The more I learn, the more I realize just how little I know. As ever, the state of the art has never stood still for long; I struggle to make time for all of the reading I'd like to do. What follows is a list of some favorite books. There are others I've either not yet read or haven't finished that I'll add to the list. Many of these are standbys, others perhaps a bit less well-known. Almost all of them focus on the human and relationship side of my work with agile, rather than any technical or tool/process-specific topic.

All are books unless noted with a download link; in most cases the article or paper needs to be purchased.

So with no further adieu and in no particular order:

James Gleick: Chaos: Making a New Science
David Rock: SCARF: A Brain-Based Model for Collaborating With and Influencing Others (pdf download)
Brené Brown: Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Stephen Denning: The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century 
William Joiner and Stephen Josephs: Leadership Agility: Five Levels of Mastery for Anticipating and Initiating Change
David Whyte: The Three Marriages: Reimagining Work, Self, and Relationship
Malcolm Gladwell: Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Daniel Pink: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Lyssa Adkins: Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition
William Isaacs: Dialogue: The Art of Thinking Together
Mary Beth O'Neill: Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart: A Systems Approach to Engaging Leaders with Their Challenges
Patrick Lencioni: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer: The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity At Work
Teresa Amabile, Constance Hadley, and Steven Kramer: Creativity Under the Gun (free preview and link to purchase)
Simon Sinek: Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Brian Stanfield: The Art of a Focused Conversation: 100 Ways to Access Group Wisdom in the Workplace
Marcial Losada: The Role of Positivity and Connectivity in the Performance of Business Teams (abstract and link to purchase)
Eric Ries: The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radially Successful Businesses
Nassim Nicholas Taleb: The Black Swan: The Impact of Highly Improbable Fragility
David Cooperrider and Diana Whitney: Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Revolution in Change
Eric E. Vogt, Juanita Brown, and David Isaacs: The Art of Powerful Questions: Catalyzing Innovation, Insight, and Action (pdf download)    
Peter Senge, Art Kleiner, Charlotte Roberts, Richard Ross, and Bryan Smith: The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization


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