This curated list of books is a result of a continual desire to research, learn about, and identify helpful/useful books for my own professional development. This list is by no means exhaustive.

Industrial and Organizational Psychology (I-O Psychology)

  • APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Vol. 1, 2, & 3) – Sheldon Zedeck (Editor)
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology: An Applied Approach (9th ed.) – Michael G. Aamodt
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Understanding the Workplace (6th ed.) – Paul E. Levy
  • Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology (7th ed.) – Ronald E. Riggio
  • Psychology and Work: An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2nd ed.) – Donald M. Truxillo, Talya N. Bauer, & Berrin Erdogan
  • Work in the 21st Century: An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology (6th ed.) – Jeffrey M. Conte and Frank J. Landy

Leadership & Leadership Development

  • Awaken, Align, Accelerate: A Guide to Great Leadership – Scott E. Nelson & Jason G. Ortmeier (Editors)
  • Compass: Your Guide for Leadership Development and Coaching – Peter Scisco, Elaine Biech, & George Hallenbeck
  • FYI: For Your Improvement – A Guide for Development and Coaching (5th ed.) – Michael M. Lombardo & Robert W. Eichinger
  • FYI: For Your Improvement – Competencies Development Guide (6th ed.) – Heather Barnfield & Michael M. Lombardo
  • LEAD NOW!: A Personal Leadership Coaching Guide for Results-Driven Leaders (2nd ed.) – John Parker Stewart & Daniel J. Stewart
  • Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience (9th ed.) – Richard L. Hughes, Robert C. Ginnett, & Gordon J. Curphy
  • Leadership: Theory and Practice (8th ed.) – Peter G. Northouse
  • Leadership in Organizations (8th ed.) – Gary Yukl
  • The CCL Handbook of Leadership Development (3rd ed.) – Ellen Van Velsor, Cynthia D. McCauley, & Marian N. Ruderman (Editors)
  • The Leadership Challenge (6th ed.) – James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner
  • The Science of Leadership: Lessons from Research for Organizational Leaders – Julian Barling

Organization Development & Change and Change Management

  • Organization Development: A Practitioner’s Guide for OD and HR – Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge & Linda Holbeche
  • Managing Change (7th ed.) – Bernard Burnes
  • Organization Change: Theory and Practice (5th ed.) – W. Warner Burke
  • Organization Development and Change (10th ed.) – Thomas G. Cummings & Christopher G. Worley
  • The Theory and Practice of Change Management (5th ed.) – John Hayes

Coaching and Executive Coaching

  • Advancing Executive Coaching: Setting the Course for Successful Leadership Coaching – Hernez-Broome & Boyce
  • Business Coaching International: Transforming Individuals and Organizations – Sunny Stout-Rostron
  • Coaching for Performance (5th Ed.): The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership – John Whitmore
  • Excellence in Coaching: The Industry Guide (2nd ed.) – Jonathan Passmore (Editor)
  • Executive Coaching: Developing Managerial Wisdom in a World of Chaos – Richard Kilburg
  • Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart: A Systems Approach to Engaging Leaders with their Challenges (2nd ed.) – Mary Beth O’Neill
  • Handbook of Coaching Psychology: A Guide for Practitioners (2nd ed.) – Stephen Palmer & Alison Whybrow
  • Masterful Coaching (3rd ed.) – Robert Hargrove
  • The CCL Handbook of Coaching in Organizations – Douglas D. Riddle, Emily R. Hoole, & Elizabeth C.D. Gullette (Editors)
  • The Complete Handbook of Coaching (3rd ed.) – Elaine Cox, Tatiana Bachkirova, & David Clutterbuck (Editors)
  • The Completely Revised Handbook of Coaching: A Developmental Approach (2nd ed.) – Pamela McLean
  • The Psychology of Executive Coaching: Theory and Application (2nd ed.) – Bruce Peltier
  • The Wisdom of Coaching: Essential Papers in Consulting Psychology for a World of Change – Richard R. Kilburg & Richard C. Diedrich (Editors)
  • The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring – Jonathan Passmore, David B. Peterson, & Teresa Freire (Editors)
  • You Already Know How to Be Great: A Simple Way to Remove Interference and Unlock Your Greatest Potential – Alan Fine & Rebecca Merrill

Evidence-Based Management

  • Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager: Making the Science of Management Work for You – Gary P. Latham

Human Resources

  • 100 Things You Need to Know: Best People Practices for Managers & HR (Volume One) – Robert W. Eichinger, ‎Michael M. Lombardo, & ‎David Ulrich
  • 50 More Things You Need to Know: The Science Behind Best People Practices for Managers & HR Professionals (Volume Two) – David Ulrich, Robert W. Eichinger, John Kulas, & Ken De Meuse
  • Human Resource Management (16th ed.) – Gary Dessler
  • Human Resource Management: Gaining a Competitive Advantage (12th ed.) – Raymond A. Noe, John R. Hollenbeck, Barry Gerhart, & Patrick M. Wright
  • Human Resource Selection (9th ed.) – Robert D. Gatewood, Hubert S. Feild, & Murray R. Barrick
  • Managing Human Resources (18th ed.) – Scott A. Snell & Shad S. Morris
  • Staffing Organizations (9th ed.) – Herbert G. Heneman, Timothy A. Judge, & John D. Kammeyer-Mueller
  • The Oxford Handbook of Personnel Assessment and Selection – Neal Schmitt (Editor)

Occupational Health Psychology

  • Handbook of Occupational Health Psychology – James Campbell Quick & Lois E. Tetrick (Editors)
  • Occupational Health Psychology – Stavroula Leka & Jonathan Houdmont (Editors)

Organizational Behavior

  • Organizational Behavior (6th ed.) – Joseph E. Champoux
  • Organizational Behavior (7th ed.) – Jason A. Colquitt, Jeffery A. LePine, & Michael J. Wesson
  • Organizational Behavior (9th ed.) – Steven L. McShane & Mary Ann Von Glinow
  • Organizational Behavior (18th ed.) – Stephen P. Robbins & Timothy A. Judge

Training & Development

  • Employee Training and Development (8th ed.) – Raymond A. Noe
  • Evidence-Based Training Methods: A Guide for Training Professionals (3rd ed.) – Ruth Colvin Clark
  • Handbook of Training Evaluation and Measurement Methods (4th ed.) – Jack J. Phillips and Patricia Pulliam Phillips
  • Managing the Training Function For Bottom-Line Results-Tools, Models and Best Practices – Jean Barbazette
  • Measuring the Success of Leadership Development: A Step-by-Step Guide for Measuring Impact and Calculating ROI – Patricia Pulliam Phillips, Jack J. Phillips, and Rebecca Ray
  • Proving The Value of Soft Skills: Measuring Impact And Calculating ROI – Patricia Pulliam Phillips, Jack J. Phillips, and Rebecca Ray
  • The Art of Great Training Delivery-Strategies, Tools, and Tactics – Jean Barbazette
  • The Bottomline on ROI (3rd ed.) – Patricia Pulliam Phillips
  • The ROI Fieldbook: Strategies For Implementing ROI In HR and Training – Patricia Pulliam Phillips, Jack J. Phillips, Ron Drew Stone, and Holly Burkett
  • The Trainer’s Journey to Competence – Jean Barbazette
  • The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Training, Development, and Performance Improvement – Kurt Kraiger, Jonathan Passmore, Sigmar Malvezzi, & Nuno Rebelo dos Santos (Editors)
  • Training Design Basics (2nd ed.) – Saul Carliner
  • Training Needs Assessment-Methods, Tools, and Techniques – Jean Barbazette

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