Insightful Thought Papers
Thought papers are intended to stimulate critical thinking and cause further investigation into one’s philosophy about leadership, innovation, and the foundations of business growth. Please check them out. You may be pleasantly surprised.
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The following texts and articles represent foundational models, theories, and practices that underpin the work we do with our clients. These texts and articles constitute suggested reading for organizational leaders who seek to transform their companies into sustainable 21st century organizations.
- Bossidy, L., & Charan, R. (2002). Execution: The discipline of getting things done. New York: Crown Business.
- Cherniss, C., & Goleman, D. (2001). The emotionally intelligent workplace. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
- Collins, J. (2001). Good to great: Why some companies make the leap… and others don’t. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
- Hickman, C. R., (1990). Mind of a manager, soul of a leader (2nd ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Kotter, J. P. (1990). A force for change: How leadership differs from management. New York: The Free Press.
- Kotter, J. P. (1996). Leading change. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.
- Nonaka, I., & Nishiguchi, T. (Eds.). (2001). Knowledge emergence: Social, technical, and evolutionary dimensions of knowledge creation. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Bolman, L., & Deal, T. (2003). Reframing organizations (3rd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.
- Burns, J. M. (2003). Transforming leadership. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press.
- Collins, J., & Porras, J. (1994). Built to last. New York: HarperBusiness.
- Goleman, D. (1995). Emotional intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ. New York: Bantam Books
- Goleman, D. (2000, March-April). Leadership that gets results. Harvard Business Review, 78(2), 78-90.
- Kotter, J. P. (2002). The heart of change. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.
- Kouzes, J. M., & Posner, B. Z. (2002). The leadership challenge (3rd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
- Kouzes, J. M., & Posner, B. Z. (2003). The five practices of exemplary leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
- Lickona, T., & Davidson, M. (2005). Smart & good high schools: Integrating excellence and ethics for success in school, work and beyond. Cortland, NY: Center for the 4th and 5th Rs (Respect & Responsibility)/Washington, D.C.: Character Education Partnership.
- O’Toole, J. (1996). Leading change: The argument for values-based leadership (2nd ed.). New York: Ballantine.
- Quinn, R. (2005, July-August). Moments of greatness: entering the fundamental state of leadership. Harvard Business Review, 83(7), 75-83.
- Rooke, D., & Torbert, W. (2005, April). Seven transformations of leadership. Harvard Business Review, 83(4), 67-76.
- Schein, E. (2004). Organizational culture and leadership (3rd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
- Tichy, N. (2002). The leadership engine. New York: HarperBusiness.
- Drucker, P. (1985, May-June). The discipline of innovation. Harvard Business Review, 63(3), 67-72.
- Drucker, P. (1999, Winter). Knowledge-worker productivity: The biggest challenge. California Management Review, 41(2), 79-94.
- Nonaka, I. (1991, November-December). The knowledge-creating company. Harvard Business Review, 69(6), 96-104.
- Schrage, M. (1990). Shared minds: The new technologies of collaboration. New York: Random House
- Senge, P. M. (1990). The fifth discipline. New York: Doubleday.
- Handy, C. (1995). Gods of management: The changing work of organizations (3rd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Katzenbach, J., & Smith, D. (1993). The discipline of teams. Harvard Business Review, 71(2), 111-120.
- Lencioni, P. (2002). The five dysfunctions of a team. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
- Neilson, G., Pasternack, B. A., & Mendes, D. (2004, Summer). The 7 types of organizational DNA. Strategy + business, 35, 95-103.
- Peters, T., & Waterman, R. (1982). In search of excellence. New York: Harper & Row.
- Waterman, R. (1992). Adhocracy. New York: W. W. Norton & Co