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Hot List: Bestselling Business Books on updates its list of bestselling business books hourly. Here is a snapshot of what books were hot this morning — Monday, November 26.

1. Personal History by Katharine Graham. This candid and insightful autobiography tells the story of Katharine Graham’s personal struggles as a daughter, wife and mother and her professional triumphs as she guided The Washington Post through some of the defining moments of the 20th century, including the Watergate scandal and the downfall of the Nixon presidency.

2. If Harry Potter Ran General Electric: Leadership Wisdom from the World of the Wizards by Tom Morris. Bestselling business author Tom Morris (If Aristotle Ran General Motors) tells us how J.K. Rowling’s popular books offer an abundance of leadership and problem-solving lessons for those in the business world. Although Harry Potter’s world is defined by magic, Morris ably demonstrates how Harry and the gang use creativity, teamwork (not wands and magic potions) to solve their most difficult challenges.

3. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High by Kerry Patterson. This highly effective book lays out an array of practical steps for taking on life’s most difficult and important conversations. More importantly, it shows you how to turn these tough conversations into constructive experiences that deliver tangible results. With performance review season looming, this book might be worth a look.