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  • 1. GREAT BUSINESS BOOKS RECOMMENDED BY BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS WORLDWIDE EDITED BY JIM PENNYPACKER MAVEN HOUSE PRESS
  • 2. 2 W e hope that this compendium of great business books, recommended by your colleagues, can help you discover possible solutions to your complex business problems, enhance your business knowledge to improve your performance, train you to think better, inspire you to personal greatness, or simply entertain you. We started this project because we wanted to know what books business professionals found most useful in their work. So we posted a simple question on 30 business LinkedIn groups: What business books would you recommend to your colleagues? What we got was an overwhelming response that continues even though we’ve passed the cutoff date to list the recommendations in this e-book. This e-book lists all books that were recommended, except books by authors who recommended their own titles. We list the books in alphabetical order by title and include the recommender’s names and their brief descriptions of the book when given. We also list the books by subject (we categorized the books into 15 subjects) and by author. This e-book features extensive hyperlinks to help you navigate and find more information about the books. » Click on red text to go to appropriate pages in this e-book. » Click on blue text links and book cover graphics go to appropriate pages on the Internet. Most of these links go to the appropriate amazon.com pages (there are a few exceptions, not listed in amazon.com). We chose amazon.com because they generally provide more information about the book than other sites, not because we recommend that you buy the book from them (see our list of online bookstores or visit your local bookstore for sources to buy books). If you are participating in a LinkedIn group book discussion please continue. We’ll update this e-book in a few months with additional recommendations. If you haven’t been participating, visit the groups that appeal to you and join the discussions. They’ve been some of the most active and most “liked” that we’ve ever seen. Good reading, Jim Pennypacker Publisher & Editor-in-Chief Maven House Press Contents Booklist by Title 3 Booklist by Subject 32 Booklist by Author 47 LinkedIn Groups 71 Maven House Press 72 INTRODUCTION
  • 3. 3 A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y – A – The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice by Todd Henry. – Teresa Huff, Adeo Development Solutions The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni. – Jack Rech, National Gypsum Company The Adventures of an IT Leader by Robert D. Austin, Richard L. Nolan, and Shannon O’Donnell. – Fabio Scarselli, Manpower Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results by Thomas H. Davenport, Jeanne G. Harris, and Robert Morison. Big Data is circling in the Cloud, analytics is also a must read topic. – Pearl Zhu, Brobay Corporation The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict by The Arbinger Institute. – Jacques (Jack) Mailloux, Canadian International Development Agency The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander. This is a book that’s been used worldwide in organizational team trainings, and I can see why, if you value relationship-building as part of successful team work. I think it’s a wonderful book that encourages creating opportunities to find new possibilities to challenging career and life situations! – Eve Siegel, San Francisco Coaches The Art of War by Sun Tzu. For a different strategic point of view. – Charles Petit-Debut, HC&L Solutions; also recommended by Gary Leech, Tandus; and Jayaraj Thangarasu, Tata Consultancy Services Asking: A 59-Minute Guide to Everything Board Members, Volunteers and Staff Must Know to Secure the Gift by Jerold Panas. This is a quick read that can help engage members of your board and fund-raising committee while dispelling some of the myths and fears associated with fund-raising. – Sheryl Soukup, Soukup Strategic Solutions Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Speaks towards individuality, drive, innovation, persistence and other qualities of successful humans and businesses. – Anwar Timol, Optimum Lightpath Online Bookstores • Amazon.com • Alibris • Barnes & Noble • Books-A-Million • BooksOnBoard • 800-CEO-READ • Powell’s City of Books • Safari Books Online eBookstores • Amazon Kindle Store • Apple iBooks App • Barnes & Noble Nook Bookstore • eBooks.com • Google Books • Kobo • Small Business Marketing eBooks • Sony Reader Store BOOKLIST BY TITLE
  • 4. 4 – B – Becoming a Person of Influence by John C. Maxwell and Jim Dornan. Outstanding book that anyone in business should read as we all have the power to positively impact the lives of others. – Kim Manuel, Agile Business Performance Improvement Beyond HR: The New Science of Human Capital by John W. Boudreau and Peter M. Ramstad. – Robert Bateman, Strategic Talent Solutions Beyond Traditional Marketing: Innovations in Marketing Practice by Kamran Kashani, Jean-Pierre Jeannet, Jacques Horovitz, Sean Meehan, Adrian Ryans, Dominique Turpin, and John Walsh. A great book, easy to read and hands on. – Marcel van Enckevort, SABIC Innovative Plastics The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. – Kenny Madden, Spiceworks Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell. While not truly a business book, it provides incredible insight into marketing and even economics. – Laura Grieco, Laura Grieco Consulting Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne. Creating uncontested markets that delight customers and lack competitors. – Bill Wellman, Healthways International; Helps you position yourself in the market, away from the blood wars. – Sanghmitra G., Altran Europe; One should always start with this book and complete the reading by a practice learning. – Marie-Annabelle Quillon, GDF SUEZ; also recommended by Sean T. Shallis, Weichert Headquarters Sales Office; Isaac Nickell, CPI Solutions; and Ron Hayes, integrated marketing expert The Board Building Cycle: Nine Steps of Finding, Recruiting, and Engaging Nonprofit Board Members by Berit M. Lakey. – Sheryl Soukup, Soukup Strategic Solutions The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi. – Jose Santiago, Detecon International GmbH The Book That Changed My Life: 129 Recommendations from Nonprofit Leaders Around the World edited by Nancy Schwartz [free download available]. – Simone Joyaux, Joyaux Associates Book Yourself Solid: The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling by Michael Port. Great book, great ideas, and lots of learning tools. – Natalie Innella, A Touch of Heaven, Message Therapy A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y
  • 5. 5 Born to Win: Transactional Analysis with Gestalt Experiments by Muriel James and Dorothy Jongeward. – Ross Kingsland, Inception Business Services Building the Bridge As You Walk On It: A Guide for Leading Change by Robert E. Quinn. – Deborah Connors, The Health Work & Wellness Group Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras. – Anita Shilton, Anita Shilton Coaching & Consulting; and Prasanna Jena, eBay The Business Analyst/Project Manager: A New Partnership for Managing Complexity and Uncertainty by Robert K. Wysocki. – Daniel Protopopov, Bakers Delight Business in the Cloud: What Every Business Needs to Know About Cloud Computing by Michael H. Hugos and Derek Hulitzky. – Pearl Zhu, Brobay Corporation Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Peigner A practical guide to brainstorming your overall approach to establishing or developing a business. Relevant regardless of the size of the company or the business you are in. – Peter Blake, Prudent View; Because every organization, whether not-for-profit or for-profit, has a business model. – Roddy Porter, The Royal Over-Seas League – C – The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance by Adraian Gostick and Chester Elton. – Ron Hayes, integrated marketing expert The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation  by Matthew Dixon and Brent Adamson. Predictable revenue and snap selling. – Brad Miller, Fathom Online Marketing; also recommended by Carnot Antonio Romero, Methodicum Change and Conflict Management by B. Hiriyappa. – Jose Santiago, Detecon International GmbH The Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today’s Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems by Peggy Holman, Tom Devane, and Steven Cady. – Steven Bolton, Systemic Solutions A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y There’s no better way to inform and expand your mind on a regular basis than to get into the habit of reading good literature…. You can get into the best minds that are now or that have ever been in the world. – Stephen Covey
  • 6. 6 The Change Leader’s Roadmap: How to Navigate Your Organization’s Transformation by Linda Ackerman Anderson and Dean Anderson. – Gail Severini, Conner Partners The Change Monster: The Human Forces That Fuel or Foil Corporate Transformation and Change by Jeanie Daniel Duck. – Ian Matchett, engagement lead Changing Conversations in Organizations: A Complexity Approach to Change by Patricia Shaw. – Pete Burden, SeeStep; and Tricia Lustig, LASA Development UK Ltd. The Choice by Eliyahu M. Goldratt. – Mark Atkinson, VCSchange Classic Drucker: From the Pages of Harvard Business Review by Peter F. Drucker. A classic. – Pearl Zhu, Brobay Corporation Clear Leadership: Sustaining Real Collaboration and Partnership at Work by Gervase R. Bushe. Speaks towards individuality, drive, innovation, persistence and other qualities of successful humans and businesses. – Anwar Timol, Optimum Lightpath The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual by Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger. – Kenny Madden, Spiceworks Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning by Thomas H. Davenport and Jeanne G. Harris. A great one since we are interested in the business view, not the technical view. – Mahmoud Youssef Ahmed, consultant Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors by Michael E. Porter. His theories still stand true today. I love tweaking some of his theories and frameworks to adapt to modern day commerce. If you learn to play with his frameworks, then there’s something tangible for almost all business professionals. – Jason King, Jason King Consultancy Complex Adaptive Systems: An Introduction to Computational Models of Social Life by John H. Miller and Scott E. Page. – Gary Leech, Tandus Confusion of Confusions: An Adaptation of the Classic Masterpiece by Josseph de la Vega on the 17th Century Amsterdam Stock Exchange. A review of market structures that suggests market experts drive market actions – helps readers consider a second view of how markets operate. – Malcolm McKinnon, McKinnons A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y
  • 7. 7 Conquering An Enemy Called Average by John Mason. – Jim Mello, University of Hartford Conscious Business: How to Build Value Through Values by Fred Kofman. Shows leaders how great business can be if you connect the heart and mind that can transform you and your business world. – Nabeela Akhtar, Ericsson Corporate Lifecycles: How and Why Corporations Grow and Die and What to Do About It by Ichak Adizes. – Sharon Walsh, Innovation Bound Creating Contagious Commitment: Applying the Tipping Point to Organizational Change by Andrea Shapiro. – Judith Hirst, Greenbank Limited Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney by Lee Cockerell. This fast read provides leadership in ten nutshells, with useful and specific action steps provided for implementing each strategy. My most meaningful takeaway from the book: “Many people talk about having a business and personal life, but in reality you have only one life, and the best leaders are passionate about everything in it.” I have shared this book with many of my customers, and to a person, they endorse it. – Phill Domask, The Phill Domask Consultancy Creative Leadership: Skills that Drive Change by Gerard J. Puccio, Mary C. Murdock, and Marie Mance. – Sharon Walsh, Innovation Bound Crtitical Chain: A Business Novel by Eliyahu M. Goldratt. Written like a novel so reading is real fun. Read in one-two days. Shows the strength of common sense in management. – Robert Tulicki-Sypolowski, IT executive Critical Chain Project Management by Lawrence P. Leach. – Darren Lunn, Barclays Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers by Geoffrey A. Moore. – Doug Kessler, Velocity Partners Ltd; and Mark Jensen, Lampo Group Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. It’s important for business leaders to understand change and change management, but not before understanding confrontations on the road to change. – Rudolfo Jimenez, executive retail manager A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy. – Edward P. Morgan
  • 8. 8 Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. It was an entertaining read and serves as a “how to” guide for starting and/or being a part of difficult conversations. – Susan Russo, Short Hills Surgery Center; Helps you understand how dialog between colleagues, personal relationships, etc., fail; how to avoid the pitfalls; and ultimately how to achieve successful outcomes. – Larry Salomon, CA Technologies Culture Shock: A Handbook For 21st Century Business by Will McInnes. – Mike Scialom, Cambridge Newspapers – D – The Daily Drucker: 366 Days of Insight and Motivation for Getting the Right Things Done by Peter F. Drucker. A classic. – Pearl Zhu, Brobay Corporation The Dance of Change: The Challenges to Sustaining Momentum in a Learning Organization by Peter Senge, Art Kleiner, Charlotte Roberts, Richard Ross, George Roth, and Bryan Smith. – Yvonne van Driel, advisor on citizenship, governance, and development Decide and Deliver: Five Steps to Breakthrough Performance in Your Organization by Marcia W. Blenko, Michael C. Mankins, and Paul Rogers. – Stephen Driggs, PSAV The Decision Book: 50 Models for Strategic Thinking by Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler. Nice little concise reminder of some of the great decision making tools. – Deirdra Barr, Trolex, Ltd. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hieh. Great ideas for organizational development and, of course, their now world-famous customer-driven approach. – Robert Grabel, Teens Run Yonkers; also recommended by Brad Miller, Fathom Online Marketing The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage by Roger L. Martin. Martin is one of the best commentators on modern business that I’ve read. It will help you understand the patterns that business follows. – Jim Love, IT World Canada; also recommended by Bruce Madole, PricewaterhouseCoopers Designing Dynamic Organizations: A Hands-On Guide for Leaders at All Levels by Jay Galbraith, Diane Downey, and Amy Kates. – Robert Bateman, Strategic Talent Solutions A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y
  • 9. 9 Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together: A Pioneering Approach to Communication in Business and in Life by Bill Isaacs. – Pete Burden, SeeStep; and Tricia Lustig, LASA Development UK Ltd. The Diamond Cutter: The Buddha on Managing Your Business and Your Life by Geshe Michael Roach. This is a wonderful business book regardless of your personal/spiritual slant. Although it is a Buddhist writing (I am not a Buddhist) there are many practical things in it that allow for those seeking balance in genuine ethics with business, stretch your mind, worth a read. – Deirdra Barr, Trolex Ltd. The Differentiated Workforce: Transforming Talent into Strategic Impact by Brian E. Becker, Mark A. Huselid, and Richard W. Beatty. – Robert Bateman, Strategic Talent Solutions Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age by Maggie Jackson. – Simone Joyaux, Joyaux Associates Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability by Steve Krug. It’s about web usability but it’s insanely easy to read and its principles can be applied to any customer interaction. – Peter Wilson, Polarisoft; One that clients have actually bought on my recommendation and always make a point of praising. – Steve Morris, Seedr Creative Ltd. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink. – Laura Grieco, Laura Grieco Consulting; Richard Gambino, University of New Mexico/Central NM Community College; and Lynette Reed, Where Expectations Meet Reality Duct Tape Marketing: The World’s Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide by John Jantsch. For small businesses, it’s filled with great tips and offers a systematic approach to marketing. It’s one of those books that I have highlighted and pull as a reference source. – Mary Donato, Applied Principles – E – The E Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael Gerber. – Teresa Huff, Adeo Development Solutions Eat That Frog: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy. – Donald Zeigler, City of Reading A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. – P.J. O’Rourke
