"Learning is like rowing upstream;
not to advance is to drop back."
At Catalyst, we recognize that learning is both a freedom and a privilege. And since one of the reasons our clients seek our help is to add to their institutional knowledge, we think it is appropriate for us to share with you some of the books that have had the most impact on us as fellow "learners." We believe that the ultimate role of the professional consultant is to advance the client's internal knowledge and capability to the point that the consultant's guidance and input are needed less and less, so here's our list of top books organized into four groups: Leadership, Strategy, Organization Development, and General Interest.