Who Moved My Cheese? - by Spencer Johnson – always my first port of call when starting change management with a team
Fish! by Stephen C. Lundin & Harry Paul & John Christensen – My second port of call! Short story that shows any team can be transformed with a simple, clear structured approach
The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson – My most recommended management book –catch people doing something right!
Leadership & Self Deception – Arbinger Institute – Personally a top ten favourite. I read this at the right time and it changed the way I see myself and the way I relate to others.
Mindset – Carol Dweck – Another top 10 favourite! The understanding and insight into the power of a growth mindset and how to create it is exceptional.
The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt This was the first book I read on my learning journey. As a production manager by training the ‘Theory Of Constraints’ remains a favourite and can be applied to so many areas of life.
Good to Great by Jim Collins – Loved the structure and tools included in this thoroughly researched book.
Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull – Recommended by my son this book is insightful across team work, strategy, mindset and life skills. Easy and interesting read.
Exponential Organizations by Salim Ismail, Michael S. Malone & Yuri van Geest – One of the best insights into the rapidly changing world we live in with clear thoughts on how businesses can apply lessons learnt
David & Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell is a top author (I initially had all his books in this list!). His books read so well and are captivating, well researched and applicable to life and business.
Start with Why by Simon Sinek – Turns the approach to modern business inside out in an engaging and challenging way that can help companies reinvent themselves
The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey & Jim Huling – Imminently practical and works so well – amazing more business are not following these.
The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization by Peter M. Senge – In the future the only sustainable competitive advantage is your organization’s ability to learn faster than the competition – this shows you how.