Barrett, Richard. Building a Values-Driven Organization: A Whole System Approach to Cultural Transformation. Burlington: Elsevier Inc., 2006. Print. Why to read: Presenting a whole system approach to cultural transformation, showing organizations how they can change their culture to become values-driven organizations that support their employees, their customers, their partners, their leaders, and ultimately drive effectiveness and profit.
Carnegie, Dale. How to Win friends and Influence people. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1981. Print. Why to read: No book in the self-help category matters more than this one. Learning to relate to people in the ways Carnegie instructs will help you personally as well as professionally.
Ariely, Dan. The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2010. Print. Why to read: The provocative follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Predictably Irrational answering the questions: Why can large bonuses make CEOs less productive? How can confusing directions actually help us?
Novak, David. Taking People With You: The Only Way to Make Big Things Happen. New York: Penguin Books Ltd., 2012. Print. Why to read: David Novak learned long ago that you can't lead a great organization of any size without getting your people aligned, enthusiastic, and focused relentlessly on the mission.
Avolio, Bruce J., and Francis Yammarino. Transformational and Charismatic Leadership: The Road Ahead. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 2002. Print. Why to read: Reflecting the full range of transformational and charismatic leadership styles, the contributors here review the past, critique the present and speculate about the future.