Senior executives like you are extremely busy and pressed for time. To stay informed, you dedicate a lot of attention to obtaining industry information and staying abreast of market and economic conditions. Often there is hardly any time left to pick up a book to enhance your own learning and reflecting.
However, there is frequently valuable time available commuting or flying, idle time in airports and hotel rooms, or even the occasional walk in nature. Sometimes shifting your mindset is valuable to gain a new insight as to how to solve a problem or what decision to make.
Following is a list of eight audiobooks I am recommending to any senior executive and, in fact, anyone who wants to play at the highest level. Even if you have read or listened to any one of these books, consider listening again. I can promise you, you will gain different insights the second time around.
Coaching and Engaging High Performing Teams:
The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell
By Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, Alan Eagle
New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
By General Stanley McChrystal
A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team
By Simon Sinek
Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen
By Donald Miller
Making Decisions in an Imperfect World
By Tim O’Reilly
By Yuval Noah Harari
Getting Out of the Box
By The Arbinger Institute
Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
By Chris Voss with Michael Kramer
Please email me if you come across any other audiobooks you find valuable!