  • 10. 10 The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter F. Drucker. This is one of the best books I’ve read about working in IT. Some people seem to think it’s about management – more fool them. Drucker was talking about working in the IT industry of the 21st century – he just didn’t know it when he wrote it in the 60s. – Dave Bremer, Southern District Health Board The Elements of Content Strategy by Erin Kissane. For anyone who is involved with Content (intentional capital “C”). Clear, succinct, and hugely informative. – Steve Morris, Seedr Creative Ltd. 11 Rules for Creating Value in the #SocialEra by Nilofer Merchant. Some challenging ideas and interesting perspective on how we engage with our staff/fellow workers. – Maggie Forrest, Kallidus Ltd. The 11 Secrets of Highly Influential IT Leaders: The Critical Path to Accessing and Succeeding in the Executive Suite by Marc J. Schiller. – Sachin Gopal, Ittiam Systems Emotional Equations: Simple Truths for Creating Happiness + Success by Chip Conley. Great message for all. – Douglas H. Wheeler, Summit Performance Group Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman. – Simone Joyaux, Joyaux Associates; and Anita Shilton, Anita Shilton Coaching & Consulting Employees Not Doing What You Expect: Find Out Why, Fix It, Prevent It in the Future, Turn Negative Situations Into Positive Relationships by Greg Schinkel and Irwin Schinkel. Provides an outline of how to deal with all types of employees. – David Neal, independent consultant Empowered: Unleash Your Employees, Energize Your Customers, and Transform Your Business by Josh Bernoff and Ted Schadler. If social business is new to you. – Gareth Murran, MindLeaders The End of Business as Usual: Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution by Brian Solis. Has some great insights into what’s changing as a result of the connections we now have online. – Gareth Murran, MindLeaders The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team With Positive Energy by Jon Gordon. One of those great business fable books in the mold of a Ken Blanchard and equally applicable to for-profits or nonprofits. – Robert Grabel, Teens Run Yonkers A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y
  • 11. 11 EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches by Dave Ramsey. Very practical information and told from someone who has been in the trenches leading a team for a number of years. It contains many specifics on the implementation of best practices as well. – Dave Bratcher, West Tennessee Healthcare; and Mark Jensen, Lampo Group Entrepreneur Journeys – Bootstrapping: Weapon Of Mass Reconstruction by Sramana Mitra. – Sachin Gopal, Ittiam Systems Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Ram Charan and Larry Bossidy. Helps CIOs to become true business strategists and transformational leaders. – Pearl Zhu, Brobay Corporation; also recommended by Jim Love, IT World Canada; and Mark Jensen, Lampo Group The Executive Director’s Guide: To Thriving as a Nonprofit Leader by Mim Carlson and Margaret Donohoe. Great book for a new executive director. – Deb Taylor, Senior Community Services Exploration in Management by Wilfred Brown [free download available]. – David Rasmusson, Tierforemen Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles MacKay. A review of market bubbles and a review of market participant behaviours that suggests market behaviours are driven by herds that self assemble – helps readers consider one view of how markets operate.  – Malcolm McKinnon, McKinnons – F – The Fall of the Human Intellect by A. Parthasarathy. A good read on thought, reason, and judgement and why Intellect and Intelligence are different. These are fundamental to strategy, culture and change. – Santosh Kumar Nair, TechnoConstruct Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation by Sally Hogshead. A truly fascinating book. Highly recommended for some other angles than the usual change management literature. – Kalle Söderman, Nordea The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization by Peter M. Senge. Strong emphasis on learning and change as a team-based process. – Mark Alpert, Pegasus Communications; also recommended by Gary Leech, Tandus; Simone Joyaux, Joyaux Associates; Gail Severini, Conner Partners; Corey King, Unisys; and Vinay Kulkarni, Horizon Moving Systems A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y You can bypass those with more degrees, intelligence, and experience by taking advantage of the knowledge in carefully selected books. – Dan Miller
  • 12. 12 Finance for the Arts in Canada by Heather Young. Has the ability to take the fear out of numbers for those of us who suffer that way. – Jerry Smith, First Stage The First 90 Days:  Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels by Michael Watkins. A must have for any career transition. – Daniel Lamb, Singtel Optus; also recommended by R. Bruce Buchanan, Exelis; Anita Shilton, Anita Shilton Coaching & Consulting; and Robert Bateman, Strategic Talent Solutions First Time Manager by Loren B. Belker, Jim McCormick, and Gary S. Topchik. Great for the transition from a technical job to a managerial job.  – Mahmoud Youssef Ahmed, consultant Fish! A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results by Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, and John Christensen. A very quick read about one person’s experience at Seattle’s famous fish market. The take away is – Why are you doing what you’re doing if you’re not happy? There is a way for you to find a way to be happy and fulfilled. Finding something or somewhere that you can be happy and have true joy at work makes all the difference to you and your customers. – Darci Larsen, Lowe’s Home Improvement Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni. To make sure you can handle business and understand why you cannot get things done with your team. – Rich Fierson, DTS Consulting; And the other six or so books in his series, especially The Advantage. We have just used these principles to transform the culture of our department, achieving great results. – Jack Rech, National Gypsum Company; Story about how teams function – helps readers frame and prepare for better teams. – Malcolm McKinnon, McKinnons; also recommended by Jason Little, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Fixing the Problem: Making Changes in How You Deal With Challenges by G.L. Reed. – Lynette Reed, Where Expectations Meet Reality Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. – Kenny Madden, Spiceworks Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. – Thomas Cooper, Global Wealth Consultants FREE: How Today’s Smartest Businesses Profit by Giving Something for Nothing by Chris Anderson. Shows you how to make money in the world of freemium. – Sanghmitra G., Altran Europe A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y
  • 13. 13 The Future is Fluid Form: Practical Steps for Designing Flat, Flexible Organizations by Ord Elliott. – Charlotte (Charlee) Hanna, Confluence Experience The Future of Management by Gary Hamel. Advantages and insights of management beyond command and control. How to build a dynamic organization of contributors. – Steve Giese, small business consultant – G – Getting More: How to Negotiate to Achieve Your Goals in the Real World by Stuart Diamond. Practical advice with “real world” applications in business and personal life. – Danna Zacharek, Calmra Getting Naked: A Business Fable about Shedding the Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty by Patrick Lencioni. – Jason Little, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Getting the Right Things Done: A Leader’s Guide to Planning and Execution by Pascal Dennis and Jim Womack. – Gary Leech, Tandus Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen. If you liked Tipping Point, you should then consider this book. Very useful for personal productivity and getting organized. – Mahmoud Youssef Ahmed, consultant Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher, William L. Ury and Bruce Patton. Treatise on negotiation that focuses on value maximization rather than winning or losing – helps readers frame their negotiation goals. – Malcolm McKinnon, McKinnons; also recommended by Dave Bremer, Southern District Health Board; The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox. It’s a novel about Theory of Constraints and how to engage bottlenecks in organisations. It is very easy to read, message is clear, and it has quite a few examples on innovative organisational changes. – Vaidotas Paradauskas, quality engineer; Written like a novel so reading is real fun. Read in one-two days. Shows the strength of common sense in management. – Robert Tulicki-Sypolowski, IT executive; Provides an idea of how to identify bottlenecks in your company and how to address them. – David Neal, Independent Consultant; Story about theory of constraints – helps readers understand how to view changing processes practically. – Malcolm McKinnon, McKinnons; also recommended by Gary Leech, Tandus; Darren Lunn, Barclays; Jose Santiago, Detecon International GmbH; Sachin Gopal, Ittiam Systems; and Mark Atkinson, VCSchange A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. – Thomas Carlyle
  • 14. 14 The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg and John David Mann. – Donna Krech, Thin & Healthy’s Total Solutions The Gold Mine: A Novel of Lean Turnaround by Freddy Ballë and Michael Ballë. – Gary Leech, Tandus Good Strategy, Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters by Richard Rumelt. Helps CIOs to become true business strategists and transformational leaders. – Pearl Zhu, Brobay Corporation Good to Great and the Social Sectors: Why Business Thinking is Not the Answer by Jim Collins. A very stimulating and short read. It accompanies his much wider work Good to Great. – Roddy Porter, The Royal Over-Seas League; also recommended by C. T. O’Donnell, O’Donnell’s Strategy & Results; Simone Joyaux, Joyaux Associates; and Frank Hamilton, Eckerd College Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap … and Others Don’t by Jim Collins. Old school, however all relevant. – Lee Morgan, Oakwood Media Group; You’re right Lee – Jim Collins may be old school, but the book has been a constant source of inspiration for me personally, particularly his point about finding the key denominators behind a company’s “economic engine” – the magic model that enables the business to start on a strong growth path. My own company has recently found its economic engine and the results are a broad spectrum of pluses from the bottom line to cultural energy. – Jonathan Winch, Branded Mails ApS and Eye For Image ApS; To be well rounded read the infamous, or famous (depending where you sit), Good to Great. – Rich Fierson, DTS Consulting; I appreciated that it dealt honestly with the difficulty of transitioning a business from good to great. There are no silver bullets and it is hard work but the study does reveal common criterion of these great companies and compares them against less successful counterparts. – Isaac Nickell, CPI Solutions; Should be on everyone’s reading list regarding growing a business. – Mike Newman, Michael Newman Consulting; Gives you an idea of what great companies do. – David Neal, independent consultant; Goes beyond the typical notion of a successful company built on a basis of a master strategy. Must read for everyone. – Prasanna Jena, eBay; Based on vast research, the book is relevant regardless of the size of the company or the business you are in. – Peter Blake, Prudent View; Collins’s hedgehog strategy is brilliant and workable. – Jim Love, IT World Canada; A well-defended review study on sustainable corporate economic success – helps readers embed historically successful strategies in plans. – Malcolm McKinnon, McKinnons; also recommended by Corey King, Unisys; Ganesh Arunachala, management consultant; Mark Jensen, Lampo Group; Frank Hamilton, Eckerd College; and Robert Bateman, Strategic Talent Solutions A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y
  • 15. 15 Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck – Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen. I’ve been so impressed with Collins’s writing style – the books in the Good to Great series are all truly page turners demonstrating that some of the most compelling narratives are as common to business as they are to human nature. – Laura Grieco, Laura Grieco Consulting; Pure gold contained within. – Stephen Johnston, The Co-operators; also recommended by Ken Thiessen, Gazelles International Growing Pains: Transitioning from an Entrepreneurship to a Professionally Managed Firm by Eric G. Flamholtz and Yvonne Randle. A valuable resource providing a framework and a practical approach for dealing with what matters most to the success of any growing organization. – Vladimir Kuryakov, York Strategies Consulting Guide to Organisation Design: Creating High-Performing and Adaptable Enterprises by Naomi Stanford. Recommend for the summary of theory, but more importantly for the practical application. – Jo Alexander-Jones, BG Group; also recommended by Tricia Lustig, LASA Development UK Ltd. Guts: 8 Laws of Business from One of the Most Innovative Business Leaders of Our Time by Robert A. Lutz. – Donald Price, VCU Health System – H – Handbook of Business-to-Business Marketing edited by Gary Lilien and Rajdeep Grewal. There are 38 chapters written by internationally renowned scholars. The book is targeted for marketing academics and more forward- thinking B2B practitioners. In other words, it’s a little “deeper” reading so you have to be really into the subject of marketing. – Mary Donato, Applied Principles Helping: How to Offer, Give, and Receive Help by Edgar H. Schein. While it’s obviously not only about helping in an organisational development context I often recommend it to practitioners because I think it’s about the fundamental positions we need to take when helping others, including groups and even large organisations, to change. – Pete Burden, SeeStep The Heretic’s Guide To Best Practices: The Reality of Managing Complex Problems in Organisations by Paul Culmsee. – Daniel Protopopov, Bakers Delight The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives by Shankar Vedantam. – Simone Joyaux, Joyaux Associates A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. – Margaret Fuller
  • 16. 16 Hot Spots: Why Some Teams, Workplaces, and Organizations Buzz with Energy and Innovation – and Others Don’t by Lynda Gratton. Very enjoyable and interesting reading. – Elizabeth Wade, Department of Justice- Victoria, Australia How Brands Grow: What Marketers Don’t Know by Byron Sharp. Everyone should read at least one business interpretation of Sun Tsu. – Isabel Myburgh, Family Care Health Services How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In by Jim Collins. Be cautiously optimistic, learning failure before doing business strategic planning for success. – Pearl Zhu, Brobay Corporation; also recommended by Vivek Tuljapurkar, management consultant; and Mark Jensen, Lampo Group How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. Lessons and stories on aligning objectives – helps readers share the goals of others and help them share theirs. – Malcolm McKinnon, McKinnons; also recommended by Stephen Driggs, PSAV; and Greg Burns, Scotiabank – I – Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer. – Simone Joyaux, Joyaux Associates Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey. – Pete Burden, SeeStep Influence: Science and Practice by Robert B. Cialdini. Getting anything accomplished in the business world (or life, for that matter) is about persuasion and politics, and this book teaches you how to be compelling in any situation. – Jason Myrowitz, University of Wyoming Influencer: The Power to Change Anything by Kerry Patterson, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. A truly easy to remember framework with the six sources of influence and a great way of presenting them in the book. – Kalle Söderman, Nordea Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy by Karl Shapiro and Hal R. Varian. – Doug Kessler, Velocity Partners Ltd. The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business by Clayton M. Christensen. This book has been around a long time and most people associate it with product development. However, the book’s focus on disruptive technology and that technology’s A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y
  • 17. 17 impact on organizations, markets, and societies is immediately relevant and applicable to organizational change management issues. – Corey King, Unisys; Keeping vigilance of a continual innovation priority. Being blinded by success. – Steve Giese, small business consultant; Opens you to the concept of Disruptive Innovation and how just listening to customers isn’t enough. – Sanghmitra G., Altran Europe; A classic. – Pearl Zhu, Brobay Corporation; also recommended by Angela J. Penteado, Stakeholder Engagement; and Doug Kessler, Velocity Partners Ltd. Inside Change: Transforming Your Organization with Emotional Intelligence by Joshua Freedman and Massimiliano Ghini. A different look at organisational change and a great roadmap. – Kimberly Kniveton, Ascent Coaching & Consulting The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge by Doc Searls. – Kenny Madden, Spiceworks Isn’t It Obvious by Eliyahu M. Goldratt. – Mark Atkinson, VCSchange IT Savvy: What Top Executives Must Know to Go From Pain to Gain by Peter Weill and Jeanne W. Ross. Discusses various levels of strategic maturity in IT organizations; how transitions are made along the maturity curve; and the effect those transitions have made on other, world-class organizations.  – Larry Salomon, CA Technologies It Starts with One: Changing Individuals Changes Organizations by J. Stewart Black and Hal B. Gregersen. – Gail Severini, Conner Partners It’s Not Luck by Eliyahu M. Goldratt. Written like a novel so reading is real fun. Read in one-two days. Shows a strength of common sense in management. – Robert Tulicki-Sypolowski, IT executive; also recommended by Darren Lunn, Barclays; and Mark Atkinson, VCSchange It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff. This book describes Capt. Abrashoff’s transforming the USS Benfold from a ship with a mediocre record at best into the leading ship in the U.S. Navy. An enjoyable read with good takeaways. – Michael McCann, program manager – J – John P. Kotter on What Leaders Really Do by John P. Kotter. – Robert Bateman, Strategic Talent Solutions Juran’s Quality Handbook: The Complete Guide to Performance Excellence by Joseph M. Juran and Joseph A. De Feo. – Gary Leech, Tandus A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled “This could change your life.” – Helen Exley
