The response to this Tweet was amazing.
What books / research / models / frameworks might you recommend for change agents with low/no positional authority hoping to coax their orgs in a new direction?
I spent some time going through all of the replies. Comment! Suggest!
Value Stream Mapping: How to Visualize Work and Align Leadership for Organizational Transformation
by Karen Martin et al.
Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations
by Nicole Forsgren PhD et al.
Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling
by Edgar H. Schein
Helping: How to Offer, Give, and Receive Help (Humble Leadership Series, The)
by Edgar Schein
Liminal Thinking: Create the Change You Want by Changing the Way You Think
by Dave Gray
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win (New Edition)
by Jocko Willink
The Spirit of Kaizen: Creating Lasting Excellence One Small Step at a Time
by Robert Maurer
Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
by Bill Burnett et al.
This is Lean: Resolving the Efficiency Paradox
by Niklas Modig et al.
Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition
by Kerry Patterson et al.
Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change, Second Edition
by Joseph Grenny et al.
Becoming a Technical Leader
by Gerald Weinberg
Blueprint for Revolution: How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego Men, and Other Nonviolent Techniques to Galvanize Communities, Overthrow Dictators, or Simply Change the World
by Srdja Popovic
The Secrets of Consulting: A Guide to Giving and Getting Advice Successfully (Consulting Secrets Book 1)
by Gerald Weinberg
Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization (Leadership for the Common Good)
by Robert Kegan et al.
Dialogue: The Art Of Thinking Together
by William Isaacs
The Art of Business Value
by Mark Schwartz et al.
The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement
by Eliyahu M. Goldratt et al.
Lean Change Management: Innovative practices for managing organizational change
by Jason Little
Buy-In: Saving Your Good Idea from Getting Shot Down
by John P. Kotter et al.
How to Change the World: Change Management 3.0
Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas
by Linda, Ph.D. Rising et al.
Change Agent: Engaging Your Passion to Be the One Who Makes a Difference
by Os Hillman
What Color Is Your Parachute? 2018: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
by Richard N. Bolles
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
by Richard Bach et al.
Flawless Consulting, Enhanced Edition: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used
by Peter Block
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
by Stephen R. Covey
Organizational Creativity: A Practical Guide for Innovators & Entrepreneurs
by Gerard J. Puccio et al.
Walden and Civil Disobedience
by Henry David Thoreau et al.
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
by Roger Fisher et al.
Getting to Yes with Yourself: (and Other Worthy Opponents)
by William Ury
Researching Your Own Practice: The Discipline of Noticing
by John Mason
Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
by Tony Hsieh
Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn))
by Lyssa Adkins
Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
by Brené Brown
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
by Brené Brown
Everyone is a Change Agent: A Guide to the Change Agent Essentials
by April K. Mills et al.
Thinking for a Change: Putting the TOC Thinking Processes to Use (The CRC Press Series on Constraints Management)
by Lisa J. Scheinkopf
I’m Sorry I Broke Your Company: When Management Consultants Are the Problem, Not the Solution
by Karen Phelan
Diffusion of Innovations, 5th Edition
by Everett M. Rogers
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
by Chip Heath et al.
The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
by Gene Kim et al.
The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion
by John Seely Brown et al.
The Leader as Martial Artist: Deep Democracy Leadership in Conflict Resolution, Community Building and Organizational Transformation
by Arnold Mindell
The Tao of Leadership: Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age
by John Heider
Outsmarting VUCA: Achieving Success in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, & Ambiguous World
by Don Gilman
The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking
by Oliver Burkeman
Building the Agile Business through Digital Transformation: How to Lead Digital Transformation in Your Workplace
by Neil Perkin et al.
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It
by Chris Voss et al.
The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition)
by Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
Liberty or Death: The French Revolution
by Peter McPhee
Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers
by Alexander Osterwalder et al.
It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy
by D. Michael Abrashoff
Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders
by L. David Marquet et al.
Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World
by John P. Kotter
How to Win Friends & Influence People
by Dale Carnegie
Complexity and Creativity in Organizations
by Ralph Stacey
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
by Simon Sinek
Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love
by Richard Sheridan