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Developmental books - nonfiction

My favourite non-fiction developmental books 

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The Art of Empowerment

Ron Johnson and David Redmond

Empowering employees.

Caring Enough to Confront

David Augsberger

Managing conflict with love

Change the world for a fiver: we are what we do


Practical and enjoyable things anyone can do to make the world a better place

Creative Problem Solving

David O'Dell

Tools for solving problems

Fifth Discipline Field Book

Peter Senge et al

Practical strategies and tools for building a learning organisation

Flawless Consulting

Peter Block

Consulting skills

Freedom to Learn

Carl Rogers

A learner centred approach to education

A Guide to the Perplexed

E F Schumacher

Philosophy and spirituality

Honest Business

Michael Phillips and Salli Rasberry

Superior strategy for your own business

The Human Situation

Harvey Jackins

The causes and cures for human irrationality

The Spirited Business

Georgeanne Lamont

Success stories of souls friendly companies

I'm OK You're OK

Thomas Harris

Interactions between people

Learning to Fly. Practical lessons from one of the world's leading knowledge companies.

Chris Collison and Geoff Parcell

Knowledge management

Long Walk to Freedom

Nelson Mandela

Liberation from oppression

A Many Splendoured Thing

Han Suyin

Human love between races


Enrico Semler

A radically different way to manage an organisation


Kevin and Jackie Freiberg

Shows the business benefits of caring for and developing people

On Personal Power

Carl Rogers

The power of being person centred

The Phenomenon of Man

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Evolution and consciousness

Relate Guide to Better Relationships

Sarah Litvinoff 

Intimate relationships

The Sane Society

Erich Fromm


The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Steven Covey

Personal effectiveness

Skills with People

Elisabeth Sydney et al

Skills with people at work

Small is Beautiful

E F Schumacher

Economics for people

Time to Think (and More Time to Think)

Nancy Kline

Helping people in organisations think well together

A Way to Die

Rosemary and Victor Zorza

Death and dying



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