Sanborn, You Don’t Need a Title

This little book motivates you to lead even when nobody asks this of you. The topic becomes more and more important because strict hierarchies are unable to cope with the complexity of our modern world. Sanborn develops six principles for leading without a title:

1. Self-Mastery 2. Focus, 3. People 4. Persuasive Communication 5. Execution 6. Giving

This book challenges us to make a difference in the life of other people.

Mark Sanborn, You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader ISBN 9780385517478

Mintzberg Strategy Safari

This book is a classic on strategy. The authors find ten separate schools of strategy:

  • The environmental school
  • The cognitive school
  • The entrepreneurial school
  • The power school
  • The positioning school
  • The cultural school
  • The planning school
  • The learning (or emergent) school
  • The design school
  • The configuration (or transformation) school

Henry Mintzberg, Joseph Lampel, Bruce Ahlstrand; Strategy Safari: A Guided Tour Through The Wilds of Strategic Management (9780684847436)