Three Books on Culture
One of the questions I get asked most frequently is about recommend reading …
Recommended Reading on Culture
If you’re interested in understanding culture better here are three recommendations
Dan Coyle goes about this book in the same easy to read style as The Talent Code and it’s an enjoyable read. It gives you an insight into many of the key drivers behind culture in a wide range of organizations. You’ll see some very common themes emerge – especially for sustained success.
“Helping People Win at Work’ by Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridgeis a great read for understanding culture. Ken Blanchard is a leading expert organizational management the the author of ‘The One Minute Manager’ and Garry Ridge is CEO for the WD-40 Company. This is a great example of applied culture, with techniques for influencing engagement and commitment through culture.
SwitchPoints was recommended to me many years ago by Bernard Dunne a former World Champion boxer I worked with. This book focuses on the change of culture. Using the Canadian National Railway (CN) as the case study it explains how they went from ‘good to great” in a few short years–becoming North America’s top-performing railroad and a favorite with of corporate customers and investors.
Learning from a different domain has the effect of avoiding any preconceived bias you might have
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