Books and articles recommended by members of the American Association of Orthopedic Executives (AAOE).

  • 5 Temptations of a CEO. P Lencioni.
  • 5 Dysfunctions of a Team. P Lencioni.
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. S Covey.
  • Activity Based Cost Management. Gary Cokins.
  • Better. A Gawande
  • Blink. Malcolm Gladwell.
  • Budgeting and Cost Management for Medical Groups. Thomas Feuerstein, CPA & Craig Anderson, CPA.
  • Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior. Kerry Patterson, et al.
  • Crucial Conversations:Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High.Kerry Patterson,et al.
  • Discipline Without Punishment. Dick Grover.
  • Doctors’ Decisions and the Cost of Medical Care; The Reasons for Doctors’ Practice Patterns and Ways to Change Them. John M. Eisenberg.
  • “Financial Management for Medical Groups.” Ernest Pavlock MGMA
  • First Among Equals- How to Manage a Group of Professionals. McKenna & Maister.
  • First Break All the Rules. Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffin.
  • FISH! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results. Stephen C. Lundin Ph.D., Harry Paul & John Christensen.
  • Freakonomics. Leavitt & Dubner.
  • Getting to Great: Principles of Health Care Organization Governance. DD Pointer & JE Orlikoff.
  • Getting to Yes. Fisher, Ury & Patton.
  • Good to Great – Why Some Companies Make the Leap. Jim Collins.
  • Gut Feelings. Gerd Gigerenzen.
  • Handbook in Research and Evaluation. Stephen Isaac.
  • Hey I’m the Customer. Ron Willingham.
  • Hope for the Flowers. Trina Paulus.
  • How Doctor’s Think. J Groopman.
  • How to Lie with Statistics. Darrell Huff.
  • Jesus as CEO. LB Jones.
  • Leadership 101. John C Maxwell.
  • Leadership is an Art.Max DePree.
  • Leading Change. John P Kotter.
  • Managing Transitions. William Bridges.
  • Medical Group Practice Chart of Accounts. JPM Associates.
  • New Thinking for the Millennium. Edward DeBono.
  • Quick Thinking on Your Feet. Valerie Pierce.
  • Outliers. Malcolm Gladwell.
  • Saving Lives and Saving Money. Newt Gingrich.
  • “Six Thinking Hats®.” First Back Bay. MICA Management Resources.
  • Social Transformation of American Medicine. Paul Starr.
  • Straight A’s Never Made Anybody Rich. Wess Roberts.
  • Talking From 9 to 5: Women and Men in the Workplace – Language, Sex and Power. Deborah Tannen PhD.
  • That’s Not What I Meant! How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships. Deborah Tannen PhD.
  • The Book of Five Rings. Miramoto Musashhi.
  • The Brand Called You. Tom Peters.
  • The Cartoon Guide To Statistics. Gonick & Smith.
  • The Discipline of Market Leaders. Michael Treacy & Fred Wiersema.
  • The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization. Peter M. Senge.
  • The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization. Peter M Senge.
  • The Game of Work. Charles Conradt.
  • The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement. Eliyahu M Goldratt.
  • The New Birth Order Book: Why You Are the Way You Are. Kevin Leman.
  • The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World with Kindness. Linda Kaplan Thaler & Robin Koval.
  • The Power of Positive Thinking. Norman Vincent Peale.
  • The Tipping Point. Malcolm Gladwell.
  • There’s a Hair in My Dirt. G Larsen.
  • Think and Grow RichNapoleon Hill.
  • Think Business! Medical Practice Quality, Efficiency, Profits. Owen J Dahl MBA FACHE CHBC.
  • ThinkerToys. Michael Michalko.
  • We All Fall Down: Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints for Healthcare Systems. J Wright & R King.
  • Who Moved My Cheese. Spencer Johnson & Kenneth Blanchard.
  • Who Shall LiveVictor Fuchs.
  • You Can’t Win A Fight With Your Boss. Tom Market.
  • You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation. Deborah Tannen.