Timothy L. Johnson was one of my MBA students back in the early 1990s at Drake University. Sometimes you get to remember why you went into teaching in the first place...It's the ability to look with pride at the accomplishments of former students.
Timothy's third book, SWAT: Seize the Accomplishment, has just been released. The book, written as a business fable is an excellent read on systems thinking and is being touted highly by top leaders such as the following:
SWAT is a compelling book on a subject that could be dry and brittle. Tim presents his topic by telling a story that everyone in business can relate to. It’s easy to read, and also realistic, humorous, and a great learning experience. I have worked with systems for over 30 years and I even learned some new things. If you want to get a better handle on business systems and processes, you won’t go wrong with this book! ...Richard Larson, PMP, CBAP, President, Watermark Learning
SWAT is a must-read for every aspiring (and practicing) business analyst, process manager, and project manager. It is the best business novel/fable/non-nonfiction business book around (this from someone who lists The Goal, It’s Not Luck, and Critical Chain as 3 of the 5 best business books he’s read). It is a clear, concise, entertaining, and EFFECTIVE introduction to systems thinking. ...Mike DeWitt, Chief Operating Officer, Cyberactive Marketing LLC
SWAT takes an important topic, systems thinking, that has been avoided by many and makes it relevant and useful. This important knowledge is wrapped in a great story which is fun to read and provides an incredible opportunity to learn about the exciting world of SWAT teams. It is a combination that leaders and learners won’t be able to put down. ...Kevin Eikenberry - Author, Remarkable Leadership: Unleashing Your Leadership Potential One Skill at a Time
Timothy is also the author of Race Through the Forest: A Project Management Fable and Gust: The "Tale" Wind of Office Politics.
Congrats, Timothy. I'm looking forward to the next book!