From negotiation, accounting, and leadership to technology, the corporate travel manager is the new avatar of successful corporate travel management, and also business travel management is looked upon as a key operational area in the business lifecycle. Here are some more books for the complete traveller manager:
6. Book: Executive’s Guide to Personal Security
Author: David S. Katz and Ilan Caspi
As an individual or a company, you have no control over criminal acts and terrorism; however, you have complete control over efficaciously reducing the risk of being attacked by improving security measures – technical, procedural and physical. The more vulnerable we are, the more attractive we become to any terrorist or criminal planning an attack. This book will explain how you can ensure safety while on domestic and international tours.
7. Book: Travel Wise: How to Be Safe, Savvy and Secure Abroad
Author: Ray S. Leki
Travel Wise is about much more than security. Whether you are in HR, travel or corporate or whether you run or manage an international NGO or study abroad program, business traveller, student traveller or a globetrotter, this book will help you stay savvy, secure and safe on the go.
8. Book: How to Win Friends & Influence People
Author: Dale Carnegie
One of the best–selling business books of all times by one of the most renowned self–help authors. If, as a leader, you are looking to sway influence over others with sound persuasion and communication techniques, then this is it. This book, which ranked 19th in the list of the 100 most influential books on Time Magazines in 2011 has succeed in changing millions of lives all over.
9. The Leadership Sutra: An Indian Approach to Power
Author: Devdutt Pattanaik
The book provides original, unique and startling insights into the age–old exercise of leadership and power. The ideas in the book are based on the Business Sutra, one of the most influential books that formulated original business and management techniques born and developed in India.
10. Book: Shackleton’s Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer
Author: Margot Morrell
Sir Ernest Shackleton has been hailed as the greatest leader that ever appeared on earth; a saviour who rescued the lives of 27 men stranded on an Antarctic ice float with him for over two years. Authored by two experienced business observers, the book details the ‘Shackleton’s Way’ of leadership tactics against the backdrop of the chilling survival tale of the Endurance expedition.
If you think you can add more books to the list please feel free to do so and tell us how it changed your life. Even the most passionate of travel managers are not free from risks and erroneous decision making. We believe reading these books will make you a better travel manager and leader. Don’t miss out on reading the blogs on our website that cover some of the best books for business travellers.