Just got two of your recommended books: Influence and The Effective Executive. Wow. Good stuff!
As a Marketer, Influence captures beautifully the ideas behind how to get people to do what you want them to do. I've already folded the corners on a half dozen pages for further review.
I got a lot out of just reading the Intro to the Effective Executive. Amazing how much you can get out of an Intro! It's pretty intense reading, so I'm going to take it in more bite-size morsels.
Thanks again, and I'm looking forward to hearing about more recommended reading!