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Leadership, Management, and Change

Disclaimer: My experiences and point of view inform the following compilation. I attempt to be holistic, but I will always have blind spots. As with all learning, take what you need, and leave what you don’t. Feel free to reach out with suggestions.

Books

The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals (2016) by Sean Covey, Chris McChesney, and Jim Huling

 

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People (2012) by Gary Chapman and Paul White

 

The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential (2011) by John C. Maxwell

 

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (2013) by Stephen R. Covey

 

7 Measures of Success: What Remarkable Associations Do That Others Don't (2013) by American Society of Association Executives

 

Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World (2014) by John P. Kotter

 

The Appreciative Inquiry Handbook: For Leaders of Change [2nd Edition] (2008) by David L. Cooperrider, Diana Whitney, and Jacqueline Stavros

 

Beyond Sticky Notes: Co-design for Real: Mindsets, Methods and Movements (2020) by Kelly Ann McKercher

 

Bring Your Human to Work: 10 Surefire Ways to Design a Workplace That Is Good for People, Great for Business, and Just Might Change the World (2018) by Erica Keswin

 

Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen (2017) by Donald Miller

 

Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle (2020) by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski

 

Business Made Simple: 60 Days to Master Leadership, Sales, Marketing, Execution, Management, Personal Productivity and More (2021) by Donald Miller

 

Coach Anyone About Anything Volume 1: How to Help People Succeed in Business and Life (2010) by Germaine Porché and Jed Niederer

 

Coach Anyone About Anything Volume 2: How to Empower Leaders & High Performance Teams (2010) Germaine Porché and Jed Niederer

 

Coaching People: Expert Solutions to Everyday Challenges (2006) by Harvard Business Review

 

The Communication Book: 44 Ideas for Better Conversations Every Day (2020) by Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler

 

Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results (2016) by Judith E. Glaser

 

Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney (2008) by Lee Cockerell

 

The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups (2018) by Daniel Coyle

 

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. (2018) by Brené Brown

 

The Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking (2018) by Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler

 

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most (2010) by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen

 

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds (2017) by adrienne maree brown

 

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ (2005) by Daniel Goleman

 

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (2014) by Greg McKeown

 

Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making [3rd Edition] (2014) by Sam Kaner

 

The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth (2018) by Amy C. Edmondson

 

Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team (2017) by Simon Sinek, David Mead, and Peter Docker

 

Flex: The Art and Science of Leadership in a Changing World (2021) by Jeffrey Hull

 

Flight Lessons: Navigating Through Life's Turbulence And Learning To Fly High (2022) by Barbara Bell

 

From Head to Soul® International: A Complete Guide to Personal Style and Inner Self-Development (2010) by Joyce Knudsen and Desmond Chan

 

Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers (2010) by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, and James Macanufo

 

Getting Past No: Negotiating in Difficult Situations (1993) by William Ury

 

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (2011) by Roger Fisher, William L. Ury, and Bruce Patton

 

Good Enough Now: How Doing the Best We Can With What We Have Is Better Than Nothing [2nd Edition] (2020) by Jessica Pettitt

 

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't (2001) by Jim Collins

 

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Change Management (2011) by Harvard Business Review

 

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Communication (2013) by Harvard Business Review

 

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence (2015) by Harvard Business Review

 

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing People (2011) by Harvard Business Review

 

The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations (2012) by John P. Kotter and Dan S. Cohen

 

Helping: How to Offer, Give, and Receive Help (2009) by Edgar H Schein

 

Holding Change: The Way of Emergent Strategy Facilitation and Mediation (2021) by adrienne maree Brown

 

How to Be an Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive [2nd Edition] (2022) by Jennifer Brown

 

Humble Consulting: How to Provide Real Help Faster (2016) by Edgar H. Schein

 

Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling [2nd Edition] (2021) by Edgar H. Schein

 

Humble Leadership: The Power of Relationships, Openness, and Trust [2nd Edition] (2023) by Edgar H. Schein and Peter A. Schein

 

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (2021) by Robert B Cialdini PhD

 

Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change [2nd Edition] (2013) by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler

 

KNOWN: The Handbook for Building and Unleashing Your Personal Brand in the Digital Age (2017) by Mark W. Schaefer

 

The Leadership Dojo: Build Your Foundation as an Exemplary Leader (2007) by Richard Strozzi-Heckler

 

Leadership: In Turbulent Times (2018) by Doris Kearns Goodwin

 

Leading Change (2012) by John P. Kotter

 

Leading with Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit [3rd Edition] (2001) by Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E. Deal

 

Managing the Unexpected: Sustained Performance in a Complex World [3rd Edition] (2015) by Karl E. Weick and Kathleen M. Sutcliffe

 

Moral Courage in Organizations: Doing the Right Thing at Work (2011) edited by Debra R. Comer and Gina Vega

 

Nudge: The Final Edition (2021) by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein

 

Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions (2016) by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber

 

Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential and How to Achieve Yours (2012) by Shirzad Chamine

 

Power Verbs for Career Consultants, Coaches, and Mentors: Hundreds of Verbs and Phrases to Get the Best Out of Your Employees, Teams, and Clients (2013) by Michael Lawrence Faulkner

 

Presence-Based Leadership: Complexity Practices for Clarity, Resilience, and Results That Matter (2018) by Doug Silsbee

 

Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership [7th Edition] (2021) by Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E. Deal

 

The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery (2015) by Sarah Lewis

 

Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (2017) by Brené Brown

 

Rituals Roadmap: The Human Way to Transform Everyday Routines into Workplace Magic (2021) by Erica Keswin

 

Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication (2018) by Oren Jay Sofer

 

A Sense of Urgency (2008) by John P. Kotter

 

The Signals Are Talking: Why Today's Fringe Is Tomorrow's Mainstream (2018) by Amy Webb

 

Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships (2007) by Daniel Goleman

 

The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything (2008) by Stephen M .R. Covey

 

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (2011) by Simon Sinek

 

That's Not How We Do It Here! A Story about How Organizations Rise and Fall–and Can Rise Again (2016) by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber

 

The Thin Book of Trust: An Essential Primer For Building Trust at Work [2nd Edition] (2021) by Charles Feltman

 

Thinking, Fast and Slow (2013) by Daniel Kahneman

 

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles (2012) by Steven Pressfield

 

The Way of the Shepherd: Seven Secrets to Managing Productive People (2004) by Kevin Leman and William Pentak


Working with Emotional Intelligence (2000) by Daniel Goleman

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