  • 18. 18 – L – Lead Your Boss: The Subtle Art of Managing Up by John Baldoni. – David Egan, Synopsys The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century by Stephen Denning. – Pearl Zhu, Brobay Corporation Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute. Companies can have the best business strategy in place, the best processes, even the most skilled staff, but still fall short of expectations. This book focuses on human behavior and the things we do even with the best intentions that often undermine what we are ultimately trying to achieve. It’s written in a way that you will enjoy and appreciate, and when you’re done reading it you might ask rhetorically, “why didn’t I read this sooner?” – Scott P. Bennett; also recommended by Richard Gambino, University of New Mexico/ Central NM Community College; Gary Vant, public safety professional; and Jacques (Jack) Mailloux, Canadian International Development Agency Leadership Brand: Developing Customer-Focused Leaders to Drive Performance and Build Lasting Value by Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood. – Robert Bateman, Strategic Talent Solutions The Leadership Machine: Architecture to Develop Leaders for Any Future by Robert W. Eichinger and Michael M. Lombardo. – Robert Bateman, Strategic Talent Solutions Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading by Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linsky. – Ken Thiessen, Gazelles International; and Deb Taylor, Senior Community Services Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun by Wess Roberts. Great for scholars and practitioners. – Lawrence Houston, Penn State University; also recommended by Sean T. Shallis, Weichert Headquarters Sales Office Leading Change by John P. Kotter. He examines the efforts of more than 100 companies to remake themselves into better competitors. He identifies the most common mistakes leaders and managers make in their attempt to create change and shows how to overcome the obstacles and carry out the firm’s agenda: establishing a greater sense of urgency, creating the guiding coalition, developing a vision and strategy, communicating the change vision, empowering others to act, creating short-term wins, consolidating gains and producing even more change, and institutionalizing new approaches in the future. – Pamela Y. Bodley, Nepperhan Community Center; The fundamental purpose of management is to keep the current systems functioning. The fundamental purpose of leadership is to produce useful A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y
  • 19. 19 change. – Rich Fierson, DTS Consulting; This book provides a practical, eight-stage roadmap for strategic plan implementation. The sections on why major change efforts fail are spot on. The sections on complacency and vision communication are especially valuable. – Phill Domask, The Phill Domask Consultancy; Highly readable for a busy business audience. – Anita Shilton, Anita Shilton Coaching & Consulting; also recommended by David Scurlock, Direct Professional Services; and Robert Bateman, Strategic Talent Solutions Leading with Questions: How Leaders Find the Right Solutions by Knowing What to Ask by Michael Marquardt. – Darren Lunn, Barclays The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries. If you’re working in a start-up environment, lots of insight on listening to customers, adjusting products accordingly and simply getting stuff done. – Marie Steinthaler, SocialGO; I guess that the title already says why this is a great book. – Sorin Mustaca, Avira GmbH Learning as a Way of Being: Strategies for Survival in a World of Permanent White Water by Peter B. Vaill. He has insight into the heart of most organizational matters and of course, given the subtitle, it speaks of change – not as an event but a way of life. You’ll get a real measure of the quality of the man if you read the preface. – Sandy Bennetts, Key Performance Consulting Learning to See: Value Stream Mapping to Add Value and Eliminate MUDA by Mike Rother and John Shook. – Russ Toman, IS&R Services Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play: The Demise of Dysfunctional Selling and the Advent of Helping Clients Succeed by Mahan Khalsa. – Papias Hawlader, LEADS Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin. It will make you feel like a superhero. What can you do with your powers? – Stephen Johnston, The Co- operators – M – Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. Very good book on delivering a message to a target audience. – Cherish Nelson, Marinated Media and Marketing; also recommended by Jason Little, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board; and Lynette Reed, Where Expectations Meet Reality Management in 10 Words: Practical Advice from the Man Who Created One of the World’s Largest Retailers by Terry Leahy. – Darren Lunn, Barclays A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint…. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting. – Henry David Thoreau
  • 20. 20 Management of the Absurd: Paradoxes in Leadership by Richard Farson. My all-time favorite management book. “In Management of the Absurd, Richard Farson zeros in on the paradoxes of communication, the politics of management, and the dilemmas of change, exploring relationships within organizations and offering a unique perspective on the challenges managers face.” – Steve Jennings, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Managing by Henry Mintzberg. One of the world’s gurus on management, Henry gets to the essence of what managers really do and discusses making the small, practical changes to improve how we do things leading to organizational change. – Warren Cohen, CoachingOurselves International Managing at the Speed of Change: How Resilient Managers Succeed and Prosper Where Others Fail by Daryl R. Conner. – Gail Severini, Conner Partners Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change by William Bridges. I have used this book more than any other when working with leadership teams who want to be effective in moving their organizations through change. It is very practical as well as simple, honest, and real. – Dorie Ellzey Blesoff, independent consultant; also recommended by Gail Severini, Conner Partners; and David Scurlock, Direct Professional Services Market Segmentation: How to Do It and How to Profit By It by Malcolm McDonald and Ian Dunbar. – Rob Faulkner, Comparison Creator Marketing Strategy & Organization: Building Sustainable Business by Rudy Moenaert, Henry Robben, and Peter Gouw. A very practical roadmap and based on solid, long-term research. – Marcel van Enckevort, SABIC Innovative Plastics The Maxwell Daily Reader: 365 Days of Insight to Develop the Leader Within You and Influence Those Around You by John C. Maxwell. All about the TEAM: Together, Everyone, Accomplishes, More. Leadership is the core to any organization no matter how small or big the company. I begin each morning with “A Minute from Maxwell” and the word of the day! He is working on his 73rd book. – Shelly Rufin, EDFIN Cash for College The Measurement Nightmare: How the Theory of Constraints Can Resolve Conflicting Strategies, Policies, and Measures by Debra Smith. – Darren Lunn, Barclays Meatball Sundae: Is Your Marketing Out of Sync? by Seth Godin. An eye opener for me. In fact anything by Seth is generally useful stuff. – Ross McMinn, Workspace 1 A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y
  • 21. 21 Mission-Based Management: Leading Your Not-for-Profit in the 21st Century by Peter Brinckerhoff. This book provides practical guidance on how nonprofit leaders can do their jobs and run their organizations more efficiently and effectively. – Deb Taylor, Senior Community Services More Lightning Less Thunder: How to Energize Innovation Teams by Bob Eckert and Jonathan Vehar. It’s a fast read with ideas you can immediately apply; it’s fun (yes, a business book that is fun to read!); and it’s told in a conversational tone – one much like the way you talk to your friends. It leverages important research without getting bogged down or turning into a snooze fest. – Natalie Jenkins, New & Improved, LLC The Mormon Way of Doing Business: How Nine Western Boys Reached the Top of Corporate America by Jeff Benedict. The power of faith; compilation. – Genevieve R., entrepreneur My Years with General Motors by Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. Bill Gates once said that if he were to read just one business book, this would be it. – Vivek Tuljapurkar, management consultant The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering by Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. Still has a lot to say to us managing IT and IT people today. – Dave Bremer, Southern District Health Board; A seminal study in the management of software development projects. Written in 1975, most of Brooks’s conclusions and insights are still valid today. – Blair Spring, IT Project Management Consulting – N – The New CIO Leader: Setting the Agenda and Delivering Results by Marianne Broadbent and Ellen Kitzis. – Sachin Gopal, Ittiam Systems The New Normal: Explore the Limits of the Digital World by Peter Hinssen. – Fabio Scarselli, Manpower The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t by Robert I. Sutton. This is seriously one of the most interesting and entertaining insights on negative methods of leadership and why leaders fail in the workplace as well as set others up for failure. It’s an easy read and makes you think every step of the way! Keeps you in check while helping you understand (and stay clear of) the @$$holes in your organization. – Heather Ann Pageau, Promotion Management Center; For anyone who has ever worked in a tough office climate. – Christopher Whann, SUNY-Empire State College; Great for scholars and practitioners. – Lawrence Houston, Penn State University; also recommended by Dave Bremer, Southern District Health Board A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y Tell me what you read, and I will tell you who you are – Slovak proverb
  • 22. 22 Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability by Jeanne Bell, Jan Masaoka, and Steve Zimmerman. This book is a good resource and guide to understanding the relationship between the mission of a nonprofit and its finances. – Deb Taylor, Senior Community Services – O – On Top of the Cloud: How CIOs Leverage New Technologies to Drive Change and Build Value Across the Enterprise by Hunter Muller. – Pearl Zhu, Brobay Corporation The One Minute Manager: The World’s Most Popular Management Method by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson. Back to basics of good logic. – Charles Petit-Debut, HC&L Solutions; Great book on how small behavioral qualities can have a huge impact on those around you. It isn’t just for managers either. – Larry Salomon, CA Technologies Only the Paranoid Survive: How to Exploit the Crisis Points that Challenge Every Company by Andrew S. Grove. – Vivek Tuljapurkar, management consultant Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead by Charlene Li. – Pearl Zhu, Brobay Corporation The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking by Roger Martin. – Bruce Madole, PricewaterhouseCoopers Organization Change: Theory and Practice by W. Warner Burke. The author provides us with a solid base of understanding of the nature of organizational change and the leadership needed to shepherd change through to a successful completion. – José Antonio Venegas, Consultoría de Negocios; also recommended by Gail Severini, Conner Partners Organization Design: The Collaborative Approach by Naomi Stanford. Recommend for the summary of theory, but more importantly for the practical application. – Jo Alexander-Jones, BG Group; also recommended by Tricia Lustig, LASA Development UK Ltd. Organizational Change: An Action-Oriented Toolkit by Tupper F. Cawsey, Gene Deszca, and Cynthia Ingols. I highly recommend this book as a valuable resource to any organization facing significant organization change. – José Antonio Venegas, Consultoría de Negocios A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y
  • 23. 23 Organizational Development Series from Addison Wesley. Recommended by Charlotte (Charlee) Hanna, Confluence Experience • Building A Dynamic Corporation Through Grid Organization Development by Robert R. Blake and Jane S. Mouton. • Designing Organizations for High Performance by David P. Hanna. • Developing Organizations: Diagnosis and Action by Paul R. Lawrence and Jay W. Lorsch. • Organization Development: Its Nature, Origins, and Prospects by Warren G. Bennis. • Organization Development: Strategies and Models by Richard Beckhard. • Organizational Transitions: Managing Complex Change by Richard Beckhard and Reuben T. Harris. • Process Consultation: Its Role in Organization Development by Edgar H. Schein. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. – Thomas Cooper, Global Wealth Consultants; and Akshath Sapalya, IBM India Pvt. Ltd. Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business by Harley Manning and Kerry Bodine. It looks at customer experience (not the same as customer service) and how it can be managed as a business discipline to provide a sustained source of competitive advantage. The book is an easy read, includes lots of case studies from B2C and B2B firms, and provides a framework for how you can implement its lessons in your business. Fair disclosure: this is published by Forrester, my employer. But don’t let my bias put you off. This really is a great book. And anything that gets companies thinking more deeply about their customers has to be a good thing! – James Ollerenshaw, Forrester Research Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators by Patrick Lencioni. – Jason Little, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board – P – The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life by Robert Fritz. Strong emphasis on learning and change as a team-based process. – Mark Alpert, Pegasus Communications A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them. – Samuel Butler
  • 24. 24 The Phenomenal Product Manager: The Product Manager’s Guide to Success, Job Satisfaction and Career Acceleration by Brian Lawley. Focuses on the strategies, tactics, and techniques for job satisfaction and career acceleration. – Melissa Holtzer, 280 Group Poke the Box by Seth Godin. – Ross Kingsland, Inception Business Services Power, Influence, and Persuasion: Sell Your Ideas and Make Things Happen by Harvard Business School Press, editor. – Gary Vant, public safety professional The Power of Business Process Improvement: 10 Simple Steps to Increase Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Adaptability by Susan Page. – Greg Burns, Scotiabank The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg. A layman literature review of habit neuroscience applied – helps execs think about what encourages repeated human behaviour.  – Malcolm McKinnon, McKinnons The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown, and Lang Davison. – Pearl Zhu, Brobay Corporation Practically Radical: Not So Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself by William Taylor. – Patty Hampton, Nonprofit HR Solutions Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely. This is a great book on the psychology of human decision making and how we make truly irrational decisions against what seems to be simple common sense. No matter your business or industry, this is a valuable read. – Jesse Keirn, executive Principle-Centered Leadership by Stephen R. Covey. – Gary Vant, public safety professional The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work by Theresa Amabile and Steven Kramer. One scientific survey explains why our motivations at work change and what we can do to enhance and create a culture of engagement. One simple and dramatic message, supported through many examples. – Stephen Johnston, The Co-operators; Fit for today’s digital era, how to build up a more creative working environment, embrace abundance of information. – Pearl Zhu, Brobay Corporation Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin. Being remarkable. Beyond the ordinary. – Steve Giese, small business consultant A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y
