COO Forum's Must-Read Books

19.07.23 02:30 AM By Shawneen Orzechowski

Books We Love! 

The COO Forum loves books! We're always reading books ourselves - and recommending them to other operations executives. That being said, we thought we'd start our own recommended book list. So far, the books range from self-improvement, culture, and leadership to strategy, innovation and more! Don't see your favorite business book on the list? Make a suggestion and we can add it!

Book titled, Who Not How
Good Leaders Ask Great Questions
By John  C. Maxwell
John Maxwell, America's #1 leadership authority, has mastered the art of asking questions, using them to learn and grow, connect with people, challenge himself, improve his team, and develop better ideas. Questions have literally changed Maxwell's life. In GOOD LEADERS ASK GREAT QUESTIONS, he shows how they can change yours, teaching why questions are so important, what questions you should ask yourself as a leader, and what questions you should be asking your team.

Book titled, Who Not How
Fire Starter
By Jason Barnaby
Are you stuck? Uninspired? Do you want to make a change, but you have no idea where to start? Not only do I understand you, I was you! Join me on this journey of people just like you who said enough is enough. You'll hear from five Fire Starters including myself about our personal quests to match our passion and purpose with our daily work. Don't waste another moment thinking this is something reserved for the lucky. It's not! Igniting the Fire Starter Within goes behind the scenes to share insight and practical steps to find your fire, fan your flame and tend your tribe.

Book titled, Who Not How
Who Not How
By Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy
When we want something done, we've been trained to ask ourselves, "How can I do this?" But there's a better question to ask. One that unlocks a whole new world of ease and accomplishment. Expert coach Dan Sullivan suggests the question we should ask instead is, "Who can do this for me?" Making this shift involves retraining your brain to stop limiting your potential based on what you alone can do and instead focus on the nearly infinite and endless connections between yourself and other people as well as the limitless transformation possible through those connections.

Book titled, 10x is Easier than 2x
10x Is Easier Than 2x
By Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy
Achieving 10X growth is exponentially easier than striving for 2X growth. Being a 10X entrepreneur is nothing like what most people think. 10X is not the outcome; it's a counterintuitive process you can apply every time you want exponential growth in your life and business. To make 10X possible, you must focus on expanding what Dan defines as your four most important freedoms—time, money, relationship and purpose. As both your professional and personal life fills up with 10X more unique and collaborative relationships, you will realize that your most powerful purposes in all areas become 10X more lasting and positive for everyone involved. 

Book titled, Thrive: A Collaboration Manifesto
Thrive: A Collaboration Manifesto
By Darrin Murriner, Kirsten Moorefield & Scott Dust, Ph.D.
More employees than ever report working in dysfunctional cultures which takes a toll on their ability to collaborate. People are often stuck in endless meetings and email chains, disengaged from work, failing to see why their work matters and how to make an impact—and they feel it. They crave change. You could be the catalyst in your organization for more collaborative relationships and powerful problem-solving. Unlock the potential of your people to produce work they are deeply proud of and that makes our world an increasingly better place.

Book titled, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
By Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.
After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset—those who believe that abilities are fixed—are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset—those who believe that abilities can be developed. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put                                                 this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment.

Book titled, Digital Body Language
Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and connection, No Matter the Distance
By Erica Dhawan
Humans rely on body language to connect and build trust, but with most of our communication happening from behind a screen, traditional body language signals are no longer visible -- or are they? In Digital Body Language, Erica Dhawan combines cutting edge research with engaging storytelling to decode the new signals and cues that have replaced traditional body language across genders, generations and culture. This book will turn your daily misunderstandings into a set of collectively understood laws that foster connection, no matter the distance. 

Book titled, Leaders Eat Last
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't
By Simon Sinek
In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Too many workplaces are driven by cynicism, paranoia and self-interest. But the best ones foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a "Circle of Safety" that separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside.

