Certain books have helped shape my philosophy

The relationship between environment, decisions, execution, and success

Decisions

Difficult Conversations by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen – effective conversations at high stakes
Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely – why people make bad decisions and how to make better ones
The Decision Book by Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler Рa short summary of models for better decision making

Execution

Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi – how to maintain a state of high performance
Getting Things Done by David Allen – a comprehensive methodology to improve wellbeing and effectiveness
Kanban by David J. Anderson and Donald G. Reinertsen – capacity-based management
Scrum by Jeff Sutherland – creating focus for teams

Environment

Coaching for Performance by Sir John Whitmore – support strategies for leaders and coaches
Drive by Daniel H. Pink – how to empower people to do their best work
The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni – how to foster a healthy, high-performance culture
The Lean Startup by Eric Reis – how to establish a lean culture
Predictable Success by Les McKeown – how to assess your organisation’s lifestyle stage and improve it