  • 25. 25 – R – Radical Collaboration: Five Essential Skills to Overcome Defensiveness and Build Successful Relationships by James W. Tamm and Ronald J. Luyet. A great read. – Jon Warner, PaySwyft/BillSwyft Rapid Transformation: A 90-Day Plan for Fast and Effective Change by Behnam N. Tabrizi. The methodology is extremely effective in organizations that are either young and malleable or that have strong leadership that is seeking to transform the organization. I’ve applied it (along with organizational change management best practices) and it works very well. – Corey King, Unisys The Referral Engine: Teaching Your Business to Market Itself by John Jantsch. Research suggests about two-thirds of small business owners feel that more than half their business comes from referrals. But the same research reveals only about two in ten small business owners have effective systems in place to leverage the power of referral leads. If you are one of the 20 percent, this book will help you to fine-tune your referral system. If you one of the 80 percent, this book will help you to develop an authentic and systematic approach for starting customer conversations, educating prospects, generating referral leads, and converting your referral prospects into customers. – Phill Domask, The Phill Domask Consultancy The Resiliency Advantage: Master Change, Thrive Under Pressure, and Bounce Back from Setbacks by Al Siebert. – David Egan, Synopsys Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte. Great presentations with an emphasis on story – helps readers move others to action. – Malcolm McKinnon, McKinnons Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier. It’s inspiring, easy to read, and crammed full of stuff that make complete sense. – Steve Morris, Seedr Creative Ltd.; also recommended by Darren Lunn, Barclays Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest In, That the Poor and Middle-Class Do Not by Robert T. Kiyosaki. This is the book I would recommend if you would like to become an entrepreneur. – Sinaly Dembele, Le Premier Pas S.A.U. Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works by Ash Maurya. A practical handbook for “Lean Startups” – gives readers a practical framework to entrepreneurial action. – Malcolm McKinnon, McKinnons A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • 26. 26 – S – Secrets & Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World by Bruce Schneier. He demonstrates a deep understanding of the fundamentals of security and in the process demolishes a lot of conventional wisdom. – Steve Jackson, Business-Led IT A Sense of Urgency by John P. Kotter. Urgency is Kotter’s latest book, and it’s great. – Rich Fierson, DTS Consulting Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey. – Ganesh Arunachala, management consultant Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis by Barbara A. Carkenord. – Daniel Protopopov, Bakers Delight Simply Effective: How to Cut Through Complexity in Your Organization and Get Things Done by Ron Ashkenas. Fit for today’s digital era, how to build up a more creative working environment, embrace abundance of information. – Pearl Zhu, Brobay Corporation Social Marketing to the Business Customer: Listen to Your B2B Market, Generate Major Account Leads, and Build Client Relationships by Paul Gillin and Eric Schwartzman. It cuts through all the noise around “social” and is not only great on the theory but a really useful practical guide too. – Steve Morris, Seedr Creative Ltd. The Social Organization: How to Use Social Media to Tap the Collective Genius of Your Customers and Employees by Anthony J. Bradley and Mark P. McDonald. – Pearl Zhu, Brobay Corporation The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen M.R. Covey. Trust literally translates into revenue, profits, and prosperity. – Bernadette Channer, Management Sciences for Health; also recommended by Mark Jensen, Lampo Group Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie. Incredibly inspiring and full of great “guerilla” ideas for attracting interns and developing an organization. – Robert Grabel, Teens Run Yonkers The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha. It keeps you thinking about your next career move. – Gareth Murran, MindLeaders Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. Regardless of your thoughts on the man, there are many great ideas on management and control that can be gleaned from the book. I regret giving my copy away and plan to get another to reread. – Gary Petzer, Towerjazz A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y
  • 27. 27 Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire: A Roadmap to a Sustainable Culture of Ingenuity and Purpose by Braden Kelly. Organizing the innovation process. Creating innovation energy. – Steve Giese, small business consultant The Story Factor: Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion Through the Art of Storytelling by Annette Simmons. It’s the story that people remember. The story can influence, persuade, and inspire. Your story is who you are. – Steve Giese, small business consultant Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation by Robert Burgelman, Clayton Christensen, and Steven Wheelwright. A conglomeration of all concepts and cases you need to know for a successful innovation-based endeavor. – Sanghmitra G., Altran Europe Strategic Organizational Change: A Practitioner’s Guide for Managers and Consultants by Michael A. Beitler. Beitler has provided a singular roadmap to assist internal and external consultants in maximizing value through organizational change. – José Antonio Venegas, Consultoría de Negocios The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton. – Robert Bateman, Strategic Talent Solutions Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. Provides eye-opening examples of how dramatic changes can be and have been achieved and embraced. – Stephen Johnston, The Co- operators; Anything by the Heath brothers is worth reading. – Elizabeth Wade, Department of Justice-Victoria, Australia; also recommended by Kalle Söderman, Nordea; Ian Matchett, engagement lead; Laura Grieco, Laura Grieco Consulting; and Jason Little, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership by Joseph Jaworski. – Richard Gambino, University of New Mexico/Central NM Community College – T – Ten Faces of Innovation: Ideo’s Strategies for Beating the Devil’s Advocate & Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization by Tom Kelley. Paraphrasing from the title, this book is for beating the devil’s advocate and building up a creative and innovative culture within your organization. – Roddy Porter, The Royal Over-Seas League The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk. The world of business is coming full circle. The rise of the Internet and the empowerment of the common consumer has created a fundamental shift in how businesses are expected to behave. – David Mitchell, The Profit Generator A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y My imagination doesn’t require anything more of the book than to provide a framework within which it can wander. – Alphonse Daudet
  • 28. 28 Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges by C. Otto Scharmer. – Lynette Reed, Where Expectations Meet Reality Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Changed my business and life. – Sean T. Shallis, Weichert Headquarters Sales Office; also recommended by Dorothy Manning, Ageless Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative Thinking Techniques by Michael Michalko. Reminder to think beyond the obvious. Our old habits can keep us from the future. – Steve Giese, small business consultant Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. Kahneman is the only non-economist ever to win the Nobel Prize in economics. You’ll start to understand why we think and act the way we do. – Jim Love, IT World Canada The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell. Speaks towards individuality, drive, innovation, persistence, and other qualities of successful humans and businesses. – Anwar Timol, Optimum Lightpath The Tom Peters Seminar: Crazy Times Call for Crazy Organizations by Tom Peters. Great for re-inventing your business or methods. – Charles Petit- Debut, HC&L Solutions Toyota Kata: Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness and Superior Results by Mike Rother and John Shook. Look to understand with your eyes and witnessing the work. – Russ Toman, IS&R Services The Toyota Way: Fourteen Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer by Jeffrey K. Liker. – Darren Lunn, Barclays The Toyota Way Fieldbook: A Practical Guide for Implementing Toyota’s 4Ps by Jeffrey K. Liker and David Meier. – Darren Lunn, Barclays The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership: Achieving and Sustaining Excellence Through Leadership Development by Jeffrey K. Liker and Gary L. Convis. – Darren Lunn, Barclays The Transformational CIO: Leadership and Innovation Strategies for IT Executives in a Rapidly Changing World by Hunter Muller. The book is good for both CIOs and other executives who want to work with IT to create better business results. It has lots of interviews with CIOs at top organizations on what works and overcoming issues. I particularly liked the story of a new CIO who wrote his first 30-60-90-day plan during interviews before he got the job. He really hit the ground running! – Michael Smith, TeraTech A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y
  • 29. 29 Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization by Dave Logan, John King, and Hallee Fischer-Wright. – Gary Vant, public safety professional Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin. – Joan Holman, Joan Holman Productions Trump: The Art of the Deal by Donald J. Trump. Tips for becoming a successful businessman or businesswoman. – David Neal, independent consultant Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith. The book is fascinating. – Ross McMinn, Workspace 1 The Trusted Advisor by David Maister, Charles H. Green, and Robert M. Galford. – Malcolm Ting, iClinic Tuesday Morning Coaching: Eight Simple Truths to Boost Your Career and Your Life by David Cottrell. Very upbeat, insightful, and positive book. – Cyndee Morton, Safety National The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John C. Maxwell. – Mark Jensen, Lampo Group – U – The Ultimate Guide to Business Process Management: Everything You Need to Know and How to Apply It to Your Organization by Theodore Panagacos. – Clinton Thomson, ANZ Unfair Advantage: The Power of Financial Education by Robert Kiyosaki. – Dorothy Manning, Ageless UnMarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging. by Scott Stratten. – Tom Borgman, Yes Nonsense|Video-for-Social Media Up the Organization: How to Stop the Corporation from Stifling People and Strangling Profits by Robert C. Townsend. The worrying thing is that it first appeared in 1970 and it’s still very relevant – possibly even more relevant. But it’s essential reading. Tom Peters says: “Townsend shouldn’t just be read, he should be memorized.” – Stuart Constable, The Marketing Practice A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. – Francis Bacon
  • 30. 30 – V – Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies by McKinsey & Company, Tim Koller, Marc Goedhart, and David Wessels. Tools for measuring value and stories to see it applied practically – helps readers understand the concept of value. – Malcolm McKinnon, McKinnons Visionary Leadership Skills: Creating a World to Which People Want to Belong by Robert B. Dilts. – Sharon Walsh, Innovation Bound – W – The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield. Don’t ever think that business is just business. Make your work your art. Attack the canvas. – Stephen Johnston, The Co- operators Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman. Speaks towards individuality, drive, innovation, persistence, and other qualities of successful humans and businesses. – Anwar Timol, Optimum Lightpath Weird Ideas That Work: How to Build a Creative Company by Robert I. Sutton. A great book on driving change and innovation and why ideas that may initially be seen as counter intuitive are really actually rather sensible. – Gary Burke, consultant What Management Is: How It Works and Why It’s Everyone’s Business by Joan Magretta. It helps us as managers to get back to the roots of the business. – Vishwanath Baba, Canadian Journal of Adminstrative Science What Matters Now: How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation by Gary Hamel. Businesses large and small are all facing radical digital transformation. What Matters Now is different from industry speed in the last century, whether you’re crafting a business strategy or a talent strategy, the book could be a good guideline. – Pearl Zhu, Brobay Corporation What Poetry Brings to Business by Clare Morgan. This general book was quite thought provoking. First half especially; more of a generalist book than function specific. – Mark Nilski, Lenovo What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School: Notes from a Street-Smart Executive by Mark H. McCormack. Great book about connecting with people and creating a network with a positive emotional link towards you. – Charles Petit-Debut, HC&L Solutions A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y
  • 31. 31 What Would Google Do? Reverse-Engineering the Fastest Growing Company in the History of the World by Jeff Jarvis. From left field, especially for those involved in social enterprises, to shift your head space. – Doug Jacquier, consultant What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers. From left field, especially for those involved in social enterprises, to shift your head space. – Doug Jacquier, consultant Who Moved My Cheese: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson. We never see change in IT, do we? – Larry Salomon, CA Technologies Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance: Leading a Great Enterprise Through Dramatic Change by Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. – Vivek Tuljapurkar, consultant Who Stole My Cheese? by Ilene Hochberg. – Thomas Cooper, Global Wealth Consultants A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink. – Kenny Madden, Spiceworks Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?: What It Takes to Be an Authentic Leader by Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones. – Ross Kingsland, Inception Business Services Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams. – Pearl Zhu, Brobay Corporation Winning by Jack Welch. Some bits may seem dated and you may not always agree with his approach, but seeing “how Jack did it” is a real insight into the mind of a significant business leader. – Rob Hall, Chemring Group; also recommended by Clinton Thomson, ANZ Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know by Jill Geisler. This book takes management skills to the next level. – Deb Taylor, Senior Community Services Work Quake by Paul Glover. Reminder of the little operational things that make the business successful. Reminder of the little people things that make your business grow. – Steve Giese, small business consultant – Y – You Can’t Teach a Kid to Ride a Bike at a Seminar: The Sandler Sales Institute’s 7-Step System for Successful Selling by David H. Sandler. – Ross Kingsland, Inception Business Services A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W Y To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one. – Chinese saying
  • 32. 32 – CHANGE MANAGEMENT – Building the Bridge As You Walk On It: A Guide for Leading Change by Robert E. Quinn. Change and Conflict Management by B. Hiriyappa. The Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today’s Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems by Peggy Holman, Tom Devane, and Steven Cady. The Change Leader’s Roadmap: How to Navigate Your Organization’s Transformation by Linda Ackerman Anderson and Dean Anderson. The Change Monster: The Human Forces That Fuel or Foil Corporate Transformation and Change by Jeanie Daniel Duck. Changing Conversations in Organizations: A Complexity Approach to Change by Patricia Shaw. Creating Contagious Commitment: Applying the Tipping Point to Organizational Change by Andrea Shapiro. The Dance of Change: The Challenges to Sustaining Momentum in a Learning Organization by Peter Senge, Art Kleiner, Charlotte Roberts, Richard Ross, George Roth, and Bryan Smith. The Gold Mine: A Novel of Lean Turnaround by Freddy Ballë and Michael Ballë. Inside Change: Transforming Your Organization with Emotional Intelligence by Joshua Freedman and Massimiliano Ghini. It Starts with One: Changing Individuals Changes Organizations by J. Stewart Black and Hal B. Gregersen. Leading Change by John P. Kotter. Managing at the Speed of Change: How Resilient Managers Succeed and Prosper Where Others Fail by Daryl R. Conner. Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change by William Bridges. Organization Change: Theory and Practice by W. Warner Burke. Organizational Change: An Action-Oriented Toolkit by Tupper F. Cawsey, Gene Deszca, and Cynthia Ingols. Practically Radical: Not So Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself by William Taylor. Rapid Transformation: A 90-Day Plan for Fast and Effective Change by Behnam N. Tabrizi. BOOKLIST BY SUBJECT Subjects Change Management Decision-Making, Problem- Solving & Analytics Economics & Finance Entrepreneurship & Careers General Business & Management Human Resource Management & Teams Innovation, Creativity & Thinking IT Management Leadership Management Skills & Personal Development Marketing & Sales Nonprofit Management Process, Product & Project Management Organization Design, Development & Culture Strategy & Planning