Book titled, Lean In
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
By Sheryl Sandberg
Lean In  combines personal anecdotes, hard data and compelling research to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can. Sandberg, COO of Meta (previously called Facebook) from 2008-2022, provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship and building a satisfying career. She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women both in the workplace and at home.

Book titled, The Digital Mindset
The Digital Mindset
By Paul Leonardi and Tsedal Neeley
The Digital Mindset introduces three approaches—Collaboration, Computation, and Change—and the perspectives and actions within each approach that will enable you to develop the digital skills you need. With a digital mindset, you'll ask the right questions, make smart decisions and appreciate new possibilities for a digital future. Leaders who adopt these approaches will be able to develop their organization's talent and prepare their company for successful and continued digital transformation.

Book titled, Measure what Matters
Measure What Matters
By John Doerr
In Measure What Matters, Doerr shares a broad range of first-person, behind-the-scenes case studies to demonstrate the focus, agility and explosive growth that OKRs have spurred at so many great organizations. The benefits are profound. OKRs surface an organization's most important work. They focus effort and foster coordination. They keep employees on track. They link objectives across silos to unify and strengthen the entire company. Along the way, OKRs enhance workplace satisfaction and boost retention.

Book titled, Atomic Habits
Atomic Habits
By James Clear
Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits--whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress or achieve any other goal. This book will teach you how to make time for new habits, overcome a lack of motivation and willpower, design your environment to make success easier, get back on track when you fall off course...and much more.

Book titled, Go Slow to Grow Fast
Grow Slow to Grow Fast
By Brent R. Tilson
In this book, author Brent R. Tilson brings to life the classic challenge that all business leaders face as they push their businesses through the conflict of growth and business capability. The practical tools, methodologies and advice are thought-provoking yet simple. Brent’s innovative use of a business’s “Lifeline,” combined with his “Quad 4” methodology, helps leaders gain an understanding of how their business is performing today and creates a road map for the future.

Book titled, Radical Candor
Radical Candor
By Kim Scott
The idea is simple:  You don't have to choose between being a pushover and a jerk. You can be kind and clear at the same time. Radical Candor is about caring personally and challenging directly, about soliciting criticism to improve your leadership and also providing guidance that helps others grow. It focuses on praise but doesn't shy away from criticism―to help you love your work and the people you work with. Radically Candid relationships with team members enable bosses to fulfill their three core responsibilities: create a culture of Compassionate Candor, build a cohesive team and achieve results collaboratively.

Book titled, Journey Well
Journey Well, You Are More Than Enough
By Byron Edgington and Mariah Edgington
Journey Well, You Are More Than Enough: Mindset Matters is book number two in the Journey Well series of uplifting, affirmative, self-improvement books. Our mindset creates our reality. Our thoughts, and what we tell our subconscious, determine the quality of our lives, the goals we achieve, the happiness we have and the way we live. Journey Well, You Are More Than Enough: Mindset Matters "is dedicated to those who believe as we do, that there’s a better, brighter, gentler and more compassionate world waiting for us all, and that world gets its genesis in our collective mindset, our thoughts.”

Book titled, Rocket Fuel
Rocket Fuel
By Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters
Visionaries have groundbreaking ideas. Integrators make those ideas a reality. This explosive combination is the key to getting everything you want out of your business. It worked for Disney. It worked for McDonald’s. It worked for Ford. It can work for you.
Rocket Fuel details the integral roles of the Visionary and Integrator and explains how an effective relationship between the two can help your business thrive. Offering advice to help Visionary-minded and Integrator-minded individuals find one another, Rocket Fuel also features assessments so you’re able to determine whether you’re a Visionary or an Integrator.

