I am often asked what books I recommend for CEOs, and executives who aspire to become CEOs. There are so many to choose from. Over 250,000 business books are in print. Laid on top of each other, that's nearly four miles high. Obviously, narrowing it down to a select few is no easy task. However, regardless of the number, I do have a library of required reading for CEOs. Here are my top seven must read books for CEOs.
1. What Got You Here, Won't Get You There -- by Marshall Goldsmith Goldsmith discusses the small "transactional flaws" performed by one person against another, which lead to negative perceptions that can hold an executive back.