They can read, of course, but have little (if any) time or inclination for “great books” such as Moby Dick and War and Peace, preferring newspapers and magazines for recreational reading.
I recommend for your consideration these highly-readable works, most of which are business fables:
Maestro: A Surprising Story About Leading by Listening (128 pages)
Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors (224 pages)
Chess Not Checkers: Elevate Your Leadership Game (144 pages)
Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding under Any Conditions (160 pages)
John Kotter with Holger Rathgeber
Arguably the best of the business fables is Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox’s The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement (368 pages)