First the big picture. This thread over at DavidCo runs through the pros and cons of setting up reading as an action item in a list. Personally, that’s just a little too a/r for my taste. Moving on, Todd points out a great article by a biz school prof on how to read a business book. Todd wraps up the main points pretty well in his post.
Next, a couple of folks have been digging Peter Block lately. Block is always good. Always. Phil has a great post on Stewardship, and he also gives a pointer to Mastery by George Leonard, which I’d not heard of before now. It’s going on the wishlist. Also, Esther over at Software (Management) Process Improvement liked Stewardship too, and she notes there’s an audiobook version–I’m on it!
Next, Peter Brinkerhoff points to The 5 Temptations of the CEO, which I wouldn’t normally be attracted to, but I respect Peter’s opinions, so I’ll be checking it out. Peter writes about non-profit management, but don’t let that scare you away–a lot of what he has to say is applicable across the board.