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. These books are generally available through their publishers, in book stores or online.

Ways of hosting

Agerberck, Brandy, Bird, Kelvy, Bradd, Sam and Shepard, Jennifer. Drawn Together Through Visual Practice.

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

Group Pattern Language Project. Group Works: A pattern language for bringing life to meetings and other gatherings.

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

Hogan, Christine. Practical Facilitation: A Toolkit of Techniques.

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.

Kahane, Adam. Transformative Scenario Planning.

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

Lipmanowicz, Henri and MacCandless, Keith. The Surprising Power of LIberating Structures.

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

Zeher, Howard. The LIttle Book of Restorative Justice

Zubizarreta, Rosa. From Conflict to Creative Collaboration: A user’s guide to Dynamic Facilitation.

Ways of being in organization and community

Atlee, Tom. The Tao of Democracy

Block, Peter. Community: The Structure of Belonging

Born, Paul. Deepening Community

Cziksentmihaly, M. Flow.

Etmanski, Al. Impact.

Frost, Peter. Toxic emotions at work

Dressler, Larry. Standing in the Fire

Hassan, Zaid. The Social Labs Revolution.

Herman, Michael. The inviting organization emerges

Hock, Dee. The Birth of the Chaordic Age

Kahane, Adam. Solving Tough Problems

Kurtz, Cynthia. Working with Stories in Your Community or Organization.

Macy, Joanna and Brown, Molly. Coming Back to LIfe.

Mindell, Arnold. The Deep Democracy of Open Forums.

Slade, Samantha. Going Horizontal.

Stilger, Bob. After Now: when we cannot see the future, where do we begin?

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

Ways of leading

Berger, Jennifer Garvey and Johnstone, Keith. Simple Habits for Complex Times

Bushe, Gervase R. Clear Leadership.

Kahane, Adam. Collaborating with the Enemy

Kahane, Adam. Power and Love

McKergow, Mark and Bailey, Helen. Host: Six new roles of engagement.

Schuman, Sandy (ed.) The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation

Senge, Peter. The Fifth Discipline

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

Wheatley, Margaret. Leadership and the New Science

Wheatley, Margaret J. So Far From Home

Theory and practice

Boal, Augusto. Games for Actors and Non-Actors.

brown, adrienne maree. Emergent Strategy

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

Carey, Benedict. How We Learn

D’Souza , Steven and Renner Diana. Not Knowing: The art of turning uncertainty into opportunity 

Eoyang, Glenda and Halliday, Royce. Adaptive Action.

Fierro, Rita S, Schwartz, Alyssa and Smart Dawn H. (eds.) Evaluation and Facilitation 

Friere, Paolo. Pedagogy of the Oppressed.

Hamilton, Marilyn. Integral City.

Holman, Peggy. Engaging Emergence.

Juarrero, Alicia. Dynamics in Action: Intentional behaviour as a complex system.

Johnson, Steven. Emergence.

Kay, John. Obliquity.

Meadows, Donella. Thinking in Systems

Mindell, Arnold. Sitting in the Fire

Moore Alan. No Straight Lines: Making sense of our non-linear world.

Quinn Patton, Michael. Developmental Evaluation

Quinn Patton, Michael. Principles Focussed Evaluation.

Quinn Patton, M., McKegg, K., and Wehipeihana, N. Developmental Evaluation Exemplars

Scharmer, Otto. Theory U

Scharmer, Otto. Leading from the Emerging Future.

Wheatley, Margaret and Frieze, Deborah. Walk Out, Walk On.

Wilson, Shawn. Research is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods

Ways of seeing, practice and knowing

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

Atleo, Richard (Umeek). Principles of Tsawalk.

Capra, Fritjof. The Web of Life

Chodron, Pema. Comfortable with uncertainty.

Jaworski, J. Synchronicity

Johnson, Basil. Ojibway Ceremonies

Katie, Byron. Loving what is.

Kauffman, Stuart. At home in the universe.

Lao Tzu. Tao te Ching