Resources

EOS® Books

Whether you’re already using EOS® or just discovering it, these books are foundational for achieving vision, traction, and health in your business.

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    Traction – Gino Wickman

    In Traction, you’ll learn the secrets of strengthening the Six Key Components™ of your business through the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®). You’ll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment. Get the book from eosworldwide.com.

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    Get A Grip: How to Get Everything You Want from Your Entrepreneurial Business – Gino Wickman and Mike Paton

    The companion book to Traction, Get A Grip takes readers through a story to show how implementing EOS® can actually become a practical reality. Get the book from eosworldwide.com.

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    Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business – Gino Wickman and Mark Winters

    Entrepreneurial leaders (Visionaries) typically aren’t great at driving execution. They need a partner (Integrator) to drive accountability and results. Wickman and Winters explain the vital importance of having both and how the relationship can provide the “rocket fuel” for companies to reach their full potential. Get the book from eosworldwide.com.

Leadership

Successful leadership is a lifelong journey, for individuals and teams. These books on leadership should be read and reread by anyone who wants to make an impact in their company.

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    Leadership is an Art – Max De Pree

    De Pree examines leadership as a kind of stewardship, stressing the importance of building relationships, initiating ideas, and creating a lasting value system within an organization. Get the book from amazon.com.

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    Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action – Simon Sinek

    Leaders who have had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way—and it’s the complete opposite of what everyone else does. Get the book from amazon.com.

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    The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability – Craig Hickman, Tom Smith and Roger Connors

    A thoughtful and straightforward approach to building organizational accountability and delivering results. Get the book from ozprinciple.com.

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    Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable – Patrick Lencioni

    Lencioni begins with a story and then offers explicit instructions for overcoming the human behavioral tendencies that corrupt teams. Get the book from amazon.com.

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    The Right Leader: Selecting Executives Who Fit – Nat Stoddard and Claire Wycoff

    Most organizations focus on selecting new leaders with exceptional business skills, but they don’t really consider whether candidates fit into their corporate cultures. The Right Leader offers a thoughtful, step-by-step solution. Get the book from therightleader.com.

Standout Companies

Great companies learn from the best companies. These books are the place to start.

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    Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies – Jim Collins and Jerry Porras

    Built to Last answers the question: “What makes truly exceptional companies different and what were the common practices these enduringly great companies followed throughout their history?” Get the book at jimcollins.com

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    Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t – Jim Collins

    Good to Great shows how good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies transformed to achieve enduring greatness. Get the book at jimcollins.com.

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    Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose – Rajendra Sisodia, Jagdish Sheth and David Wolfe

    A study of remarkable companies that are generating more emotional, experiential, social, and financial value. Not because it’s politically correct, but because it’s a path to long-term competitive advantage. Get the book at firmsofendearment.com.