  • 33. 33 The Resiliency Advantage: Master Change, Thrive Under Pressure, and Bounce Back from Setbacks by Al Siebert. A Sense of Urgency by John P. Kotter. Strategic Organizational Change: A Practitioner’s Guide for Managers and Consultants by Michael A. Beitler. Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. Who Moved My Cheese: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson. Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance: Leading a Great Enterprise Through Dramatic Change by Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.  Who Stole My Cheese? by Ilene Hochberg. – DECISION-MAKING, PROBLEM-SOLVING & ANALYTICS – Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results by Thomas H. Davenport, Jeanne G. Harris, and Robert Morison. Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning by Thomas H. Davenport and Jeanne G. Harris. Decide and Deliver: Five Steps to Breakthrough Performance in Your Organization by Marcia W. Blenko, Michael C. Mankins, and Paul Rogers. The Decision Book: 50 Models for Strategic Thinking by Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler. The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives by Shankar Vedantam. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely. – ECONOMICS & FINANCE – Confusion of Confusions: An Adaptation of the Classic Masterpiece by Josseph de la Vega on the 17th Century Amsterdam Stock Exchange. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy by Karl Shapiro and Hal R. Varian. CHANGE MANAGEMENT CONTINUED Subjects Change Management Decision-Making, Problem- Solving & Analytics Economics & Finance Entrepreneurship & Careers General Business & Management Human Resource Management & Teams Innovation, Creativity & Thinking IT Management Leadership Management Skills & Personal Development Marketing & Sales Nonprofit Management Process, Product & Project Management Organization Design, Development & Culture Strategy & Planning
  • 34. 34 Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest In, That the Poor and Middle-Class Do Not by Robert T. Kiyosaki. Unfair Advantage: The Power of Financial Education by Robert Kiyosaki. Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies by McKinsey & Company, Tim Koller, Marc Goedhart, and David Wessels. – ENTREPRENEURSHIP & CAREERS – The E Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael Gerber. Entrepreneur Journeys – Bootstrapping: Weapon Of Mass Reconstruction by Sramana Mitra. The First 90 Days:  Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels by Michael Watkins. Growing Pains: Transitioning from an Entrepreneurship to a Professionally Managed Firm by Eric G. Flamholtz and Yvonne Randle. Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier. Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie. The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha. – GENERAL BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT – Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras. The Choice by Eliyahu M. Goldratt. Classic Drucker: From the Pages of Harvard Business Review by Peter F. Drucker. The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual by Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger. Corporate Lifecycles: How and Why Corporations Grow and Die and What to Do About It by Ichak Adizes. The Daily Drucker: 366 Days of Insight and Motivation for Getting the Right Things Done by Peter F. Drucker. The End of Business as Usual: Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution by Brian Solis. ECONOMICS & FINANCE CONTINUED Subjects Change Management Decision-Making, Problem- Solving & Analytics Economics & Finance Entrepreneurship & Careers General Business & Management Human Resource Management & Teams Innovation, Creativity & Thinking IT Management Leadership Management Skills & Personal Development Marketing & Sales Nonprofit Management Process, Product & Project Management Organization Design, Development & Culture Strategy & Planning
  • 35. 35 Exploration in Management by Wilfred Brown [free download available]. The Future of Management by Gary Hamel. The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg and John David Mann. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don’t by Jim Collins. Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck – Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen. Guts: 8 Laws of Business from One of the Most Innovative Business Leaders of Our Time by Robert A. Lutz. How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In by Jim Collins. Isn’t It Obvious by Eliyahu M. Goldratt. It’s Not Luck by Eliyahu M. Goldratt. Management in 10 Words: Practical Advice from the Man Who Created One of the World’s Largest Retailers by Terry Leahy. Managing by Henry Mintzberg. The Mormon Way of Doing Business: How Nine Western Boys Reached the Top of Corporate America by Jeff Benedict. My Years with General Motors by Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. The New Normal: Explore the Limits of the Digital World by Peter Hinssen. Only the Paranoid Survive: How to Exploit the Crisis Points that Challenge Every Company by Andrew S. Grove.  Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell. The Tom Peters Seminar: Crazy Times Call for Crazy Organizations by Tom Peters.  GENERAL BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT CONTINUED Subjects Change Management Decision-Making, Problem- Solving & Analytics Economics & Finance Entrepreneurship & Careers General Business & Management Human Resource Management & Teams Innovation, Creativity & Thinking IT Management Leadership Management Skills & Personal Development Marketing & Sales Nonprofit Management Process, Product & Project Management Organization Design, Development & Culture Strategy & Planning
  • 36. 36 The Toyota Way: Fourteen Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer by Jeffrey K. Liker. The Toyota Way Fieldbook: A Practical Guide for Implementing Toyota’s 4Ps by Jeffrey K. Liker and David Meier. Trump: The Art of the Deal by Donald J. Trump. Up the Organization: How to Stop the Corporation from Stifling People and Strangling Profits by Robert C. Townsend. What Management Is: How It Works and Why It’s Everyone’s Business by Joan Magretta. What Matters Now: How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation by Gary Hamel. What Poetry Brings to Business by Clare Morgan. What Would Google Do? Reverse-Engineering the Fastest Growing Company in the History of the World by Jeff Jarvis. What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers. Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams. Winning by Jack Welch. Work Quake by Paul Glover. – HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & TEAMS – The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander. Beyond HR: The New Science of Human Capital by John W. Boudreau and Peter M. Ramstad. The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance by Adraian Gostick and Chester Elton. The Differentiated Workforce: Transforming Talent into Strategic Impact by Brian E. Becker, Mark A. Huselid, and Richard W. Beatty. Employees Not Doing What You Expect: Find Out Why, Fix It, Prevent It in the Future, Turn Negative Situations Into Positive Relationships by Greg Schinkel and Irwin Schinkel. GENERAL BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT CONTINUED Subjects Change Management Decision-Making, Problem- Solving & Analytics Economics & Finance Entrepreneurship & Careers General Business & Management Human Resource Management & Teams Innovation, Creativity & Thinking IT Management Leadership Management Skills & Personal Development Marketing & Sales Nonprofit Management Process, Product & Project Management Organization Design, Development & Culture Strategy & Planning
  • 37. 37 Empowered: Unleash Your Employees, Energize Your Customers, and Transform Your Business by Josh Bernoff and Ted Schadler. Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni. More Lightning Less Thunder: How to Energize Innovation Teams by Bob Eckert and Jonathan Vehar. The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t by Robert I. Sutton.  Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators by Patrick Lencioni. The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer. The Social Organization: How to Use Social Media to Tap the Collective Genius of Your Customers and Employees by Anthony J. Bradley and Mark P. McDonald. Toyota Kata: Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness and Superior Results by Mike Rother and John Shook. – INNOVATION, CREATIVITY & THINKING – The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice by Todd Henry. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell. The Fall of the Human Intellect by A. Parthasarathy. Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. The Heretic’s Guide To Best Practices: The Reality of Managing Complex Problems in Organisations by Paul Culmsee. Hot Spots: Why Some Teams, Workplaces, and Organizations Buzz with Energy and Innovation – and Others Don’t by Lynda Gratton. Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer. The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business by Clayton M. Christensen. Leading with Questions: How Leaders Find the Right Solutions by Knowing What to Ask by Michael Marquardt. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & TEAMS CONTINUED Subjects Change Management Decision-Making, Problem- Solving & Analytics Economics & Finance Entrepreneurship & Careers General Business & Management Human Resource Management & Teams Innovation, Creativity & Thinking IT Management Leadership Management Skills & Personal Development Marketing & Sales Nonprofit Management Process, Product & Project Management Organization Design, Development & Culture Strategy & Planning
  • 38. 38 Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire: A Roadmap to a Sustainable Culture of Ingenuity and Purpose by Braden Kelly. Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation by Robert Burgelman, Clayton Christensen, and Steven Wheelwright. Ten Faces of Innovation: Ideo’s Strategies for Beating the Devil’s Advocate & Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization by Tom Kelley. Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative Thinking Techniques by Michael Michalko. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield. A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink. Weird Ideas That Work: How to Build a Creative Company by Robert I. Sutton. – IT MANAGEMENT – The Adventures of an IT Leader by Robert D. Austin, Richard L. Nolan, and Shannon O’Donnell. Business in the Cloud: What Every Business Needs to Know About Cloud Computing by Michael H. Hugos and Derek Hulitzky. Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability by Steve Krug. The Elements of Content Strategy by Erin Kissane.  The 11 Secrets of Highly Influential IT Leaders: The Critical Path to Accessing and Succeeding in the Executive Suite by Marc J. Schiller. IT Savvy: What Top Executives Must Know to Go From Pain to Gain by Peter Weill and Jeanne W. Ross. The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering by Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. The New CIO Leader: Setting the Agenda and Delivering Results by Marianne Broadbent and Ellen Kitzis. On Top of the Cloud: How CIOs Leverage New Technologies to Drive Change and Build Value Across the Enterprise by Hunter Muller. Secrets & Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World by Bruce Schneier. The Transformational CIO: Leadership and Innovation Strategies for IT Executives in a Rapidly Changing World by Hunter Muller. INNOVATION, CREATIVITY & THINKING CONTINUED Subjects Change Management Decision-Making, Problem- Solving & Analytics Economics & Finance Entrepreneurship & Careers General Business & Management Human Resource Management & Teams Innovation, Creativity & Thinking IT Management Leadership Management Skills & Personal Development Marketing & Sales Nonprofit Management Process, Product & Project Management Organization Design, Development & Culture Strategy & Planning
  • 39. 39 – LEADERSHIP – Clear Leadership: Sustaining Real Collaboration and Partnership at Work by Gervase R. Bushe. Conscious Business: How to Build Value Through Values by Fred Kofman. Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney by Lee Cockerell. Creative Leadership: Skills that Drive Change by Gerard J. Puccio, Mary C. Murdock, and Marie Mance. EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches by Dave Ramsey. John P. Kotter on What Leaders Really Do by John P. Kotter. Lead Your Boss: The Subtle Art of Managing Up by John Baldoni. The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century by Stephen Denning. Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute. Leadership Brand: Developing Customer-Focused Leaders to Drive Performance and Build Lasting Value by Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood. The Leadership Machine: Architecture to Develop Leaders for Any Future by Robert W. Eichinger and Michael M. Lombardo. – Robert Bateman, Strategic Talent Solutions Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading by Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linsky. Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun by Wess Roberts. Leading with Questions: How Leaders Find the Right Solutions by Knowing What to Ask by Michael Marquardt. Management of the Absurd: Paradoxes in Leadership by Richard Farson. Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead by Charlene Li. The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking by Roger Martin. Principle-Centered Leadership by Stephen R. Covey. Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership by Joseph Jaworski. Subjects Change Management Decision-Making, Problem- Solving & Analytics Economics & Finance Entrepreneurship & Careers General Business & Management Human Resource Management & Teams Innovation, Creativity & Thinking IT Management Leadership Management Skills & Personal Development Marketing & Sales Nonprofit Management Process, Product & Project Management Organization Design, Development & Culture Strategy & Planning
  • 40. 40 Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges by C. Otto Scharmer. The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership: Achieving and Sustaining Excellence Through Leadership Development by Jeffrey K. Liker and Gary L. Convis. Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization by Dave Logan, John King and Hallee Fischer-Wright. Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John C. Maxwell. Visionary Leadership Skills: Creating a World to Which People Want to Belong by Robert B. Dilts. Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?: What It Takes to Be an Authentic Leader by Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones. – MANAGEMENT SKILLS & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT – The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict by The Arbinger Institute. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Speaks towards individuality, drive, innovation, persistence and other qualities of successful humans and businesses. Becoming a Person of Influence by John C. Maxwell and Jim Dornan. Born to Win: Transactional Analysis with Gestalt Experiments by Muriel James and Dorothy Jongeward. Conquering An Enemy Called Average by John Mason. Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together: A Pioneering Approach to Communication in Business and in Life by Bill Isaacs. The Diamond Cutter: The Buddha on Managing Your Business and Your Life by Geshe Michael Roach. Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age by Maggie Jackson. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink. LEADERSHIP CONTINUED Subjects Change Management Decision-Making, Problem- Solving & Analytics Economics & Finance Entrepreneurship & Careers General Business & Management Human Resource Management & Teams Innovation, Creativity & Thinking IT Management Leadership Management Skills & Personal Development Marketing & Sales Nonprofit Management Process, Product & Project Management Organization Design, Development & Culture Strategy & Planning
  • 41. 41 Eat That Frog: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy. The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter F. Drucker. 11 Rules for Creating Value in the #SocialEra by Nilofer Merchant. Emotional Equations: Simple Truths for Creating Happiness + Success by Chip Conley. Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman. The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team With Positive Energy by Jon Gordon. Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles MacKay. Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation by Sally Hogshead. First Time Manager by Loren B. Belker, Jim McCormick, and Gary S. Topchik. Fish! A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results by Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, and John Christensen. Fixing the Problem: Making Changes in How You Deal With Challenges by G.L. Reed. Getting More: How to Negotiate to Achieve Your Goals in the Real World by Stuart Diamond. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher, William L. Ury and Bruce Patton. Helping: How to Offer, Give, and Receive Help by Edgar H. Schein. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey. Influence: Science and Practice by Robert B. Cialdini. Influencer: The Power to Change Anything by Kerry Patterson, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff. MANAGEMENT SKILLS & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT CONTINUED Subjects Change Management Decision-Making, Problem- Solving & Analytics Economics & Finance Entrepreneurship & Careers General Business & Management Human Resource Management & Teams Innovation, Creativity & Thinking IT Management Leadership Management Skills & Personal Development Marketing & Sales Nonprofit Management Process, Product & Project Management Organization Design, Development & Culture Strategy & Planning
