7 Team Building Books CEOs Want You to Read

Are you trying to build a dream team? We will show some team building books that inspire CEOs and business leaders to improve the performance of the team.

Why is Team Building Important in an Organization?
Team building has become an integral part of the company's success. To build strong products and services, you need a great team who understands the customer's requirement, execute the process flawlessly and solve after-sales issues timely. This requires a lot of synchronization inside the company.

In Search of the Best Team Building Books
Team building tries to enhance various skills such as target setting, effective communication and collective decision-making.

The benefits of team building are huge, but it tends to be softer benefits that cannot 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-hours used to complete regular tasks. All of these benefits will lead to better customer retention.

In order to come up with the list of books about team building, we collect data as below,

- We build the list of books about team building based on best-selling data on Amazon.com in 5 categories, namely, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Team Building, Training and Organizational Change.

- We also gather the list of the 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 books about team building we are going to recommend, we check if they got positive reviews, endorsements or testimonials by CEOs, business leaders or team building experts in various industries. 

- Lastly, we make a final cut.

7 Best Team Building Books are as below:
  1. Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers: 50 Exercises That Get Results in Just 15 Minutes by Brian Cole Miller

  2. The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork: Embrace Them and Empower Your Team by John C. Maxwell

  3. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni

  4. Harvard Business Review on Building Better Teams by Harvard Business Review

  5. Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by Stanley McChrystal and Tantum Collins

  6. Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization by Dave Logan and John King

  7. The Orange Revolution: How One Great Team Can Transform an Entire Organization by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton
Have you ever read any team building books on this list and why?

- Ambrosini, V., Bowman, C., & Burton-Taylor, S. (2007). Inter-team coordination activities as a source of customer satisfaction. Human relations, 60(1), 59-98.

Last review and update: September 15, 2018

About the Editor

Ben Benjabutr is the editor of SupplyChainOpz. He holds an M.Sc. in Logistics Management with 10+ years of experience in various functions in supply chain magement. In his free time, he enjoys reading business and management books. You can learn more about him here or connect with him via Twitter, and Quora or drop him a line via e-mail.