2015 Reading List

Here is my reading list for 2015.  It’s fun to track these lists and look back at what captured my attention each year.

  • Passionate Marriage:  Keeping Love & Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships.  by David Schnarch. *
  • Vertical Leadership Development–Part 1 Developing Leaders for a Complex World. by Nick Petrie.
  • The How-To of Vertical Leadership Development–Part 2:  30 Experts, 3 Conditions, and 15 Approaches. by Nick Petrie. *
  • An Introduction to Idea Management.  by Jeffrey Baumgartner. *
  • Leadership is a Contact Sport:  The “Follow-up Factor” in Management Development.  by Marshall Goldsmith and Howard Morgan. *
  • State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for Leaders. by Gallup. *
  • Getting the Love You Want:  A Guide for Couples.  by Harville Hendrix. *
  • Man’s Search For Meaning. by Victor Frankl.*
  • Polarity Management:  A Summary Introduction. by Barry Johnson Ph. D. *
  • Devil Bones. by Kathy Reichs. *
  • Influence:  How and Why People Agree to Things.  by Robert B. Cialdini. *
  • Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration:  How Government, Business, and Non-Governmental Leaders Transform Complex Challenges into New Possibilities. a One Earth Future Research Report by Fred Krawchuk.
  • Coaching for an Increasingly Complex World: A Cultivating Leadership Whitepaper. by  Jennifer Garvey Berger and Catherine Fitzgerald.
  • The Evolution of Cooperation.  by Robert Axelrod.
  • Mapping complexity of mind: using the subject-object interview in coaching. by Jennifer Garvey Berger and Paul W. B. Atkins.
  • Thinking Through Complexity:  Grasping the Continuum through Criticism and Pluralism. by Kurt A. Richardson.
  • The Non-dual Root of Science and Religion. by Thomas J. McFarlane
  • Using the Subject-Object Interview to Promote and Assess Self-Authorship. Jennifer Garvey Berger, Ed D.
  • Taming Organizational Complexity: Start at the Top.  by Scott Zeff and Rodd Zolkos.
  • Leadership and Complexity of Mind: The Role of Executive Coaching. by Jennifer Garvey Berger and Catherine Fitzgerald.
  • Fire Yourself:  As Your Own Higher Power.  by Willy Stewart.
  • Winning Operating Models: How the best-run consumer goods companies are preparing for the future by building a bridge between strategy and organizational design.  by David Cooper, Sanjay Dhiri and James Root.
  • Divergent:  One Choice Can Transform You.  by Veronica Roth.
  • Executive Selection:  A Research Report on What Works and What Doesn’t.  by Valerie Sessa, Robert Kaiser, Jodi Taylor, and Richard Campbell.
  • A Suggestion to Improve a Day Keeps Your Depletion Away: Examining Promotive and Prohibitive Voice Behaviors Within a Regulatory Focus and Ego Depletion Framework. by Szu-Han (Joanna) Lin and Russell E. Johnson.
  • The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business.  by Patrick Lencioni.
  • Five Dysfunctions of a Team.  by Patrick Lencioni. (re-read)
  • Brand Shift:  The Future of Brands and Marketing.  by David Houle and Owen Shapiro.
  • Learning Across Teams: The Role of Communities of Practice in Team Organizations. by Richard McDermott.
  • Mind in the Making:  The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs.  by Ellen Galinsky.
  • Pat’s Point of View:  A Collection of Essays on Leadership & Management.  by Patrick Lencioni.
  • Requisite Structure: A Guide to Aligning Strategy and Roles in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses. by Barry L. Linetsky.
  • Learning by thinking during play: The power of reflection to aid performance. by Angela K. Salmon.
  • Coaching Practices of Body and Mind to Support the Shift to Self-authorship. by Carolyn Coughlin.
  • A General Theory of Love. by Thomas Lewis.
  • Values Quest:  The Search for Values Will Make a World of Difference.  by Martin Palmer and Karl Wagner.
  • Predictability of Investment Performance and the Impact of the Level of CEO’s and Partners. by Mats Augurell and Ulf Lindberg.
  • Improving Self Reflection and Peer Feedback.  by Eve Anderson and Jane Neild.
  • Understanding and Applying Innovation Strategies in the Public Sector. by Steven Cohen and William Eimicke.
  • Opening Up. by Tristan Taormino.
  • The Roadmap:  Implementing an LCMS across the Enterprise. by David Grebow at Brandon Hall Group.
  • Good Business: Leadership. Flow, and the Making of Meaning. by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.
  • Piaget`s Heritage for Business: Developmental Management Diagnostics. by Dr. Thomas Binder.
  • A
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l’Innovation) by Abhishek Gupta.
  • Ethical Standards in Corporate Governance.  by Rizwan Lodhi.
  • The Future of Work: Making the Future Work 2015-2020.  Search for a Simpler Way Study.
  • Science & Complexity. by Warren Weaver.
  • The Role of Hierarchy of in Self-Organizing Systems.  by Woody van Olffen and A. Georges L. Romme.
  • Building Theory About Evolution of Organizational Change Patterns.  by ED Glor.
  • Elliott Jaques Travels the Road to Serfdom:  A Review of Free Enterprise, Free Employment.  by Barry Linetsky.
  • The Innovative Company:  How Multi-Nationals Unleash Their Creative Potential.  A Report from The Economist Intelligence Unit.
  • How to Code the Rorschach. by Tara Rose.
  • The relationship between principals’ reward power and their conflict management styles based on Thomas–Kilmann conflict mode instrument. by Arash Riasia and Nasrin Asadzadehb.
  • 2015-216 Workforce Trend Management Survey. by Workforce.

Started and Discarded:

  • The Conquest of Happiness.  by Bertrand Russell.
  • Charles Kuralt’s America. by Charles Kuralt.

* Recommended Readings. These are those items that I really enjoyed and would recommend to others. Not that other items on the list are bad (some are OK and some are quite good), it’s just that they aren’t as memorable.


You can find my current reading list here.

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