Summer reading book tips

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I know. Not everyone likes to read non-fiction on vacation. It’s great to read an adventure story, a detective, or a novel. However, if you feel you’d like to catch up on culture, leadership, and change here’s my favorite list of non-fiction books at this point.

On positive leadership, change, and culture

Arbinger Institute, Leadership and Self Deception – Getting out of the box (Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 2nd edition, 2015)

Kim Cameron, Positive Leadership – Strategies for extraordinary performance, (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2008)

Kim Cameron, Practicing Positive Leadership – Tools and techniques that create extraordinary results, (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2013)

Jane Dutton, Gretchen Spreitzer, How to Be a Positive Leader – Small Actions, Big Impact, (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2014)

Henri Lipmanowicz, Keith McCandless, The surprising power of Liberating Structures (Henri Lipmanowicz, Keith McCandless, 2013)

Peggy Holman, Tom Devane, Steven Cady, The Change Handbook, (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2007)

Robert Quinn, The positive organization – breaking free from conventional cultures, constraints and beliefs, (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2015)

Diana Whitney, Amanda Trosten-Bloom, Kae Rader, Appreciative Leadership – Focus on What Works to Drive Winning Performance and Build a Thriving Organization (McGraw-Hill Education, 2010)

Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler – Crucial Conversations – Tools for Talking When Stakes are High (McGraw-Hill Education; 2 edition,2011)

Sue Knight, NLP at Work – The Essence of Excellence (Nicholas Brealey Publishing, third edition, 2009)

Marcella Bremer, Organizational Culture Change – Unleashing your organization’s potential in Circles of 10 (Kikker Groep Publishing, 2012)

Marcella Bremer, Developing a Positive Culture where People and Performance Thrive (Motivational Press, 2018).

More book tips?

I haven’t read everything that I wanted to read yet. These books are on my list thanks to the tips of my valued colleagues:

  • Wholeness in a Disruptive World by Wendy Tan. (Thanks, Chris Huntington).
  • An Everyone Culture, by Kegan and Lahey. (Thanks, Andrew Bennett).
  • The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle. (Thanks, Wally Bock).
  • The Culture Engine by Chris Edmonds!

Feel free to add your tips in the comments.

Have a great summer everyone! Don’t forget to relax and recharge for a rocking second half of the year! Safe travels.

© Marcella Bremer, 2018.

Do you want to learn more about positive leadership, culture, and change? Join the Positive Culture Academy. We’re starting a new class in September, if you want to learn with others! The curriculum can be done self-paced as well. Apply what you read! Help your team or organization develop its positive potential.


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