Bibliography of Current and Ongoing Texts of Interest: 2008

This list of texts reflects ongoing and developing theory, skills, ideas, and philosophy that we employ within The Boston Consortium and its 21 communities of practice. We choose to be at the intersection of knowledge and change implementation. The texts are used as resources and catalysts for future action by encouraging use of the Consortium as a forum for dialogue and action.

Listed in rough order of importance to our mission.

Core Concepts

Raelin, Joseph A. Creating Leaderful Organizations. San Francisco. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2003. Comment: Leadership from the collective, not individual standpoint. Essential reading.*

Raelin, Joseph A. Work-Based Learning: The New Frontier of Management Development. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall/Addison Wesley OD Series, 2000. Comment: Raelin is the primary thought leader for The Boston Consortium.

Raelin, Joseph A. Learning to Engage: A Guide to Leaderful Practice. Wiley, 2007.

Wenger, Etienne; Richard McDermott and William M. Snyder. Cultivating Communities of Practice. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2002. Comment: Critical text shows why and how.

Cross, Rob and Andrew Parker. The Hidden Power of Social Networks. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2004. Comment: The real org chart...

Schon, Donald. The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action. Basic Books, 1983.

Argyris, Chris. On Organizational Learning. New York: Blackwell, 1999.

Maslow, Abraham H. Maslow On Management. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1998.

Senge et al. The Dance of Change. New York: Currency Doubleday, 1999.

Senge et al. The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook. New York: Currency Doubleday, 1994.

Wilber, Ken. A Theory of Everything. Boston: Shambhala, 2001. Comment: A philosophy of integral vision.

Bohm, David. On Dialogue. New York: Routledge, 1996. Comment: Like Schon, Argyris, and Senge, Bohm’s work is one of the classics of organizational learning and thus collaborative change that is at the essence of what our consortium is about.

Wheatley, Margaret. Leadership and the New Science. 2nd Edition. San Francisco, 1999. Comment: A breakthrough message that has influenced management thinking since 1990.

Walsh, Diana Chapman. Trustworthy Leadership. (Can We Be the Leaders We Need Our Students to Become?). Sponsored by Fetzer Institute. Spring 2006.*

Collins, Jim. Good to Great and the Social Sectors. New York: Harper-Collins, 2005.

Kegan, Robert. The Evolving Self: Problem and Process in Human Development. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 1983.

Schein, Edgar H. Organizational Culture and Leadership. (Second Edition) San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers. 1997.*

Brown, Juanita. The World Café: Living Knowledge through Conversations that Matter. Fielding Institute. 2001.

Kahane, Adam. Solving Tough Problems: An Open Way of Talking, Listening, and Creating New Realities. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. 2004.

Torbet, Bill. Action Inquiry (The Secret of Timely and Transforming Leadership). San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Pink, Daniel H. A Whole New Mind (Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age). New York: Riverhead Books.

Skyrme, David. Knowledge Networking (Creating the collaborative enterprise). San Francisco: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003.

Brown, John Seely. Storytelling in Organizations: Why Storytelling is Transforming 21st Century Organizations and Management. Burlington: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005.

Fletcher, Joyce K. Disappearing Acts: Gender, Power and Rational Practice at Work. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2001.

Meyerson, Debra E. Tempered Radicals. Boston: Harvard Business School Publishing, 2001.

Sprenger, Reinhard K. Trust: The Best Way to Manage. Frankfurt: Cyan/Campus Books, 2004.

Streatfield, Philip J. The Paradox of Control in Organizations. London: Routledge, 2005.

Saint-Onge, Hubert, Debra Wallace. Leveraging Communities of Practice for Strategic Advantage. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003.

Heifetz, Ronald A. Leadership Without Easy Answers. Cambridge, Ma: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1994.

Application Issues

Martin, Roger. The Responsibility Virus. New York: Basic Books, 2002.

Straus, David. How to Make Collaboration Work. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2002.

Rothwell, William J. The Action Learning Guidebook. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999.

Davenport, Thomas H. and Laurence Prusak. Working Knowledge: How Organizations Manage What They Know. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1998, 2000.

Cohen, Allan R. and David Bradford. Influence Without Authority. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1989, 1991.*

Schwartz, Peter. The Art of the Long View. New York: Currency Doubleday, 1991.

Weisbord, Marvin R. Discovering Common Ground. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 1992.

Marshall, Edward M. Transforming the Way We Work. New York: AMACOM, 1995.

Kleiner, Art. The Age of Heretics. New York: Currrency Doubleday, 1996.

Drath, Wilfred. The Deep Blue Sea: Rethinking the Source of Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001.

Greenleaf, Robert K. On Becoming a Servant Leader. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1996.*

Morgan, Gareth. Images of Organization. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 1998.

Morgan,Gareth. Creative Organization Theory. London: Sage Publications, 1989.

Hargrove, Robert. Mastering the Art of Creative Collaboration. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1998.

King, Bob and Helmut Schlicksupp. The Idea Edge: Transforming Creative Thought Into Organizational Excellence. Goal-QPC, 1998.

Kotter, John P. and Dan S. Cohen. The Heart of Change. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2002.

