After publishing my reading stats for 2019 and having now engaged in the new 2020 reading challenge, many people have asked me what my favourites management books are. As I have reviewed many books on this blog, I’ve decided to put together a list of the ones that resonated more with me and rank them. This list only picks from the ones that I have reviewed on this website, so it does not claim to be a universal list. There are more that I should consider probably (and I will in due time). You can also find this list as a Listopia list on Goodreads.
|1.||An Everyone Culture by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey |
Understanding what being Deliberately Developmental truly means.
|2.||Creativity, Inc., by Ed Catmull |
The best book that really illustrates the importance of Culture in Organization. And being intentional in designing for creativity.
|3.||Agile People by Pia-Maria Thoren |
Linking agile to real People Transformation in companies.
|4.||Work Rules! by Laszlo Bock |
How Google transformed into a People Oriented organisation based on science and data.
|5.||Yes to the Mess by Frank J. Barrett |
True organisations are about real Improvisation. This the big lesson from Jazz.
|6.||Measure what Matters by John Doerr |
True Transformation comes only from measuring what matters. This the big lesson from OKR guru John Derr.
|7.||Start with Why, by Simon Sinek |
Finding your true Purpose beyond the What and How.
|8.||Corporate Rebels by Joost Minnaar and Pim de Morree |
How to bring back Fun at work. An exploration of what Rebel Pioneers do in transforming organisations
|9.||Implementing Beyond Budgeting by Bjarte Bogsnes |
How can you move away from traditional budgeting cycle? This books explains how.
|10.||The Technology Fallacy |
Digital Transformation is not just about Technology.
|11.||Rebel Talent by Francesca Gino |
Real results are often delivered by those that decide to be Rebels.
|12.||Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed |
What is Diversity really? An entire new approach to being different.
|13.||Drive, by Daniel Pink |
What is the pushes real Motivation? Daniel Pink’s ideas get you really through this in detail
|14.||The Fourth Revolution by Luciano Floridi |
What is that the Technology Revolution is bringing?
|15.||Guide to Organisation Design by Naomi Stanford |
A sleek guide to Organisation Design for Managers and HR.
|16.||What Works: Gender Equality By Design by Iris Bohnet |
Gender Equality doesn’t just happen: it needs intentional design.
|17.||Collaboration by Morten Hansen |
Exploring networking and Collaboration and how these create value in organisations.
|18.||Talking to Strangers, by Malcolm Gladwell |
This book will change your mind of what human nature is with regards to strangers.
|19.||Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi |
How to understand the true Optimal Experience
|20.||ReWork, or the real power of Simplicity by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson |
Simplicity can really be the best thing you want to master.
|21.||The End of Average by Todd Rose |
We have lived in an age were Avegarianism has been rampant. Let’s understand why and move on.
|22.||The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki |
Is it really true that crowds are wise?
|23.||Flat Army by Dan Pontefract |
How can we structure an organisation for true performance?
|24.||The 7 Mental Images of National Culture by Huib Wursten |
Easy to understand cultural Mental images to better work together.
|25.||The Employee Experience Advantage by Jacob Morgan |
What is the true advantage of working on Employee Experience
The above is just the list of my Top 25 Management Books. But I tend to read also a lot of other books. You can find my latest reading list and my entire library on GoodReads. On the sidebar, you can check what I am currently reading (including non-management books). And here below is my (management) reading list: the books that I plan to read next.
Feel free to suggest any book you think it is missing in the comments to this page, or directly through the Book Suggestion page.
I will post here notes about the changes to this page as it will evolve with every new Book Review that I publish.
|Feb 3rd, 2020||Added Implementing Beyond Budgeting, Corporate Rebels, Work Rules!, Collaboration. Removed Why She Buys, The Infinite Game, Radical Candor, Permanent Record.|
|Dec 30th, 2019||Added Radical Candor, Flat Army and Flow. Removed Scrum 101, The Leader you want to be and The Dark Side of Empathy.|
|Dec. 16th, 2019||Initial Release.|