  • 42. 42 Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. The Maxwell Daily Reader: 365 Days of Insight to Develop the Leader Within You and Influence Those Around You by John C. Maxwell. The One Minute Manager: The World’s Most Popular Management Method by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson. The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life by Robert Fritz. Power, Influence, and Persuasion: Sell Your Ideas and Make Things Happen by Harvard Business School Press, editor. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg. Radical Collaboration: Five Essential Skills to Overcome Defensiveness and Build Successful Relationships by James W. Tamm and Ronald J. Luyet. Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte. Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey. The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen M.R. Covey. The Story Factor: Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion Through the Art of Storytelling by Annette Simmons. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith. The Trusted Advisor by David Maister, Charles H. Green, and Robert M. Galford. Tuesday Morning Coaching: Eight Simple Truths to Boost Your Career and Your Life by David Cottrell. Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman. What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School: Notes from a Street- Smart Executive by Mark H. McCormack. Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know by Jill Geisler. MANAGEMENT SKILLS & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT CONTINUED Subjects Change Management Decision-Making, Problem- Solving & Analytics Economics & Finance Entrepreneurship & Careers General Business & Management Human Resource Management & Teams Innovation, Creativity & Thinking IT Management Leadership Management Skills & Personal Development Marketing & Sales Nonprofit Management Process, Product & Project Management Organization Design, Development & Culture Strategy & Planning
  • 43. 43 – MARKETING & SALES – Beyond Traditional Marketing: Innovations in Marketing Practice by Kamran Kashani, Jean-Pierre Jeannet, Jacques Horovitz, Sean Meehan, Adrian Ryans, Dominique Turpin, and John Walsh Book Yourself Solid: The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling by Michael Port. The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation by Matthew Dixon and Brent Adamson. Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers by Geoffrey A. Moore. Duct Tape Marketing: The World’s Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide by John Jantsch. FREE: How Today’s Smartest Businesses Profit by Giving Something for Nothing by Chris Anderson. Getting Naked: A Business Fable about Shedding the Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty by Patrick Lencioni. Handbook of Business-to-Business Marketing edited by Gary Lilien and Rajdeep Grewal. How Brands Grow: What Marketers Don’t Know by Byron Sharp. The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge by Doc Searls. Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play: The Demise of Dysfunctional Selling and the Advent of Helping Clients Succeed by Mahan Khalsa. Market Segmentation: How to Do It and How to Profit By It by Malcolm McDonald and Ian Dunbar. Marketing Strategy & Organization: Building Sustainable Business by Rudy Moenaert, Henry Robben and Peter Gouw. Meatball Sundae: Is Your Marketing Out of Sync? by Seth Godin. Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business by Harley Manning and Kerry Bodine. Poke the Box by Seth Godin. Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin. Subjects Change Management Decision-Making, Problem- Solving & Analytics Economics & Finance Entrepreneurship & Careers General Business & Management Human Resource Management & Teams Innovation, Creativity & Thinking IT Management Leadership Management Skills & Personal Development Marketing & Sales Nonprofit Management Process, Product & Project Management Organization Design, Development & Culture Strategy & Planning
  • 44. 44 The Referral Engine: Teaching Your Business to Market Itself by John Jantsch. Social Marketing to the Business Customer: Listen to Your B2B Market, Generate Major Account Leads, and Build Client Relationships by Paul Gillin and Eric Schwartzman. UnMarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging by Scott Stratten. You Can’t Teach a Kid to Ride a Bike at a Seminar: The Sandler Sales Institute’s 7-Step System for Successful Selling by David H. Sandler. – NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT – Asking: A 59-Minute Guide to Everything Board Members, Volunteers and Staff Must Know to Secure the Gift by Jerold Panas.  The Board Building Cycle: Nine Steps of Finding, Recruiting, and Engaging Nonprofit Board Members by Berit M. Lakey. The Book That Changed My Life: 129 Recommendations from Nonprofit Leaders Around the World edited by Nancy Schwartz [free download available].  The Executive Director’s Guide: To Thriving as a Nonprofit Leader by Mim Carlson and Margaret Donohoe. Finance for the Arts in Canada by Heather Young. Good to Great and the Social Sectors: Why Business Thinking is Not the Answer by Jim Collins. Mission-Based Management: Leading Your Not-for-Profit in the 21st Century by Peter Brinckerhoff. Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability by Jeanne Bell, Jan Masaoka, and Steve Zimmerman. – PROCESS, PRODUCT & PROJECT MANAGEMENT – The Business Analyst/Project Manager: A New Partnership for Managing Complexity and Uncertainty by Robert K. Wysocki. Crtitical Chain: A Business Novel by Eliyahu M. Goldratt. Critical Chain Project Management by Lawrence P. Leach. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox. Juran’s Quality Handbook: The Complete Guide to Performance Excellence by Joseph M. Juran and Joseph A. De Feo. MARKETING & SALES CONTINUED Subjects Change Management Decision-Making, Problem- Solving & Analytics Economics & Finance Entrepreneurship & Careers General Business & Management Human Resource Management & Teams Innovation, Creativity & Thinking IT Management Leadership Management Skills & Personal Development Marketing & Sales Nonprofit Management Process, Product & Project Management Organization Design, Development & Culture Strategy & Planning
  • 45. 45 Learning to See: Value Stream Mapping to Add Value and Eliminate MUDA by Mike Rother and John Shook. The Measurement Nightmare: How the Theory of Constraints Can Resolve Conflicting Strategies, Policies, and Measures by Debra Smith. The Phenomenal Product Manager: The Product Manager’s Guide to Success, Job Satisfaction and Career Acceleration by Brian Lawley. The Power of Business Process Improvement: 10 Simple Steps to Increase Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Adaptability by Susan Page. Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works by Ash Maurya. Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis by Barbara A. Carkenord. The Ultimate Guide to Business Process Management: Everything You Need to Know and How to Apply It to Your Organization by Theodore Panagacos. – ORGANIZATION DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT & CULTURE – The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni. Complex Adaptive Systems: An Introduction to Computational Models of Social Life by John H. Miller and Scott E. Page. Culture Shock: A Handbook For 21st Century Business by Will McInnes. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hieh. The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage by Roger L. Martin. Designing Dynamic Organizations: A Hands-On Guide for Leaders at All Levels by Jay Galbraith, Diane Downey, and Amy Kates. The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization by Peter M. Senge. The Future is Fluid Form: Practical Steps for Designing Flat, Flexible Organizations by Ord Elliott. Guide to Organisation Design: Creating High-Performing and Adaptable Enterprises by Naomi Stanford. Learning as a Way of Being: Strategies for Survival in a World of Permanent White Water by Peter B. Vaill. Organization Design: The Collaborative Approach by Naomi Stanford. PROCESS, PRODUCT & PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONTINUED Subjects Change Management Decision-Making, Problem- Solving & Analytics Economics & Finance Entrepreneurship & Careers General Business & Management Human Resource Management & Teams Innovation, Creativity & Thinking IT Management Leadership Management Skills & Personal Development Marketing & Sales Nonprofit Management Process, Product & Project Management Organization Design, Development & Culture Strategy & Planning
  • 46. 46 Organizational Development Series from Addison Wesley. • Building A Dynamic Corporation Through Grid Organization Development by Robert R. Blake and Jane S. Mouton. • Designing Organizations for High Performance by David P. Hanna. • Developing Organizations: Diagnosis and Action by Paul R. Lawrence and Jay W. Lorsch. • Organization Development: Its Nature, Origins, and Prospects by Warren G. Bennis. • Organization Development: Strategies and Models by Richard Beckhard. • Organizational Transitions: Managing Complex Change by Richard Beckhard and Reuben T. Harris. • Process Consultation: Its Role in Organization Development by Edgar H. Schein. Simply Effective: How to Cut Through Complexity in Your Organization and Get Things Done by Ron Ashkenas. – STRATEGY & PLANNING – The Art of War by Sun Tzu. Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne. The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi. Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Peigner Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors by Michael E. Porter. Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Ram Charan and Larry Bossidy. Getting the Right Things Done: A Leader’s Guide to Planning and Execution by Pascal Dennis and Jim Womack. Good Strategy, Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters by Richard Rumelt. The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton. ORGANIZATION DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT & CULTURE CONTINUED Subjects Change Management Decision-Making, Problem- Solving & Analytics Economics & Finance Entrepreneurship & Careers General Business & Management Human Resource Management & Teams Innovation, Creativity & Thinking IT Management Leadership Management Skills & Personal Development Marketing & Sales Nonprofit Management Process, Product & Project Management Organization Design, Development & Culture Strategy & Planning
  • 47. 47 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z – A – ABRASHOFF – It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff. ADAMSON – The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation by Matthew Dixon and Brent Adamson. ADIZES – Corporate Lifecycles: How and Why Corporations Grow and Die and What to Do About It by Ichak Adizes. ALLEN – Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen. AMABILE – The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer. ANDERSON, C. – FREE: How Today’s Smartest Businesses Profit by Giving Something for Nothing by Chris Anderson. ANDERSON, D. – The Change Leader’s Roadmap: How to Navigate Your Organization’s Transformation by Linda Ackerman Anderson and Dean Anderson. ANDERSON, L. – The Change Leader’s Roadmap: How to Navigate Your Organization’s Transformation by Linda Ackerman Anderson and Dean Anderson. ARBINGER – The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict by The Arbinger Institute. ARBINGER – Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute. ARIELY – Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely. ASHKENAS – Simply Effective: How to Cut Through Complexity in Your Organization and Get Things Done by Ron Ashkenas. AUSTIN – The Adventures of an IT Leader by Robert D. Austin, Richard L. Nolan, and Shannon O’Donnell. – B – BALDONI – Lead Your Boss: The Subtle Art of Managing Up by John Baldoni. BALLË, F. – The Gold Mine: A Novel of Lean Turnaround by Freddy Ballë and Michael Ballë. BOOKLIST BY AUTHOR
  • 48. 48 BALLË, M. – The Gold Mine: A Novel of Lean Turnaround by Freddy Ballë and Michael Ballë. BEATTY – The Differentiated Workforce: Transforming Talent into Strategic Impact by Brian E. Becker, Mark A. Huselid, and Richard W. Beatty. BECKER – The Differentiated Workforce: Transforming Talent into Strategic Impact by Brian E. Becker, Mark A. Huselid, and Richard W. Beatty. BECKHARD – Organization Development: Strategies and Models by Richard Beckhard. BECKHARD – Organizational Transitions: Managing Complex Change by Richard Beckhard and Reuben T. Harris. BEITLER – Strategic Organizational Change: A Practitioner’s Guide for Managers and Consultants by Michael A. Beitler. BELKER – First Time Manager by Loren B. Belker, Jim McCormick, and Gary S. Topchik. BELL – Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability by Jeanne Bell, Jan Masaoka, and Steve Zimmerman. BENEDICT – The Mormon Way of Doing Business: How Nine Western Boys Reached the Top of Corporate America by Jeff Benedict. BENNIS – Organization Development: Its Nature, Origins, and Prospects by Warren G. Bennis. BERNOFF – Empowered: Unleash Your Employees, Energize Your Customers, and Transform Your Business by Josh Bernoff and Ted Schadler. BLACK – It Starts with One: Changing Individuals Changes Organizations by J. Stewart Black and Hal B. Gregersen. BLAKE – Building A Dynamic Corporation Through Grid Organization Development by Robert R. Blake and Jane S. Mouton. BLANCHARD – The One Minute Manager: The World’s Most Popular Management Method by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson. BLENKO – Decide and Deliver: Five Steps to Breakthrough Performance in Your Organization by Marcia W. Blenko, Michael C. Mankins, and Paul Rogers. BODINE – Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business by Harley Manning and Kerry Bodine. BOSSIDY – Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Ram Charan and Larry Bossidy. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
  • 49. 49 BOTSMAN – What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers. BOUDREAU – Beyond HR: The New Science of Human Capital by John W. Boudreau and Peter M. Ramstad. BRADLEY – The Social Organization: How to Use Social Media to Tap the Collective Genius of Your Customers and Employees by Anthony J. Bradley and Mark P. McDonald. BRIDGES – Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change by William Bridges. BRINCKERHOFF – Mission-Based Management: Leading Your Not-for-Profit in the 21st Century by Peter Brinckerhoff. BROADBENT – The New CIO Leader: Setting the Agenda and Delivering Results by Marianne Broadbent and Ellen Kitzis. BROGAN – Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith. BROOKS – The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering by Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. BROWN, J.S. – The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison. BROWN, W. – Exploration in Management by Wilfred Brown. BURG – The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg and John David Mann. BURGELMAN – Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation by Robert Burgelman, Clayton Christensen, and Steven Wheelwright. BURKE – Organization Change: Theory and Practice by W. Warner Burke. BUSHE – Clear Leadership: Sustaining Real Collaboration and Partnership at Work by Gervase R. Bushe. – C – CADY – The Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today’s Best Methods for Engaging whole Systems by Peggy Holman, Tom Devane, and Steven Cady. CARKENORD – Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis by Barbara A. Carkenord. CARNEGIE – How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
  • 50. 50 CASNOCHA – The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha. CAWSEY – Organizational Change: An Action-Oriented Toolkit by Tupper F. Cawsey, Gene Deszca, and Cynthia Ingols. CHARAN – Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Ram Charan and Larry Bossidy. CHRISTENSEN, C. – The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business by Clayton M. Christensen. CHRISTENSEN, C. – Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation by Robert Burgelman, Clayton Christensen, and Steven Wheelwright. CHRISTENSEN, J. – Fish! A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results by Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, and John Christensen. CIALDINI – Influence: Science and Practice by Robert B. Cialdini. COCKERELL – Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney by Lee Cockerell. COLLINS – Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras. COLLINS – Good to Great and the Social Sectors: Why Business Thinking is Not the Answer by Jim Collins. COLLINS – Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don’t by Jim Collins. COLLINS – Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck – Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen. COLLINS – How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In by Jim Collins. CONLEY – Emotional Equations: Simple Truths for Creating Happiness + Success by Chip Conley. CONNER – Managing at the Speed of Change: How Resilient Managers Succeed and Prosper Where Others Fail by Daryl R. Conner. CONVIS – The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership: Achieving and Sustaining Excellence Through Leadership Development by Jeffrey K. Liker and Gary L. Convis. COTTRELL – Tuesday Morning Coaching: Eight Simple Truths to Boost Your Career and Your Life by David Cottrell. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
