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What is a Human Landscape?

“The human component of a work environment such as perceptions, aspirations, beliefs, values and relationships (as contrasted to the inert component such as structures, policies, technology, strategy, capital, and tools).”

 

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Book Recommendations

This selection includes the highbrow and the practical, commentaries about the environment we now face, mindset and emotional intelligence.

 

Drive by Daniel PinkDrive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink
The key to high performance and satisfaction is intrinsic, internal motivation: the desire to follow your own interests and understand the benefits in them for you. In Drive, Pink lays out the hard science for these surprising insights; describes how people and corporations can embrace them; offers details about how we can master them; and provides concrete examples of how intrinsic motivation works on the job, at home and in ourselves.

 



The first 90 daysThe First 90 Days by Michael Watkins
Fully a quarter of all managers in major corporations enter new leadership roles each year. Whether their assignments involve leading a work group or taking over a company as CEO, they face very similar challenges — and risks — in those critical first months on the job. How new leaders manage their transitions can make all the difference between success and failure. In this hands-on guide, Michael Watkins, a noted expert on leadership transitions, offers proven strategies for moving successfully into a new role at any point in one's career.

The Price of Civilization The Price of Civilization by Jeffrey Sachs
One of the world's most brilliant economists and the bestselling author Jeffrey Sachs has written a book that is essential reading for politicians, people in business and industry — indeed for anyone with an interest in creating a sustainable future. Setting out a bold and provocative, yet responsible and achievable, plan, the 'Price of Civilization' reveals why we must - and how we can - change our entire economic culture in this time of crisis.


The Inner Game of WorkThe Inner Game of Work by Timothy Gallwey
Do you think it's possible to truly enjoy your job? No matter what it is or where you are? Timothy Gallwey does, and in this groundbreaking book he tells you how to overcome the inner obstacles that sabotage your efforts to be your best on the job.The Inner Game of Work challenges you to re-examine your fundamental motivations for going to work in the morning and your definitions of work once you're there. It will ask you to reassess the way you make changes and teach you to look at work in a radically new way.

Theory UTheory U - Leading from the Future as It Emerges by C. Otto Scharmer
In this ground-breaking book, Otto Scharmer invites us to see the world in new ways. What we pay attention to, and how we pay attention both individually and collectively is key to what we create. What often prevents us from attending or ‘being present,’ is what Scharmer calls our blind spot, the inner place from which each of us operates. Learning to become aware of our blind spot is critical to bringing forth the profound systemic changes so needed in business and society today.

Ethics - a short introductionEthics - A Very Short Introduction by Simon Blackburn
Our self-image as moral, well-behaved creatures is dogged by scepticism, relativism, hypocrisy, and nihilism, by the fear that in a Godless world science has unmasked us as creatures fated by our genes to be selfish and tribalistic, or competitive and aggressive. In this 'sparklingly clear' (Guardian) introduction to ethics Simon Blackburn tackles the major moral questions surrounding birth, death, happiness, desire and freedom, showing us how we should think about the meaning of life, and how we should mistrust the soundbite-sized absolutes that often dominate moral debates.

The Story of PhilosophyThe Story of Philosophy by Bryan Magee
This is a fine reference book and if a basic introduction to the history of philosophy is what you're looking for, you won't find better. Macgee's expertise and characteristically lucid prose is enormously enhanced by the layout of the book itself. The main figures and the leading ideas are illustrated with drawings, photographs, paintings and sculpture along with judiciously placed enlarged quotations, useful historical information set off from the main text and a handy glossary of philosophical terms at the end.

And for something completely different...

With constant change it is probably useful to remind ourselves that very little changes. To avoid taking life too seriously, try some classic Scott Adams.

dilbertThe Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams
Scott Adams provides the hapless victim of re-engineering, rightsizing and Total Quality Management some strategies for fighting back, er, coping. The breath-taking cynicism of the strip should prepare readers for the author's no-holds-barred attack on management fads, pointless bureaucracy and sadistic rule-makers who glory in control of office supplies.



dilbert 2Thriving on Vague Objectives by Scott Adams
Dilbert is back to update loyal readers on the so-called careers of Dilbert, power-hungry Dogbert, Wally, Asok the intern and an ever-expanding cast of 'guest stars' as they wallow through pointless projects, mismanaged company takeovers, futile teambuilding exercises and other inane company initiatives like the 'name the restroom' contest. "Funny, apt, relentless" Financial Times