Organizational Developmental Consultant

Recommended Reading

The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012

This book provides compelling logic that organizational health is a stronger competitive advantage than a company’s strategy, marketing or technology.

CEO Capital, A Guide to Building CEO Reputation and Company Success by Leslie Gaines-Ross, John Wiley & Sons, 2003

There is a remarkable correlation between the CEO’s reputation in the marketplace and his or her ability to transform their organization starting from their first day on the job.

Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan, Crown Business, 2002

This book is a practical guide for leaders working to achieve significant business results.

Growing Pains: Transitioning from an Entrepreneurship to a Professionally Managed Firm by Eric Flamholtz and Yvonne Randle, Jossey-Bass, 2000

Growing Pains does an excellent job of describing the issues that organizations face as they grow, and provides useful models for addressing them.

The Power of Habit: why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg, Random House, 2012

Based on neuroscience, this book describes how to achieve personal and organizational transformation.

Productive Workplaces, Dignity, Meaning, and Community in the 21st Century: 25th Anniversary Edition by Marvin R. Weisbord, Jossey-Bass, 2012

25 years after this classic was first written, it remains one of the most influential in the field of organizational effectiveness. Weisbord’s premise that ‘getting everyone improving whole systems’ is better than having ‘experts solve problems’ has been a cornerstone of my work and key to the success I have been able to achieve with my clients.

Who is the in the Room: How Great Leaders Structure and Manage the Teams Around Them by Bob Frisch, Jossey-Bass, 2012

Frisch, a former colleague, provides a fresh look at decision making by getting the right people, addressing the right issues at the right time instead of relying solely on an organizational structure’s senior management team.