Below are many of the books and articles that informed Working With Humans as well as other resources for many of the topics mentioned in the book. 


  1. Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. We Should All Be Feminists. United Kingdom: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2015.

  2. Ajayi, Luvvie. I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual. United States: Henry Holt and Company, 2016.

  3. Albion, Mark. True to Yourself: Leading a Values-Based Business. United Kingdom: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2006.

  4. Argyris, C. “Teaching Smart People How to Learn.” Harvard Business Review, 69(3), 99-109, 1991.

  5. Aristotle. The Ethics of Aristotle: The Nicomachean Ethics. (rev. ed.) (J. K. Thomson, trans.). New York: Viking, 1955.

  6. Aristotle. Aristotle’s Art of Rhetoric. (Robert C. Bartlett, trans.). United States: University of Chicago Press, 2019.

  7. Banaji, Mahzarin R. and Anthony G. Greenwald. Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People. United Kingdom: Random House Publishing Group, 2016.

  8. Banich, Marie T. Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology. United States: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004.

  9. Barrett, Frank. Yes to the Mess: Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz. United States: Harvard Business Review Press, 2012.

  10. Brokaw, Tom. The Greatest Generation. United States: Random House Publishing Group, 2004.

  11. Case, John. Open-Book Management: Coming Business Revolution, The. United States: HarperCollins, 1996.

  12. Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly. The Evolving Self: A Psychology for the Third Millennium. United Kingdom: HarperCollins, 2009.

  13. Cain, Susan. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. United Kingdom: Crown, 2013.

  14. Covey, Stephen R. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. United Kingdom: Simon and Schuster, 1989.

  15. Crawford, Matthew B. Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work. United Kingdom: Penguin Publishing Group, 2010.

  16. Damasio, Antonio. Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain. United Kingdom: Penguin Publishing Group, 2005.

  17. Damasio, Antonio R. The Feeling of what Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness. United Kingdom: Harcourt Brace, 1999.

  18. Damon, William. The Moral Advantage: How to Succeed in Business by Doing the Right Thing. Ukraine: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2004.

  19. Damon, William, Howard E. Gardner, and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet. United States: Basic Books, 2002.

  20. Deming, William Edwards. The New Economics: For Industry, Government, Education. United Kingdom: MIT Press, 2000.

  21. Eagly, Alice Hendrickson and Linda Lorene Carli. Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders. United States: Harvard Business School Press, 2007.

  22. Egan, Kieran. Getting It Wrong from the Beginning: Our Progressivist Inheritance from Herbert Spencer, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget. United Kingdom: Yale University Press, 2002.

  23. Fromm, Erich. The Art of Listening. United States: Open Road Media, 2013.

  24. Guenther, Margaret. Toward Holy Ground: Spiritual Directions for the Second Half of Life. United States: Cowley Publications, 1995.

  25. Gray, Dave, Sunni Brown, and James Macanufo. Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers. Japan: O’Reilly Media, 2010.

  26. Hamblett, Charles, and Jane Deverson. Generation X. N.p.: London, 1964. (No non-Amazon link available)

  27. Nikole, Hannah-Jones et al.. The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story. New York: One World, 2021

  28. Hare, Brian, and Vanessa Woods. Survival of the Friendliest: Understanding Our Origins and Rediscovering Our Common Humanity. United States: Random House Publishing Group, 2021.

  29. Immordino-Yang, Mary Helen, and Antonio Damasio. “WE FEEL, THEREFORE WE LEARN.” The Jossey-Bass reader on the brain and learning (2007): 183.

  30. Immordino-Yang, Mary Helen. Emotions, Learning, and the Brain: Embodied Brains, Social Minds and the Art of Learning. United Kingdom: WW Norton, 2016.

  31. Kellerman, Barbara. Bad Leadership: What It Is, How It Happens, Why It Matters. United Kingdom: Harvard Business School Press, 2004.

  32. Lahey, Lisa Laskow, and Robert Kegan. How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work: Seven Languages for Transformation. Spain: Wiley, 2012.