Book titled, Ignite. Engage. Retain.
Ignite. Engage. Retain.
By George C. Murray
Award-winning author George Murray asks leaders and business owners…if your company is struggling to find new employees, you are not alone. If you find new people, but they soon leave, usually for more money, you are not alone. If you are working hard to engage those who have worked for you for a while—-or are brand new—-this book has answers to help so you are successful. It's all related to the company's culture in how you Ignite, Engage, and Retain with both long-term and new employees. Make those people feel important and needed. Make your company a place "where you'd like to work" at all levels. with both long-term and new employees. Make those people feel important and needed. Make your company a place "where you'd like to work" at all levels.

Book titled, An Everyone Culture
An Everyone Culture
By Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey
In most organizations nearly everyone is doing a second job no one is paying them for—namely, covering their weaknesses, trying to look their best and managing other people’s impressions of them. There may be no greater waste of a company’s resources. The ultimate cost: neither the organization nor its people are able to realize their full potential. What if a company did everything in its power to create a culture in which everyone—not just select “high potentials”—could overcome their own internal barriers to change and use errors and vulnerabilities as prime opportunities for personal and company growth?

Book titled, Plan to Pivot
Plan to Pivot
By Gerry Starsia
The speed of information flow, globalization, massive amounts of data, artificial intelligence, economic forces and changing demographics are all factors that need attention and consideration as organizations decide what to do, how to do it and when to stop doing what they are doing and pivot towards opportunities and success. By applying the principles of agile project management laid out in Plan to Pivot, organizations develop the muscle memory necessary to observe markets and consumer demands, connect deeply with customers and bring products and services to consumers in order to deliver value more efficiently. 

Book titled, Idea to Impact
From Idea to Impact
By Igor Pistelak and Elizabeth Sale
Why do many transformations fail and only a few succeed? Because most companies focus purely on technology and completely forget about their people. It’s ironic that although we live in one of the most connected times ever, organizations today are probably the most disconnected they have ever been. Idea to Impact offers you a simple and accessible guide to the best transformation practices based on proven methods. It takes you through the steps of transformation DNA (Daily Needed Actions) and explains how work complexity and people morale interweave throughout the change process.

Book titled, Beyond Disruption
Beyond Disruption
By W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
Disruption dominates innovation theory and practice. But disruption, for all its power, is destructive—displacing jobs, companies and even entire industries. Are we missing an alternative approach to innovation and growth? Beyond Disruption redefines and expands the existing view of innovation by introducing a new approach, nondisruptive creation, that is free from the destructive displacement that happens when innovators set out to disrupt. Kim and Mauborgne reveal the distinct advantages of nondisruptive creation, showing how this new approach to innovation allows companies to grow while also being a force for good. 

Book titled, Traversing the Traction Ga[
Traversing the Traction Gap
By Bruce Cleveland and Wildcat Venture Partners
Vision, groundbreaking ideas, total commitment and boundless enthusiasm characterize most startups, but they require capital to go from promising product to scalable business. More than 80 percent of all early-stage startups fail. Most of them can build a product, but the vast majority stumble when it comes time to take those products to market due to poor “market engineering” skills. Traversing the Traction Gap exposes the reasons behind that scary failure rate and provides a prescriptive how-to guide, focused specifically on market engineering techniques, so startups can succeed.

Book titled, Trust and Inspire
Trust & Inspire
By Stephen M. R. Covey, David Kasperson, McKinlee Covey, and Gary T. Judd
We have a leadership crisis today, where even though our world has changed drastically, our leadership style has not. Most organizations, teams, schools and families today still operate from a model of “command and control", focusing on hierarchies and compliance from people. But because of the changing nature of the world, the workforce, work itself and the choices we have for where and how to work and live, this way of leading is drastically outdated. Trust and Inspire calls for a radical shift in the way we lead in the 21st century, and Covey shows us how.

Book titled, Dare to Lead
Dare to Lead
By Brene Brown
 Daring leadership in a culture defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty requires skill-building around traits that are deeply and uniquely human. The irony is that we’re choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the exact same time as we’re scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines and AI can’t do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection and courage, to start.

