Our Recommendations

You might be here as preparation, have participated in one of our courses or you are just generally interested in the topics of transformation, innovation and leadership.

No matter what brought you here, we would like to invite you to dig deeper into the topics of Organisational Change, Change Management, different forms of Transformation and Innovation. We are happy to share with you this list of inspirational and informational sources our teachers read, enjoyed and recommend.

Enjoy your reading!

“The three levels of leadership” by James Scouller

Many books have been published on the topic of great leadership, many have been put aside because the did not fit with the reality of the live in organisations. Scouller has now created a new approach to leadership that includes what many others are missing: the leaders own psychology.

He bases his theory on understanding the hidden psychological challenges that all leaders must face and guides you through the steps that have to be considered if you want to change your own style of leadership.

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“Start with why: How great Leaders inspire everyone to take action” by Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek, world wide one of the most admired TED Talker, has now take his teachings further by publishing a book on the question that concerns all of us: Why? Why are we inspired to come to work, how can we inspire colleagues and customers?

How come some organisations are so much better at innovation than others? Why do some command greater loyalty? Sinek takes it upon himself to explain what motivates us in the workforce and how great leaders have a tremendous impact on the way we think, act and communicate within our organisations.

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“Sapiens – A brief history of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari

Historian Yuval Noah Harari has taken on a difficult task by writing a “brief history of Humankind”, but he does it in a wonderful informative yet entertaining way.

Starting off with fire – the source that gave humanity the chance to develop he takes us throught the advantages of setteling down and farming, he shows how the invention of money enhanced our trads and how science broadened our minds. With this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari is exploring who we are, how we got here and where we might go.

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“Reinventing Organizations” by Frederic Laloux

The way we manage organisations seems increasingly out of date and many surveys have shown that a majority of employees feel disengaged from their companies.

Many organizations today suffer from power games played at the top and powerlessness at lower levels with endless bureaucracy, endless meetings and seemingly never-ending cost-cutting programs. And all this during a time in which we all long for soulful workplaces, authenticity, community, passion and purpose. Some say enlightened leaders are the solutions but Frederic Laloux has proposed an alternative approach.

He shows that in order to change the mindsets of organisations, there has to be a change in the way organisations are structured and run. In his book he is introducing the reader to founders and leaders that have fundamentally questioned their styles of management, leading them to creating entirely new organisational methods.

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“The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth” by Clayton M. Christensen and Michael E. Raynor

Clayton, the inventor of the “Jobs to be done”-method has been working with Michael E. Raynor on this book that will provide you with hands-on methods on how to implement the idea of disruption right away in your own company.

The two of them are giving business decisions crucial to achieving truly disruptive growth and purpose guidelines for developing your own disruptive growth engine. They have identified the forces that cause managers to make bad decisions in the process of developing new ideas and now offer a framework to work on creating the conditions needed for disruptive change.

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“Innovation to the Core: A Blueprint for Transforming the Way your Company innovates” by Peter Skarzynski and Rowan Gibson

Peter Skarzynski, the CEO of the consulting firm Strategos has teamed up with business strategist Rowan Gibson to introduce you to the method Strategos uses to implement innovation into the very core of their clients companies.

By giving precise examples, the book is able to show how organisations can overcome the barriers in order to reach successful and profitable innovation.

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“Homo Deus” by Yuval Noah Harari

In his book “Sapiens” Yuval Noah Harari has shown the human history, with “Home Deus” he is now creating a vision for where we are headed as humanity.

Harari is taking his readers on a journey, exploring the projects, dreams and nightmare that will shape the twenty-first century and beyond – from overcoming death to creating artificial life. Stating that humanity has almost overcome diseases and world hunger, highlighting that today more people die due to obesity then starvation and that one is more likely to have diabetes then die in a war Harari is asking with goals humainty will set for itself in the upcoming decades.

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“Digital Minimalism: On Living better with less Technology” by Cal Newport

In recent years digital technologies have infiltrated many aspects of our daily life. And while a lot of these technological changes are highlight beneficial to our work and daily life, many seem to struggle with the amount of control these technologies have over their lives.

In his new book “Digital Minimalism”, Newport proposes a bold new solution: a minimalist approach to technology use in which users radically reduce the time they are spending online, while focusing on a small set of carefully-selected activities while happily ignoring the rest. 

Newport shows his reader the growing subculture of digital minimalism, introducing individuals who have build success stories by intentional technology use and implementing decluttering processes into their online lives.

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