Jim Harden's Recommended Reading list

1001 Ways to Reward Employees by Bob Nelson

360° Feedback by Mark R. Edwards and Ann J. Ewen

Awakening the Leader Within by Kevin Cashman

Beyond The Wall of Resistance by Richard Maurer *

Break Point and Beyond: Mastering the Future-Today by George Land and Beth Johnson

Built To Last by James Collins and Jerry Porras

Career Dynamics: Matching Individual or Organizational Needs by Edgar H. Schein

Change Your Brain Change Your Life by Daniel Amen *

Coping With Uncertainty by Uri Merry

Deep Change: Discovering the Leader Within (Jossey-Bass Business & Management Series) by Robert E. Quinn

Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together by William Isaacs *

Difficult Conversations:  How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen *

Discontinuous Change: Leading Organizational Transformation (Jossey-Bass Management) by David A. Nadler, et al

Do What You Are by Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Baron-Tieger

Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization by David Coghlan and Theresa Brannick

Emotional Alchemy by Tara Bennett -Goleman

Emotional Intelligence at Work by Hendrie Weisinger

Empowering the Leader Within: Four Essential Virtues – A Process for Achieving Peak Leadership Performance by Rick C. Brocato, Joan De Simone, Marc De Simone

Enlightened Leadership by Ed Oakley and Doug Krug

Evolution of Cooperation by Robert Axelrod

Fail-Safe Leadership: Straight Talk about Correcting the Leadership Challenges in Your Organization by Linda L. Martin, David G. Mutchler.

Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

First Among Equals by Patrick J. McKenna and David Maister

First Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman *

First Things First by Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill, Rebecca R. Merrill.

Freedom and Accountability at Work by Peter Koestenbaum and Peter Block

From Chaos to Confidence by Susan Campbell Harnessing

Future Edge by Joel Barker

Geeks & Geezer, by Warren Bennis

Generations at Work by Ron Zemke, Claire Raines, and Bob Filipczak

Getting to Yes:  Negotiating Agreement without Giving In by Roger Fisher and William Ury *

Global Mind Change by Willis Harmon

Good Business: Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi *

Good to Great by Jim Collins et al

Hard Wired It Leadership: Unleashing the Power Personality to Become a New Millennium Leader by Roger Pearman

Harnessing Complexity: Organizational Implications of a Scientific Frontier by Robert Axelrod and Michael Cohen

Holding the Center: Sanctuary in a Time of Confusion by Richard Heckler *

House of Belonging, by David Whyte

How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey *

How to Speak, How to Listen by Mortimer J. Adler

How to Think Like Leonardo DaVinci by Michael Gelb

Images of Organizations by Gareth Morgan *

Imaginization: New Mindsets for Seeing, Organizing and Managing by Gareth Morgan *

Job Shift: How to Prosper in a Workplace without Jobs by William Bridges

Knowledge for Action by Chris Argyris

Leader as Coach: Strategies for Coaching and Developing Others by David B. Petersen, Ph.D. and Mary Dee Hicks, Ph.D.

Leaders: The Strategies for Taking Charge by Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus

Leadership and Self Deception: Getting Out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute *

Leadership and the Art of Conversation by Kim H. Krisco.

Leadership and the New Science: Learning about Organization from an Orderly Universe by Margaret J. Wheatley.

Leadership and the One Minute Manager: Increasing Effectiveness through Situational Leadership by Ken Blanchard, Patricia Zigarmi, Drea Zigarmi.

Leadership by the Book: Tools to Transform Your Workplace by Ken Blanchard, Bill Hybels and Phil Hodges

Leadership from the Inside Out by Kevin Cashman

Leadership on the Line by Heifetz & Linsky

Leadership:  Multidisciplinary Perspectives by Barbara Kellerman

Leading Change by John P. Kotter

Learning to Lead: The Art of Transforming Managers into Leaders by Jay A. Conger

Lesson in Excellence from Charlie Trotter by Paul Clarke, et al

Make It Count by John Kotter, Ph.D

Managing Change by Todd D. Jick

Managing the Flow of Technology by Thomas J. Allen

Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change by William Bridges *

Mind Shift by Price Pritchett

Molecules of Emotion by Candace Pert

New Work Habits for Radically Changing World by Price Pritchett

Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald Clifton

Organization Development and Transformation: Managing Effective Change by Wendell French, Cecil H. Bell, Robert A. Zawacki

Organization Development: Behavioral Science Interventions for Organization Improvement by Wendell French, Cecil H. Bell, Robert A. Zawacki *

People Patterns: A Modern Guide to the Four Temperaments by Stephen Montgomery, Ph.D.

Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, and Intelligence by David Kiersey

Primal Leadership by Daniel Goleman *


Productive Work Places by Marvin Weisbord

Productive Work Places: Organizing and Managing For Dignity, Meaning, and Community by Marvin R. Weisbord

Professional Balance: The Careerstyle Approach to Balanced Achievement by Rick Griggs

Putting The One Minute Manager to Work by Kenneth Blanchard

Redefining Diversity by R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr.

Riding the Tiger: Doing Business in a Transforming World by: Harrison Owen

Seven Lessons of Chaos: Timeless Wisdom from the Science of Change by John Briggs and David Peat

Signs of Life by Angeles Arrien *

Simplicity by Bill Jensen

Stewardship by Peter Block

Stopping: How to Keep Going When you have to be Still by David Kundtz *

Surfing At the Edge of Chaos by Richard Pascale Mark Millemann and Linda Gioja

Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership by Joseph Jawarski

Take Time for Your Life by Cheryl Richardson

Terms of Engagement by Richard Axelrod

The 15 Minute Organizer by Emily Barns 

The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader by John C. Maxwell

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

The Adult Learner: A Neglected Species by Malcolm Knowles

The Art of Framing: Managing the Language of Leadership by Gail T. Fairhurst and Robert A. Sarr

The Art of Possibility: Transforming Personal and Professional Life by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander

The Art of Systems at Thinking: Essentials Skills For Creativity And Problem-Solving by Joseph O. Connor and Vienna McDermott will

The Character of Organizations by William Bridges

The Clue Train Manifesto by Levine, Locke, Searls and Weinberger

The Corporate Mystic: A Guidebook for Visionaries with Their Feet on the Ground
by Gay Hendricks and Kate Ludeman

The Creative Journal: The Art of Finding Yourself by Lucia Capacchione

The Dance of Change:  The Challenges to Sustaining Momentum in Learning Organizations by Peter Senge, Art Kleiner, Charlotte Roberts, Richard Ross, George Roth Bryan Smith.

The Essential Bohm by Lee Nichol and David Bohm *

The Extraordinary Leader by John H. Zenger and Joseph Folkman

The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook, Peter Senge et al. *

The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge *

The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels by Michael Watkins

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, Patrick Lencioni.* 

The Fourfold Way by Angeles Arrien *

The Handbook of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: Inspiring Others to Achieve Results by Daniel Feldman

The Heart of Change by John P. Kotter *

The Heart of the Leader by Ken Blanchard

The Leadership Challenge:  How to Keep Getting Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations by James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner *

The Leadership Equation: Leadership, Management and the Myers-Briggs by Barr and Barr *

The Leadership Moment: Nine True Stories of Triumph and Disaster and Their Lessons for Us All by Michael Unseem

The Magic of Dialogue: Transforming Conflict into Cooperation by Daniel Yankelovich *

The Manager’s Pocket Guide to Performance Management by Sharon G. Fisher

The MARS Pathfinder Approach to Faster-Better-Cheaper by Price Pritchett and Brian Muirhead

The Mind Map Book by Tony Luzon

The New Millennium Organization by Harrison Owen

The New Paradigm in Business: Emerging Strategies for Leadership and Organizational Change Edited by Michael Ray and Alan Rinzler

The One-Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

The Owners Manual for the Brain by Pierce Howard

The Power of Flow: Practical Ways to Transform Your Life with Meaningful Coincidence by Charlene Belitz and Meg Lundstrom

The Power of Focus by Canfield, Hansen and Hewitt *

The Power of Now by EckhartToIle

The Rhetoric of Risk by Beverly Sauer

The Team Handbook: How to Use Teams to Improve Quality by Peter R. Scholtes and other contributors

The Unshackled Organization by Jeffrey Goldstein *

The Web of Inclusion by Sally Helgesen

The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organization by Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith *

Think Outside the Box by Mike Vance and Diane Regan

Thought As a System by David Bohm

Thoughts: on Leadership: Thoughts and Reflections from History’s Great Thinkers by The Forbes Leadership Library

Time Management by Marshall Cook

Turning Feedback into Change by Joe Folkman

Using Your Brain for a Change by Richard Brandler

Waking Up In Time: Finding Inner Peace in Times of Accelerating Change by Peter Russell

Walk the Talk and Get the Results You Want by Eric Harvey and Al Lucia

What to do with the rest of your life by Robin Ryan

Who Moved My Cheese? By Spencer Johnson, MD

Working with Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman.

You Are What You Say by Budd and Rothstein

You Just Don’t Understand by Deborah Tannen