7 Team Building Books Top CEOs Think You Should Read

Do you know what team building books CEOs actually read? This article will show you 7 greatest team building books that deserve a space on your bookshelf.

Team Building Basics

Team building is the lifeline of companies in virtually every industry (unless you are a solo entrepreneur who works alone and will always work alone). To create outstanding products and services that wow the customers, most modern organization must embrace some fundamental rules of team building such as goal setting, team relationship building, role playing and collective problem solving.

The benefits of team building is huge but it tends to be the soft benefits that can not be expressed in monetary term easily. Such benefits include more flexibility in business process change, better performance across various key performance indicators, lower labor costs or lower man-hour used to complete regular tasks. All of these benefits will lead to better customer retention.

In Search of Best Team Building Books

We believe many team building books in the market focuses heavily on team building games that only appropriate for entry level staff. Some team building books from many training coaches are not beyond common sense. Since good team building books need to strike the right balance between simplicity and usefulness, we then try to find team building books recommendations as below,

- We build the list of of team building books based on best selling data on Amazon.com in 3 categories, namely, Human Resource Management, Leadership and Team Building 

- We also gather the list of best team building books available on Goodreads.com

- After that, we combine 2 data sources into one and remove duplicate items 

- To determine the practicality of team building books we are going to recommend, we check if they got positive reviews, endorsements or testimonials by chief executive offer or chairman from notable companies in various industries 

- Lastly, we make a final cut based on editorial review 

7 Best Team Building Books are as below:

  1. Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable , voted by Fortune 500 CEOs on Inc.com

  2. Leading Change , listed as Most Influential Business Management Books by Time Magazine

  3. Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World , recommended by Brad Smith (President and CEO of Intuit)

  4. Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization , recommended by Jim Clifton (Chairman & CEO of Gallup Organization)

  5. Team Genius: The New Science of High-Performing Organizations , recommended by Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft)

  6. Taking People with You: The Only Way to Make Big Things Happen , recommended by Jeffrey Immelt (Chairman and CEO of General Electric)

  7. Orange Revolution: How One Great Team Can Transform an Entire Organization , recommended by Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos)

Posted by , the editor of SupplyChainOpz.com