Monday, October 31, 2005

Stephen R. Block Reading List

I got this list of Recommended Reading from the book Why Nonprofits Fail, by Stephen R. Block. They are good references so I wanted to make note of them for my future reading.

Motivation and Achievement, by Raynor and Atkinson.
"The Big Five Personality Dimensions and Job Performance: a Meta-Analysis." by Barrick and Mount, published in Personnel Psychology, 1991 44 1-26.
Making the Right Decision, by Beach.
Managing Intergroup Conflict in Industry, by Blake and Shepard.
Stewardship: Choosing Service over Self-Interest, by Peter Block.
"Escalating Commitment to a Failing Course of Action: Separating the Roles of Choice and Justification." by Bobocel and Meyer, Journal of Applied Psychology, 1994 79 360-364.
Supervision and Performance: Managing Professional Work in Human Service Organizations, by Bunker and Wijnberg.
Charismatic Leadership, by Conger and Kanungo.
"Culture: A New Look Through Old Lenses." by Deal and Kennedy, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 1983 19 498-505.
Corporate Culture and Organizational Effectiveness, by Denison.
"The Definition of Organizational Politics: A Review." by Drory and Romm, Human Relations, 1990 43 1133-1155.
"Patterns of Political Behavior in Organizations." by Farrell and Petersen, Academy of Management Review 1982 7 403-412.
Keeping Good People, by Herman.
How to Become and Employer of Choice, by Herman and Gioia.
Ten Steps to a Learning Organization, by Kline and Saunders.
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, by Kuhn.
The Lack of Money is the Root of All Evil, by Leckey.
Field Theory in Social Science, by Lewin.
Transforming the Way We Work: The Power of the Collaborative Workplace, by Marshall.
Team-Based Organizations, by Mohrman, Cohen and Mohrman.
Making Tough Decisions: Tactics for Improving Managerial Decision Making, by Nutt.
Process Consultation: Its Role in Organization Development, by Schein.
"The Role of the Founder in Creating Organizational Culture". by Schein in Organizational Dynamics 1983 12 13-28.
Organizational Culture and Leadership, by Schein.
"The Structure of Interpersonal Trust in the Workplace," by Schindler in Psychological Reports 1993 73 563-574.
Organizations in Action, by Thompson.
"Why Board Members Participate," by Widmer in Nonprofit Boards of Directors: Analyses and Applications.

from his references

"Toward and Understanding of Founder's Syndrome: An Assessment of Power and Privilege Among Founders of Nonprofit Organizations." by Block and Rosenberg in Nonprofit Management and and Leadership.
Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership, by Colman and Deal.
Managing Beyond the Quick Fix, by Kilmann.
"The New Work of the Nonprofit Board." by Taylor, Chait and Holland. In the Harvard Business Review, September/October 1996 pp 36-46.
Work and Motivation, by Vroom.