Vision & Leadership

“Big Vision, Small Business: 4 Keys to Success Without Growing Big” by Jamie S. Walters.

This book focuses on smaller enterprises. One key point is that to work in a smaller business can be more…

“Decisive” by Chip and Dan Heath

The Heath brothers, the duo behind the bestsellers “Switch” and “Made to Stick,” are at it again with another clever…

“Flight of the Buffalo: Soaring to Excellence, Learning to Let Employees Lead” by J Belasco and R Stayer

A vision type of discussion focusing on how leaders evolve their organizations. However, though thought provoking, a significant difficulty with…

“Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap … and Others Don’t” by James C. Collins

Its one thing to be great, its another as anyone that watches companies performance knows, to be great for 10-15…

“Jack Welch and the GE Way” by Robert Slates

Management & leadership of the legendary CEO For any size business leader and manager Welch has a perspective that can't…

“Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box” by The Arbinger Institute

 When I work with practices it is a common experience to talk with staff about how the practice is performing.…

“Leading Change” by John Kotter

A description of the authors perceptive work on eight steps that facilitate change for any business entity. Helps CEOs and…

“Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times” by Donald T. Phillips

In short, this is a book Doctor CEO’s should read. Each of the book’s 15 chapters targets a different leadership…

“Playing to Win” by A.G. Lafley and Roger Martin

A practical guide to strategy, “Playing to Win” uses examples from Lafley’s first tenure at Procter & Gamble (he’s returned…

“Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger” by Charles T. Munger

Alvin H. Danenberg, DDS, CFP, author and originator of the well regarded Danenberg's Lifetime Investing Plan™ available through the Special…

“Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman, Annie McKee and Richard Boyatzis

In the ongoing search for what is the sum and substance of effective leadership, there are proponents of what is…

“The Heart of Change: Real-life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations” by John P. Kotter and Dan S. Cohen

John Kotter is a professor at Harvard Business School and previously wrote Leading Change. See the description of that book…

“The Leadership Challenge: How to Keep Getting Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations” by James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner

Offers more specifics than the usual book on leadership. In this case the focus is on five items effective leaders undertake…

“The Productive Narcissist” by Michael Maccoby

What is it about top leaders that make them forge ahead, innovating and often seemingly on their own path? This…

“To Sell is Human” by Daniel Pink

Leadership might not seem like a sales job, but Pink makes the argument that leading others, as well as doing almost any…

“Give and Take” by Adam Grant

Grant’s book, which Stanford professor Bob Sutton says “just might be the most important book of this young century,” examines just…

“Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg

Few books made more of an impact on our cultural conversation this year than the Facebook executive’s “sort of a feminist manifesto”…

“Wonder Women” by Debora Spar

In a year dominated by Sandberg’s book “Lean In,” it might seem there’s little left to say about the advancement…

Always a Winner: Finding Your Competitive Advantage in an Up and Down Economy

Always a Winner: Finding Your Competitive Advantage in an Up and Down Economy By Peter Navarro   Although directed at…