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