Book References: 50 Books in a Day

Have you read the Top 50 Management Books? Jurgen Appelo has!

One piece of feedback we get from events is that attendees not only get to take home proactive activities to do with their teammates, but that they get further reading, as each attendee shares the leadership and management books that inspire him or her to enact change management and increase employee engagement.

One way to describe the Management 3.0 one-day workshop is as “50 books in one day.” So today we are the 50 top management books strongly influencing the  one-day workshop.

Dive in and read them all, or get yourself a ticket to the workshop! So here are our 50 top management books, in alphabetical order:

  1. Ackoff, Russell L. Re-Creating the Corporation: A Design of Organizations for the 21st Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  2. Appelo, Jurgen. How to Change the World: Change Management 3.0. Rotterdam: Jojo Ventures BV, 2012.
  3. Appelo, Jurgen. Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders. Upper Saddle River: Addison-Wesley, 2011.
  4. Ariely, Dan. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions. New York: Harper, 2009.
  5. Austin, Robert D. Measuring and Managing Performance in Organizations. New York: Dorset House Publishing, 1996.
  6. Bogsnes, Bjarte. Implementing Beyond Budgeting: Unlocking the Performance Potential. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
  7. Branson, Richard. Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School. London: Virgin, 2012.
  8. Cockburn, Alistair. Agile Software Development: The Cooperative Game (2nd Edition). Upper Saddle River: Addison-Wesley, 2007.
  9. Deming, W. Edwards. The New Economics: For Industry, Government, Education. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2000.
  10. Deming, W. Edwards. Out of the Crisis. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Advanced Engineering Study, 1986.
  11. Denning, Stephen. The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010.
  12. Drucker, Peter F. and Maciariello, Joseph A. Management (Revised Edition). New York: Collins, 2008.
  13. Godin, Seth. Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us. New York: Portfolio, 2008.
  14. Haidt, Jonathan. The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom. New York: Basic Books, 2006.
  15. Hamel, Gary. What Matters Now: How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012.
  16. Harford, Tim. Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
  17. Heath, Chip and Heath, Dan. Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard. New York: Broadway Books, 2010.
  18. Hoverstadt, Patrick. The Fractal Organization: Creating Sustainable Organizations with the Viable System Model. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008.
  19. Hsieh, Tony. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose. New York: Business Plus, 2010.
  20. Hubbard, Douglas W. How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of “Intangibles” in Business. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
  21. Hurley, Robert F. The Decision to Trust: How Leaders Create High-Trust Organizations. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012.
  22. Kahneman, Daniel. Thinking, Fast and Slow. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
  23. Kauffman, Stuart A. At Home in the Universe: The Search for Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
  24. Kohn, Alfie. Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, and Other Bribes. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1993.
  25. Kotter, John P. Leading Change. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1996.
  26. Lencioni, Patrick. The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012.
  27. Liker, Jeffrey K. and Convis, Gary L. The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership: Achieving and Sustaining Excellence Through Leadership Development. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011.
  28. Mackey, John and Sisodia, Rajendra. Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business. Boston: Harvard Business Review Press, 2013.
  29. Meadows, Donella. Thinking in Systems: A Primer. White River Junction: Chelsea Green Pub, 2008.
  30. Mintzberg, Henry. Managers, Not MBAs: A Hard Look at the Soft Practice of Managing and Management Development. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2004.
  31. Patterson, Kerry et al. Influencer: The Power to Change Anything. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2008.
  32. Pink, Daniel H. Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us. New York: Riverhead Books, 2009.
  33. Reinertsen, Donald G. The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development. Redondo Beach: Celeritas, 2009.
  34. Reiss, Steven. Who Am I? The 16 Basic Desires That Motivate Our Behavior and Define Our Personality. New York: Berkley Pub, 2002.
  35. Ressler, Cali and Thompson, Jody. Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It: A Results-Only Guide to Taking Control of Work, Not People. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
  36. Ries, Eric. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses. New York: Crown Business, 2011.
  37. Robin, Jennifer and Burchell, Michael. No Excuses: How You Can Turn Any Workplace into a Great One. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2013.
  38. Rosenzweig, Philip M. The Halo Effect and the Eight Other Business Delusions that Deceive Managers. New York: Free Press, 2007.
  39. Rother, Mike. Toyota Kata: Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness, and Superior Results. New York: McGraw Hill, 2010.
  40. Rothman, Johanna and Derby, Esther. Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management. Raleigh: Pragmatic Bookshelf, 2005.
  41. Seddon, John. Freedom from Command & Control: Rethinking Management for Lean Service. New York: Productivity Press, 2005.
  42. Semler, Ricardo. The Seven-Day Weekend: Changing the Way Work Works. New York: Portfolio, 2004.
  43. Senge, Peter. The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization. New York: Doubleday/Currency, 2006.
  44. Sinek, Simon. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. New York: Portfolio, 2009.
  45. Spitzer, Dean R. Transforming Performance Measurement: Rethinking the Way We Measure and Drive Organizational Success. New York: American Management Association, 2007.
  46. Stacey, Ralph. Complexity and Organizational Reality: Uncertainty and the Need to Rethink Management after the Collapse of Investment Capitalism. London: Routledge, 2010.
  47. Surowiecki, James. The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies, and Nations. New York: Doubleday, 2004.
  48. Taleb, Nassim N. Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder. New York: Random House, 2012.
  49. Taylor, William and LaBarre, Polly G. Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win. New York: William Morrow, 2006.
  50. Weinberg, Gerald M. An Introduction to General Systems Thinking. New York: Dorset House, 2001.

Don’t have time to read 50 books? Then you better attend one of our Management 3.0 workshops to devour all this information in one or two days!

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