Recommended Books for a Culture Professional

Recommended Books 

Our essential reading list is based on the core competencies we believe are crucial for any Corporate Culture professional

Last update: January, 2022

The Classics
  • Schein, E.H. and Schein, P. (2017). Organizational Culture and Leadership (5th edition). John Wiley & Sons
  • Cameron, K.S., & Quinn, R.E. (2011). Diagnosing and changing organizational culture (3rd edition). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass

On Behavior Change
  • Wendel, S. (2020). Designing for Behavior Change: Applying Psychology and Behavioral Economics. O’Reilly
  • Bucher, A. (2020) Engaged: Designing for Behavior Change. Rosenfeld

On Human-Centric Cultures
  • Mosley, E. and Irvine D. (2021). Making Work Human. McGraw Hill
  • Hamel, G. and Zanini, M. (2020) Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them. Harvard Business Review Press

On Purpose-Driven Cultures
  • Quinn, R. E. and Thakor, A. (2019). The Economics of Higher Purpose. Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Polman, P. and Winston, A. (2021). Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than They Take. Harvard Business Review Press
  • Korngold, A. (2014). A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems...Where Governments Cannot. Palgrave Macmillan
  • Mackey, J. and Sisodia, R. (2014). Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business. Harvard Business Review Press

On High-Performing Teams
  • Coyle, D. (2019). The Culture Code. Ballantine Book
  • Edmondson, A. (2018). The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth. Wiley John and Sons

On Emotional Intelligence
  • Hughes, M. and Bradford Terrell, J. (2012). Emotional Intelligence in Action. Pfeiffer
  • Bradberry, T. and Greaves, J. (2009). Emotional Intelligence 2.0. Talentsmart
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