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Recommended Reading List


Managing Transitions:  Making the Most of Change, by William Bridges

Presence:  Human Purpose and the Field of the Future, by Senge, Scharmer, Jaworski, Flowers

Change or Die:  The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life by Alan Deutschman

Building the Bridge as You Walk on it, A Guide for Leading Change, by Robert Quinn

Power, The Infinite Game, by Broom & Klein

Nameless Organizational Change:  Lose the Hype, Make the Change, Win the Game by Glenn Allen-Meyer


The Innovator’s Dilemma:  The Revolutionary book that will Change the Way You Do Business by Clayton Christensen

Fast Strategy:  How Strategic Agility will help you stay ahead of the game.  By Yves Doz & Mikko Kosonen

Corporate Agility:  A Revolutionary New Model For Competing in a Flat World by Charles Grantham, James Ware & Cory Williamson


Organizational Culture & Leadership, 2nd Edition by Edgar  Schein

Culture and Organizations, Software of the Mind, 2nd Edition by Geert Hofstede and Gert Jan Hofstede

Built to Change, How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectiveness, by Lawler III & Worley

Leading Systems, Lessons from the Power Lab, by Barry Oshry


The Secret Language of Leadership, by Stephen Denning

Quiet Leadership:  Six Steps to Transforming Performance at Work by David Rock

Leadership & Self Deception:  Getting Out of the Box, by The Arbinger Institute

Resonant Leadership, by Boyatzis & McKee

Deep Change, Discovering the Leaders Within, by Robert Quinn


Six Degrees:  The Science of a Connected Age by Duncan J. Watts

The Speed of Trust:  The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen Covey

Radical Collaboration:  Five Essential Skills to Overcome Defensiveness & Build Successful Relationships by James Tamm & Ronald Luyet

Creating a Culture of Collaboration Edited by Sandy Schuman

Collaborating:  Finding Common Ground for Multiple Problems by Barbara Gray



What’s Influencing us now

Fast Strategy: How Strategic Agility Will Help You Stay Ahead of the Game  by Yves Doz and Mikko Kosonen

“A great book on the elements that enable strategic agility and how to create them in your organization”

Quiet Leadership: Six Steps to Transforming Performance at Work by David Rock

“A great summary of recent developments in neuroscience that provides insight into how to lead others in change with lot’s of application principles and examples.”


Complexity Chaos Collapse Community Creativity Compassion: Why we Need New Ways of Thinking by Barry Boyce; Shambhala Sun, September 2008

“An excellent article to broaden your perspective on alternative ways to solve complex problems.”       


HR Professionals

Facilitating Organization Change :  Lesson From Complexity Science by Ed Olson and Glenda Eoyang

Leadership Pipeline:  How to Build the Leadership Powered Company by Ram Charan, Stephen Protter and James Noel

Charging Back Up the Hill:  Workplace Recovery after Mergers, Acquisitions and Downsizing by Mitchell Lee Marks

Theory U:  Learning From the Future as it Emerges by C. Otto Scharmer

Adaptation Innovation:  In the Context of Diversity and Change by M.J. Kirton


Generative Conversations: Results through Connection and Meaning by Jill Hinson and David Osborne

On Dialogue by David Bohm, Lee    & Peter Senge

Turning to One Another:  Simple Conversation to Restore the Future by Margaret Wheatley

Calling the Circle:  First & Future Culture by Christina Baldwin

Solving Tough Problems:  An Open Way of Talking, Listening and Creating New Realities by Adam Kahane

The Art of Framing: Managing the Language of Leaderhip by Gail Fairhurst & Robert Sarr

Difficult Conversations:  How to Discuss What Matters Most by Sheila Heen, Roger Fisher, Douglas Stone & Bruce Patton

Links you might find interesting

Human Systems Dynamics Institute:

NTL Institute:

Society for Organizational Learning:

Power + Systems:

Authentic Leadership in Action:

Presencing Institute Community:

Organizational Development Network: