NAIS Fellows Recommended Books 2009-2010

A Listmania! list by Ezra A. Adams (Tucker, GA)
The list author says: "From the list heading, "[These books] are recent titles that the program facilitators think independent school leaders should read. Some are about big ideas, others are about strategy, and a few are about the world of business and work. None has the word "leadership" in its title.""
The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas
1.  The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas by G. Richard Shell
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Buyology: How Everything We Believe about Why We Buy Is Wrong
2.  Buyology: How Everything We Believe about Why We Buy Is Wrong by Martin Lindstrom
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Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior
3.  Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior by Kerry Patterson
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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
4.  Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
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  "Engaging, applicable, and transferable to personal practice. Combine with Mindset for a motivational double feature!"
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Fast Strategy: How strategic agility will help you stay ahead of the game
5.  Fast Strategy: How strategic agility will help you stay ahead of the game by Yves L. Doz
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Future Files: The 5 Trends That Will Shape the Next 50 Years
6.  Future Files: The 5 Trends That Will Shape the Next 50 Years by Richard Watson
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Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies
7.  Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies by Charlene Li
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  "Note that the authors either could not find or did not include examples of schools using social technologies to create and manage a groundswell."
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How We Decide
8.  How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer
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Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
9.  Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck
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  "Dweck articulates the differences between what most would call "natural ability" and "the ability to work hard.""
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Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
10.  Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler
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OOPS! 13 Management Practices That Waste Time & Money (and what to do instead)
11.  OOPS! 13 Management Practices That Waste Time & Money (and what to do instead) by Aubrey C. Daniels
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Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding under Any Conditions
12.  Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding under Any Conditions by John P. Kotter
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Outliers: The Story of Success
13.  Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
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  "Though the research may be incomplete, this was a thought-provoking work. I have also heard anecdotal confirmation of many of his points about mastery."
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Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
14.  Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely
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Rules of Thumb: 52 Truths for Winning at Business Without Losing Your Self
15.  Rules of Thumb: 52 Truths for Winning at Business Without Losing Your Self by Alan Webber
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Spent: Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior
16.  Spent: Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior by Geoffrey F. Miller
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Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior
17.  Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior by Ori Brafman
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The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us And What We Can Do About It
18.  The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us And What We Can Do About It by Joshua Cooper Ramo
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The Numerati
19.  The Numerati by Stephen Baker
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The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal
20.  The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal by Jonathan Mooney
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Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
21.  Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath
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Think Better: An Innovator's Guide to Productive Thinking
22.  Think Better: An Innovator's Guide to Productive Thinking by Tim Hurson
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What Would Google Do?
23.  What Would Google Do? by Jeff Jarvis
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Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long
24.  Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long by David Rock
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