These are the books that have shaped our Lean Journey so far.
I also highly recommend the Luna MBA Luna MBA reading list as a great source of some other amazing books
Lead with Respect
This is the third in the Balle family ‘trilogy’ .
For an IT team this is the ideal tale of lean principles applied. My team at Fuji Xerox used this for our first ‘Lean Book Club’ studying a different chapter each month throughout 2015
Managing to Learn
The definitive A3 thinking book. Each time we have a question with A3’s we find ourselves reaching for this book
- ….our work, our relationships, [our community, our board, our management team], our very lives succeed or fail gradually, then suddenly, one conversation at a time .
- While no single conversation is guaranteed to change the trajectory of …[our community, our board, our management team] or our life …any single conversation can.
If you want to challenge yourself regarding the very nature of the leader you choose to become this is not a bad place to start
Another business fable that demonstrates some foundational principles. Identifying and addressing your own ‘Herbies’ will become a life long mission.
Turn the Ship Around
The book really is better than the video an awesome story of how David and his crew came to develop accountability and engagement.
Tom De Marco
A beautifully crafted business fable about project management and how ludicrous sometimes people with a deadline can be