The U.S. Army Office of Business Transformation

Professional Reading List - 2015 Edition

The business of winning wars starts long before the first shots are fired or

even before the first Soldier deploys. While not a business, the Army

performs daily business functions equal in importance and scope to those of

the largest global commercial enterprises. This "business-focused"

Professional Reading List is intended to increase the understanding of

relevant proven best practices and recent thinking that can assist Army

leaders in executing their many and varied roles.

While the U.S. Army faces a multitude of challenges, these challenges

provide extraordinary opportunities for growth when taken in whole. By

broadening our perspective to enjoin business concepts, described by

business thought leaders including former Servicemembers, we can grow

through these challenges and emerge stronger on the other side.

For many years leaders have shared reading lists to enhance a sustained

personal commitment to the critical study of our profession. The subject

matter this list advances, in combination with other reading lists such as

the Chief of Staff, Army's, is intended to broaden each leader's knowledge

and understanding of the business perspective and opportunities we face as

we lead the elements of the greater Army enterprise. The Office of Business

Transformation challenges all leaders to make a focused, personal commitment

to read, reflect, and learn about our profession including through the lens

of proven and relevant best business practices.

While the appearance of a title on this reading list does not imply that the

OBT Director endorses the author's views or interpretations, these books

contain thought-provoking ideas and viewpoints relevant to our Army. I

encourage you to recommend or suggest modifications to the list in

anticipation of the publication of the 2016 Reading List.

Lieutenant General Thomas W. Spoehr,

Director, Office of Business Transformation

Related Documents:

2015 OBT Recommended Reading List [PDF]