Additional Resources

  • Rogers, Everett M. 1995. Diffusion of Innovation, 4th Ed. This is the definitive work on innovation diffusion.

  • Moore, Geoffrey. 1991. Crossing the Chasm, Revised Ed. This book popularized Rogers’ work on innovation diffusion. It’s highly readable and much shorter than Rogers’ book.

  • Heifetz, Ronald A. and Marty Linsky. 2017. Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Change, Revised Ed. This is a somewhat dry book that nonetheless provides a really useful way to think about the leader’s role in leading change (“view from the balcony”) and some important and seldom-discussed obstacles to change.

  • Kotter, John P. 2012. Leading Change. This is Kotter’s definitive work on leading change.

  • Kotter, John and Holger Rathgeber. 2017. Our Iceberg Is Melting, 10th Anniversary Edition. This is an entertaining version of Kotter’s change theory told in the form of a parable about penguins. If you like books like Who Moved My Cheese and Fish! A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results, you’ll like this book.

  • Madsten, Corey. 2016. How to Play Dominoes. Every author gets a little bit punchy toward the end of writing a book. This citation is here just to see who’s still reading.

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