Background Reading

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GrowthKicker is a framework for helping you to kick start growth in your business. It provides a structure for all the things you need to get right in your business if you are going to be successful in the long term. GrowthKicker is a framework because it uses proven and well know business tools and approaches so that you will have confidence that what is suggested has been tried and tested and will work. This approach means there is a lot of support for the different elements whether that is a YouTube video, a book, a training course or specialist consultants who can bespoke a workshop for you.

This page provides the recommended background reading behind the framework and has links to the books the framework is built on. This not a complete list but the key seminal books that underpin the framework. This list will be added to as other books are identified that help move businesses forward.

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Leadership

Books relevant to leadership are:

Johnson, S. “Who Moved My Cheese”, Vermillion

Sinek, S. (2009) “Start with Why”. Penguin

Hill, N. (2009) “Think and Grow Rich”. Capstone (original was published in 1937)

Collins, J. (2001), “Good to Great”. Random House

Buzan, T., Buzan, B. (2000) “The Mind Map Book”. BBC Worldwide Ltd

Kruse, K. (2015), “15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management”, Amazon

Gleenson, K. (2009) “The Personal Efficiency Program”. John Wiley & Sons Inc

Bones, C.&  Hammersley, J. (2015) “Leading Digital Strategy: Driving Business Growth Through Effective E-commerce”

Kouzes, J. & Posner, B. (2012) “The Leadership Challenge”, Wiley

People

Books relevant to people are:

Covey, S. (2004). “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. Franklin Covey

Pink, D. (2009) “Drive”. Cannongate

Fournies, F. (2007) “Why employees don’t do what they’re SUPPOSED to do and what TO DO about it.”, McGrawHill

Strategy

Books relevant to strategy are:

Gerber, M. “The E Myth Revisited”, HarperBusiness

Magretta, J. (2012). Understanding Michael Porter. Harvard Business Review Press

Osterwalder, A. & Pigneur, Y. (2010) “Business Model Canvas”, Wiley

Osterwalder, A., Pigneur, Y., Bernarda, G. & Smith, T. (2014), “Value Proposition Design”, Wiley

Kim, W.C., Mauborgne, R. (2015) “Blue Ocean Strategy”, Harvard Business Review

Implementation (Executing Your Strategy) & Communication

Books relevant to implementation are:

Harnish, V. (2002) “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits”. Gazelles Inc.

Oliver, J. (2001), “The Team Enterprise Solution”, Colour Books Ltd

Ries, E. (2011) “The Lean Startup”, Crown

Peters, T., Waterman, N. (2004) “In Search Of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies”. Profile Books

Waldock, B. (2001), “Being Agile in Business:Discover faster, smarter, leaner ways to work: Discover faster, smarter, leaner ways to work”, Profile Books

Process

Books relevant to process are:

Leboff, G. “Sticky Marketing”, KoganPage

Thomas, B. (2013), “Watertight Marketing”, Anoma Press

Daffy, C. (1999) “Once a Customer, Always a Customer”. Oak Tree Press

Leach, J., Moon, J. (2003) “Pitch Perfect”. Capstone Publishing

Dixon, M. & Adamson, B. (2013) “The Challenger Sale”, Penguin

Bicheno, J. (2004) “The New Lean Toolbox”. Picsie Books

Womack, J.,Jones, D. Roos, D.(2003). “Lean Thinking”. Free Press

Goldratt, E., Cox, J. (1984) “The Goal”. Gower Publishing Ltd

Lareau, W. (2003). “Office Kaizen”. ASC Quality Press

Performance

Books relevant to performance are:

Kaplin, R., Norton, D. (2001). “The Strategy-Focused Organisation”. Harvard Business School Press

Bourne, M. & Bourne, P. (2000) “Balanced Scorecard in a Week”, Hodder & Stoughton