Six Book Recommendations for Leaders

May 28, 2017    |   By: Eunice Halverson, MA, CPPS

At last week’s National Patient Safety Foundation Congress Don Berwick, MD, senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, recommended six books for all leaders to read in the next year to move patient safety forward:

  1. “The Fifth Discipline” by Peter Senge
  2. “The Improvement Guide: A Practical Approach to Enhancing Organizational Performance” by Gerald Langley, Ronald Moen, Kevin Nolan, Thomas Nolan, Clifford Norman and Lloyd Provost
  3. “Overcoming Organizational Defenses: Facilitating Organizational Learning” by Chris Argyris
  4. “Managing the Unexpected: Resilient Performance in an Age of Uncertainty” by Karl Weick and Kathleen Sutcliffe
  5. “The Design of Everyday Things” by Don Norman
  6. “Human Error” by James Reason

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