Ever wanted to learn more about how a SWAT Team works, or at least more than you get from watching your favorite television drama? In this book by my friend Timothy Johnson, you will learn about how SWAT teams operate. But, it isn’t a book about police procedures and techniques.
This book is a quick read in the business novel/parable genre. It’s a warm and fuzzy type of book about the decidedly non warm and fuzzy topics of systems thinking and process improvement.
While this book has just been released in the last week, I had the pleasure to read the draft before it went to the publisher because I was asked to write one of the cover blurbs. I was honored to do so; this is a fine book.
I read it again this week on an airline flight from Memphis to Houston (which tells you it won’t take too long to read), and enjoyed it – perhaps more – the second time.
Timothy takes unlikely experts and scenarios – SWAT teams and police officers – to help the hero of the story (and you as a reader) become more successful in thinking about things at work as systems. He also provides real tools to improve processes using those insights.
The book is a story; however, compared to most like it, it also contains tools and approaches in the back. Those tools are explained during the story, but provide significant value once you leave the story and want to apply the techniques.
I like this book enough to give you an extra incentive to order a copy.
Last Fall Timothy was our invited expert during one of our Remarkable Leadership Learning System Guest Conversations. When you buy a copy of the book from Amazon, email us a copy of your order confirmation number. When you do, we’ll send you links for both the recording and transcript of this excellent one-hour conversation.