The Truth About Employee Engagement by Patrick Lencioni


Last week I finished reading the book (hardcover) The Truth About Employee Engagement: A Fable About Addressing the Three Root Causes of Job Misery by Patrick Lencioni. This is another good business fable from Pat that touches a very fundamental understanding of team dynamics. In this book the author talks about why people feel misery at job… Continue reading The Truth About Employee Engagement by Patrick Lencioni

Leading the Pack by John Maxwell and Brian Tracy


I finished the audiobook Leading the Pack: Expert Training to Build Relationships and Inspire Followers by John Maxwell and Brian Tracy yesterday. This is a compilation of several insightful lectures from both these famous leadership coaches. But I didn't get the feel of a book as I have listened to many such lectures on youtube from both the… Continue reading Leading the Pack by John Maxwell and Brian Tracy

The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni


Today I finished the first book of 2021, The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business by Patrick Lencioni. In this book, the author introduces a model for achieving success for companies through organizational health. The following four disciplines are necessary for a healthy organization. DISCIPLINE 1: BUILD A COHESIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM The first and most… Continue reading The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni

Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni


Last week I finished reading another Patrick Lencioni book Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable...About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business. This is another useful contribution from Pat to the corporate world, this time around how to make team meetings effective. I have also read his other books The Ideal Team Player, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, The… Continue reading Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni

The Alliance by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, Chris Yeh


I finished reading The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, Chris Yeh. I read this book after I heard a speech from LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman. In this book, the authors suggest that the old model of a lifelong job will no more work in the modern world of the competitive… Continue reading The Alliance by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, Chris Yeh

Crucial Conversations – Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High


I finished reading Crucial Conversations – Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Swizler. This book should be read by every leader, manager and people who make decisions under high stress. Even for the general audience, the crucial conversation is a good skill to learn for life.… Continue reading Crucial Conversations – Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High

The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni


Yesterday I finished The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues by Patrick Lencioni. In the past, I read several of Pat's books including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, The Motive, Silos, Politics and Turf Wars; and I can assure you those are phenomenal. The next book of his I started reading now is Death by… Continue reading The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni

The First-Time Manager by Jim McCormick, Loren Belker, Gary Topchik


Yesterday I finished the 7th edition (just released in audible) of The First-Time Manager by Jim McCormick, Loren Belker, Gary Topchik. The book has 43 chapters divided into 6 major parts focused on management lessons on new manager's job, team dynamics, hiring/interviewing/firing, managing risks, performance evaluation, emotional intelligence, coping with stress and other topics that we face… Continue reading The First-Time Manager by Jim McCormick, Loren Belker, Gary Topchik

Dynamic Reteaming by Heidi Helfand


I finished reading Dynamic Reteaming: The Art and Wisdom of Changing Teams by Heidi Helfand yesterday. This was a good book, and a little bit different compared to many other management or leadership books in the sense that it focuses on team building. I think managers and leaders with a growth focus should read this book. Heidi draws on… Continue reading Dynamic Reteaming by Heidi Helfand

Remote: Office Not Required by Fried and Hansson


The day before yesterday I finished listening to Remote: Office Not Required by Jason Fried the co-founder of Basecamp (formerly known as 37signals) and David Heinemeier Hansson. With COVID-19, a lot of us had to embrace remote work and by now have learned the benefits. This book is a primer for understanding the concept of how technology facilitates remote working, although you… Continue reading Remote: Office Not Required by Fried and Hansson

No Fears, No Excuses by Larry Smith


Yesterday I finished No Fears, No Excuses: What You Need to Do to Have a Great Career by Professor Larry Smith. I can't say I learnt new things but what I can say is that I should have read this book early in my career.  Working hard is not enough in today's ever-changing and highly competitive environment.… Continue reading No Fears, No Excuses by Larry Smith