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.

The Wisdom of Teams
by Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith

Another Look at Evaluating Training Programs
by Donald L. Kirkpatrick

Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels
by Donald L. Kirkpatrick

Self-Directed Learning: A Guide for Learners and Teachers
by Malcolm S. Knowles

The Modern Practice of Adult Education: From Pedagogy to Andragogy
by Malcolm S. Knowles

Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes
by Alfie Kohn

Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers
by Robert Kriegel and David Brandt

Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation
by Jean Lave and Etienne Wegner

Philosophy and Practice:Sacred Geometry
by Robert Lawlor

Living in Balance: A Dynamic Approach for Creating Harmony & Wholeness in a Chaotic World
by Joel Levey and Michelle Levey

Dancing the Wheel of Psychological Types
by Mary E. Loomis

Sacred Architecture
by A.T. Mann

Facilitating Learning Organizations: Making Learning Count
by Victoria J. Marsick and Karen E. Watkins

The Power of Learning: Fostering Employee Growth
by Klas Mellander

Tao Te Ching
by Stephen Mitchell

Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life
by Thomas Moore

Care of the Soul: How to Add Depth and Meaning to Your Everyday Life
by Thomas Moore

Mutant Message Down Under
by Marlo Morgan

Mutant Message From Forever
by Marlo Morgan

By Nature's Design

by Pat Murphy

Beyond Good and Evil
by Friedrich Nietzsche

The Design of Everyday Things
by Donald A. Norman

Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes in the Age of the Machine
by Donald A. Norman

The Paradox of Success: When Winning at Work Means Losing at Life
by John R. O'Neal

The Courage to Teach: A Guide for Reflection and Renewal
by Parker J. Palmer and Rachel C. Livsey

The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life
by Parker J. Palmer

Leading From The Maze: A Personal Pathway to Leadership
by Jeffrey Patnaude

Further Along the Road Less Traveled: The Unending Journey Toward Spiritual Growth
by M. Scott Peck

In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies
by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr.

In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies
by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr.

A Passion for Excellence: The Leadership Difference
by Tom Peters and Nancy Austin

Thriving on Chaos: Handbook for a Management Revolution
by Tom Peters

Studies in Alchemy: The Science of Self-Transformation
by Saint-Germaine and Mark Prophet

by Daniel Quinn

My Ishmael
by Daniel Quinn

The Story of B
by Daniel Quinn

Alchemy: The Art of Transformation
by Jay Ramsay

The Celestine Prophecy
by James Redfield

The Tenth Insight: Holding the Vision
by James Redfield

Serendipity and the Three Princes from the Peregrinaggio
by Theodore Remer

The Rose Window
by Rose Rainer Rilke

Work, Culture, Organizational Performance, and Business Success Measurement and Management
by Thomas Rollins and Darryl Roberts

Practicing Organization Development: A Guide for Consultants
by William J. Rothwell, Roland Sullivan

The Essential Rumi
by Rumi

Schools That Learn: A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook for Educators, Parents, and Everyone Who Cares About Education
by Peter M. Senge

The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization
by Peter M. Senge

The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization
by Peter M. Senge

Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future
by Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jworski and Betty Sue Flowers

Leadership Wisdom from The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: The 8 Rituals of Visionary Leaders
by Robin S. Sharma

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable about Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny
by Robin S. Sharma

Gestalt for Beginners
by Sergio Sinay

Everyday Miracles: The Inner Art of Manifestation
by David Spangler

Competency Assessment Methods: History and State of the Art
by Lyle M. Spencer and David C. McClelland

The Medicine Wheel: Earth Astrology
by Sun Bear and Wabun

The Unnatural Act of Management
by Everett T. Suters

The Mystic Heart
by Wayne Teasdale

On Growth and Form
by D'Arcy Thompson

The Transformational Leader
by Noel M. Tichy and Mary Anne Devanna

Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type
by Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger

A Calendar of Wisdom
by Leo Tolstoy

The Tao of Teams: A Guide to Team Success
by Cresencio Torres

Song of the Cosmos: An Introduction to Traditional Cosmology
by Arthur Versluis

Cultivating Communities of Practice. A Guide to Managing Knowledge
by Etienne Wenger, Richard McDermott and William M. Snyder

Quantum Questions: Mystical Writings of the World's Great Physicists
by Ken Wilber

Juice: Release Your Company's Intelligent Energy through Powerful Conversations
by Brady G. Wilson

The Addictive Organization: Why We Overwork, Cover Up, Pick Up the Pieces, Please the Boss and Perpetuate Sick Organizations
by Anne Wilson Schaef and Diane Fassel

ReWiring the Corporate Brain: Using the New Science to Rethink How We Structure and Lead Organizations
by Danah Zohar