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Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business By John Mackey, Rajendra Sisodia, Bill George

Quoting John Mackey’s own words, this book is about “revolutionizing the way business is done”. Cofounder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, he and his co-writer professor and Conscious Capitalism, Inc. cofounder Raj Sisodia argue for the inherent good of both business and capitalism.

Immunity to Change By Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey

A recent study showed that when doctors tell heart patients they will die if they don’t change their habits, only one in seven will be able to follow through successfully. Desire and motivation aren’t enough: even when it’s literally a matter of life or death, the ability to change remains maddeningly elusive. Given that the status quo is so potent, how can we change ourselves and our organizations?

Conscious Business: How to Build Value Through Values By Fred Kofman

Consciousness is the main source of organizational greatness, argues author Fred Kofman, President and Chief Spiritual Officer at Axialent. “Many believe that it is necessary to sell out in order to succeed in business, or drop out in order to pursue a spiritual life. This is a false polarity…”

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t By Jim Collins

Until Jim Collins edited his bestseller Good to Great, we would tell clients: “If you develop the skills and value based behaviors we foster, you will dramatically increase the probability of achieving long term exceptional success”.

Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership By Joseph Jaworski

Synchronicity is an inspirational guide to developing the most essential leadership capacity for our time: how we can collectively shape our future. Through the telling of his life story, Jaworski posits that a real leader sets the stage on which “predictable miracles, ” seemingly synchronistic in nature, can – and do – occur. He shows that this capacity has more to do with our being – our total orientation of character and consciousness – than with what we do.

Presence: An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Organizations, and Society By Peter Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski and Betty Flowers

Presence provides an intimate look at the development of a new theory about change and learning. Built around a series of wide-ranging conversations held over a year and a half, the authors explore how profound collective change occurs.

A Theory of Everything: An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality By Ken Wilber

Ken Wilber uses clear, nontechnical language to present a scientific and spiritual understanding of how the mind, body, soul, and universe all work together.

A Brief History of Everything By Ken Wilber

From the Big Bang to the Postmodern world we inhabit, Ken Wilber examines the universe and our place in it, and comes up with an accessible and entertaining account of how it all fits together.

Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the Worlds Problem By Michael Strong

Published in 2009, this book includes a collection of stories and articles that demonstrate that business people can change the world for the better, and that free enterprise is the perfect setting to do so.

The Skilled Facilitator: A Comprehensive Resource for Consultants By Roger Schwarz

Published in 1994, The Skilled Facilitator stands as a classic for consultants, facilitators, managers, leaders, trainers, and coaches–anyone whose role is to guide groups toward realizing their creative and problem-solving potential.

Developing Leaders By Catherine Fitzgerald and Linda A. Kirby

Comprising an essential reference for professionals in organizational psychology, management, and human resources, the seventeen chapters collected in Developing Leaders provide accessible, reliable information on how the MBTI® personality inventory can be used in leadership and management development.

Changing on the Job By Jennifer Garvey Berger

As opposed to showing readers how to play the role of a leader in a “paint by numbers” fashion, Changing on the Job builds on theories of adult growth and development to help readers become more thoughtful individuals, capable of leading in any scenario. Moving from the theoretical to the practical, and employing real-world examples, author Jennifer Garvey Berger offers a set of building blocks to help cultivate an agile workforce while improving performance.

A Simpler Way By Margaret J. Wheatley and Myron Kellner-Rogers

“There is a simpler way to organize human endeavor. It requires a new way of being in the world. It requires being in the world without fear. Being in the world with play and creativity. Seeking after what’s possible. Being willing to learn and to be surprised.

First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently By Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman

The greatest managers in the world seem to have little in common. They differ in sex, age, and race. They employ vastly different styles and focus on different goals.

Integral Psychology: Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology, Therapy By Ken Wilber

The goal of an “integral psychology” is to honor and embrace every legitimate aspect of human consciousness under one roof.

The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization By Peter Senge

It was in 1987 when Senge first envisioned the possibilities of a “learning organization” that used “systems thinking” as the primary tenet of a revolutionary management philosophy.

The Dance of Change: The Challenges to Sustaining Momentum in Learning By Peter Senge and team

In a constantly changing world, businesses need to be constantly changing to keep up. The trouble is the majority of change programs fail…

How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work: Seven Languages for Transformation By Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey

Harvard psychologists Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey argue that despite the best of intentions, most individuals and organizations are actually immune to deep and lasting change.

Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage in Human Consciousness By Frederic Laloux

A new organizational model seems to be emerging, and it promises a soulful revolution in the workplace. Reinventing Organizations describes in practical detail how organizations large and small can operate in this new paradigm.