While traditional theories common to organizational development certainly inform Genuine Contact, our greatest curiosities are related to underlying psychology that affects people’s capacity for change and what can be done to assist people individually and collectively to thrive in change. Here, you'll find some of the books that offered wisdom and insights that informed the development of Genuine Contact.

Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook
by Scott Adams

The Dilbert Future: Thriving on Business Stupidity in the 21st Century
by Scott Adams

The Dilbert Principle
by Scott Adams

The Timeless Way of Building
by Christopher Alexander

A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein

The Reach of Dialogue: Confirmation, Voice and Community
by R. Anderson, K.N. Cissna and R. Arnett

The Boundaryless Organization: Breaking the Chains of Organizational Structure (Revised and Updated, 2nd edition)
by Ron Ashkenas, Dave Ulrich, Todd Jick, Steve Kerr

The Chronicles of the Holy Grail
by Mike Ashley

The Challenge of Change in Organizations: Helping Employees Thrive in the New Frontier
by Nancy J. Barger and Linda K. Kirby

Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity
by Gregory Bateson

Leaders: The Strategies for Taking Charge
by Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus

Organizing Genius: The Secrets of Creative Collaboration
by Warren Bennis and Patricia Ward Biederman

On Becoming A Leader
by Warren Bennis

Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Experience Used
by Peter Block

The Flawless Consulting Fieldbook and Companion: A Guide to Understanding Your Expertise
by Peter Block and Andrea Markowitz

Crystal Awareness
by Catherine Bowman

God on A Harley
by Joan Brady

Positive Organizational Scholarship: Foundations of A New Discipline
by Kim S. Cameron  (Editor), Jane E. Dutton  (Editor), Robert E. Quinn (Editor)

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love: Simple Ways to Nurture and Strengthen Your Relationships While Avoiding the Habits that Break Down Your Loving Connection
by Richard Carlson and Kristine Carlson

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff -- And It's All Small Stuff
by Richard Carlson

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at Work: Simple Ways to Minimize Stress and Conflict While Bringing Our the Best in Yourself and Others
by Richard Carlson

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff with Your Family: Simple Ways to Keep Daily Responsibilities and Household Chaos from Taking Over Your Life
by Richard Carlson

Reengineering Management: The Mandate for New Leadership

by James Champy

The Soul of a Business: Managing for Profit and Common Good
by Tom Chappell

Unconditional Life: Discovering the Power to Fulfill Your Dreams
by Deepak Chopra

First Things First: To Live, To Love, To Learn, To Leave A Legacy
by Stephen R. Covey, Roger Merrill and Rebecca Merrill

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
by Stephen R. Covey

Principle-Centred Leadership
by Stephen R. Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
by Stephen R. Covey

The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
by Stephen R. Covey

The Monster Under the Bed: How Business is Mastering the Opportunity of Knowledge for Profit
by Stan Davis and Jim Botkin

Discourse on Method and Meditations
by Rene Descartes

The Leader of the Future
Drucker Foundation

The Leader of the Future: Visions, Strategies, and Practices for the Next Era
Drucker Foundation

Managing in A Time of Great Change
by Peter F. Drucker

The Origins of Wisdom: Zen Buddhism
by O.B. Duane

Performance Consulting: Moving Beyond Training
by Dana Gaines Robinson and James C. Robinson

Training for Impact: How to Link Training to Business Needs and Measure the Results
by Dana Gaines Robinson and James C. Robinson

Empowerment: The Art of Creating Your Life as You Want It
by David Gershon and Gail Straub

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell

Swim with the Dolphins: How Women Can Succeed in Corporate America on Their Own Terms
by Connie Glaser and Barbara Steinberg Smalley

My Name is Chellis & I'm in Recovery from Western Civilization
by Chellis Glendinning

Emotional Intelligence
by Daniel Goleman

Vital Lies Simple Truths: The Psychology of Self-Deception
by Daniel Goleman

Compensation for Teams
by Steven E. Gross

Navigating Change
by Donald C. Hambrick, David A. Nadler and Michael L. Tushman

The Reengineering Revolution: A Handbook
by Michael Hammer

Beyond Reengineering: How the Process-Centered Organization is Changing Our Work and Our Lives
by Michael Hammer

The Age of Unreason
by Charles Handy

The Empty Raincoat
by Charles Handy

Führung neu verorten: Perspektiven für Unternehmenslenker im 21. Jahrhundert (German Edition)
Edited by by Andreas Harbig, Thomas Klug, Monika Bröcker

Becoming a Coaching Leader: The Proven Strategy for Building Your Own Team of Champions
by Daniel Harkavy

Leading Change, Overcoming Chaos
by Michael L. Heifetz

The Web of Inclusion: Architecture for Building Great Organizations
by Sally Helgesen

Take Your Soul to Work: Transform Your Life and Work
by Tanis Helliwell

The Leader of the Future
by Frances Hesselbein, Marshall Goldsmith and Richard Beckard

The Language of Vision: Meditations on Myth and Metaphor
by Jamake Highwater

The Big Company Look
by J. Harvey Howells

The Change Agents' Handbook: A Survival Guide for Quality Improvement Champions
by David W. Hutton

Real Time Strategic Change: How to Involve an Entire Organization in Fast and Far-Reaching Change
by Robert W. Jacobs

The Nibble Theory and the Kernel of Power: A Book About Leadership, Self-Empowerment, and Personal Growth
by Kaleel Jamison

Polarity Management: Identifying and Managing Unsolvable Problems
by Barry Johnson

The One Minute Teacher: How to Teach Others to Teach Themselves
by Spencer Johnson and Constance Johnson

Jesus, CEO: Using Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership
by Laurie Beth Jones

Wheels of Life
by Judith Anodea

"Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle" in Structure Dynamics of the Psyche
by Carl G. Jung

Man and His Symbols
by Carl G. Jung