Books by David Berry

More Human Than Otherwise:MHTO COVER
Living & Leading with Humility

What are the characteristics of a leader you would willingly follow?


More Human Than Otherwise is an invitation to reset the responsibilities of modern leadership from competence and certainty to connection and adaptability.

In a 30-year career in business and higher education, David Berry has worked with leaders at all levels of organizational life. He draws on his thousands of hours of classroom and one-on-one leadership interactions to frame an approach to leading and living that is rooted in humility.

This human-centered approach is grounded in:

  • Deep self-awareness
  • The cultivation of a dynamic feedback loop
  • A commitment to continuous learning.

More Human Than Otherwise is a field guide for becoming a leader that you would willingly follow.

A More Daring Life:
Finding Voice at the Crossroads of Change

Within each of us, right now, is everything we need to thrive in the face of complexity and change. We just have to decide whether or not we are willing to do the work, whether or not we are willing to lead a more daring life.

In this collection, David Berry invites us to use his own emerging leadership story to imagine and inspire the evolution of our own. From getting lost in the woods, to gliding above the Pacific Ocean; from stumbling into Henry Kissinger to “interviewing” Bill Walton; from the tentative first steps of a new business to the fight to claim his own creative voice, David uses his own steps and mis-steps, and his evolving perspective along the way, to paint a compelling picture of the leadership we need now.

“A More Daring Life” is a call to deepen understanding, strengthen connection and commit to the exploration necessary to shake off the seduction of the status quo. It is a personal account of the bumpy ride that awaits all who choose to lead at the crossroads of change.

“A More Daring Life not only captures David’s passion to help others achieve, but also provides invaluable insights into leading change, challenging convention, and moving toward the unknown. This book paves the way to new thinking for driven leaders who aspire to make a difference in today’s dynamic world.”

David Abeles, CEO – TaylorMade-adidas Golf Co.

“David shares his own search for voice, and creates a map for others daring enough to do the same. Highly recommended.”

Jeff Shuck, CEO – Plenty Consulting

“David Berry possesses the unique ability to pull from life stories and experiences the big ideas and concepts that help leaders transform organizations into places of collaboration, fulfillment and innovation.”

Allen Carlisle, CEO – Padre Dam Municipal Water District

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