17 book recommendations for better communications

These are not all of my favorite reads, but a strong list of some of the great ones. The following list of titles (some old and some new) have been the most influential and helpful sources for me personally. Each title on this list has been a place where I've found perspective as a leader, insight to set better project expectations, strategy around communications and essential ingredients for aligning teams.

Work through this list for foundational wisdom and tangible inspiration that makes you (and the things you do) work for the long run. 

  1. Generational IQ, Haydn Shaw
  2. Simple Rules, Donald Sull and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt
  3. Untitled, Blaine Hogan
  4. Coherence, Richard H. Bailey
  5. The Brand Gap and The Brand Flip, Marty Neumeier
  6. Fairness is Overrated, Tim Stevens
  7. Traction, Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares
  8. Be Our Guest, The Disney Institute and Theodore Kinni
  9. The Unstuck Church, Tony Morgan 
  10. How to Wow Your Church Guests, Mark Waltz
  11. All Marketers Are Liars, Seth Godin
  12. Unique, Phil Cooke
  13. Orbiting the Giant Hairball, Gordon Mackenzie
  14. Don’t Make Me Think, Steve Krug
  15. Make a Difference, Dr. Larry Little
  16. Necessary Endings, Henry Cloud
  17. You Don't Need A Title To Be A Leader, Mark Sanborn