Recommended Reading

Some time ago, in response to a frequent question "What are you reading?", I decided to simply keep a running list. So, in my continuous self-study, I put on top the book I'm currently reading and allow the oldest one to drop away, thereby keeping the list to not more than 20. The list below covers a period of about 18 months. Because I am so curious about so many things and I love to consider the intersection of ideas, this diverse and ever-changing list provides me many insights, including a meta-view of current influences.

  1. Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement - Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres
  2. Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development - David Kolb
  3. Practice Makes Purpose: Six Spiritual Practices That Will Change Your Life and Transform Your Community - C. Paul Schroeder
  4. The Essentials of Theory U: Core Principles and Applications - C. Otto Scharmer
  5. So You Want to Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo
  6. Appreciative Inquiry Change at the Speed of Imagination - Jane Magruder Watkins, Bernard J. Mohr, Ralph Kelly
  7. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City - Matthew Desmond
  8. Appreciative Coaching: A Positive Process for Change - Orem, Binkert, and Clancy
  9. Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness & Well Being - Martin E.P. Seligman
  10. Fifty Miles from Tomorrow: A Memoir of Alaska and the Real People - William L. Iggiagruk Hensley
  11. The Social Construction of Reality - Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann
  12. SOAR: Building Strengths-Based Strategy - Jacqueline M. Stavros & Gina Hinrichs
  13. Understanding and Dismantling Racism: The 21st Century Challenge to White America - Joseph Barndt
  14. The Appreciative Inquiry Summit: A Practitioner's Guide for Leading Large-Group Change - James D. Ludema, Diana Whitney, Bernard J. Mohr & Thomas J. Griffin
  15. A Silence: The Mystery of Wholeness - Robert Sardello
  16. The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America - David Whyte
  17. The Book of Joy - His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams
  18. The Philanthropic Quest - Jim Lord
  19. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World - Adam Grant
  20. The Complete Bhagavad-Gita - translators: Koti Sreekrishna and Hari Ravikumar

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