Recommended Books

We often get asked which books we’d recommend for people interested in deepening their knowledge in culture and behaviour change, so we thought we’d curate a list of our favourites here.

Happy reading!

Books that empower teams…

The Culture Code

The Culture Code

Author : Daniel Coyle

How to build teams that collaborate. The answer lies in group culture.

Brave New Work

Brave New Work

Author : Aaron Dignan

How an organisation can run to get the most from employees – not bosses. Practical advice.

The Fearless Organisation

The Fearless Organisation

Author : Amy Edmundson

How to create psychological safety in teams.  

The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit

Author : Charles Duhigg

Insight that can help you change habits in your organisation . 

Books that will help you with leadership…

Humble Leadership

Humble Leadership

Authors : Schein & Schein

A book for a new age of leadership that works to a people first model.

Turn the Ship Around

Turn the Ship Around

Author : L David Marquet

A true story of turning followers into leaders.  

Dare to Lead

Dare to Lead

Author : Brene Brown

Switching from blaming and shaming to authentic leadership.

Speak Up

Speak Up

Authors : Megan Reitz and John Higgins

How to use your power to enable others to speak up.

Books that help you understand human behaviour…

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

Author : Daniel Goleman

Why it matters more than IQ

Mindset

Author : Carol Dweck

How we all need to move from a fixed to a growth mindset.

Games People Play

Author : Eric Berne

How we get locked into patterns of behavior. 

The Psychology of Interpersonal Behaviour

The Psychology of Interpersonal Behaviour

Author : Michael Argyle

A social psychology classic

Books that help change the way you think…

Nudge

Nudge

Authors : Thaler & Sunstein

Kicked off the interest in Nudge theory.

Thinking Fast & Slow

Thinking Fast & Slow

Author : Daniel Kahneman

Explains the two systems that drive the way we think.

Don't think of an Elephant

Don’t Think of an Elephant

Author : George Lakoff

All about how frames influence our thinking.

Diversify

Diversify

Author : June Sarpong

How to challenge inequality and why we should.

Books that get people engaged in change…

The Tipping Point

Author : Malcolm Gladwell

An interesting book about why some ideas spread like ‘social epidemics’ when others don’t.

Made to stick

Made to Stick

Authors : Chip & Dan Heath

How to win over an audience and make sure they remember your ideas.

Start With Why

Author : Simon Sinek

Excellent advice about how leaders need to start with the ‘why’.

The Pyramid Principle

The Pyramid Principle

Author : Barbara Minto

Structure ideas so they ‘jump off the page’ and get to the point much quicker.

Books that help you master storytelling…

The Leaders Guide to Storytelling

Leaders Guide to Storytelling

Author : Stephen Denning

How leaders need to use storytelling to create a new narrative.

Knowledge is Beautiful

Author : David McCandless

Great inspiration for the power of visual representation to tell a story.

Dataclysm

Dataclysm – Who We Are

Author : Christian Rudder

Stories told through data. Will make you think.

The Social Animal

The Social Animal

Author : David Brooks

A story to explain many psychological concepts through the lives of Erica and Harold.

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