Change Whisperer – Gail Severini, Symphini Change Management Inc.


Summer reading anyone? What books are on your list?
June 21, 2013, 8:09 am
Filed under: - People Change Management

“A little learning is a dangerous thing.
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring;
There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
and drinking largely sobers us again.”
― Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism

summer books 2013Confession: I work to suport my reading habit.

What are you reading?

Planning to read?

Have just read that you recommend?

Here is my (growing) pile for the summer:

“Change with Confidence: Answers to the 50 Biggest Questions that Keep Change Leaders Up at Night,” Phil Buckley, Jossey-Bass, Ontario, Canada, 2013

“Crimes Against Logic: Exposing the Bogus Arguments of Politicians, Priests, Journalists, and Other Serial Offenders,” Jamie Whyte, McGraw-Hill, NY, 2005

“The Designful Company: How to Build a Culture of Non-stop Innovation,” Marty Neumeier, Newriders, 2009

“Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization,” Don Pontefract, Jossey-Bass, NJ, USA, 2013

“Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck―Why Some Thrive Despite Them All,” Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen, HarperCollins, NY, 2011

“Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works,” A.G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin, Harvard Business Review Press, Boston, Mass, 2013

“The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion,” Jonathan Haidt, Vintage Books, New York, 2013

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Great looking reading list—thanks

Comment by Daryl Conner

“Leadership and the Art of Struggle: How Great Leaders Grow Through Challenge and Adversity” by Steven Snyder

“Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success” by Adam M. Grant

Comment by surveyguy2

Gail, thanks for the list. I just heard about “A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix” by the late Edwin Friedman. It is not a typical skim or read from start to finish, but more of a read one chapter at a time to digest the depth. Haven’t read it yet, but I here it is great.

Comment by Ron Koller

Hi Ron. Thanks for this! I saw it referenced in the group discussion recently then forgot to look it up. Glad to hear your vote. Gail

Comment by Gail Severini




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