Readings

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

by Sebastian Junger

We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding–“tribes.” This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival.

How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work

by Kegan and Lahey

The seminal text by Kegan and Lahey outlining their “Immunity to Change” mapping process. Great resources for leaders trying to help themselves and others reshape their approach to work and team dynamics.

The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World

by Heifetz, Grashow and Linsky

This a field guide for practitioners aspiring to help their organization, team and colleagues survive and thrive in these dynamic times.

Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life

by Logan and Zaffron

When things are not working, people struggle with which part of the problem to address first. The reason that fixing a problem often does not deliver the expected results, is because the underlying dynamics that perpetuated the problem are untouched. The Three Laws of Performance are about rewriting the future, solving problems, and achieving breakthrough performance.

The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life

by Zander and Zander

Organized into a series of “practices” the Zanders have created an amazing array of techniques and habits that will open up your work and life to levels you have not likely imagined. Great plane reading.

Why Agility Pays

by Bazigos, De Smet, and Gagnon (McKinsey Series Reprint)

This article provides a definition and rationale for why stable organization need more speed and speedy organizations are best served if they can increase their stability – great introductory article.