  • 51. 51 COVEY, S.M.R. – The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen M.R. Covey. COVEY, S.R. – Principle-Centered Leadership by Stephen R. Covey. COVEY, S.R. – Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey. COX – The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox. CULMSEE – The Heretic’s Guide To Best Practices: The Reality of Managing Complex Problems in Organisations by Paul Culmsee. – D – DAVENPORT – Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results by Thomas H. Davenport, Jeanne G. Harris, and Robert Morison. DAVENPORT – Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning by Thomas H. Davenport and Jeanne G. Harris. DAVISON – The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison. DE LA VEGA – Confusion of Confusions: An Adaptation of the Classic Masterpiece by Josseph de la Vega on the 17th Century Amsterdam Stock Exchange. DENNING – The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century by Stephen Denning. DENNIS – Getting the Right Things Done: A Leader’s Guide to Planning and Execution by Pascal Dennis and Jim Womack. DESZCA – Organizational Change: An Action-Oriented Toolkit by Tupper F. Cawsey, Gene Deszca, and Cynthia Ingols. DEVANE – The Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today’s Best Methods for Engaging whole Systems by Peggy Holman, Tom Devane, and Steven Cady. DIAMOND – Getting More: How to Negotiate to Achieve Your Goals in the Real World by Stuart Diamond. DILTS – Visionary Leadership Skills: Creating a World to Which People Want to Belong by Robert B. Dilts. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
  • 52. 52 DIXON – The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation by Matthew Dixon and Brent Adamson. DONOHOE – The Executive Director’s Guide: To Thriving as a Nonprofit Leader by Mim Carlson & Margaret Donohoe. DORNAN – Becoming a Person of Influence by John C. Maxwell and Jim Dornan. DOWNEY – Designing Dynamic Organizations: A Hands-On Guide for Leaders at All Levels by Jay Galbraith, Diane Downey, and Amy Kates. DRUCKER – Classic Drucker: From the Pages of Harvard Business Review by Peter F. Drucker. DRUCKER – The Daily Drucker: 366 Days of Insight and Motivation for Getting the Right Things Done by Peter F. Drucker. DRUCKER – The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter F. Drucker. DUARTE – Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte. DUBNER – Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. DUCK – The Change Monster: The Human Forces That Fuel or Foil Corporate Transformation and Change by Jeanie Daniel Duck. DUHIGG – The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg. DUNBAR – Market Segmentation: How to Do It and How to Profit By It by Malcolm McDonald and Ian Dunbar. – E – ECKERT – More Lightning Less Thunder: How to Energize Innovation Teams by Bob Eckert and Jonathan Vehar. EICHINGER – The Leadership Machine: Architecture to Develop Leaders for Any Future by Robert W. Eichinger and Michael M. Lombardo. ELLIOTT – The Future is Fluid Form: Practical Steps for Designing Flat, Flexible Organizations by Ord Elliott. ELTON – The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance by Adraian Gostick and Chester Elton. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
  • 53. 53 – F – FARSON – Management of the Absurd: Paradoxes in Leadership by Richard Farson. FEO – Juran’s Quality Handbook: The Complete Guide to Performance Excellence by Joseph M. Juran and Joseph A. De Feo. FISCHER-WRIGHT – Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization by Dave Logan, John King and Hallee Fischer-Wright. FLAMHOLTZ – Growing Pains: Transitioning from an Entrepreneurship to a Professionally Managed Firm by Eric G. Flamholtz and Yvonne Randle. FREEDMAN – Inside Change: Transforming Your Organization with Emotional Intelligence by Joshua Freedman and Massimiliano Ghini. FRIED – Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier. FRITZ – The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life by Robert Fritz. – G – GALBRAITH – Designing Dynamic Organizations: A Hands-On Guide for Leaders at All Levels by Jay Galbraith, Diane Downey, and Amy Kates. GALFORD – The Trusted Advisor by David Maister, Charles H. Green, and Robert M. Galford. GEISLER – Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know by Jill Geisler. GERBER – The E Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael Gerber. GERSTNER – Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance: Leading a Great Enterprise Through Dramatic Change by Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.  GHINI – Inside Change: Transforming Your Organization with Emotional Intelligence by Joshua Freedman and Massimiliano Ghini. GILLIN – Social Marketing to the Business Customer: Listen to Your B2B Market, Generate Major Account Leads, and Build Client Relationships by Paul Gillin and Eric Schwartzman. GLADWELL – Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell. GLADWELL – Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
  • 54. 54 GLADWELL – The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell. GLOVER – Work Quake by Paul Glover. GODIN – Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin. GODIN – Meatball Sundae: Is Your Marketing Out of Sync? by Seth Godin. GODIN – Poke the Box by Seth Godin. GODIN – Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin. GODIN – Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin. GOEDHART – Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies by McKinsey & Company, Tim Koller, Marc Goedhart, and David Wessels. GOFFEE – Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?: What It Takes to Be an Authentic Leader by Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones. GOLDRATT – The Choice by Eliyahu M. Goldratt. GOLDRATT – Crtitical Chain: A Business Novel by Eliyahu M. Goldratt. GOLDRATT – The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox. GOLDRATT – Isn’t It Obvious by Eliyahu M. Goldratt. GOLDRATT – It’s Not Luck by Eliyahu M. Goldratt. GOLEMAN – Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman. GORDON – The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team With Positive Energy by Jon Gordon. GOSTICK – The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance by Adraian Gostick and Chester Elton. GOUW – Marketing Strategy & Organization: Building Sustainable Business by Rudy Moenaert, Henry Robben and Peter Gouw. GRATTON – Hot Spots: Why Some Teams, Workplaces, and Organizations Buzz with Energy and Innovation – and Others Don’t by Lynda Gratton. GREEN – The Trusted Advisor by David Maister, Charles H. Green, and Robert M. Galford. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
  • 55. 55 GREGERSEN – It Starts with One: Changing Individuals Changes Organizations by J. Stewart Black and Hal B. Gregersen. GRENNY – Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. GRENNY – Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. GREWAL – Handbook of Business-to-Business Marketing edited by Gary Lilien and Rajdeep Grewal. GROVE – Only the Paranoid Survive: How to Exploit the Crisis Points that Challenge Every Company by Andrew S. Grove.  – H – HAGEL – The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison. HAMEL – The Future of Management by Gary Hamel. HAMEL – What Matters Now: How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation by Gary Hamel. HANNA – Designing Organizations for High Performance by David P. Hanna. HANSEN – Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck – Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen. HARRIS, J. – Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results by Thomas H. Davenport, Jeanne G. Harris, and Robert Morison. HARRIS, J. – Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning by Thomas H. Davenport and Jeanne G. Harris. HARRIS, R. – Organizational Transitions: Managing Complex Change by Richard Beckhard and Reuben T. Harris. HARVARD – Power, Influence, and Persuasion: Sell Your Ideas and Make Things Happen by Harvard Business School Press, editor. HEATH, C. – Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. HEATH, C. – Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
  • 56. 56 HEATH, D. – Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. HEATH, D. – Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. HEIFETZ – Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading by Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linsky. HEINEMEIER – Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier. HENRY – The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice by Todd Henry. HIEH – Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hieh. HILL – Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. HINSSEN – The New Normal: Explore the Limits of the Digital World by Peter Hinssen. HIRIYAPPA – Change and Conflict Management by B. Hiriyappa. HOCHBERG – Who Stole My Cheese? by Ilene Hochberg. HOFFMAN – The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha. HOGSHEAD – Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation by Sally Hogshead. HOLMAN – The Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today’s Best Methods for Engaging whole Systems by Peggy Holman, Tom Devane, and Steven Cady. HOROVITZ – Beyond Traditional Marketing: Innovations in Marketing Practice by Kamran Kashani, Jean-Pierre Jeannet, Jacques Horovitz, Sean Meehan, Adrian Ryans, Dominique Turpin, and John Walsh. HUGOS – Business in the Cloud: What Every Business Needs to Know About Cloud Computing by Michael H. Hugos and Derek Hulitzky. HULITZKY – Business in the Cloud: What Every Business Needs to Know About Cloud Computing by Michael H. Hugos and Derek Hulitzky. HUSELID – The Differentiated Workforce: Transforming Talent into Strategic Impact by Brian E. Becker, Mark A. Huselid, and Richard W. Beatty. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
  • 57. 57 – I – INGOLS – Organizational Change: An Action-Oriented Toolkit by Tupper F. Cawsey, Gene Deszca, and Cynthia Ingols. ISAACS – Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together: A Pioneering Approach to Communication in Business and in Life by Bill Isaacs. ISAACSON – Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. JACKSON – Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age by Maggie Jackson. – J – JAMES – Born to Win: Transactional Analysis with Gestalt Experiments by Muriel James and Dorothy Jongeward. JANTSCH – Duct Tape Marketing: The World’s Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide by John Jantsch. JANTSCH – The Referral Engine: Teaching Your Business to Market Itself by John Jantsch. JARVIS – What Would Google Do? Reverse-Engineering the Fastest Growing Company in the History of the World by Jeff Jarvis. JAWORSKI – Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership by Joseph Jaworski. JEANNET – Beyond Traditional Marketing: Innovations in Marketing Practice by Kamran Kashani, Jean-Pierre Jeannet, Jacques Horovitz, Sean Meehan, Adrian Ryans, Dominique Turpin, and John Walsh. JOHNSON – The One Minute Manager: The World’s Most Popular Management Method by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson. JOHNSON – Who Moved My Cheese: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson. JONES – Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?: What It Takes to Be an Authentic Leader by Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones. JONGEWARD – Born to Win: Transactional Analysis with Gestalt Experiments by Muriel James and Dorothy Jongeward. JURAN – Juran’s Quality Handbook: The Complete Guide to Performance Excellence by Joseph M. Juran and Joseph A. De Feo. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
  • 58. 58 – K – KAHNEMAN – Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. KAPLAN – The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton. KASHANI – Beyond Traditional Marketing: Innovations in Marketing Practice by Kamran Kashani, Jean-Pierre Jeannet, Jacques Horovitz, Sean Meehan, Adrian Ryans, Dominique Turpin, and John Walsh. KATES – Designing Dynamic Organizations: A Hands-On Guide for Leaders at All Levels by Jay Galbraith, Diane Downey, and Amy Kates. KEGAN – Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey. KELLEY – Ten Faces of Innovation: Ideo’s Strategies for Beating the Devil’s Advocate & Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization by Tom Kelley. KELLY – Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire: A Roadmap to a Sustainable Culture of Ingenuity and Purpose by Braden Kelly. KHALSA – Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play: The Demise of Dysfunctional Selling and the Advent of Helping Clients Succeed by Mahan Khalsa. KING – Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization by Dave Logan, John King and Hallee Fischer-Wright. KISSANE – The Elements of Content Strategy by Erin Kissane.  KITZIS – The New CIO Leader: Setting the Agenda and Delivering Results by Marianne Broadbent and Ellen Kitzis. KIYOSAKI – Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest In, That the Poor and Middle-Class Do Not by Robert T. Kiyosaki. KIYOSAKI – Unfair Advantage: The Power of Financial Education by Robert Kiyosaki. KLEINER – The Dance of Change: The Challenges to Sustaining Momentum in a Learning Organization by Peter Senge, Art Kleiner, Charlotte Roberts, Richard Ross, George Roth, and Bryan Smith. KOFMAN – Conscious Business: How to Build Value Through Values by Fred Kofman. KOLLER – Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies by McKinsey & Company, Tim Koller, Marc Goedhart, and David Wessels. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
  • 59. 59 KOTTER – John P. Kotter on What Leaders Really Do by John P. Kotter. KOTTER – Leading Change by John P. Kotter. KOTTER – A Sense of Urgency by John P. Kotter. KRAMER – The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer. KROGERUS – The Decision Book: 50 Models for Strategic Thinking by Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler. KRUG – Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability by Steve Krug. – L – LAHEY – Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey. LAKEY – The Board Building Cycle: Nine Steps of Finding, Recruiting, and Engaging Nonprofit Board Members by Berit M. Lakey. LAWLEY – The Phenomenal Product Manager: The Product Manager’s Guide to Success, Job Satisfaction and Career Acceleration by Brian Lawley. LAWRENCE – Developing Organizations: Diagnosis and Action by Paul R. Lawrence and Jay W. Lorsch. LEACH – Critical Chain Project Management by Lawrence P. Leach. LEAHY – Management in 10 Words: Practical Advice from the Man Who Created One of the World’s Largest Retailers by Terry Leahy. LEHRER – Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer. LENCIONI – The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni. LENCIONI – Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni. LENCIONI – Getting Naked: A Business Fable about Shedding the Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty by Patrick Lencioni. LENCIONI – Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators by Patrick Lencioni. LEVINE – The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual by Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger. LEVITT  – Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
  • 60. 60 LI – Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead by Charlene Li. LIKER – The Toyota Way Fieldbook: A Practical Guide for Implementing Toyota’s 4Ps by Jeffrey K. Liker and David Meier. xLIKER – The Toyota Way: Fourteen Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer by Jeffrey K. Liker. LIKER – The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership: Achieving and Sustaining Excellence Through Leadership Development by Jeffrey K. Liker and Gary L. Convis. LILIEN – Handbook of Business-to-Business Marketing edited by Gary Lilien and Rajdeep Grewal. LINSKY – Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading by Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linsky. LOCKE – The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual by Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger. LOGAN – Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization by Dave Logan, John King and Hallee Fischer-Wright. LOMBARDO – The Leadership Machine: Architecture to Develop Leaders for Any Future by Robert W. Eichinger and Michael M. Lombardo. LORSCH – Developing Organizations: Diagnosis and Action by Paul R. Lawrence and Jay W. Lorsch. LUNDIN – Fish! A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results by Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, and John Christensen. LUTZ – Guts: 8 Laws of Business from One of the Most Innovative Business Leaders of Our Time by Robert A. Lutz. LUYET – Radical Collaboration: Five Essential Skills to Overcome Defensiveness and Build Successful Relationships by James W. Tamm and Ronald J. Luyet. – M – MACKAY – Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles MacKay. MAGRETTA – What Management Is: How It Works and Why It’s Everyone’s Business by Joan Magretta. MAISTER – The Trusted Advisor by David Maister, Charles H. Green, and Robert M. Galford. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
