Here are Shannon’s carefully curated picks of the best resources on team-building and business excellence for entrepreneurial companies, updated regularly. Her passion for expanding her wealth of knowledge is illustrated in this archive; a reflection of 25 years dedicated to researching business practices and the psychology of teamwork.
by Catherine Nomura, Julia Waller, and Shannon Waller
Mr. Shmooze: The Art and Science of Selling Through Relationships by Richard Abraham
Polarity Management: Identifying and Managing Unsolvable Problems by Barry Johnson, Ph.D.
A Complaint is a Gift: Using Customer Feedback as a Strategic Tool by Janelle Barlow and Claus Moller
Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul by Howard Schultz with Joanne Gordon
Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Never Eat Alone And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi & Tahl Raz
Peak: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow by Chip Conley
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
Fish! A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results by Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, John Christensen, and Ken Blanchard
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink
How The Best Get Better® by Dan Sullivan
How the Best Get Better® 2 by Dan Sullivan
The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier
Teamwork And Culture
The Collaborative Way: A Story about Engaging the Mind and Spirit of a Company by Lloyd Fickett & Jason Fickett
The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues by Patrick M. Lencioni
Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization by Dave Logan, John King & Haylee Fischer-Wright
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni
The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni
Discovering Your Strengths
Strengths-Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie
Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder by Edward M. Hallowell & John J. Ratey
One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer, Ph.D.
Less Doing, More Living: Make Everything in Life Easier by Ari Meisel
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck, Ph. D.
The Power Of Ted by David Emerald
The Gap And The Gain by Dan Sullivan