A list of books in my library

Over the years people have asked me about the most important books in my library. Here are the essentials, books that have been influential and which I continue to consult and work with.

Ways of hosting

Baldwin, Christina. Calling the Circle: The first and future culture

Baldwin, Christina and Linnea, Ann. The Circle Way

Brown, Juanita and Isaacs, David, et. al. The World Cafe: Shaping our Future through conversations that matter

Herman, Michael and Corrigan, Chris (eds.) Open Space Technology: A User’s NON-Guide

Holman, Peggy, Cady, Steve and Devane, Tom (eds). The Change Handbook: Large group methods for shaping the future.

Isaacs, William. Dialogue and the art of thinking together.

Kaner, Sam et. al. The Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision Making

Owen, Harrison. Open Space Technology: A User’s Guide

Owen, Harrison. Expanding our Now: The story of Open Space Technology

Whitney, Dianna and Trosten-Bloom, A. The power of appreciative inquiry: a practical guide to positive change

Ways of being in organization and community

Atlee, Tom. The Tao of Democracy

Block, Peter. Community: The Structure of Belonging

Bushe, Gervais and Marshak, Bob (ed.s) Dialogic Organizational Development

Cziksentmihaly, M. Flow.

Cziksentmihaly, M. Good Business

Eoyang, Glenda. Adaptive Action.

Frost, Peter. Toxic emotions at work

Herman, Michael. The inviting organization emerges

Kahane, Adam. Solving Tough Problems

Jaworski, J. Synchronicity

Scharmer, Otto. Theory U

Senge, Peter. The Fifth Discipline

Senge, P., Scharmer, O., Jaworski J., Flowers BS. Presence

Slade, Samantha. Going Horizontal.

Sutherland, Jessie Worldview skills: transforming conflict from the inside out

Wheatley, Margaret. Leadership and the New Science

Ways of seeing, practice and knowing

Atleo, Richard (Umeek). Tsawalk: A Nuu-Chah-Nulth Worldview

Capra, Fritjof. The Web of Life

Chodron, Pema. The places that scare you

Johnson, Basil. Ojibway Ceremonies

Katie, Byron. Loving what is.

Lao Tzu. Tao te Ching

Macy, Joanna and Brown, Molly. Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World