AlignConsulting's Favorite Reads

Here are some of our favorite articles and books on change management, organizations, business strategy, social media and knowledge management. Come back frequently to read -- and share  your favorite reads!

  1. Laurence Prusak and Al Jacobson,“The Cost of Knowledge,” Harvard Business Review, November 2006, Reprint F0611H.  
  2. Nancy Dixon, Common Knowledge: How Companies Thrive by Sharing What They Know. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 2000
  3. Michael Wilkinson, The Secrets of Facilitation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004
  4. Karl Weick, Organizations as Cognitive Maps: Charting Ways to Success and Failure,” Karl Weick and Michel G. Bougon.  Chapter 4 in The Thinking Organization, Sims, and Gioia, Jossey Bass
  5. Chris Argyris, “Good Communication That Blocks Meaning.” Harvard Business Review, July 2001, 1994.Prod. #:94401-PDF-ENG
  6. Olivia Parr-Rud. Business Intelligence Success Factors. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2009
  7. Scott E. Page. The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies. New York: Princeton University Press, 2007
  8. Enterprise 2.0 by Andrew McAfee. Boston, MA 2000, p. 212. Copyright © 2000 by the Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation;
  9. Nancy Dixon, “If the Army Can Put Its Doctrine Up on a Wiki, You’ve Got No Excuse.” September 23, 2009. www.nancydixonblog.com/2009/09/if-the-army-can-put-its-doctrine-up-on-a-wiki-youve-got-no-excuse.html.
  10. Chip Heath and Dan Heath, Made to Stick: Why Some ideas Survive and Others Die New York: Random House, 2007.
  11. William Isaacs, Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together. New York: Currency/Doubleday, 1999 .
  12. Chris Argyris and Donald Schön. Organizational Learning: A Theory of Action Perspective. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1978. See the Society for Organizational Learning’s history at www.solonline.org/aboutsol/history/
  13. Peter Senge, The Fifth Discipline. New York: Doubleday/Currency, 1990.
  14. Joseph D. Novak and Alberto J. Cañas, “The Theory Underlying Concept Maps and How to Construct and Use Them.” Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, 2006.
  15. David Kantor and N. Heaton Lonstein, “Reframing Team Relationships: How the Principles of ‘Structural Dynamics’ Can Help Teams Come to Terms with Their Dark Side.” In Peter Senge, et al. (Eds.), The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook. New York: Doubleday, 1994.
  16. David Kantor, Reading the Room, David Kantor, Jossey-Bass, forthcoming, 2012.
  17. Rick Ross and Charlotte Roberts, in Senge et al, Fifth Discipline Fieldbook. New York, Doubleday, 1999.
  18. History of IBM Lotus Notes www.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/library/ls-NDHistory/
  19. Wanda J. Orlikowski and Debra Hoffman, “An Improvisational Model for Change Management: The Case of Groupware Technologies.” MIT Sloan Management Review January 15, 1997. http://sloanreview.mit.edu/the-magazine/articles/1997/winter/3821/an-improvisational-model-for-change-management-the-case-of-groupware-technologies/2/
  20. Andrew McAfee, Enterprise 2.0  Boston, MA 2000. Copyright © 2000 by the Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation.
  21. Diane Piktialis and Kent A. Greenes, “Bridging the Gaps: How to Transfer Knowledge in Today’s Multigenerational Workplace.” Conference Board research report, 2008, R-1428–08-RR.
  22. Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, The Leadership Challenge (4th ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.
  23. Robert A. Neiman, Execution Plain and Simple: Twelve Steps to Achieving Any Goal on Time and on Budget New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004.
  24. Michael Porter, Competitive Advantage. New York: The Free Press, 1985
  25. Larry Todd Wilson, 2008, www.KnowledgeHarvesting.com.

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