Communicating Change is all about how to talk to people about the changes your project is delivering. The book contains a lot of practical advice about what to say when, how to identify how people want to receive information as well as recommendations for communicating.
Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High is a frequently recommended book. This is less about the theory of change management, and more a guide to how to talk to people about change when it really matters.
Leaders Eat Last
Simon Sinek deconstructs what makes a leader and what brings and keeps groups together. Leaders exist to safeguard the community and to create a Circle of Safety in which everyone can live their best lives
Kotter lays out eight steps for cultural change in this book. However, 17 years later, he shifted his perspective on organizational transformation from one that is implemented top-down to one that is based on voluntary bottom-up reforms.
Our Iceberg is Melting
Our Iceberg is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions, a book by Kotter, is a quick read that explains why the "burning platform" is important for firms to transition to new ways of doing things
This is less about the theory of change management, and more a guide to how to talk to people about change when it really matters.
The Fifth Risk
In The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis provides an insider look into the turbulent transition from the Obama to Trump administration, as well as the new administration's apparent willful ignorance of the bureaucracy. The book has received praise for its readability and assessment of the longer-term concerns that Trump's presidency may...
The Five Dysfunction of a Team
While the Five Dysfunctions of a Team is an interesting story, the popularity of the book is due to the simple and accessible model of teamwork that it introduces. Represented as a Pyramid, Lencioni’s main character, Kathryn, uses the model to help her own team. However, this model can also...
The Infinite Game
The Infinite Game analyzes leadership choices and offers guidelines for implementing a "infinite game" strategy. Infinite mindsets develop a greater cause than themselves or their businesses, whereas finite mindsets focus on winning. Collaborating with others for a common goal helps to create a more resourced and caring world.
The Serving Leader
In general, the book emphasizes "actions that will transform teams, businesses, and communities" and you'll be impressed at how applicable these principles are to academia. The authors advocate a leadership approach that prioritizes excellence and competitiveness without sacrificing attention to people's needs and worth.
Who Moved My Cheese
Who Moved My Cheese teaches readers to adopt more productive mindsets and react to change with grace, rising to the challenge instead of exhibiting progress-halting fear or anger.