Cloke, Kenneth and Joan Goldsmith. The End of Management and the Rise of Organizational Democracy. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2002.

Gallwey, Timothy. The Inner Game of Work. New York: Random House, 2000.

Lewin, Roger and Regine Birute. Weaving Complexity and Business: Engaging the Soul at Work. New York: Texere, 2001.

Segil, Larraine; Marshall Goldsmith and James Belasco. Editors. Partnering: The New Face of Leadership. New York: Amacom, 2003.*

Egolf, Donald B., Ph.D. Forming Storming Norming Performing. Nebraska: Writers Club Press 2001.

Nichols, Lee The Essential David Bohm. London and New York: Routledge 2003.

Malone, Thomas W.; Robert Laubacher and Michael S. Scott Morton. Inventing the Organization of the 21st Century. Cambridge: the MIT Press. 2003.

Weick, Karl E. and Kathleen M. Sutcliffe, Managing the Unexpected: Assuring High Performance in an Age of Complexity. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 2001.

Austin, James E. and Frances Hesselbein. Meeting the Collaboration Challenge (Developing Strategic Alliances Between Nonprofit Organizations and Businesses). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 2002.

Ray, Karen. The Nimble Collaboration (Fine-Tuning Your Collaboration for Lasting Success). St. Paul: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. 2003.

Pfeffer, Jeffrey and Robert I. Sutton. The Knowing-Doing Gap (How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action). Boston: Harvard Business School Press. 2000.

Lesser, Eric L.; Michael A. Fontaine and Jason A. Slusher. Knowledge and Communities. Boston. Butterworth Heinemann. 2000.

Hock, Dee. Birth of the Chaordic Age. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. 1999.

Ackerman, Mark S.; Volkmar Pipek, and Volker Wulf. Sharing Expertise: Beyond Knowledge Management. Cambridge: MIT Press. 2003.

Cochran, Alice Collier. Roberta's Rules of Order (Sail Through Meetings for Stellar Results without the Gavel: A Guide for Nonprofits and Other Teams). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004.

Fairtlouagh, Gerard. The Three Ways of Getting Things Done (Hierarchy, Heterarchy & Responsible Autonomy in Organization). Dorset: UK: Triarchy Press, 2005.*

Austin, James E. The Collaboration Challenge (How Nonprofits and Business Succeed Through Strategic Alliances). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2003.

Beamish, Anne. Learning from Work: Designing Organizations for Learning and Communications. Stanford, California: Stanford Press, 2007.

Articles of Interest

Bonini, Sheila M.J.; Lenny T. Mendonca and Jeremy M. Oppenheim. When Social Issues Become Strategic New York: McKinsey Quarterly, 2006.

Mayer, Roger C. and Mark B. Gavin. Trust In Management And Performance: Who Minds the Shop While the Employees Watch the Boss? New York: The Academy of Management Journal, Volume 48, Number 5, 2005.

Foster, William and Jeffrey Bradach. Should Nonprofits Seek Profits? Boston: Harvard Business Review, Volume 83, Number 2, 2005.

Weiss, Jeff and Jonathan Hughes. What Collaboration? Accept and Actively Manage Conflict. Boston: Harvard Business Review. Volume 83, Number 3, 2005

Rooke, David and William R. Torbert. Transformations of Leadership (Leadership Teams and Leadership Cultures Within Organizations). Boston: Harvard Business Review, Volume 83, Number 4, April 2005.*

Fisher, Lawrence M. The Prophet of Unintended Consequences. New York: Strategy + Business, fall 2005.

Ollhoff, Jim and Michael Walcheski. Making the Jump to Systems Thinking: Pegasus Communications, The Systems Thinker, June/July 2006.

Denning, Peter J. Hastily Formed Networks: Collaboration in the Absence of Authority. Cambridge: Reflections: The SoL Journal, Volume 7, Number 1.

Huston, Tracy. Enabling Adaptability and Innovation Through Hastily Formed Networks. Cambridge: Reflections: The SoL Journal, Volume 7, Number 1.

Kohl, Jon. Mental Models that Block Strategic Plan Implementation. Cambridge: Reflections: The SoL Journal, Volume 7, Number 1.

Sussman, Carl. Making Change: How to Build Adaptive Capacity. Boston: The Nonprofit Quarterly, Winter 2003.

Raelin, Joe. Finding Meaning in the Organization. Cambridge: MIT Sloan Management Review. Spring 2006.

Parise, Salvatore; Rob Cross and Thomas H. Davenport. Strategies for Preventing a Knowledge-Loss Crisis. Cambridge: MIT Sloan Management Review. Summer 2006.

Lawrence, Thomas B.; Bruno Dyck; Sally Maitlis and Michael K. Mauws. The Underlying Structure of Continuous Change. Cambridge: MIT Sloan Management Review. Summer 2006.

Senge, Peter M. Missing the Boat on Leadership (Why we have difficulty understanding the source of leadership). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, Leader to Leader Institute, Number 38, Fall 2005.*

Zohar, Danah. Spiritually Intelligent Leadership (Twelve principles for the visionary leader). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, Leader to Leader Institute, Number 38, Fall 2005.*

* Denotes valuable perspective on leadership issues

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