Reading List
We get asked what's on our bookshelf.  You'll find three major categories to choose from:  Leadership, Change Management & Strategic Planning and Management Research.

Leadership (Personal & Organizational)


  • Ariely, D. The honest truth about dishonesty: How we lie to everyone especially ourselves. New York: NY. Harper Collins.
  • Argyris, C. (2000). Flawed advice and the management trap.  New York: NY. Oxford University Press.
  • Bolman, L. G., & Deal, T. E. (2013). Reframing organizations: Artistry, choice, and leadership. (5th ed). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 
  • Block, Peter (1981). Flawless consulting. San Francisco: CA. Jossey-Bass.
  • Bradberry, T. and Greaves, J. (2009). Emotional intelligence 2.0. San Diego: CA. Talent Smart.
  • Buckingham, M. and Clifton, D. (2001). Now, discover your strengths. New York: NY. The Free Press.
  • Bufford, B. (2008). Half time: Moving from success to significance. Grand Rapids: MI. Zondervan.
  • Cain, S. (2013). Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking. New York: NY. Random House.
  • Cameron, K. and Quinn, R. (2011). Diagnosing and changing organizational culture. San Francisco: CA. Jossey-Bass. 
  • Collins, J. (2005). Good to great and the social sectors. New York: NY. Harper-Collins.
  • Covey, S. (1989). The 7 habits of highly effective people: Powerful lessons in personal change. New York: NY. Fireside.
  • Covey, S. (1991). Principle-centered leadership. New York: NY. Fireside.
  • Covey, S.M.R. (2012). Smart trust: Creating prosperity, energy and joy in a low trust world. New York: NY. Free Press.
  • Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1990). Flow: The psychology of optimal experience. New York: NY. Harper-Collins.
  • Cummings, T. and Worley, C. (2005). Organization Development. Mason, OH: Thompson Southwestern.
  • Curphy, G. (2012). The rocket model: Practical advice for building high performing teams. Tulsa: OK. Hogan Press.
  • D’Angelo, G. (2012). Vision: Your pathway to victory. New York: NY. Morgan James Publishing.
  • De Rond, M. (2012). There is an I in team: What elite athletes and coaches really know about high performance. Boston: MA. Harvard Business School Publishing.
  • Duhigg, C. (2012). The power of habit: Why we do what we do in life and business. New York: NY. Random House.
  • Frankl, V. (1959). Man’s search for meaning. New York: NY. Washington Square Press Publication.
  • Goleman, D. (1995). Emotional Intelligence. New York, NY: Random House.
  • Heifetz, R., Grashow, A. and Linsky, M. (2009). The practice of adaptive leadership: Tools, tactics, for changing your organization and the world. Boston: MA. HBR Press.
  • Horsager, D. (2010). The trust edge: How top leaders gain faster results, deeper relationships and a stronger bottom line. Minneapolis: MN. Summerside Press.
  •  Hsieh, T. (2010). Delivering happiness: A path to profits, passions and purpose. New York: NY. Hachette Book Group.
  • Kouzes, J. and Posner, B. (2007). The Leadership Challenge. San Francisco: CA. Jossey-Bass Pfeiffer.
  • Lencioni, P. (2012). The Advantage. San Francisco: CA. Jossey-Bass Pfeiffer.
  • Lencioni, P. (2002). Five Dysfunctions of a Team. San Francisco: CA. Jossey-Bass Pfeiffer.
  • Lynn, A. (2007). Quick emotional intelligence activities for busy managers. New York: NY. American Management Association.
  • Macey, W., Schneider, B., Barbara, K. and Young, S. (2009). Employee engagement: Tools for analysis, practice, and competitive advantage. Malden: MA. Wiley & Sons.
  • Maxwell, J. (2010). Everyone communicates few connect. What the most effective people do differently. Nashville: TN. Thomas Nelson, INC.
  • McLean, G. N. (2006). Organization development: Principles, processes, performance. San Francisco, CA: Berrett Koehler.
  • McLean, P. and Hudson, F. (1995). LifeLaunch: A passionate guide to the rest of your life. Santa Barbara: CA. The Hudson Institute Press.
  • Palmer, P. (2000). Let your life speak: Listening to the voice of vocation. San Francisco: CA. Jossey-Bass.
  • Patterson, K., Grenny, J., McMillan, R. and Switzler, A. (2012). Crucial conversations: Tools for talking when stakes are high. New York: NY. McGraw-Hill.
  • Rath, T. (2007). Strengths finders 2.0. New York: NY. Gallup Press.
  • Runde, C. and Flanagan, T. (2010). Developing your conflict competence. San Francisco: CA. Jossey-Bass.
  • Ryan, K. and Oestreich, D. (1998). Driving fear out of the workplace. San Francisco: CA. Jossey-Bass.
  • Schein, E. (1999). Process consultation revisited:  Building the helping relationship. Reading, MA:  Addison-Wesley.
  • Schein, E. (2010). Organizational culture and leadership. San Francisco: CA. Jossey-Bass. 
  • Senge, P. (2010). The fifth discipline: The art and practice of the learning organization. New York: NY. Random House.
  • Shell, G. (2006). Bargaining for advantage: Negotiation strategies for reasonable people. New York: NY. Penguin Books.
  • Sibbet, D. (2013). Visual leaders: New tools, for visioning, management, and organization change. Hoboken: NJ. The Grove Consultants International.
  • Swenson, R. (2004). Margin: Restoring emotional, physical, financial, and time reserves to overloaded lives. Colorado Springs: CO. NavPress.
  • Swenson, R. (2013). Contentment: The secret to a lasting calm. Colorado Springs: CO. NavPress.
  • Wickman, G. (2011). Traction: Get a grip on your business. Dallas: TX. BenBella Books.
  • Zander, R. and Zander B. (2000). The art of possibility: Transforming professional and personal life. New York: NY. Penguin Press.



