The Great Game of Business is on of John’s favorite books. You will hear references to this book in many of our podcats episodes. Jack Stack took over a failing plant for International Harvester and turned it around by teaching people to meet their forecasts and to take responsibility.
The Goal is unlike any business book we’ve read. It’s written in the form of a novel, so it is a giant example to illustrate the theory of constraints. A must-read for anyone looking to drive process improvement initiatives.
Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done is written by Larry Bossidy, former top guy at Honeywell. Great book on how to manage an organization and to get things done.