What are your top Learning & Development ‘Must Read’ Books?

Learning and Development Essential Reading - L and D Generous

My personal Learning & Development library…and, no, I’m afraid I haven’t read them all cover-to-cover!

So, I was in my car on the way to a client meeting the other day listening to the Good Practice podcast and thinking about what I was going to post about next.

I was tossing up between three or four topics that I’d had on my mind lately, one of which was about a ‘Learning and Development essential reading list’, when the conversation on the podcast turned to that very subject…if that’s not a sign, then I don’t know what is!

There is, of course, a never ending list of books that are relevant to people working in the Learning & Development space, my personal library including titles on everything from Leadership to Project Management for example. However, when it comes to the actual subject of workforce capability development, I’m keen to know what people would say were the quintessential titles?

I’ll kick things off with my favourite three, which are:

  • Transferring Learning to Behaviour – Kirkpatrick & Kirkpatrick
  • The Balanced Scorecard – Kaplan Norton
  • Evaluating Training Programs – Kirkpatrick & Kirkpatrick (yep, they’re THAT good, they get in twice!)

What titles would be in your list? Let me know and I’ll post a full recommended reading list.

Thanks, as always, for reading. I hope it was interesting, useful, and worthwhile. Please be sure to like, comment, follow, and share.




About the Author:

Sam Russell is a self-confessed Learning & Development tragic. In his work-life, he’s a long-time Australian Learning & Development consultant who works with clients to design, develop and implement ‘end-to-end’ blended capability development solutions. He’s also a keynote speaker on topics including (but not limited to) ‘The future of  organisation learning’‘Simple strategies for maximising transfer of learning to behaviour’, and ‘Speaking C-Suitese, not L&Dese, to win L&D budget approval’.

You can contact him via this website or by email at LandDGenerous@yahoo.com or by phone on + 61 (0) 412 299 181.



1 thought on “What are your top Learning & Development ‘Must Read’ Books?

  1. Pingback: The unofficial L&D Generous ‘Must Read Learning & Development Books List’ (as voted by you) | L&D Generous

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