Looking for a useful book for team growth and development? Then, the advice from the teacher of the Lviv Business School of UCU (LvBS) Daniel Lewis will definitely be useful for you. He is the author of Leadership Development and Executive Development programs. He has held leading executive positions in Nestlé, General Motors, SABMiller and Heineken for more than 30 years.
Top 5 books that Daniel Lewis advises to read:
1. The Effective Leader by Peter Drucker
“For me the guru of people management,” says Daniel. The subject of this book is self-management with the purpose to improve the efficiency of your activities. The fact that on the whole people are able to control other people, has not yet been proved to anyone. But you can always manage yourself. Managers who do not know how to manage themselves to improve the efficiency of their activities, will not be able to effectively manage their colleagues and subordinates. Management is largely carried out on your own example. The effectiveness of the individual’s work increasingly depends on his ability to work effectively in an organization, in a managerial position. Source.
2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
“Principles that you can strive to live with at work and out of work,” says the teacher. This book is a world super bestseller that has changed the lives of millions of people. Bill Clinton – one of them – advises to have it to everyone who seeks to succeed! The book will help you to clearly articulate your life priorities and goals, maximize your potential, foster your career development, and build a harmonious relationship with your environment.
3. How to Manage: The Art of Making Things Happen by Jo Owen
“Real truths of what you need to do to be successful at each stage in the leadership ladder in the corporate world,” states Daniel Lewis. This is a practical book for leaders at all levels. Based on his long experience of managerial practice, the author cuts off all unnecessary things and demonstrates how the manager should develop those features and types of behavior that will lead to success. It is very important that in his book Owen demonstrated which things are effective in management and which are ineffective.
4. Management 3.0 by Jurgen Appelo
“A contemporary set of views of management in a dynamic business world,” says the instructor. The author asks us to think about leadership and management as a difficult task, especially in today’s turbulent world. From this book, the managers will find out what their new role in organizations of the twenty-first century is, how best to use Agile.
5. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
“Proven steps in building a high performing team,” adds Daniel Lewis. The head of one of the high-tech companies resigned, as the company’s work was collapsing under his management. With the arrival of a new leader, the situation is getting even more acute. The author of the book tells us how recovering from the crisis is carried out. Why are there five dysfunctions in team work: mutual distrust, irresponsibility, reduction of demandingness, fear of conflict and indifference to results? How to diagnose them and what to do with it? The author gives a detailed description of these defects and explains how to get rid of them.
We would like to remind, that you can sign up for participation in Lead-IT program for team-leaders in the Lviv Business School of UCU. The program’s author and teacher is Daniel Lewis. In addition to the LvBS certificate, program participants will also receive an international certificate from London Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), which has accredited this program.