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These books are just some of the recommended reading from our Solutions Consultants. As always, the focus of our recommendations is the materials that will give you the most practical tips and insights into running your business. Occasionally we will recommend a "big picture" book as well.

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The Balanced Scorecard : Translating Strategy into Action
by Robert S. Kaplan, David P. Norton

A very thorough primer of how to align your measurement process with your strategic intent.

If you are interested in strategic assessment and action plans that will transform your business please learn about our Fast Assessment and Action for Strategic Transformation tools that can take the process described in this book and cut it from months to a few short weeks.

First, Break All the Rules : What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently
by Marcus Buckingham, Curt Coffman

A fascinating study of over 100,000 employees in high performing companies to understand what makes them so happy and productive.  Turns out it is their direct manager.  Learn what these managers do to become the highest performers at their companies.

Built to Last : Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
by James C. Collins, Jerry I. Porras

Information Rules

Leading Change
by John P. Kotter

An excellent book in every respect.  Short and to the point.  A highly recommended read.


Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay
by Beverly L. Kaye, Sharon Jordon-Evans

As close to a step-by-step guide as you could ask for.  Many useful tools and programs.

Maslow on Management
by Abraham Maslow

This is an edited reissue of his 1964 book Eupsychian Management which is getting rave reviews. We have not had a chance to review this book yet but his work has always resulted in ground breaking thinking.

The Revenge of Brand X: How to Build a Big Time Brand™ on the Web or Anywhere Else
by Rob Frankel

I laughed, I cried...Typical Rob Frankel, no punches pulled. I read this book on a cross country flight drawing many sideways looks from the other executives in first class as I giggled and tee-heed through this wonderful book.

Yes I laughed, and then I cried as I thought of how many companies who needed this information. As a Certified Management Consultant I am called on every day to help companies achieve their maximum potential. The largest fundamental problem is that most companies have no idea of who they are, and most importantly, who they are vis-à-vis their customers. Their entire strategy, how they operate, every decision they make ideally should flow from this central core. Unfortunately, for most companies, that central core is a great void.

Rob shows you what you are missing, and how to fill in some of those gaps. He does it with humor, if not with a great editor.

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