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PowerTips Book Recommendations: May 2018

PowerTips Book Recommendations: May 2018

As we continue our book recommendation feature here on PowerTips, we’ve received some great tips from our staff and facilitators and in February we polled our Marketing Roundtables Groups.

This month we wanted to see which books our Production professionals out there are reading and recommending to their peers… so we tapped into our Production Tactical Roundtables Groups and asked them to give us some titles. These are remodeling production professionals who meet twice a year, similar to our Owner Roundtables, but speak specifically about the production side of the business.

Stay tuned and keep an eye out for future recommendations from more of our Roundtables groups, sponsors, associates and other thought-leaders.


Michael Wilkes, Production Manager, Daniels Design & Remodeling

Homo Prospectus” by Martin E. P. Seligman, et al.
This book is not primarily a Production related book by any means, but it is an explanation of human behavior showing how we are actually drawn (pulled) towards the future rather than driven by the past. It touches on new areas of psychology and neuroscience that seek to explain our decision-making processes and importance of intuition. I’ve found it totally eye-opening and helpful.


Kendal Lenton- Cooney, Production Manager, Lenton Company, Inc.

Turn This Ship Around!” by L David Marquet.
Although my copy is all marked up and has tabs everywhere I thought I would share two of the quotes that really have stood out to me and are currently at my home office above my desk.

“And there was a further twist: Every so often a mishap occurred that caused people to shake their heads and lament, “It happened on such a good ship.” It seems like the captain had made a mistake, and the crew, lemming-like, just followed him. I concluded that competence could not rest sole with the leader. It had to run throughout the entire organization.”

“Focusing on Avoiding mistakes takes our focus away from being truly exceptional…. our goal would be excellence instead of error reduction. We would focus on exceptional operational effectiveness for the submarine. we would achievement great things.”


Scott Skarin, Kaufman Construction

The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues” by Patrick Lencioni


Tim Faller, Senior Consultant & Master of Production, Remodelers Advantage

Tim Faller, facilitator of our Production Roundtables groups, chimed in with a list that he has shared with his members:

The Oz Principle” by Rogers Conner
The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey” by Ken Blanchard
First Break All The Rules” by Marcus Buckingham
The Great Game Of Business” by Jack Stack
The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team” by Patrick Lencioni
The Advantage” by Patrick Lencioni
Gung Ho” by Ken Blancard
Contagious Culture” by Cavanaugh


Thank You

A huge Thank You to Tim and our Production Pros for these great recommendations. Awesome Job!

Disclosure: The links provided above are Amazon Affiliate links and that means, at no additional cost to you, Remodelers Advantage may receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase.



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