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The holidays are a great time to curl up with a book in between all the hustle. Here at OMEP our team reads many books. I put together some recommendations for anyone interested in manufacturing, business growth, and leadership. Enjoy your book, and come back to work in the new year energized and inspired!


21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

Leaders Eat Last


Good to Great

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Start with Why

It Starts with One


Toyota Kata

This book provides insights for those that are knowledgeable of western systems of management into the Toyota management philosophy.  The perspectives from the Toyota management support process and improvement rather than productivity.  A must-read for folks who want to understand a different way of managing people.

Value Stream Mapping

The Toyota Way

This a great book for both seasoned lean veterans and those new to the philosophies of lean. The book touches on many different philosophies, values, and tools that comprise the Toyota production system, including respect for people and continuous improvement.


The Visual Factory


Your Strategy Needs a Strategy

Getting Naked

Discipline of Market Leaders

What Your Clients Won’t Tell You and Your Managers Don’t Know

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  • Paola Castaldo

    Paola brings more than 30 years of engineering, management, and marketing experience to OMEP in a variety of manufacturing and business environments. She has successfully helped companies re-engineer processes and bring on cultural change utilizing effective lean methodologies. Her experience spans starting up and running her own business, to producing results in large corporations such as Hewlett Packard and Mitsubishi Silicon America. She is guided by a passion for people to succeed and flourish in business.

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