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!

“Holacracy: The New Management System for a rapidly Changing World” by Brian J. Robertson

More and more employees are unhappy with the way their companies are building hierarchies with managers making decisions and workers having to execute them.

With Holacracy Robertson is proposing a revolutionary and tried-and-tested new system that engages all employees equally. Now instead of the traditional pyramide there will be nests of circles and finally it will be clear who should make what decision. Robertson explains how ‘Holacracy’ can become part of every organisation and how obstacles during the implementation can be overcome.

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“Deep Work: Rules for focused success in a distracted world” by Cal Newport

Cal Newport is the founder of the term “Deep Work”: a way of focusing without distraction on a cognitively demanding task, making you better at what you are doing, letting you achieve more in less time and providing you with a sense of true fulfillment in mastering the skill.  

Newport claims that too many of us have lost the ability to dig deep into their work. Instead all of us are being distracted by a constant stream of emails, message notifications and social media buzzes. In his book Newport shows the reader methods others have used to get into a zone of deep work and surprises with suggestions like the one that serious professionals should get rid of social media and that we all should practice being bored again.

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“Getting things done: The art of stress-free productivity” by David Allen

“Getting things done” is not only a demand our workplaces have for us, but it has evolved to be associated with an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks.

Allen starts with acknowledging the fact that in our private and professional lives, we have so many things going on at the same that we easily get stressed out and have the feeling of losing our productivity. With his book, Allen provides insights into how the human brain is working, how we can appropriately engage in our tasks and how we are able to carve out mental space in order to be fully present and dedicated to the things we should be doing.

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