Recommended Books

Who doesn’t like a good book? Here you’ll find a number of member-recommended books on everything from leadership and conflict resolution to communicating effectively.


Following is a list of member-recommended books and authors’ last name:

Leading Quietly – Badaracco
Good to Great – Collins
Built to Last – Collins and Porras
Emotional Intelligence – Goleman
Outliers – Gladwell
Execution – Bossidy and Charan
Leadership on the Line – Heifetz and Linsky
Leadership Without Easy Answers – Heifetz
Practice of Adaptive Leadership – Heifetz, Grashow, and Linsky
Leading Change – Kotter
The Advantage– Lencioni
The Leader as Communicator – Mai and Akerson
7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Covey
The Fifth Discipline – Senge
Managing the Unexpected – Weick and Sutcliffe
Start With Why – Sinek

Conflict Management

Conservation’s blind spot: The case for conflict transformation in wildlife conservation by Francine Madden, Brian McQuinn

Green in Gridlock by Paul Walden Hansen

Human Dimensions of Wildlife Journal

The 3rd Alternative by James M.R. Covey

The Magic of Conflict by Thomas F. Crum

The Practice of Adaptive Leadership by Ron Heifetz, et al

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl


“Communicating Science in Politicized Environments” by Arthur Lupia In PNAS Early Edition, Aug. 20, 2013

Don’t Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style by Randy Olson

Escape from the Ivory tower: A Guide to Making Your Science Matter by Nancy Baron

Expand Your View: Insights for Public Communicators from Behavioral Research by Joe Cone, Oregon Sea Grant

“Fixing the Communications Failure” by Dan Kahan in Nature, January 2010

Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher, et al.

Hold That Thought: Questioning Five Common Assumptions about Communicating with the Public by Joe Cone, Oregon Sea Grant

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg

Sitting in the Fire: Large Group Transformation Using Conflict and Diversity by Arnold Mindell

Say It Right the First Time by Dr. Loretta Malandro

The Strategic Marketing Process: How To Structure Your Marketing Activities to Achieve Better Results by Moderandi, Inc.

Strategic Planning 

Leading Change by John P. Kotter

We Don’t Make Widgets: Overcoming the Myths That Keep Government from Radically Improving by Ken Miller

Harvard Business Review

The Strategy Book by Max McKeown

Strategic Planning for Species Conservation: A Handbook – Species Survival Commission

The Empowered Manager and The Answer to How is Yes by Peter Block

Thriving on Chaos by Tom Peters

The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge


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