Top 10 Books: High-Performance Coaching and Consulting

Following are the top books that I think every high-performance coach-consultant should read (in no particular order):

  • The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development [Reinertsen, Donald G.]
  • The Art of Action: How Leaders Close the Gaps between Plans, Actions and Results [Bungay, Stephen]
  • How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of “Intangibles” in Business [Hubbard, Douglas W.]
  • The Art of Agile Development [Shore, James]
  • The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization [Senge, Peter M.]
  • Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience [Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly]
  • The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement [Goldratt, Eliyahu M.]
  • Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love [Cagan, Marty]
  • Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness [Laloux, Frederic]
  • Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation [Doshi, Neel]
  • The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth [Edmondson, Amy C.]
* And yes, I realize that I listed 11.

Honorable mention:

  • Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders [Marquet, L. David]