Recommended Reading List

One of my favorite ways to grow as a leader is through exposure to the thoughts and experiences of others. I primarily gain this exposure by reading a wide range of books. Below is a list of books (in no particular order) that have had a significant impact on my thinking.

I would love to hear your thoughts if you have read any of these or if there are other books you think belong on this list. Check back periodically as I will be updating this list as I find new resources that are worth sharing.

“A fondness for reading, properly directed, must be an education in itself.”  – Jane Austen

Boundaries for Leaders: Results, Relationships, and Being Ridiculously in Charge
by Henry Cloud

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t
by Jim Collins

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
by Charles Duhigg

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
by Greg McKeown

Ideas Are Free: How the Idea Revolution Is Liberating People and Transforming Organizations

The Idea-Driven Organization: Unlocking the Power in Bottom-Up Ideas

by Alan G. Robinson and Dean M. Schroeder

Gemba Kaizen: A Commonsense, Low-Cost Approach to Management
by Masaaki Imai

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
by Daniel H. Pink

Beyond Heroes: A Lean Management System for Healthcare
by Kim Barnas

Toyota Kata: Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness and Superior Results
by Mike Rother

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement
by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox

Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling
by Edgar H. Schein