading