Reading List

The recommendations are categorized by topic and listed in alphabetical order:


Immunity to Change by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 2009). 

Influencer: The Power to Change Anything by Kerry Paterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler, (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2008). 

Leading Change by John Kotter (Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1996). 

Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change, 3rd Edition by William Bridges (Philadelphia, PA: De Capo Press, 2009). 

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath, and Dan Heath (New York: Broadway Books, 2010). 


Changing On the Job: Developing Leaders for a Complex World by Jennifer Berger (Stanford, CA: Stanford Business Press, 2012). 

Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business, Transforming Lives, 3rd Edition by Henry Kimsey-House, and Karen Kimsey-House (Boston: Nicholas Bealey Publishing, 2011). 

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High by Joseph Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillian, and Al Switzlwer (New York: McGraw Hill, 2012). 

Stealth Coaching: Everyday Conversations for Extraordinary Results by Rob Kramer (Indianapolis, IN: Dog Ear Publishing, 2013). 

The Mindful Coach: Seven Roles for Facilitating Leadership Development by Doug Silsbee (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010). 


An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey (Boston: Harvard Business Review Press, 2016). 

Organizational Culture and Leadership, 4th Edition by Edgar Schein (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010). 

Sensemaking in Organizations by Karl Weick (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1995). 


In Over Our Heads by Robert Kegan (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1994). 

The Social Psychology of Organizations, 2nd Edition by Daniel Katz and Robert Kahn (New York: Wiley and Sons, 1978). 

The EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Success by Steven Stein and Howard Book (Ontario: Jossey-Bass, 2011). 

Type Talk at Work: How the 16 Personality Types Determine Your Success on the Job by Otto Kroeger and Janet Thuesen (New York: Delta, 2002). 

Leadership Development

An Integrative Approach to Leadership Development by David Day, Michelle Harrison, and Stanley Halpin (New York: Psychology Press, 2009). 

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead  by Brene Brown (New York: Penguin, 2015). 


Full Range Leadership Development: Building the Vital Forces in Organizations by Bruce Avolio (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2011). 

Full Range Leadership Development: Pathways for People, Profit and Planet by John Sosik and Dongil Jung (New York: Routledge, 2009). 

Good to Great by Jim Collins (New York: Harper Business, 2001). 

[For additional information read: Good to Great and The Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great by Jim Collins (New York: Jim Collins, 2005).] 

The ASTD Leadership Handbook by Elaine Biech, Ed. (Alexandria, VA: ASTD Press, 2010). 

Leadership by James Burns (New York: Harper and Row, 1978). 

Leadership on the Line by Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linksy (Boston: Harvard Business Review Press, 2002). 

Leading Across Boundaries by Russell Linden (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010). 

Power and Influence by John Kotter (New York: Free Press, 2008).  

The Art and Practice of Adaptive Leadership by Ronald Heifetz, Alexander Grashow, and Marty Linksy (Boston: Harvard Business Review Press, 2009). 

The Courageous Follower, 3rd Edition by Ira Chaleff (San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009). 

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People by Gary Chapman and Paul White (Chicago: Northfield Publishing, 2012). 

The Trusted Leader by Terry Newell, Grant Reeher, and Peter Ronayne (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2012).  Transformational Leadership by Bernard Bass and Ronald Riggio (New York: Psychology Press, 2005). 

Team Work

Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers and Facilitators by Patrick Lencioni (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005). 

The Speed of Trust by Stephen Covey (New York: Free Press. 2006). 

Courtesy of FEI