Book titled, Riding Shotgun
Riding Shotgun: The Role of the COO
By Nate Bennett and Stephen Miles

The role of Chief Operating Officer is clearly important. In fact, it's arguable that the number two position is the toughest job in a company. COOs play a critical part in executing the strategies developed by top management. And, in many cases, they are being groomed—or test-driven—as the firm's CEO-elect. Riding Shotgun provides unique insight into this little-understood role. The authors develop a framework that illustrates who the COO is, why a company should create this position and what the challenges associated with this job entail. Drawing heavily on first-person accounts from top executives, the authors offer a set of strategies to inform individuals who aspire to serve as COO.

Book titled, The Compound Effect
The Compound Effect
By Darren Hardy

Do you want success? More success than you have now? And even more success than you ever imagined possible? That is what this book is about. Achieving it. No gimmicks. No hyperbole. Finally, just the truth on what it takes to earn success. As the central curator of the success media industry for over 25 years, author Darren Hardy has heard it all, seen it all and tried most of it. This book reveals the core principles that drive success. The Compound Effect contains the essence of what every superachiever needs to know, practice and master to obtain extraordinary success. 

Book titled, Be a Better Team By Friday
Be a Better Team by Friday
By Justin Follin

As your company’s growth accelerates, the heat turns up and teams break down. It gets harder to work together when things get tough. This book reveals the surprisingly simple skills required to get your team to the top. Fast. Learn proven strategies to inspire your teams to think bigger, communicate better, collaborate more effectively and achieve your most ambitious goals. This isn’t just theory. The seven proven practices detailed inside are actionable tactics focused on getting remarkable results while improving morale.

Book titled, From Impossible to Inevitable
From Impossible to Inevitable
By Aaron Ross and Jason Lemkin

Why are you struggling to grow your business when everyone else seems to be crushing their goals? If you needed to triple revenue within the next three years, would you know exactly how to do it? Doubling the size of your business, tripling it, even growing ten times larger isn't about magic. It's not about privileges, luck, or working harder. There's a template that the world's fastest growing companies follow to achieve and sustain much, much faster growth. Whether you have a $1 billion or a $100,000 business, you can use the same insights to learn what it really takes to break your own revenue records.

Book titled, Essentialism
By Greg McKeown

Essentialism is more than a time-management strategy or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution toward the things that really matter. By forcing us to apply more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy—instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.

Book titled, What to Say When You Talk to Yourself
What to Say When You Talk to Yourself
By Shad Helmstetter

The international self-talk best-seller. Each of us is programmed from birth on. And as much as 75% or more of our programming may be negative or working against us. In this newly updated and revised eBook edition, Shad Helmstetter shows the reader how to erase and replace past mental programs with healthy, new programs that can be positively life-changing. Considered by many to be one of the most important and helpful personal growth books ever written.

Book titled, The 6 Types of Working Genius
The 6 Types of Working Genius
By Patrick M. Lencioni

Beyond the personal discovery and instant relief that Working Genius provides, the model also gives teams a remarkably simple and practical framework for tapping into one another’s natural gifts, which increases productivity and reduces unnecessary judgment. What sets this book—and the model behind it—apart from other tools and assessments is the speed at which it can be understood and applied and the relevance it has to every kind of work in life, from running a company to launching a product, to managing a family.

Book titled, The Culture Blueprint
The Culture Blueprint
By Robert Richman

The Culture Blueprint is a systematic guide to building a company culture. This book is about fostering committed, enthusiastic employees. Distilling his years of experience teaching culture-building to companies like Google, P&G and Amazon, Robert Richman says that, in order to thrive, companies must do more than satisfy their employees; they must create passionate ones. The Culture Blueprint will teach you how to develop a culture that does just that.        


