• Culture Building Books and resources. The best books, conferences for company culture and workplace culture


The field of culture building is exploding right now with new things being published every day. The purpose of this is page to curate useful and timely content to support culture builders (you!) to do their best work.

Here you will find a ton of links to both inspirational and practical content including:

  • Culture Building Inspiration: Links to maps, models, manifestos and a large collection of company culture codes.
  • Culture Building How To: A collection of links organized around the primary focus areas and drivers of building team culture: Culture Code Design; Hiring, Onboarding & Separating; Managing Performance; Leadership Example
  • Foundational Culture Building Books: Our top ten list of the books to enhance your perspective or guide your culture building efforts.
  • Culture Builder Conferences and Gatherings: Get connected to the tribe of culture builders.

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There are so many resources out there for culture builders. This is where you’ll find books, articles, infographics, videos and audio that relate to culture building.

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If you know of a culture building resource, please get in touch and let us know so that we can feature it in our monthly resource roundup!

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Culture Building Inspiration

How to: Culture Code Design

How to: Hiring, Onboarding & Separating

How to: Performance Management

How to: Leadership Examples

Top 10 Culture Building Books

Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux  Get a glimpse of what cutting edge company cultures are doing.

Scaling Teams by David Loftesness and Alexander Grosse  This book –written two tech managers who have lived it – is an inspiring and practical guide for culture builders who are scaling their teams quickly.

Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheal  Inspiring introduction to the power of the “flow state.” It’s quite possible that future workplace environments will be evaluated based on how well and how often they help teams get into a collective “flow state”  

Community: The Structure of Belonging by Peter Block  From the one clearest thinkers in the field, this book offers a prescription for how to transform our existing context (aka culture building) from one of deficiencies, interests, and entitlement to one of possibility, generosity, and gifts.

The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership by Diana Chapman, Jim Dethmer, Kaley Klemp  Being a conscious leader is a prerequisite of being an effective culture builder.  I give this book to more clients than any other book. The definitive guide on how to be a conscious leader.

The Connected Company by Dave Gray makes the case for why we need to evolve the way we organize and do business in this age of hyper-connectivity and innovation.

Zapp the Lightning of Empowerment by William C. Byham PhD  This is where it all started for me. Written as a fable about a “normal company in “Normalsville, USA,” this helped me start perceiving culture as something concrete and tangible vs. just academic.

Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time by Susan Scott Conversation Building is Culture Building.  This book (which preceded Crucial Conversations and Radical Candor by almost a decade) is clear, beautifully written, and a powerful call for us to develop the courage and skill to have the difficult conversations.  

Age of Heretics by Art Kleiner and Warren Bennis   For all the OD geeks out there who want to know about the “history of radical thinkers” whose shoulders we all stand on.

Conscious Business by Fred Kofman  A guidebook on how culture builders and leaders can lead through being –not just doing– to evolve your team or company to the next level.



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