Organizational Behavior (Harvard Extension School) Spring 2018

This reading list, from MGMT E-4000 Organizational Behavior at Harvard Extension School (HES) in Spring 2018, is kindly shared by our HBXer – Marvin Hansen

 Enjoy Reading!

Happy New Year 2018!

Part One: Organizational Behavior Articles


1. Intro. How Great Companies Think Differently (Harvard Business Review)

2. Attitudes, Diversity & Job Satisfaction. How to Play to Your Strengths (Harvard Business Review)

3. Emotions & Moods. What Makes A Leader (Harvard Business Review)

4. Groups & Teams. Coach K: A Matter of the Heart (Harvard Business School Case Study)

5. Communication. The Power of Talk: Who Gets Heard and Why (Harvard Business Review)

6. Organization Change & Structure. 2009: Clothing, Customer Service, and Company Culture (Harvard Business School Case Study)

Part Two: Organizational Behavior Books



Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Author: Simon Sinek

Publisher: Portfolio; Reprint edition (December 27, 2011)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: intro



Essentials of Organizational Behavior (14th Edition)

Author: Stephen P. Robbins, Timothy A. Judge

Publisher: Pearson; 14 edition (January 14, 2017)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: class text book



How to Win Friends and Influence People

Author: Dale Carnegie (Free Copy)

Publisher: Pocket Books (October 1, 1998)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: motivation


One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees? (Harvard Business Review Classics)

Author: Frederick Herzberg

Publisher: Harvard Business Press (May 14, 2008)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: motivation



From Success to Significance: When the Pursuit of Success Isn’t Enough

Author: Lloyd Reeb

Publisher: Zondervan (September 27, 2004)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: attitudes, diversity & job satisfaction




Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work

Author: Michael Lee Stallard

Publisher: Association for Talent Development(July 15, 2017)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: emotions & moods




Personality at Work: The Drivers and Derailers of Leadership

Author: Ronald Warren 

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (February 20, 2017)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: personality & values




Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions

Author: John S. Hammond,‎ Ralph L. Keeney,‎ Howard Raiffa

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press (August 25, 2015)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: perception & decision making




The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win

Author: Jeff Haden

Publisher: Portfolio (January 9, 2018)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: motivation




The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever

Author: Michael Bungay Stanier

Publisher: Box of Crayons Press (February 29, 2016)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: groups & teams




Talk Less, Say More: Three Habits to Influence Others and Make Things Happen

Author: Connie Dieken

Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (September 28, 2009)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: communication




Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade

Author: Robert Cialdini

Publisher: Simon & Schuster (September 6, 2016)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: power & influence





Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

Author: Roger Fisher, William Ury, Bruce Patton

Publisher: Penguin Books (May 3, 2011)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: conflict & negotiation




Right Away and All At Once: 5 Steps to Transform Your Business and Enrich Your Life

Author: Greg Brenneman

Publisher: RosettaBooks (February 9, 2016)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: organization change & structure




Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

Author: Kim Scott

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (March 14, 2017)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: organizational culture & HR


(Book photos source: Amazon)