Additional Readings

Many disciplines and resources can inform your thinking about reflective practices. Below is a list of various books, articles, podcasts, or videos our readers enjoyed and wanted to pass along. Interested in contributing to the list? Please contact jan@reflectivepractices.org.

Learning to Love the Swamp by Ellen Schall

The core of leadership is learning to struggle and enjoy the “important, complex and messy problems that resist technical analysis” in social equity work. Read More

Daring Greatly by Dr. Brené Brown

Daring Greatly is a book by Brené Brown who is a professor and New York Times best-selling author that studies courage, vulnerability, empathy and shame. Read More

An Everyone Culture by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey

The culture you create in your organization is your strategy—and the key to success is developing everyone. Read More

Negative Capability Concept by John Keats

Negative Capability is a state in which the individual is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, and doubts, “without any irritable reaching after fact and reason.” Read More

Grantcraft Guide by Jan Jaffe and William Ryan

Organizations have strategies. As individuals, don’t we need to use explicit strategies to navigate the shoals of complex situations? Read More

The Dawn of System Leadership by Peter Senge

Collaborative initiatives are the rage. Read More

Achieving Mindfulness at Work, No Meditation Cushion Required by Matthew E. May

We all have access to an “impartial and well-informed spectator.” Read More