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How many times can you read 50 Shades of Gray?

Perhaps it is time to add something else to your reading list.  Don’t worry about the light reading —we always make time for that.  But in 2013 you might want to look for a few books that challenge you a bit, make you think about your work, and how you can help make things better at the office.

Start with this list from  Bob Sutton.  Mr. Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering in the Stanford Engineering School and he is the author of many books, including Good Boss, Bad Boss and The No Assholes Rule — two book that deserve a place on your reading list if you haven’t already read them.  And his blog, Work Matters,  also deserves your regular attention.

Last year Mr. Sutton has put together a list of  “11 Books Every Leader Should Read”  and he updates it for 2013 here.

Other books that have caught my eye include Quiet by Susan Cain, Eat The Frog by Brian Tracy and Enchantment by Guy Kawasaki,

Finally, on behalf of everybody you will ever have to present to, I implore you to look at Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery, by Garr Reynolds.  This is an excellent book that illustrates the principle of “less is more” and how that applies to PowerPoint presentations.

Happy Reading

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