Books Worth Reading:

Every person on your team must have the right information and tools to be successful. With the books on this recommended reading list, your entire company – from leadership to management to employees – will understand their role and be better equipped to help your company succeed.

Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t by Verne Harnish – In Scaling Up, Harnish and his team share practical tools and techniques for building an industry-dominating business. These approaches have been honed from over three decades of advising tens of thousands of CEOs and executives and helping them navigate the increasing complexities (and weight) that come with scaling up a venture.

The Great Game of Business by Jack Stack with Bo Burlingham – The Great Game of Business started a business revolution by introducing the world to open-book management, a new way of running a business that created unprecedented profit and employee engagement.

The Four Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey and Jim Huling- For fans of Good to Great and The First 90 DaysThe Four Disciplines of Execution is the foundational text for creating lasting organizational change. A #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller with more than 500,000 copies sold, The Four Disciplines of Execution will radically change your business.

E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber- Discussion of the myths surrounding starting your own business and how commonplace assumptions can get in your way.

Traction:  Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman – Simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment.

Get a Grip:  An Entrepreneurial Fable by Mike Paton & Gino Wickman -The story of how Swan Services resolves its issues by implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System®.

Rocket Fuel:  The One Essential Combination by Mark C. Winters & Gino Wickman – Rocket Fuel details the integral roles of the Visionary and Integrator and explains how an effective relationship between the two can thrive.

How to Be a Great Boss by Gino Wickman and Rene Boer  – Studies have repeatedly shown that the majority of employees are disengaged at work—but it doesn’t have to be this way.

What the Heck is EOS? by Gino Wickman & Tom Bouwer – Designed to engage employees in the EOS process and tools, What the Heck is EOS? uses simple, straightforward language and provides questions about each tool that managers and employees can use in creating more ownership and buy-in at the staff level.

Ownership Thinking by Brad Hams – How to End Entitlement and Create a Culture of Accountability, Purpose, and Profit where everyone thinks and acts like owners.

Start with WHY by Simon Sinek – A great read on how a strong Core Focus makes companies great. A sense of “Why” unites teams and ignites passion.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni – A powerful yet deceptively simple message about dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams often struggle.

The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executiveby Patrick Lencioni – A story about what it looks like to be a “Healthy” organization.

Good to Great by Jim Collins – How great companies triumph and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning.

The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt – A story about the manufacturing process that will help you increase output.

Enlightened Leadership by Ed Oakley and Doug Krug – How great leaders get better results by focusing on success rather than overcoming obstacles.

Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge – Because life is short and we should be healthy enough to enjoy it (versions for both men and women).