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Recommended Reading List (BOLD listings are most recent additions)

  • Active Hope, by Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone
  • A Higher Standard of Leadership: Lessons from the Life of Gandhi, by Keshavan Nair
  • Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward, by James Prochanska et. al.
  • Common Cause: the Case for Working with Our Cultural Values, by Thomas Crompton
  • Community is the Heart of Emergent Leadership, Kathleen O’Brien, Green Slam Keynote
  • Confessions of a Radical Industrialist: Profits, People, Purpose–Doing Business by Respecting the Earth, by Ray Anderson with Robin White
  • Credibility: how leaders gain and lose it, why people demand it AND The leadership challenge (3rd ed.) both by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
  • Flourish, Martin Seligman
  • Good To Great, by Jim Collins
  • Guerilla Gardening in South Central LA, Ron Finley, TED Talk
  • “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” Simon Sinek, TED Talk
  • Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, by R. Cialdini
  • Leadership in Organizations, by Gary Yukl
  • Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World, by Margaret J. Wheatley
  • Leading from the Emerging Future: From Ego-System to Eco-System Economies, by Otto Scharmer and Katrin Kaufer
  • Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation, AND A Hidden Wholeness – The Journey Toward an Undivided Life: Welcoming the Soul and Weaving Community in a Wounded World, both by Parker J. Palmer
  • Listening to Shame: Brene Brown, TED Talk
  • Lucky Iron Fish (Video)
  • Moral Intelligence: Enhancing business performance & leadership success, by Doug Lennick, and Fred Kiel
  • On Dialogue, by David Bohm
  • Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, by David R. Hawkins
  • Reality is Broken: Why Games Make us Better,  by Jane McGonigal
  • Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back, by Andrew Zolli
  • Rotman on Design: The Best on Design Thinking from Rotman Magazine, Edited by Roger Martin and Karen Christensen
  • Solving Social Problems with a Nudge, Sendhil Mullainathan, TED Talk
  • Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, by Chip and Dan Heath
  • The Case for Working with Your Hands, Or, Why Office Work Is Bad for Us and Fixing Things Feels Good, by Matthew Crawford
  • The Congruent Life, by C. Michael Thompson
  • The New Golden Age: The coming Revolution against Political Corruption and Economic Chaos, by Ravi Batra.
  • The Power of Sustainable Thinking: How to Create a Positive Future for the Climate, the Planet, Your Organization and Your Life, by Bob Doppelt
  • The Power of Vulnerability: Brene Brown, TED Talk
  • The Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership: Practicing the Wisdom of Leading by Serving, by James W. Sipe and Don M. Frick.
  • The Systems Thinking Playbook: Exercises to Stretch & Build Learning and Systems Thinking Capabilities, by Linda Booth Sweeney & Dennis Meadows
  • The Way of Transition, by William Bridges
  • Thinking in Systems, by Donella H. Meadows
  • Transformative Scenario Planning, by Adam Kahane.
  • Tribes & Reality of Worldview, by Seth Godin Blog post 
  • Why Business can be Good at Solving Social Problems, Michael Porter, TED Talk
  • World as Lover, World as Self: Courage for Global Justice and Ecological Renewal and Widening Circles: A Memoir, Joanna Macy
  • Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are: Amy Cuddy, TED Talk
  • Zugunruhe , by Jason McLennan

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