With the holiday coming at the end of the week, you may take a long weekend — or are already on vacation. It’s a perfect time to grab a good book and get some reading done. We ask our PowerTips Unscripted guests about their favorite business books every week. Here are some of the answers, as well as why these books are important to them — and may become your own favorite.
R/A Senior Consultant and Master of Production
Episode 67: Kicking Off Slippage Awareness Month
Episode 50: LIVE from the Extreme Business Makeover
Episode 08: Zero Punch List Production
The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability (Amazon)
Tim likes this book’s take on accountability, and getting employees to take ownership of the larger goals to create ownership of their own performance.
Product Innovation Specialist at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle
Episode 64: What Healthcare Can Teach Remodeling about LEAN
Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High (Amazon)
Liz says she uses what she learned from this book at work and at home, because it focuses on ways to communicate when there are strong emotions, high stress, and opposing opinions.
President, Innovate Building Solutions, Cleveland
Episode 57: How to Capture Cost-Effective, Exclusive Leads
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap … And Others Don’t (Amazon)
From a leadership standpoint, Mike says, this book cites the importance of having leaders who are humble, and who respect others, to the success of your business.
Owner, F.H. Perry Builder, Hopkinton, MA
Episode 56: The Secret to Successful Employee Reviews
Becoming a Resonant Leader: Develop Your Emotional Intelligence, Renew Your Relationships, Sustain Your Effectiveness (Amazon)
This is a workbook for developing your personal vision, your personal balance sheet, and how to put learning goals in place to develop it. Take the time and you’ll be amazed at what you learn about yourself, says Allison.
Owner, PK Builders, Charlotte, NC
Episode 58: How LEAN Principles Have Improved My Business
The E-Myth Contractor: Why Most Contractors’ Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It (Amazon)
Paul says this book was a game-changer for him, and got him working less in the business, and more on the business,