Book Recommendations

Books by Subject Final Snip

Thank you for your interest in these books. The image at right categorizes the books by subject matter.

As you can see, there is a diverse range of topics within the overall framework of progressive management.

All books are nonfiction, except for Conversations with Taiichi Ohno.

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

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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