I read the following and they all taught me something about the issues discussed in this book:
James Autry, Love and Profit
A heart-warming book, full of good ideas and permission/encouragement to act in the right way.
Margaret Wheatley, Leadership and the New Science
An explanation of quantum physics in relation to management.
Kevin and Jackie Freiburg, Nuts
The story of Southwest Airlines.
Robert Levering, A Great Place to Work
Robert developed the methodology that evaluates the Best Companies list for Fortune magazine and the Financial Times.
Daniel Goleman, The New Leaders
Leadership and emotional intelligence.
Ricardo Semler, The Seven-Day Weekend
An example of turning traditional work ethics on their head to develop an interesting and highly successful business.
Jim Collins, Good to Great
A fascinating study of what separates those companies that grow strong from troubled times and those that fail.
John Timpson, The Complete Guide to Upside-Down Management
John's very practical view of what I would call ‘servant leadership'.
Jeffrey Pfeffer, The Human Equation
This is full of useful information and statistics about the impact of great company culture on the business. It is mostly based on manufacturing in the USA.
James Autry, The Servant Leader
A really useful view of servant leadership from a true advocate.
Julian Richer, The Richer Way
Teachings from an entrepreneur who built a strong and effective great culture.
David Maister, Practice What You Preach
A source of useful statistics and examples from the USA to influence those who still need convincing.
James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, The Leadership Challenge
An interesting study and model of leadership that sets out to engage the heart.
Steve Hilton and Giles Gibbons, Good Business
A study of Corporate Social Responsibility and how business can be a positive force for good in the world.
David Stauffer, Business the Cisco Way
The story of how Cisco Systems developed.
Richard Reeves, Happy Mondays
Changing our attitudes to work and owning up to the pleasure it can bring.
Matt Weinstein, Managing to Have Fun
Full of ideas for having fun, enhancing colleague satisfaction and finding personal pride in work.
Marvin Weisbord, Productive Workplaces
An interesting read on management theories, how they impact the workplace, what we can take forward, and how to create the change we need.
Barry J. Gibbons, Dream Merchants and Howboys
Fun account of entrepreneurs - or nutters, as he calls them. Includes Herb Kelleher (founder and ex-leader of Southwest Airlines), Steve Jobs and Anita Roddick, amongst others.
William Byham, Zapp! The Lightning of Empowerment: How to improve productivity, quality and employee satisfaction
Great company culture told in a story. It makes an easy read for busy managers, with good ideas along the way.