Book titled, Lead Yourself First
Lead Yourself First
By Raymond M. Kethledge and Michael S. Erwin

Solitude is a state of mind, a space where you can focus on your own thoughts without distraction, with a power to bring mind and soul together in clear-eyed conviction. But these days, handheld devices and other media leave us awash with the thoughts of others. We are losing solitude without even realizing it. To find solitude today, a leader must make a conscious effort. This book explains why the effort is worthwhile and how to make it. Through gripping historical accounts and firsthand interviews with a wide range of contemporary leaders, Raymond Kethledge and Michael Erwin show how solitude can enhance clarity, spur creativity, sustain emotional balance and generate the moral courage necessary to overcome adversity and criticism. 

Book titled, Inside the Box
Inside the Box
By Drew Boyd and Jacob Goldenberg

The traditional attitude toward creativity in the American business world is to “think outside the box”—to brainstorm without restraint in hopes of coming up with a breakthrough idea, often in moments of crisis. Sometimes it works, but it’s a problem-specific solution that does nothing to engender creative thinking more generally. Inside the Box demonstrates Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT), which systemizes creativity as part of the corporate culture. This counterintuitive and powerfully effective approach to creativity requires thinking inside the box, working in one’s familiar world to create new ideas independent of specific problems.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Book titled, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
By Patrick Lencioni

Equal parts leadership fable and business handbook, this definitive source on teamwork by Patrick Lencioni reveals the five behavioral tendencies that go to the heart of why even the best teams struggle. He offers a powerful model and step-by-step guide for overcoming those dysfunctions and getting everyone rowing in the same direction.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Book titled, Crossing the Chasm
Crossing the Chasm
By Geoffrey A. Moore

  In Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey A. Moore shows that in the Technology Adoption Life Cycle there is a vast chasm between the early adopters and the early majority. While early adopters are willing to sacrifice for the advantage of being first, the early majority waits until they know that the technology actually offers improvements in productivity. The challenge for innovators and marketers is to narrow this chasm and ultimately accelerate adoption across every segment. This third edition brings Moore's classic work up to date with dozens of new examples of successes and failures, new strategies for marketing in the digital world and Moore's most current insights and findings.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Book titled, The Culture Code
The Culture Code
By Daniel Coyle

  In The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle goes inside some of the world’s most successful organizations and reveals what makes them tick. He demystifies the culture-building process by identifying three key skills that generate cohesion and cooperation, and explains how diverse groups learn to function with a single mind. Drawing on examples that range from Internet retailer Zappos to the comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade, to a daring gang of jewel thieves, Coyle offers specific strategies that trigger learning, spark collaboration, build trust and drive positive change.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Book titled, A World Without Email
A World Without Email
By Cal Newport

  We have become so used to an inbox-driven workday that it's hard to imagine alternatives. But they do exist. Cal Newport makes the case that our current approach to work is broken, then lays out a series of principles and concrete instructions for fixing it. In A World without Email, he argues for a workplace in which clear processes define how tasks are identified, assigned and reviewed. Each person works on fewer things (but does them better) and aggressive investment in support reduces the ever-increasing burden of administrative tasks. Above all else, important communication is streamlined and inboxes and chat channels are no longer central to how work unfolds.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Book titled, Traction
By Gino Wickman

The Entrepreneurial Operating System® is a practical method for achieving the business success you have always envisioned. In Traction, you'll learn the secrets of strengthening the six key components of your business. You'll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth and more enjoyment. Successful companies are applying Traction every day to run profitable, frustration-free businesses—and you can too.                    


Book titled, Catalyst
The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind
By Jonah Berger

The Catalyst identifies the key barriers to change and how to mitigate them. You’ll learn how catalysts change minds in the toughest of situations: how hostage negotiators get people to come out with their hands up and how marketers get new products to catch on, how leaders transform organizational culture and how activists ignite social movements. This book is designed for anyone who wants to catalyze change. It provides a powerful way of thinking and a range of techniques that can lead to extraordinary results. Whether you’re trying to change one person, transform an organization or shift the way an entire industry does business, this book will teach you how to become a catalyst.        

