I'm doing a training course at work and promised I would list some of the books on progressive leadership I have found useful. Here they are in alphabetical order.
Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull
I love Pixar movies. They have so very rarely fallen below the benchmark of excellent. Not only are they classic stories in their own right, they are also technical marvels. How does an organisation like Pixar maintain such a successful track record? How does it manage to be hugely commercially successful and critically acclaimed, too? Few studios can lay claim to staying so true to their art, especially when the stakes are so high, with the contemporary movies having typically having a budget in excess of $200 million. In this book, Ed Catmull explains how.
One of my favourite chapters, The Hungry Beast and the Ugly Baby, tells of how Pixar has to carefully balance the tension of feeding the "hungry beast" (that is, keeping the business going) with the need to generate and try new ideas, that enter the world a