A big thank you to everyone that read, liked, and made recommendations in response to my ‘What are your top Learning & Development ‘Must Read’ Books?’ post last week.
Here, in no particular order, is the list (so far)…
- ‘Level Up – Building the highest performance teams’ by Dr Pete Stebbins with Alistair Kerr (thank you for this recommendation Bronwyn Jones)
- ‘The FISH! Philosophy’ by John Christensen (thank you for this recommendation Danielle Peters)
- ‘Learning Conversations’ by Sheila Harri-Augstein and Laurie Thomas (thank you for this recommendation Doug Hawkins)
- ‘The leadership pipeline’ by Ram Charan & Drotter (thank you for this recommendation Jinty Ainsworth)
- ‘How we Learn’ by Benedict Carey (thank you for this recommendation Karen Dahlstrom)
- ‘GRIT’ by Angela Duckwort (thank you for this recommendation Francine Paton)
- ‘Tribal Leadership’ by Dave Logan, Halee Fischer-Wright, & John King (thank you for this recommendation Stephen Rutter)
- ‘The Future of Professions’ by Susskins (thank you for this recommendation John Westgarth)
- ‘The Five Dysfunctions of a Team’ – Lencioni (Greg Horne and for seconding that nomination Debra Kraft)
Plus, of course, the three that I kicked things off with…
- ‘Transferring Learning to Behaviour’ by Kirkpatrick & Kirkpatrick
- ‘The Balanced Scorecard’ by Kaplan Norton
- ‘Evaluating Training Programs’ by Kirkpatrick & Kirkpatrick (yep, they’re THAT good, they get in twice!)
Special mention for most ‘out there’ suggestion goes to Matthew Reddy for recommending ‘Suzuki RGV 250 cc workshop manual with diagram schematics’
Please keep the suggestions coming, I’m sure there’s plenty more ‘essential learning and development book titles’ out there that we’re missing.
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 an Industry Engagement Manager for the University of Queensland’s Business School, meaning he 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’.