Book titled, Tribes
By Seth Godin

It's human nature to seek out tribes, be they religious, ethnic, economic, political or even musical (think of the Deadheads).  Now the internet has eliminated the barriers of geography, cost and time. Social media gives anyone who wants to make a difference the tools to do so. With his signature wit and storytelling flair, Godin presents the three steps to building a tribe: the desire to change things, the ability to connect a tribe and the willingness to lead.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Book titled, Extreme Ownership
Extreme Ownership
By Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

In gripping, firsthand accounts of heroism, tragic loss, and hard-won victories, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin learned that leadership - at every level - is the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails. Detailing the mindset and principles that enable SEAL units to accomplish the most difficult combat missions, Extreme Ownership demonstrates how to apply them to any team or organization, in any leadership environment. A compelling narrative with powerful instruction and direct application, Extreme Ownership challenges leaders everywhere to fulfill their ultimate purpose: lead and win.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Book titled, The Checklist Manifesto
The Checklist Manifesto
By Atul Gawande

We live in a world of great complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the simplest of techniques: the checklist. In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency checklist saved a drowning victim who had spent half an hour underwater, to Michigan, where a cleanliness checklist in intensive care units virtually eliminated a type of deadly hospital infection. He explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from homeland security to investment banking to skyscraper construction and businesses of all kinds.                                                  

Book titled, Own Your Culture
Own Your Culture
By Bretton Putter

In Own Your Culture, Bretton Putter peels back the layers of company culture and provides leaders with actionable steps and tools they can use to define and embed it in their companies, based on more than 50 interviews with leaders around the world. In this book, you will learn how to understand the consequences of the good and bad decisions that affect culture, develop a checklist of activities that will strengthen your culture and your business and prepare for the inevitable changes in how companies adapt to remote/hybrid work in this uncharted environment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Book titled, Linchpin
By Seth Godin
There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labor. Now there's a third team - the linchpins. These people figure out what to do when there's no rule book. They love their work, pour themselves into it and turn each day into a kind of art.
​Have you ever found a shortcut that others missed? Seen a new way to resolve a conflict? Made a connection with someone others couldn't reach? Then you have what it takes to become indispensable, by overcoming the resistance that holds people back.              Linchpin will show you how...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Book titled, ADKAR
ADKAR: A Model For Change in Business, Government and Community
By Jeffrey M. Hiatt
Learn how to build awareness, create desire, develop knowledge, foster ability and reinforce changes in your organization. The ADKAR Model is changing how we think about managing the people side of change and provides a powerful foundation to help you succeed. The ADKAR model has emerged as a holistic approach that brings together the collection of change management work into a simple, results oriented model. This model ties together all aspects of change management including readiness assessments, sponsorship, communications, coaching, training and resistance management.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Book titled, Culture Decks Decoded
Culture Decks Decoded
By Bretton Putter
Leaders who invest in their culture do so because they understand that it’s the only sustainable competitive advantage they have complete control over. Culture Decks Decoded will help you understand what culture is as well as its common misconceptions. You will learn why culture is the most vital asset to attract and retain A+ talent and how to get the most from your team by building a clearly defined culture that inspires, supports and enhances job satisfaction and people’s ability to get more done.  This book will give you the pieces you need to create a culture deck that captures and defines your own unique company culture.                                                                                                                                                                                                

Book titled, The 4 Disciplines of Execution
The 4 Disciplines of Execution
By Chris McChesney, Sean Covey and Jim Huling
The 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX) is a simple, repeatable, and proven formula for executing your most important strategic priorities in the midst of the whirlwind. By following the 4 Disciplines—Focus on the Wildly Important; Act on Lead Measures; Keep a Compelling Scoreboard; Create a Cadence of Accountability—leaders can produce breakthrough results, even when executing the strategy requires a significant change in behavior from their teams.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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