Book Recommendations

Below is a list of book recommendations sorted by subject, area of interest, position, or job function. Most books are under 200 pages.

Books by Subject Final Snip

Supervisor

Speed Leadership: A New Way to Lead for Rapidly Changing Times
A Changed Perspective: An Essential Guide for Emerging Leaders
The Aesthetic Compass: Foundation of Leadership Action and Inaction

Manager

Speed Leadership: A New Way to Lead for Rapidly Changing Times
A Changed Perspective: An Essential Guide for Emerging Leaders
The Aesthetic Compass: Foundation of Leadership Action and Inaction

Senior Executive or Director

A Changed Perspective: An Essential Guide for Emerging Leaders
The Workmanship of Leaders: Systems, Frameworks, and Information Processing
Speed Leadership: A New Way to Lead for Rapidly Changing Times
Wheel of Fortune: Getting to the Heart of Business Strategy

New to Lean Management

Better Thinking, Better Results: Case Study and Analysis of an Enterprise-Wide Lean Transformation
Practical Lean Leadership: A Strategic Leadership Guide for Executives
Conversations with Taiichi Ohno: Management Insights for the Digital Age

Managers and Executives Leading Lean Organizations

A Changed Perspective: An Essential Guide for Emerging Leaders
Better Thinking, Better Results: Case Study and Analysis of an Enterprise-Wide Lean Transformation
Kaizen Forever: Teachings of Chihiro Nakao
Shingijutsu-Kaizen: The Art of Discovery and Learning
Conversations with Taiichi Ohno: Management Insights for the Digital Age
A Few More Thoughts: On Management and Leadership
Practical Lean Leadership: A Strategic Leadership Guide for Executives

Interested in Kaizen

Kaizen Forever: Teachings of Chihiro Nakao
Shingijutsu-Kaizen: The Art of Discovery and Learning
Conversations with Taiichi Ohno: Management Insights for the Digital Age
Better Thinking, Better Results: Case Study and Analysis of an Enterprise-Wide Lean Transformation

Labor Union Representative or Leader

Better Thinking, Better Results: Case Study and Analysis of an Enterprise-Wide Lean Transformation
Speed Leadership: A New Way to Lead for Rapidly Changing Times
A Changed Perspective: An Essential Guide for Emerging Leaders
The Triumph of Classical Management Over Lean Management

Investment Analyst

Better Thinking, Better Results: Case Study and Analysis of an Enterprise-Wide Lean Transformation
Speed Leadership: A New Way to Lead for Rapidly Changing Times
A Changed Perspective: An Essential Guide for Emerging Leaders

Improving Business Strategy and Execution

Wheel of Fortune: Getting to the Heart of Business Strategy

State or Federal Government Leaders

Speed Leadership: A New Way to Lead for Rapidly Changing Times
A Changed Perspective: An Essential Guide for Emerging Leaders
The Workmanship of Leaders: Systems, Frameworks, and Information Processing

Not-for-Profit or NGO Leaders

Speed Leadership: A New Way to Lead for Rapidly Changing Times
A Changed Perspective: An Essential Guide for Emerging Leaders
The Workmanship of Leaders: Systems, Frameworks, and Information Processing

New Ways to Think About and Improve Leadership

Speed Leadership: A New Way to Lead for Rapidly Changing Times
A Changed Perspective: An Essential Guide for Emerging Leaders
The Workmanship of Leaders: Systems, Frameworks, and Information Processing
A Few More Thoughts: On Management and Leadership

Diverse Topics on Lean, Leadership, and Management History

A Few More Thoughts: On Management and Leadership
Lean Is Not Mean: 68 Practical Lessons in Lean Leadership
Moving Forward Faster: The Mental Evolution from Fake Lean to REAL Lean
Real Lean: Understanding the Lean Management System (Volume One)
Real Lean: Critical Issues and Opportunities in Lean Management (Volume Two)
Real Lean: The Keys to Sustaining Lean Management (Volume Three)
Real Lean: Learning the Craft of Lean Management (Volume Four)
Real Lean: Strategies for Lean Management Success (Volume Five)
Real Lean: Unsolved Problems in Lean Management (Volume Six)

Barriers to Implementing Lean (Classical Management)

The Triumph of Classical Management Over Lean Management
Irrational Institutions: Business, Its Leaders, and The Lean Movement
Management Mysterium: The Quest for Progress
The Aesthetic Compass: Foundation of Leadership Action and Inaction
A Changed Perspective: An Essential Guide for Emerging Leaders
The Workmanship of Leaders: Systems, Frameworks, and Information Processing
A Few More Thoughts: On Management and Leadership

Critique of Lean and How to Improve Lean Management

Critique of Lean: Pathway to Improvement
Improvement: A Hundred-Year Plan for Progressive Management

K-12 and University Teaching

Lean Teaching: A Guide to Becoming a Better Teacher
Eliminating Waste in Teaching: Timeless Lessons for Improving Teaching and Training

Lean University: A Guide to Renewal and Prosperity

Management History

Principles of Mass and Flow Production
Eliminating Waste in Teaching: Timeless Lessons for Improving Teaching and Training

Why The Status Quo in Leadership and Management Prevails

The Triumph of Classical Management Over Lean Management
Irrational Institutions: Business, Its Leaders, and The Lean Movement
Management Mysterium: The Quest for Progress
The Aesthetic Compass: Foundation of Leadership Action and Inaction
A Changed Perspective: An Essential Guide for Emerging Leaders
The Workmanship of Leaders: Systems, Frameworks, and Information Processing
A Few More Thoughts: On Management and Leadership

Academics Who Teach Leadership

Speed Leadership: A New Way to Lead for Rapidly Changing Times
A Changed Perspective: An Essential Guide for Emerging Leaders
The Aesthetic Compass: Foundation of Leadership Action and Inaction
The Triumph of Classical Management Over Lean Management

Academics Who Teach Lean Management

Better Thinking, Better Results: Case Study and Analysis of an Enterprise-Wide Lean Transformation
Conversations with Taiichi Ohno: Management Insights for the Digital Age
Kaizen Forever: Teachings of Chihiro Nakao
Shingijutsu-Kaizen: The Art of Discovery and Learning

The Triumph of Classical Management Over Lean Management
The Aesthetic Compass: Foundation of Leadership Action and Inaction
A Changed Perspective: An Essential Guide for Emerging Leaders

Academics Who Teach Strategy or Leadership/Business Failures

Wheel of Fortune: Getting to the Heart of Business Strategy

Journalists Who Write About Lean Management

Better Thinking, Better Results: Case Study and Analysis of an Enterprise-Wide Lean Transformation

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