I am indebted to the following authors. Their ideas and writing have influenced my work in subtle and profound ways.



Arrien, A. (1993). The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer, and Visionary. HarperSanFrancisco.

Boyatzis, R. & McKee, A. (2005). Resonant Leadership. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.

Goleman, D. (2006). Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships. New York: Bantam.

Goleman, D. (2002). Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.

Goleman, D. (1995). Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More than IQ. New York: Bantam.

Heifetz, R. et al. (2009). The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing your Organization and the World. Boston: Harvard Business Press.

Hock, D. (2000). Birth of the Chaordic Age. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Holman, P. (2010). Engaging Emergence: Turning Upheaval into Opportunity. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Holman, P. and et al. (2007). The Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today’s Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems Change. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Jaworski, J. (2012). Source: The Inner Path of Knowledge Creation. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Jaworski, J. (1996). Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Kaner, S. (1996). Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making. British Columbia, CA: New Society Publishers.

Katie, B. (2002). Loving What Is: Four Questions that Can Change your Life. New York: Three Rivers Press.

Palmer, P. (2004). A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward An Undivided Life. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Pink, D. (2009). Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. New York: Riverhead Books.

Pink, D. (2006). A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future. New York: Riverhead Books.

Wheatley, M. (2010). Perseverance. Provo, UT: A Berkana Publication.

Wheatley, M. (2005). Finding our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.


Dialogue Methods and Practice

Baldwin, C. & Linnea, A. (2010). The Circle Way: A Leader in Every Chair. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Bohm, D. (1996). On Dialogue. London: Routledge.

Bojer, M. M. et al. (2008). Mapping Dialogue: Essential Tools for Social Change. Chagrin Falls, OH: A Taos Institution Publication.

Brown, J. (2005) The World Cafe: Shaping Our Future Through Conversations That Matter. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Ellinor, L. & Gerard, G. (1998). Dialogue: Rediscovering the Transforming Power of Conversation. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Isaacs, W. (1999). Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together. New York: Currancy-Doubleday.

Ludema, J. et al. (2003). The Appreciative Inquiry Summit: A Practitioner’s Guide for Leading Large-Group Change. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Neal, C. & Neal, P. (2011). The Art of Convening: Authentic Engagement in Meetings, Gatherings, and Conversations. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Owen, H. (2008) Open Space Technology:  A User’s Guide. (3rd Edition). San Francisco: Berret-Koehler Publishers.

Wheatley, M. (2002). Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Whitney, D. et al. (2005).  Encyclopedia of Positive Questions: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Bring Out the Best in Your Organization. Volume One. Brunswick, OH: Crown Custom Publishing.

Whitney, D & Trosten-Bloom, A. (2010). The Power of Appreciative Inquiry: A Practice Guide to Positive Change. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.


Collaboration, Innovation, and
Organizational (Team) Learning

Babiera, R. & Preskill, H. (2010). Becoming the Change: What One Organization Working to Transform Educational Systems Learned about Team Learning and Change.  Glen Ellyn, IL: The Ball Foundation.

Barker, J. A. (1992). Paradigms: The Business of Discovering the Future. New York: Harper Business.

Block, P. (2008) Community: The Structure of Belonging. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Broskin, A. et al. (2009). The Power of Collective Wisdom and the Trap of Collective Folly. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Chawla, S. & Renesch, J. (Eds). (1995). Learning Organizations: Developing Cultures for Tomorrow’s Workplace. Portland: Productivity Press.

Scharmer, C. O. (2009). Theory U: Leading from the Future as it Emerges. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Schein, E. (2004). Organizational Culture and Leadership. Third Edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Senge, P. et al. (2004). Presence: An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Organizations, and Society. Currancy-Doubleday.

Senge, P. et al. (1994). The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization. New York: Currancy-Doubleday.

Senge, P. et al. (1990). The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization. New York: Currancy-Doubleday.

Wheatley, M. & Frieze, D. (2011). Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.


Living Systems and the New Sciences

Capra, F. (1996). The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems. New York: Anchor Books.

Capra, F. et al. (1991). Belonging to the Universe: Explorations on the Frontiers of Science and Spirituality. Harper San Francisco.

Capra, F. (1982). The Turning Point: Science, Society, and the Rising Culture. New York: Bantam.

Heinberg, R. (1996). A New Covenant with Nature. Wheaton, IL: Quest Books.

Laszlo, E. et al. (1999). The Consciousness Revolution: A Transatlantic Dialogue. United Kingdom: Element Books.

Laszlo, E. (1972). The Systems View of the World. New York: Braziller.

Lovelock, J. (1995). Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth. New York: Oxford University Press.

Wheatley, M. (1992). Leadership and the New Science: Learning about Organization from an Orderly Universe. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Wheatley, M. & Kellner-Rogers, M. (1996). A Simpler Way. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Zohar, D. (1997). Rewiring the corporate brain: Using the new science to rethink how we structure and lead organizations. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Zohar, D. & Marshall, I. (1994). The Quantum Society: Mind, Physics, and a New Social Vision. New York: Quill.

Zohar, D. (1990). The Quantum Self: Human Nature and Consciousness Defined by the New Physics. New York: Quill.



Abram, D. (1996). The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World. New York: Pantheon Books.

Berry, T. (1988). The Dream of the Earth. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books.

Chard, P. (1994). The Healing Earth: Nature’s Medicine for the Troubled Soul. Minocqua, WI: NorthWord Press.

Clinebell, H. (1996). Ecotherapy: Healing Ourselves, Healing the Earth. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.

Gottlieb, R. (1996). This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature Environment. New York: Routledge.

Macy, J. & Brown, M. (1998). Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World. British Columbia, CA: New Society Publishers.

Mahdi, L. et al. (1996). Crossroads: The Quest for Contemporary Rites of Passage. Chicago: Open Court.

Metzner, R. (1999). Green Psychology: Transforming Our Relationship to the Earth. Rochester, VT: Park Street Press.

Roszak, T. (1995). Ecopyschology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books.

Roszak, T. (1992). The Voice of the Earth: An Exploration of Ecopsychology. New York: A Touchstone Book.

Session, G. (Ed). (1995). Deep Ecology for the 21st Century: Readings on the Philosophy and Practice of the New Environmentalism. Boston: Shambhala.

Sheldrake, R. (1994). The Rebirth of Nature: The Greening of Science and God. Rochester, VT: Park Street Press.

Thomashow, M. (1995). Ecological Identity: Becoming a Reflective Environmentalist. Cambridge: The MIT Press.

Winter, D. (1996). Ecological Psychology: Healing the Split Between Planet and Self. New York: HarperCollins College Publishers.


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