  • 61. 61 MANCE – Creative Leadership: Skills that Drive Change by Gerard J. Puccio, Mary C. Murdock, and Marie Mance. MANKINS – Decide and Deliver: Five Steps to Breakthrough Performance in Your Organization by Marcia W. Blenko, Michael C. Mankins, and Paul Rogers. MANN – The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg and John David Mann. MANNING – Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business by Harley Manning and Kerry Bodine. MARQUARDT – Leading with Questions: How Leaders Find the Right Solutions by Knowing What to Ask by Michael Marquardt. MARTIN – The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage by Roger L. Martin. MARTIN – The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking by Roger Martin. MASAOKA – Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability by Jeanne Bell, Jan Masaoka, and Steve Zimmerman. MASON – Conquering An Enemy Called Average by John Mason. MAUBORGNE – Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne. MAURYA – Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works by Ash Maurya. MAXFIELD – Influencer: The Power to Change Anything by Kerry Patterson, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. MAXWELL – Becoming a Person of Influence by John C. Maxwell and Jim Dornan. MAXWELL – The Maxwell Daily Reader: 365 Days of Insight to Develop the Leader Within You and Influence Those Around You by John C. Maxwell. MAXWELL – The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John C. Maxwell. MCCORMACK – What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School: Notes from a Street-Smart Executive by Mark H. McCormack. MCCORMICK – First Time Manager by Loren B. Belker, Jim McCormick, and Gary S. Topchik. MCDONALD, M. – Market Segmentation: How to Do It and How to Profit By It by Malcolm McDonald and Ian Dunbar. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
  • 62. 62 MCDONALD, M.P. – The Social Organization: How to Use Social Media to Tap the Collective Genius of Your Customers and Employees by Anthony J. Bradley and Mark P. McDonald. MCINNES – Culture Shock: A Handbook For 21st Century Business by Will McInnes. MCKINSEY – Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies by McKinsey & Company, Tim Koller, Marc Goedhart, and David Wessels. MCMILLAN – Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. MCMILLAN – Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. MCMILLAN – Influencer: The Power to Change Anything by Kerry Patterson, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. MEEHAN – Beyond Traditional Marketing: Innovations in Marketing Practice by Kamran Kashani, Jean-Pierre Jeannet, Jacques Horovitz, Sean Meehan, Adrian Ryans, Dominique Turpin, and John Walsh. MEIER – The Toyota Way Fieldbook: A Practical Guide for Implementing Toyota’s 4Ps by Jeffrey K. Liker and David Meier. MERCHANT – 11 Rules for Creating Value in the #SocialEra by Nilofer Merchant. MICHALKO – Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative Thinking Techniques by Michael Michalko. MILLER  – Complex Adaptive Systems: An Introduction to Computational Models of Social Life by John H. Miller and Scott E. Page. MILLMAN – Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman. MINTZBERG – Managing by Henry Mintzberg. MITRA – Entrepreneur Journeys: Bootstrapping: Weapon Of Mass Reconstruction by Sramana Mitra. MOENAERT – Marketing Strategy & Organization: Building Sustainable Business by Rudy Moenaert, Henry Robben and Peter Gouw. MOORE – Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers by Geoffrey A. Moore. MORGAN – What Poetry Brings to Business by Clare Morgan. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
  • 63. 63 MORISON – Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results by Thomas H. Davenport, Jeanne G. Harris, and Robert Morison. MOUTON – Building A Dynamic Corporation Through Grid Organization Development by Robert R. Blake and Jane S. Mouton. MULLER – On Top of the Cloud: How CIOs Leverage New Technologies to Drive Change and Build Value Across the Enterprise by Hunter Muller. MULLER – The Transformational CIO: Leadership and Innovation Strategies for IT Executives in a Rapidly Changing World by Hunter Muller. MURDOCK – Creative Leadership: Skills that Drive Change by Gerard J. Puccio, Mary C. Murdock, and Marie Mance. MUSASHI – The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi. MYCOSKIE – Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie. – N – NOLAN – The Adventures of an IT Leader by Robert D. Austin, Richard L. Nolan, and Shannon O’Donnell. NORTON – The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton. – O – O’DONNELL – The Adventures of an IT Leader by Robert D. Austin, Richard L. Nolan, and Shannon O’Donnell. OSTERWALDER – Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Peigner – P – PAGE, S. – The Power of Business Process Improvement: 10 Simple Steps to Increase Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Adaptability by Susan Page. PAGE, S.E. – Complex Adaptive Systems: An Introduction to Computational Models of Social Life by John H. Miller and Scott E. Page. PANAGACOS – The Ultimate Guide to Business Process Management: Everything You Need to Know and How to Apply It to Your Organization by Theodore Panagacos. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
  • 64. 64 PANAS – Asking: A 59-Minute Guide to Everything Board Members, Volunteers and Staff Must Know to Secure the Gift by Jerold Panas.  PARTHASARATHY – The Fall of the Human Intellect by A. Parthasarathy. PATTERSON – Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. PATTERSON – Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. PATTERSON – Influencer: The Power to Change Anything by Kerry Patterson, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. PATTON – Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher, William L. Ury and Bruce Patton. PAUL – Fish! A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results by Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, and John Christensen. PEIGNER – Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Peigner PETERS – The Tom Peters Seminar: Crazy Times Call for Crazy Organizations by Tom Peters.  PINK – Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink. PINK – A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink. PORRAS – Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras. PORT – Book Yourself Solid: The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling by Michael Port. PORTER – Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors by Michael E. Porter. PRESSFIELD – The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield. PUCCIO – Creative Leadership: Skills that Drive Change by Gerard J. Puccio, Mary C. Murdock, and Marie Mance. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
  • 65. 65 – Q – QUINN – Building the Bridge As You Walk On It: A Guide for Leading Change by Robert E. Quinn. – R – RAMSEY – EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches by Dave Ramsey. RAMSTAD – Beyond HR: The New Science of Human Capital by John W. Boudreau and Peter M. Ramstad. RAND – Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. RANDLE – Growing Pains: Transitioning from an Entrepreneurship to a Professionally Managed Firm by Eric G. Flamholtz and Yvonne Randle. REED – Fixing the Problem: Making Changes in How You Deal With Challenges by G.L. Reed. ROACH – The Diamond Cutter: The Buddha on Managing Your Business and Your Life by Geshe Michael Roach. ROBBEN – Marketing Strategy & Organization: Building Sustainable Business by Rudy Moenaert, Henry Robben and Peter Gouw. ROBERTS, C. – The Dance of Change: The Challenges to Sustaining Momentum in a Learning Organization by Peter Senge, Art Kleiner, Charlotte Roberts, Richard Ross, George Roth, and Bryan Smith. ROBERTS, W. – Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun by Wess Roberts. ROGERS, P. – Decide and Deliver: Five Steps to Breakthrough Performance in Your Organization by Marcia W. Blenko, Michael C. Mankins, and Paul Rogers. ROGERS, R. – What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers. ROSS, J. – IT Savvy: What Top Executives Must Know to Go From Pain to Gain by Peter Weill and Jeanne W. Ross. ROSS, R. – The Dance of Change: The Challenges to Sustaining Momentum in a Learning Organization by Peter Senge, Art Kleiner, Charlotte Roberts, Richard Ross, George Roth, and Bryan Smith. ROTH – The Dance of Change: The Challenges to Sustaining Momentum in a Learning Organization by Peter Senge, Art Kleiner, Charlotte Roberts, Richard Ross, George Roth, and Bryan Smith. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
  • 66. 66 ROTHER – Learning to See: Value Stream Mapping to Add Value and Eliminate MUDA by Mike Rother and John Shook. ROTHER – Toyota Kata: Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness and Superior Results by Mike Rother and John Shook. RUMELT – Good Strategy, Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters by Richard Rumelt. RYANS – Beyond Traditional Marketing: Innovations in Marketing Practice by Kamran KASHANI, Jean-Pierre Jeannet, Jacques Horovitz, Sean Meehan, Adrian Ryans, Dominique Turpin, and John Walsh. – S – SANDLER – You Can’t Teach a Kid to Ride a Bike at a Seminar: The Sandler Sales Institute’s 7-Step System for Successful Selling by David H. Sandler. SCHADLER – Empowered: Unleash Your Employees, Energize Your Customers, and Transform Your Business by Josh Bernoff and Ted Schadler. SCHARMER – Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges by C. Otto Scharmer. SCHEIN – Helping: How to Offer, Give, and Receive Help by Edgar H. Schein. SCHEIN – Process Consultation: Its Role in Organization Development by Edgar H. Schein. SCHILLER – The 11 Secrets of Highly Influential IT Leaders: The Critical Path to Accessing and Succeeding in the Executive Suite by Marc J. Schiller. SCHINKEL, G. – Employees Not Doing What You Expect: Find Out Why, Fix It, Prevent It in the Future, Turn Negative Situations Into Positive Relationships by Greg Schinkel and Irwin Schinkel. SCHINKEL, I. – Employees Not Doing What You Expect: Find Out Why, Fix It, Prevent It in the Future, Turn Negative Situations Into Positive Relationships by Greg Schinkel and Irwin Schinkel. SCHNEIER – Secrets & Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World by Bruce Schneier. SCHWARTZ – The Book That Changed My Life: 129 Recommendations from Nonprofit Leaders Around the World by Nancy Schwartz, editor. SCHWARTZMAN – Social Marketing to the Business Customer: Listen to Your B2B Market, Generate Major Account Leads, and Build Client Relationships by Paul Gillin and Eric Schwartzman. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
  • 67. 67 SEARLS – The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual by Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger. SEARLS – The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge by Doc Searls. SENGE – The Dance of Change: The Challenges to Sustaining Momentum in a Learning Organization by Peter Senge, Art Kleiner, Charlotte Roberts, Richard Ross, George Roth, and Bryan Smith. SENGE – The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization by Peter M. Senge. SHAPIRO, A. – Creating Contagious Commitment: Applying the Tipping Point to Organizational Change by Andrea Shapiro. SHAPIRO, K. – Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy by Karl Shapiro and Hal R. Varian. SHARP – How Brands Grow: What Marketers Don’t Know by Byron Sharp. SHAW – Changing Conversations in Organizations: A Complexity Approach to Change by Patricia Shaw. SHOOK – Learning to See: Value Stream Mapping to Add Value and Eliminate MUDA by Mike Rother and John Shook. SHOOK – Toyota Kata: Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness and Superior Results by Mike Rother and John Shook. SIEBERT – The Resiliency Advantage: Master Change, Thrive Under Pressure, and Bounce Back from Setbacks by Al Siebert. SIMMONS – The Story Factor: Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion Through the Art of Storytelling by Annette Simmons. SLOAN – My Years with General Motors by Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. SMALLWOOD – Leadership Brand: Developing Customer-Focused Leaders to Drive Performance and Build Lasting Value by Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood. SMITH, B. – The Dance of Change: The Challenges to Sustaining Momentum in a Learning Organization by Peter Senge, Art Kleiner, Charlotte Roberts, Richard Ross, George Roth, and Bryan Smith. SMITH, D. – The Measurement Nightmare: How the Theory of Constraints Can Resolve Conflicting Strategies, Policies, and Measures by Debra Smith. SMITH, J. – Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith. SOLIS – The End of Business as Usual: Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution by Brian Solis. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
  • 68. 68 STANFORD – Guide to Organisation Design: Creating High-Performing and Adaptable Enterprises by Naomi Stanford. STANFORD – Organization Design: The Collaborative Approach by Naomi Stanford. STRATTEN – UnMarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging by Scott Stratten. SUN TZU – The Art of War by Sun Tzu. SUTTON – The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t by Robert I. Sutton.  SUTTON – Weird Ideas That Work: How to Build a Creative Company by Robert I. Sutton. SWITZLER – Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. SWITZLER – Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. SWITZLER – Influencer: The Power to Change Anything by Kerry Patterson, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. – T – TABRIZI – Rapid Transformation: A 90-Day Plan for Fast and Effective Change by Behnam N. Tabrizi. TALEB – The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. TALEB – Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. TAMM – Radical Collaboration: Five Essential Skills to Overcome Defensiveness and Build Successful Relationships by James W. Tamm and Ronald J. Luyet. TAPSCOTT – Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams. TAYLOR – Practically Radical: Not So Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself by William Taylor. TOPCHIK – First Time Manager by Loren B. Belker, Jim McCormick, and Gary S. Topchik. TOWNSEND – Up the Organization: How to Stop the Corporation from Stifling People and Strangling Profits by Robert C. Townsend. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
  • 69. 69 TRACY – Eat That Frog: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy. TRUMP – Trump: The Art of the Deal by Donald J. Trump. TSCHÄPPELER – The Decision Book: 50 Models for Strategic Thinking by Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler. TURPIN – Beyond Traditional Marketing: Innovations in Marketing Practice by Kamran Kashani, Jean-Pierre Jeannet, Jacques Horovitz, Sean Meehan, Adrian Ryans, Dominique Turpin, and John Walsh. – U – ULRICH – Leadership Brand: Developing Customer-Focused Leaders to Drive Performance and Build Lasting Value by Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood. URY – Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher, William L. Ury and Bruce Patton. – V – VAILL – Learning as a Way of Being: Strategies for Survival in a World of Permanent White Water by Peter B. Vaill. VARIAN – Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy by Karl Shapiro and Hal R. Varian. VAYNERCHUK – The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk. VEDANTAM – The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives by Shankar Vedantam. VEHAR More Lightning Less Thunder: How to Energize Innovation Teams by Bob Eckert and Jonathan Vehar. – W – WALSH – Beyond Traditional Marketing: Innovations in Marketing Practice by Kamran Kashani, Jean-Pierre Jeannet, Jacques Horovitz, Sean Meehan, Adrian Ryans, Dominique Turpin, and John Walsh. WATKINS – The First 90 Days:  Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels by Michael Watkins. WEILL – IT Savvy: What Top Executives Must Know to Go From Pain to Gain by Peter Weill and Jeanne W. Ross. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
  • 70. 70 WEINBERGER – The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual by Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger. WELCH – Winning by Jack Welch. WESSELS – Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies by McKinsey & Company, Tim Koller, Marc Goedhart, and David Wessels. WHEELWRIGHT – Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation by Robert Burgelman, Clayton Christensen, and Steven Wheelwright. WILLIAMS Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams. WOMACK – Getting the Right Things Done: A Leader’s Guide to Planning and Execution by Pascal Dennis and Jim Womack. WYSOCKI – The Business Analyst/Project Manager: A New Partnership for Managing Complexity and Uncertainty by Robert K. Wysocki. – Y – YOUNG – Finance for the Arts in Canada by Heather Young. – Z – ZANDER, B. – The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander. ZANDER, R. – The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander. ZIMMERMAN – Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability by Jeanne Bell, Jan Masaoka, and Steve Zimmerman. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
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