Stocking Stuffers Designed to Make Anyone Better

stocking-stuffers-2017There were some amazing books published in 2017 that you must get – for yourself, your colleagues, your boss. Anyone in a position of leadership would benefit from reading any of these six books right away. Go get ‘em! They’d make fantastic stocking stuffers and could make all the difference in the career and life of someone you care about.

lolly-daskal-book-cover-9.jpgThe Leadership Gap

By Lolly Daskal

After decades of advising and inspiring some of the most eminent chief executives in the world, one of today’s most sought-after executive leadership coaches and leadership consultants has uncovered a startling pattern – a shadow side to the skills that make leaders great.



todd_davis_get_better_book_coverGet Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work 

By Todd Davis

A practical guide for anyone looking to create a competitive advantage in any size and type of organization by building effective relationships – from the performance improvement experts at FranklinCovey. Chief People Officer Todd Davis explains that an organization’s greatest asset isn’t its people – it’s the relationships between its people.


molinsky_reach_9.gifReach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge and Build Confidence

By Andy Molinsky

Short, prescriptive, and based not only on the author’s groundbreaking research but on his own quest to get out of his comfort zone, Reach will help you take the thing you are most afraid of doing and make it a proud part of your personal repertoire.



fido-book-cover-9The Fido Factor

By Krissi and Dan Barr

Shockingly on the mark and insightful, the authors have hit upon a clever metaphorical device to help readers connect with leadership insights in a way that is readable and memorable. Endorsed by the legendary Marshall Goldsmith, this unconventional book unleashes fresh principles based on man’s best friend.




reach_9The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals

By Chris McChesney and Sean Covey

Tired of the whirlwind required to keep things running day-to-day devouring all the time and energy you need to invest in executing your strategy for tomorrow? Here’s a simple, repeatable, and proven formula for thinking and working that is essential to thriving in today’s competitive climate.




Killing It: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Head Without Losing Your Heart

Sheryl O’Loughlin

Filled with the wisdom gained from successfully launching a company from the ground up (Plum), running two fast-growing companies (Clif Bar and REBBL), and mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs (Stanford University). O’Loughlin tells it like it is: If you don’t invest in your wellbeing, your business will not succeed…nor will you.

Happy reading!

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson is ExecuNet's president and chief economist. An Arjay Miller Scholar, Mark received his MBA from Stanford University and a BA in economics from Yale University. He joined ExecuNet in 1993, with extensive marketing and new product and business development experience, having served as president and founder of A&M Associates, an investment management firm. Mark's corporate leadership experience includes several senior marketing and financial positions with RCA Global Communications (a GE subsidiary) and American Can Company.

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