A List of Books in my Library


Continuous Reading in this field is vital to stay current. Over the years people have asked me about the most important books in my library. Here are the essentials, books that have been influential and which I continue to consult and work with.

General Business & Management

Senge, Peter. The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook

Gladwell, Malcolm. Tipping Point

Collins, James C. & Porras, Jerry I. Built to Last – The Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

Fombrun, Charles J. & Nevins, Mark D. The Advice Business – Essential Tools and Models for Management Consulting (I authored a chapter in this book)

Allen, David. Getting Things Done – How to achieve Stress-Free Productivity

Allen, David. Making it all work – Winning at the Game of Work, and the Business of Life

Reputation Risk Management

Rayner, Jenny. Managing Reputational Risk

Peters, Glen. Waltzing with the Raptors, A Practical Roadmap to Protecting Your Company’s Reputation

Regester, Michael & Larkin, Judy. Risk issues and crisis management: a casebook of best practice.

Gaines – Ross, Dr. Leslie. Corporate Reputation: 12 Steps to Safeguarding and Recovering Reputation

Alsop,Ronald J. The 18 immutable laws of Corporate Reputation – creating, protecting & repairing your most valuable asset

Gaines – Ross, Dr. Leslie. CEO Capital: A Guide to Building CEO Reputation and Success

Fombrun, Charles J. & Van Riel, Cees. Fame & Fortune – How Successful Companies Build Winning Reputations

Fombrun, Charles J. Reputation, Realizing Value from the Corporate Image

Young, Davis. Building your Company’s GOOD NAME – How to create & protect the Reputation Your Organisation Wants and Deserves.

Crisis Management & Crisis Communication

Caponigro, Jeffrey R.  The Crisis Counsellor, a Step-by-Step Guide to Managing a Business Crisis.  

Baron, Gerald R. Now is too late: Survival in an Era of Instant News

Mitroff, Ian I. & Anagnos, Gus. Managing Crises Before They Happen: What Every Executive and Manager Needs to Know about Crisis Management

Mitroff, Ian I. Why Some Companies Emerge Stronger and Better from a Crisis: 7 Essential Lessons for Surviving Disaster

Barton, Laurence. Crisis Leadership Now – A Real-World Guide to Preparing for Threats, Disaster, Sabotage & Scandal

Social Media

Meerman Scott, David. The New Rules of Marketing & PR

Stakeholder Management

Neely, Andy; Adams, Chris & Kennerley, Mike. The Performance Prism – The Scorecard for Measuring & Managing Business Success

Svendsen, Ann.The Stakeholder Strategy: Profiting from Collaborative Business Relationships

I also have many other books on PR, NLP, OD, Management Consulting and other business matters- just too many to list.

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