At a conference in 2011, an attendee asked me for a reading list.  He never did contact me once I got home, but as a result I did put some thought into the books that have influenced my thinking about the skills leaders in health care change need.   The following are an eclectic mix of neuroscience, sociology, change management in general, and health care change in specific.

Switch by Dan and Chip Heath

Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson

Brain Rules by John Medina

Better by Atul Gawande

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge

Execution by Ram Charan and Larry Bossidy

The Innovator’s Prescription by Clayton M. Christensen, Jerome H. Grossman, M.D., and Jason Hwang, M.D.

Built to Last by James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras

Good to Great by Jim Collins

The Social Animal by David Brooks

Leadership Jazz and Leadership is an Art by Max DePree

Heroic Leadership by Chris Lowney

What the CEO Wants You to Know by Ram Charan

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  • 1. ralph b. piening  |  March 12, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    Check out The Future and it’s Enemies by Virginia Postrel. She was a previous editor of Reason magazine.

    As for blogs, check Marginal Revolution if not already doing so. A buffet of interesting stuff.

    And most importantly, will Peyton be a Bronco?!?!

    PS. Hi Marti 🙂


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