Off the Shelf

Books on leadership, social justice and organizational change are reviewed here.

Summer Reading and Listening

Summer Reading and Listening

May 30, 2017 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

Whether you want escape, education or provocation, there are good books and podcasts to get you there.  Here are a few our favorites, and please do add your own in the comment section below: Books: Fiction: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Swing Time by ... read more


Decisive: the anti-blinking guide to decision making

Decisive: the anti-blinking guide to decision making

July 9, 2013 · by Alvarez Porter Group · 1 Comment

I have to confess, I loved reading Chip and Dan Heath's previous books, Switch and Made to Stick, because they tell such great stories, use brain science, and offer really practical tools.  So I was really looking forward to hearing ... read more


Creating Community

Creating Community

February 6, 2013 · by Michele Berry · Leave a Comment

I pay attention to books that stay with me and influence my behavior for the better. Peter Block's Community: The Structure of Belonging is such a book. In it, Peter proposes that small groups are our only hope for achieving connectedness between people ... read more