Here's a list of books and Ted Talks we've found interesting, thought-provoking or helpful. We've tried to put them in categories but the line between living, leading, managing and communicating is not at all clear. What's on your list?
Gawande, Atul. The Checklist Manifesto. New York: Picador, 2011.
Kelly, Kevin. Out of Control: the rise of neo-biological civilization. New York: Basic Books, 1994.
Bennis, Warren, and Bert Nanus. Leaders. New York: HarperCollins, 2003.
Block, Peter. Stewardship. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 1993, 1996.
DePree, Max. Leadership Is An Art. New York: Dell Publishing, 1990.
Gardner, John. On Leadership. New York: The Free Press, 1990.
Mitchell, Stephen. Tao Te Ching. New York: HarperCollins, 2006.
Owen, Harrison. Leadership Is. Potomac MD: Abbott Publishing, 1990.
Collins, Jim. Good To Great. New York: HarperCollins, 2001.
Gawande, Atul. Better: a surgeon’s notes on performance. New York: Picador, 2007.
Katzenbach, Jon R. and Smith, Douglas K. The Wisdom of Teams. New York: HarperCollins, 2006.
Nayar, Vineet. Employees First, Customers Second: turning conventional management upside down. Boston: Harvard Business School Publishing, 2010.
Reynolds, Garr. Presentation Zen Design. Berkeley: New Riders, 2010.
Zeldin, Theodore. Conversation. New Jersey: Hidden Spring, 2000.
Dillaway, Newton. Consent. Lee's Summit, MO: Unity Books, 1967.
Fromm, Erich. The Art of Being. New York: Continuum International Publishing, 1992.
Ladinsky, Daniel. Love Poems from God. New York: Penguin, 2002.
Nuland, Sherwin B. How We Die. New York: Vintage Books, 1995.
Swimme, Brian. The Universe Is A Green Dragon. Rochester, Vermont: Bear & Company, 2001.
Toomer, Jean. Essentials. Athens, Georgia: Hill Street Press, 1999.
Taleb, Nassim. The Black Swan. New York: Random House, 2010.
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