Change Management & Strategic Planning



  • Holman, P, Devane, T and Cady, S. (2007). The change handbook: The definitive resource on today’s best methods for engaging whole systems. San Francisco: CA. Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
  • Kengan, K. and Lahey, L. (2009). Immunity to change: How to overcome it and unlock the potential in yourself and your organization. Boston: MA. Harvard Business Review Press.
  • Kim, W and Mauborgne, R. (2005). Blue ocean strategy: How to create uncontested market space and make the competition irrelevant. Boston: MA. Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation.
  • Maurer, R. (2010). Beyond the wall of resistance. Austin: TX. Bard Press.
  • Mintzberg, H., Ahlstrand, B and Lampel, J. (1998). Strategy safari: A guide tour through the wilds of strategic management. New York: NY. Free Press.
  • Simerson, B. K. Strategic planning: A practical guide to strategy formation and execution. (2011). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.
  • Soliday, J. (2013). Surviving to thriving: A planning framework for leaders of private college and universities.  Whitsett: NC. Credo Press. 
  • Whitney, D. & Trosten-Bloom, A. (2010). The Power of Appreciative Inquiry: A Practical Guide to Positive Change. (2nd Edition). San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler.


          Management Research


              

          • Church, A., Waclawski, J. (1998). Designing and using organizational surveys. San Francisco: CA. Jossey-Bass.
          • Creswell, John W. Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. Thousand Oaks, CA. SAGE Publications. 4th Edition.
          • Easterby-Smith, M. Thorpe, R. and Lowe, A. (2002). Management research: An introduction. Thousand Oaks: CA. Sage Publications. 2nd Edition.
          • Holden, D. and Zimmerman, M. (2009). A practical guide to Program evaluation planning. Thousand Oaks: CA. Sage Publications.
          • Kraut, A. (1996). Organizational surveys: Tools for assessment and change. San Francisco: CA. Jossey-Bass.
          • Easterby-Smith, M., Thorpe, R. & Jackson, P. R. (2012).  Management research. Los Angeles: CA. Sage Publishing. 5th Edition.
          • Smith, J. A. & Flowers, P. & Larkin, M. (2009). Interpretive phenomenological analysis: Theory, method and research. Thousand Oaks: CA, Sage Publications.
          • Yin, R. (2009). Case study research: Design and methods. Thousand Oaks: CA, Sage Publications. 4th Edition.