“I have learned more, in my short time as a CEO Project member, than I have in the previous 10 years.”

Brian W. Putzke,

Momentum Transportation USA, Inc. 



Inc. CEO Project believes CEOs are the Chief Learners of their organizations.  Our CEOs constantly seek new ideas, theories and processes that can make them more effective leaders and take their companies to the next level. We offer this expanding collection of resources so you may benefit from some of the materials that guide our thinking and our Members’ success.


NEW CHECK OUT THESE PODCASTS:"Digital Strategy Call" with special guest Jim Schleckser, discussing his book and other topics "Grow My Revenue Business Cast," featuring Inc. CEO Project's Jim Schleckser


Suggested Reading


Downloadable Articles:  present thinking about what makes CEOs effective leaders and how to increase your company’s value.


NEW "Three Ways to Grow: Build, Partner or Buy"

“The 10X CEO”  (PDF)

“CEO Coaching and the Role of the Board”, Directors Monthly (PDF)

“Are You Wasting Your Time?” (PDF)

“The Hunt for Talent”, Smart CEO Magazine (PDF)

“Drucker on Leadership” (PDF)

"Start Building Recurring Revenue into Your Business Today" (PDF)

"The Power of Recurring Revenue" (PDF)

"Five Hats: The High Leverage Roles of a CEO" (PDF)

"Board Games: Choosing the Right Mix of Advisors for Your Company's Success" (PDF)


WashingtonExec.com interview with Jim Schleckser, Inc. CEO Project


“Must-read” business books. Some offer new thinking and others have stood the test of time.


Business Model


The Discipline of Market Leaders: Choose Your Customers, Narrow Your Focus, Dominate Your Market , Treacy & Wiersema

Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance , Porter

The Profit Zone: How Strategic Business Design Will Lead You to Tomorrow's Profits , Slywotzky & Morrison

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't , Collins

Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant, Kim & Mauborgne

The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business, Christensen

The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth, Christenson & Raynor

The E-Myth Revisited, Gerber


Business Process


The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement, Goldratt

Customer Intimacy: Pick Your Partners, Shape Your Culture, Win Together, Wiersema

The Art of the Long View: Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World, Schwartz

Five Frogs on a Log: A CEO's Field Guide to Accelerating the Transition in Mergers, Acquisitions and Gut Wrenching Change, Feeldman & Spratt

The Practice of Management, Drucker

The New Successful Large Account Management: Maintaining and Growing Your Most Important Assets -- Your Customers, Miller & Heiman

The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses, Ries




Topgrading: How Leading Companies Win by Hiring, Coaching, and Keeping the Best People, Revised and Updated Edition, Smart

Human Capability: A Study of Individual Potential and Its Application, Jaques & Cason

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, Lencioni


CEO Traits


Atlas Shrugged, Rand

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Carnegie

How to Win Friends and Influence People, Carnegie

Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller--Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century, Hill

Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman


Book Summaries and Reviews


Blueprint to a Billion, Thomson (PDF)

Know-how, Charan (PDF)

Made to Stick, Heath & Heath (PDF)

No Man’s Land, Tatum (PDF)

The Breakthrough Company, McFarland (PDF)

The Three Signs of a Miserable Job, Lencioni (PDF)



Videos  Learn more about the Inc. CEO Project, our thinking and how we work.


NEW Review a few highlights from the  2017 CEO Summit presented by the Inc. CEO Project:





















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NEW Creating a Corporate Strategy Your Team Will Rally Around (featuring Jim Schleckser):
























Inc. CEO Project Founder Jim Schleckser discusses the Five Roles of a CEO:

















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