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October 1, 2007 THE Wall Street JOURNAL REPORT: SMALL BUSINESS Recommended Reading: Creating An Effective Work Culture By KELLY K. SPORS October 1, 2007; Page R2 Ideas that shape a workplace culture may come from a variety of sources. Where have leaders at the Top Small Workplaces award-winning organizations drawn guidance and inspiration? WSJ.com asked these executives about books they'd recommend to owners or managers seeking to build a first-class workplace. Here are some of their picks. " The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable " by Patrick Lencioni It does a good job of presenting the importance of neutrality and openness of a CEO when making decisions and sheds light on the roles managers can inadvertently assume -- not to the company's advantage. --Amy Bermar, president and founder, Corporate Ink Public Relations Ltd. " Paradigms: The Business of Discovering the Future " by Joel Arthur Barker The book defines successful leaders as those who simplify the complex by creating a compelling future vision of success that employees believe in and work passionately to "turn visions into reality" by their thoughts, actions and daily decisions. --Paul Silvis, founder, Restek Corp. " The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America " by David Whyte A must-read for the business owner who believes steadfastly that any work can and should be a creative endeavor, and who believes in building an environment that nurtures the individual and,
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