Books recommended by CEOs
Managing by Defining Moments: America's 7 Generational Cohorts, Their Workplace Values, and Why Managers Should Care, by Geoffrey E. Meredith,
Charles D. Schewe.Wiley; 1st edition. May 6, 2002
Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results, Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, John Christensen (referred by Stan Bromley , retired West Coast GM, Four Seasons Resort Hotels)
Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done, Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan, Charles Burck (referred by Stan Bromley, retired West Coast GM, Four Seasons Resort Hotels)
The heart of change. Real-Life stories on how people change their organizations, John P. Potter; Dan S. Cohen. Harvard Business School Press
First, break all the rules: What the world's greatest managers do differently, by Marcus Buckingham, Curt Coffman. Simon & Schuster; May 1999
Leadership, Rudolph Giuliani and Ken Kurson. Miramax; October 1, 2002
The Leadership Fables: The Five Temptations of a CEO; The Five Dysfunctions of a Team; The Four Obsessions of an extraordinary executive, by Patrick Lencioni. Jossey-Bass;2000. 989 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-1741
Leadership In The Era of Economic Uncertainty, Ram Charan. McGraw-Hill; December 22, 2008.
Useful lessons on life and living
The Cahill Factor: Turning Adversity into Advantage, Dr. Teena Cahill. Sterling House Books, 2007.
Tao te Ching, by Lao Tzu (Author), Stephen Mitchell (Translator). New York: Harper Collins, 1988.
First you have to row a little boat, Richard Bode. Warner Books, Inc; 1993. 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020
Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell. Little, Brown Young Readers; December 2008.
Leading at the speed of growth, Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership – Katherine Catlin & Jana Mathews. Hungry Minds; 2001 NY, NY
How to Become CEO: The Rules for Rising to the Top of Any Organization, by Jeffrey J. Fox
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, by Edward R. Tufte. Graphics Press; 2nd edition May 1, 2001 (referred by Bruce Cakebread, Cakebread Cellars)
Family business planning
Strategic Planning for the Family Business, Randel S. Carlock and John L. Ward. Pralgrave; 2001. 175 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10010
Outside Directors in the Family Owned Business, by Leon Danco & Donald Jonovic
Generation to Generation: Life Cycles of the Family Business, Kelin E. Gersick, John A. Davis, Marion M. Hampton, Ivan Lansberg, Harvard Business School Press, October 1996
Planning and execution
Grow by Jim Stengel.Crown Business, NY: 2011 First Edition
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins, Jerry I. Porras. Harper Business; 1st edition August, 2002 (referred by Bruce Cakebread, Cakebread Cellars)
Growing Pains. Transitioning from an Entrepreneurship to a Professionally Managed Firm, Eric G. Flamholtz & Yvonne Randle. Jossey-Bass; 2001 989 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-1741
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't, by Jim Collins. Harper Business; October 1, 2001 (referred by Tom Klein, Rodney Strong)
The Knowing-Doing Gap. How Smart companies turn knowledge into action, Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I. Sutton. Harvard Business Press; 2000 Boston, MA
Weird Ideas That Work. 11 ½ Practices for Promoting, Managing and Sustaining Innovation, Robert I. Sutton. The Free Press; 2002 New York, New York
Corporate Lifecycles: How and Why Corporations Grow and Die and What to Do About It, Ichak Adizes. The Adizes Institute; February 7, 1990.
Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson, Kenneth H. Blanchard. Penguin Putnam; September 1, 1998 (referred by Violet Grgich, Grgich Cellars)
Who Says Elephants Can't Dance? Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround, Louis Gerstner, Jr. Harper Business; November 12, 2002
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni. Jossey-Bass; April 11, 2002.
Defining Markets Defining Moments, Geoffrey E. Meredith, Charles D. Schewe, Janice Karlovich. Wiley; 1st edition. December 15, 2001
“What Great Brands Do” by Scott Bedbury; Fast Company Magazine (http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/10/ then scroll down to the title of the article and click on the link) (referred by Michelle Heston, West Coast VP Communications, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts)
Positioning: The battle for your mind by Al Ries and Jack Trout. McGraw-Hill Trade; 1st edition. December 13, 2000
The New Positioning: The Latest on the World's #1 Business Strategy by Jack Trout, Steve Rivkin. McGraw-Hill Trade; May 1, 1997
Permission Marketing: Turning Strangers Into Friends And Friends Into Customers, by Seth Godin. Simon & Schuste;1999, NY,NY
Trading Up – The New American Luxury, Michael Silverstein, Neil Fiske.
Deluxe: How luxury lost its luster, by Dana Thomas. Penguin Press HC; 2007.
The Imperfect Board Member: Discovering the Seven Disciplines of Governance Excellence, by John Wiley and Sons Ltd; Dec 2006.
Creative Time Management for the New Millennium, by Jan Yager. Hannacroix Creek Books; 1999
Take Back Your Time: How to Regain Control of Work, Information, and Technology, by Jan Jasper. Griffin Trade Paperback; 1999
The Organized Executive: A Program for Productivity: New Ways to Manage Time, Paper, People and the Electronic Office, by Stephanie Winston. Wamer Books; 1994
How People Purchase Wine, by Wine Institute & Yankelovich. N.B -See Cliff's Notes for Wineries
The Winemaker's Dance: Exploring Terroir in the Napa Valley, by Jonathan Swinchatt and David Howell. University of California Press; September 2004 (referred by Larry Maguire, Far Niente)
Online Executive MBA Programs
Recommended by Other CEOs
Cardean.com. Sponsored by University of Chicago GSB, Columbia Business School, London School of Economics, Carnegie Mellon, and Stanford. Ideal for a high performer who is unable to physically participate in an executive program at one of these top institutions. The 'student' still has the opportunity to interact with the professors, but does not get the true benefit of networking with the class, that is offered by an 'on location' executive program– www.cardean.com
"The Lemon Tree", available through Comcast/IFC.
"A Grandmother's Tribe" www.agrandmotherstribe.com