Organizational Development: Home


Welcome to our KU Libraries resource guide devoted to all aspects of organizational development from individuals to groups and culture.  Recommendations of resources to add are always welcome. Please contact Lars Leon or Sharon Riley if you have questions or comments about this guide.

Highlighting some new additions

New videos, links, twitter accounts to follow and more will be routinely added throughout the Resource Guide. We will highlight a few of those new additions in this box in the future.

Some quotes with links to resources

"Integrity is choosing courage over comfort. It's choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy. It's choosing to practice your values rather than simply professing them."

-Brene Brown,

"People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe."

-Simon Sinek,

"You know what? We need to talk about this. I'm glad you asked the question. Thank you for taking that risk. I appreciate the trust it shows in me."

-Kerry Patterson, Crucial Conversations,

"There is no reason to learn how to show you're paying attention if you are in fact paying attention."

-Celeste Headlee,

"And that's the first surprise about change: What looks like a people problem is often a situation problem."

-Chip Heath, Switch

"Imagine an organization where everyone is actually good at receiving feedback. Collective anxiety would be reduced.  People would learn and grow. Impossible you say?  Thanks to this insanely original and powerful book, maybe not."

~Judy Rosenblum, Former Chief Learning Officer of Coca-Cola, on a book by Stone and Heen (The companion to this is the ability to give the feedback - check back for a good resource for that).

What single quality contributed most to Google's success in effective teams? Bariso references that and suggests actions we can all take to build it in teams. GroupEffectiveness tab