  33. Lesser, Elizabeth. Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes. United States: HarperCollins, 2020.

  34. Lorde, Audre. “Poetry Is Not a Luxury.” Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Crossing Press Feminist Series). Berkeley: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed, 200, pp. 38.

  35. Manton, Elizabeth, Erica Moore, and Rutger Bregman. Humankind: A Hopeful History. United States: Little, Brown, 2020.

  36. Moran, Caitlin. How to be a Woman. United Kingdom: Ebury Press, 2011.

  37. Noonan, William R. Discussing the Undiscussable: A Guide to Overcoming Defensive Routines in the Workplace. Germany: Wiley, 2012.

  38. O’Neill-Blackwell, Jeanine. Engage: The Trainer’s Guide to Learning Styles. Germany: Wiley, 2012.

  39. O’Neill-Blackwell, Jeanine, and Bernice McCarthy. Hold On, You Lost Me! Use Learning Styles to Create Training that Sticks. United States: ASTD Press, 2007.

  40. Ogas, Ogi, and Todd Rose. Dark Horse: Achieving Success Through the Pursuit of Fulfillment. United States: HarperCollins, 2018.

  41. Palfrey, John, and Urs Gasser. Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives. Australia: Read How You Want, 2011.

  42. Pennock, Robert T. An Instinct for Truth: Curiosity and the Moral Character of Science. United Kingdom: MIT Press, 2019.

  43. Pert, Candace. Molecules Of Emotion: Why You Feel the Way You Feel. United Kingdom: Simon & Schuster UK, 2012.

  44.  Pinker, Susan. The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier and Happier. United Kingdom: Random House of Canada, 2014. 

  45. Post Senning, Daniel, and Lizzie Post. Emily Post’s Etiquette, The Centennial Edition. United States: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed, 2022. 

  46. Rhode, Deborah, and Barbara Kellerman. Women & Leadership. Canada: ExecuGo media, 2007.

  47. Rosenbloom, Stephanie. “Generation Me vs. You Revisited.” The New York Times. January 17, 2008.

  48. Russell, Penny A., Martin Luther King Jr., Peter Holloran, Clayborn Carson, and Ralph E. Luker. The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Volume I: Called to Serve, January 1929-June 1951. United Kingdom: University of California Press, 1992, 122-125.

  49. Schur, Mike. How to Be Perfect: Moral Philosophy from the Creator of THE GOOD PLACE. United Kingdom: Quercus, 2022.

  50. Seymour, B., and R. Dolan. “Emotion, Decision Making, and the Amygdala.” Neuron, 58(5), (2008), 662-671.

  51. Stabile, Suzanne. The Journey Toward Wholeness: Enneagram Wisdom for Stress, Balance, and Transformation. United Kingdom: InterVarsity Press, 2021.

  52. Stack, Jack, and Bo Burlingham. The Great Game of Business, Expanded and Updated: The Only Sensible Way to Run a Company. United States: Crown, 2013.

  53. Steinem, Gloria. Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem. United States: Open Road Media, 2012.

  54. Sutcliffe, Kathleen M., and Karl E. Weick. Managing the Unexpected: Sustained Performance in a Complex World. Germany: Wiley, 2015.


The links below are just a sampling of some of the places you can explore for interesting and helpful starting points to learn more about these topics.

Management Models and Organizational Behavior

Models and methods mentioned in the text: Agile, Blue Ocean, 7-S, Nudge Theory, Six Sigma

Models that engage our humanity: Open Book Management, High Reliability Organizations (HROs), and the Teal Paradigm

Also: What is Organizational Behavior?

Emotional and Mental Health

General resources for mental health: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

General Information: Psychology Today, IFS-Institute (Internal Family Systems), American Psychological Association, and resources around the language of consent (point noted in footnote 31 in the book)

Cognitive Neuroscience

Human Resources (and Personnel]

Defining Human Resources, SHRM, EEOC – Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and some HR basics