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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.


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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