The Team Building Book CEOs Want You to Read

Are you trying to build a dream team? We will show books that inspire CEOs and business leaders which are considered to be the best team building book to read.

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.

According to some books on team building and leadership, many companies try to reduce cost by utilizing freelancers and remote workers to help to fill the talent gap, team building and communication is becoming more and more important nowadays.

In Search of the Best Team Building Book

Team building tries to enhance various knowledge and skills such as target setting (goal setting), laws of teamwork, team building activities (team development activities), effective communication, collective decision-making, team empowerment, networking, emotional intelligence, change management or even effective presentation.

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.

Team Building Book Ranking

In order to come up with the list of best books on team building and leadership, we collect data as below,

- Firstly, we build the list of books on team building and leadership from the best-selling data on in 5 book categories, namely, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Team Building, Training and Organizational Change.

- Secondly, we also gather the list of books on team building and leadership and books in a related field which is available on

- After that, we combine 2 data sources into one.

- Then, we remove duplicate entries from the list.

- To determine the practicality of the books on team building and leadership we are going to recommend, we check if they got positive reviews on Numbers of 3-star rating or more are used to identify top books on team building and leadership to recommend.

- We also check if each book also gets positive reviews on We only include books with the average 3-star rating or more to our list.

- Also, we check if each book gets the endorsements or testimonials by CEOs, business leaders and team building experts in various industries. We check major news sites and business blogs to find the endorsement and mention.

- We also check the endorsements and testimonials mentioned inside each book (by the book author.)

- After that, we combine the composite score, namely, review rating on + review rating on + the number of endorsements to rank the book.

- Lastly, we use editorial judgment to make a final cut of books on team building and leadership we would like to recommend.

The List of Team Building Book to Read is as below:

Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers: 50 Exercises That Get Results in Just 15 Minutes by Brian Cole Miller

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

Have you ever read the team building book 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: January 2, 2019
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.