An answer to A Frequent question: What are you 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.

 

 

Changing Conversation in Organizations: A Complexity Approach to Change

 Patricia Shaw

 

 

Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Approach to Building Cooperative Capacity

 Frank Barrett and Ron Fry

 

Appreciative Team Building: Positive Questions to Bring Out the Best of Your Team

 Diana Whitney, Amanda Trosten-Bloom, Jay Cherney, & Ron Fry

 

What Kind of World Do You Want

Jim Lord with Pam McAllister

 


The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By

Carol S. Pearson

 


The People's History of the United States

Howard Zinn

 


On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old

Parker J. Palmer

 


Your Change Blueprint: How to Design and Deliver an AI Summit 

 Michelle McQuaid & David Cooperrider

 


Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World...and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Hans Rosling
 


The Soul of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources

Lynne Twist
 


Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement

Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres
 

 


Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development

David Kolb
 


Practice Makes Purpose: Six Spiritual Practices That Will Change Your Life and Transform Your Community

C. Paul Schroeder

 


The Essentials of Theory U: Core Principles and Applications

C. Otto Scharmer

 


So You Want to Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo

 


Appreciative Inquiry Change at the Speed of Imagination

Jane Magruder Watkins, Bernard J. Mohr, Ralph Kelly

 


Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Matthew Desmond

 


Appreciative Coaching: A Positive Process for Change

Orem, Binkert, and Clancy

 


Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness & Well Being

Martin E.P. Seligman

 


Fifty Miles from Tomorrow: A Memoir of Alaska and the Real People

William L. Iggiagruk Hensley