The top-5 most-read books among 500 C-suite executives this summer show they’re serious about diversity and getting meaningful change done. Here’s the full, exclusive list.

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Stuck at home during the pandemic, CEOs are spending their time reading books on self-improvement and diversity, according to online library Perlego.

The library, which tracks readers’ job titles, gave Business Insider an exclusive list of the books that 500 C-suite executives are reading most this summer.
They include books from business and social science experts, such as Peter Drucker and Scott Page. Two of the five are about the importance of diversity and inclusion.
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Perlego has more than 350,000 non-fiction books across 500 subjects. The platform, which tracks readers’ job titles, gave Business Insider exclusive data on what 500 CEOs and other C-suite execs read on the platform between June 15 and July 28. They include books by academics, entrepreneurs, and heads of diversity at major companies.

Read on to see the top-five most-read books — and make space on your bookcase.

SEE ALSO: Chris Kenna is a CEO and diversity expert who counts Unilever, L’Oréal, and Amazon among his clients. Here are his 5 tips for every leader to make their company more inclusive

“Get Sh*t Done: The Ultimate Guide to Productivity, Procrastination, and Profitability” by Jeffrey Gitomer

Published last year, “Get S–t Done” tells you why you’re failing to achieve your goals in business and life, and suggests strategies that can help.

One of Amazon’s best-selling authors, Gitomer outlines a step-by-step guide to becoming more motivated and productive, with the aim of boosting your income and help you build better work habits.

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“Inclusive Talent Management: How Business can Thrive in an Age of Diversity” by Stephen Frost and Danny Kalman

This 2016 book feels especially relevant today, given the discussions about diversity in the workplace that have emerged after the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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The authors are diversity experts: Stephen Frost is head of diversity and inclusion at KPMG, the UK accountancy firm, and was an advisor to the British government. Danny Kalman, of Panasonic, is a regular speaker at international conferences and runs global leadership programs.

In this book, the authors try to give practical examples on how to improve the diversity of your workforce. Firms should, for example, launch apprenticeships and partner with networks comprising people from under-represented groups. Leaders should not just say the right words, but take the right action, the book says.

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“Peter F. Drucker on Business and Society” by Peter Drucker

Peter Drucker, who died in 2005, is considered the founding father of modern management. He was professor of management at New York University graduate school of business, and one of the most influential thinkers in the industry. He wrote 39 books on the topic over seven decades.

This book is a collection of Drucker’s essays. The world has changed a lot since he wrote them, but his views on the relationship between business, society, and governments remain poignant.

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“The Hard Thing About Hard Things” by Ben Horowitz

Ben Horowitz is an American tech entrepreneur and cofounder of venture capital firm Andreessen …read more

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