We sort through the stacks to recommend the best business books available today.

One of the most effective ways to learn about new management techniques is by reading business-related publications. But there are tens of thousands of books published each year, and only so much time available to read. 

The National Organization of Business Managers reviews many books and recommends only the most exceptional business books with the NOBM "Best Books for Business" award.

Leaders Eat Last
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't
by Simon Sinek

Author Simon Sinek noticed that some teams around the world were able to trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives were offered, were doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why? This book explains why leaders who are willing to “eat last” are rewarded with deeply loyal colleagues who will stop at nothing to advance their leader’s vision and their organization’s interests.

The Advantage
The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business
by Patrick Lencioni

New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, shows how the difference between successful companies and average ones is how healthy they are.  He details how an organization is healthy when its management, operations and culture are in synch.  Healthy organizations outperform their counterparts because they are free of politics and confusion and provide an environment where the best performers never want to leave.

The Soft Edge
The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success
by Rich Karlgaard

Rich Karlgaard—Forbes publisher, entrepreneur, investor, and board director examined a variety of powerful companies and found that they have something in common.  Beyond great strategy and strong execution, they maximize five key variables that make up every organization’s “soft edge”: Trust, Smarts, Teamwork, Taste, and Story. 

Playing to Win
Playing to Win: How Startegy Really Works
by A.G Lafley and Roger Martin

Playing to Win is a Wall Street Journal and Washington Post bestseller and outlines the strategic method A.G. Lafley used to double P&G’s sales, quadruple its profits, and increase its market value by more than $100 billion when Lafley was CEO from 2000 to 2009. The book shows leaders in any type of organization how to guide everyday actions with larger strategic goals built around the clear, essential elements that determine business success—where to play and how to win.

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