Since the start of 2017, I have been doing a lot of training. And when I write “a lot”, I really mean it (by my usual standards)!
The majority of my training courses start with a focus on “why”. Why do we need to change? What the urgency? What’s the need?
After most classes are over, we often follow up with a few recommended books & articles to read or videos to watch.
Would you recommend any book or resource that could enable me to go deeper into your learnings?
I often get requests similar to this, so here is the list of books that I currently rate the most.
Why these books? I’d say that these ones have impacted me most and shifted (or clarified) my views on things.
The list is not exhaustive. I’m sure I have left out books that are as good as these. I’m also certain it will change as time goes by. For now, this is good enough.
- “Organize for Complexity” by Niels Pflaeging (2014)
- “This is Lean” by Niklas Modig (2012)
- “Rolling Rocks Downhill” by Clarke Ching (2014)
- “Joy.inc” by Richard Sheridan (2015)
- “Kanban from the Inside” by Mike Burrows (2014)
- “Good Strategy, Bad Strategy” by Richard Rumelt (2012)
- “First, Break All The Rules” by Marcus Buckingham (2005)
Also, the incredible work that Google did on finding what can make an impact in our workplaces. This is a goldmine of good stuff: https://rework.withgoogle.com/ (special thanks to Andy de Vale for pointing me to this website)
What other books do you have in your list of “essential reads”? Please share your lists and help discover new gems 🙂