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PDC Recommended Reading

Suggested Resources from PDC 

Updated: 11/18/2022

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Trusted Advisor

Board Member

From time to time we are asked to recommend resources for new PD professionals or those who would like more focused reading on a particular development-related topic.  We asked our Board members and our Trusted Advisors to identify a few seminal texts for our profession.  While this list is by no means exhaustive (and we are happy to cycle in additional resources), we hope it is a good starting point for your continued learning.



Communications (Oral and Written)


Design Thinking


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Bias


Emotional Intelligence

  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0 (Daniel Goleman)


Feedback/ Performance Evaluations


General Guidance for Associates


General Guidance for PD Professionals


Law Students


Leadership/Teamwork/Workplace Dynamics






Time Management



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