The agile Manager reading list

Reading list on new ways of managing, taken from our book The agile Manager, and further updated here.

Loosely in descending recommended order for a manager to read them.

Most of us don’t read any more, so go here for video and other online resources.
Reinventing Organizations, Frederic Laloux . Amazon
- Don't miss the Foreword by Ken Wilber

The Age of Agile, Steve Denning . Amazon

Team of Teams, Stanley McChrystal . Amazon

Slack, Tom DeMarco . Amazon

High Output Management, Andrew Grove . Amazon

How Complex Systems Fail, Dr Richard Cook
- brief paper available as downloadable PDF.

Turn the Ship Around, L David Marquet . Amazon

Why Agile Works, Michael De La Maza, David Benz

The Field Guide to Understanding 'Human Error’, Sidney Dekker

Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

The Lean Startup, Eric Ries

Cynefin framework, Dave Snowden
- A website not a book

Toyota Kata, Mike Rother

Start With Why, Simon Sinek

Making Work Visible, Dominica Degrandis

The Checklist Manifesto, Atul Gawande

How Knowledge Workers Get Things Done, ed. Layna Fischer

Lean Enterprise, Humble, Molesky, O’Reilly

Out of the Crisis, J.Edwards Deming

The New Economics, J.Edwards Deming

The Future of Management, Gary Hamel

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni

The Fifth Discipline, Peter Senge

Organize for Complexity, Niels Pflaeging

The Goal, Eli Goldratt

Antifragile, Nicholas Taleb
(warning: I find Taleb unreadable)

Open Space Technology: A User's Guide, Harrison Owen

Mastering the Unpredictable, Keith Swenson

Joy, Inc., Richard Sheridan

First Break All the Rules, Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman

Dialogue, William Isaac

The High-Velocity Edge, Dr Steven Spear

Product Development Flow, Don Reinertsen

Freedom from Command and Control, John Seddon

The Systems Bible, John Gall

Plus! The Standard+Case approach, Rob England

Basic Service Management, Rob England