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Books on Leadership

Abramson, M. A. & Bacon, K. M. (Eds.). (2002). Leaders. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. (HD 57.7 .L42 2002)

Atwater, L. E., & Waldman, D. A. (2008). Leadership, feedback, and the open communication gap. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. (HD 57.7 .A83 2008)

Axelrod, A. (2000). Elizabeth I, CEO: Strategic lessons from the leader who built an empire. Paramus, NJ: Prentice Hall Press.  (DA 355 .A94 2000)

Badaracco, J. (2002). Leading quietly: An unorthodox guide to doing the right thing. Boston: Harvard Business School Press. (HD 57.7 .B332 2002)

Baldoni, J. (2003). Great communication secrets of great leaders. New York: McGraw-Hill.  (HD 30.3 .B366 2003)

Barach, J. A. & Eckhardt, D. R. (1996). Leadership and the job of the executiveWestport, CT: Quorum.  (HD 57.7 .B366 1996)

Bennis, W. G. (2000). Managing the dream: Reflections on leadership and change. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Pub.  (HD 57.7 .B4643 2000)

__________ & Thomas, R. J. (2002). Geeks & geezers: How era, values, and defining moments shape leaders. Boston: Harvard Business School Press. (HD 57.7 .B4578 2002)

Bower, M. (1997). The will to lead: Running a business with a network of leaders. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.  (HD 57.7 .B687 1997)

Boyett, J. H. & Boyett, J. T. (1998). The guru guide: The best ideas of the top management thinkers. New York: Wiley.  (HD 31 .B7193 1998)   

Brake, T. (1997). Global leader: Critical factors for creating the world class organization. Chicago: Irwin Professional Pub.   (HD 57.7 .B727 1997)

Breakthrough leadership it’s personal: Why knowing yourself is the best strategy now. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.  (REF HD 57.7 .C35 2001)

Burgelman, R.A., McKinney, W., & Meza, P. E. (2017). Becoming Hewlett Packard: Why strategic leadership matters. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Walsh College Library New Books (HD 9696.2 .U64 H 4938 2017) and online

Business leadership: A Jossey-Bass reader. (2003). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (HD 57.7 .B875 2003)

Buytendijk, F. (2009). Performance leadership: The next practices to motivate your people, align stakeholders, and lead your industry. New York: McGraw-Hill. (HF 5549.5 .P35 B89 2009)

Cameron, E., & Green, M. (2008). Making sense of leadership: Exploring the five key roles used by effective leaders. London; Philadelphia: Kogan Page. (HD 57.7 .C3537 2008)

Chambers, H. E. & Craft, R.  (1998). No fear management: Rebuilding trust, performance, and commitment in the new American workplaceBoca Raton, FL: St. Lucie Press.  (HD 31 .C4533 1998) 

Charan, R., Drotter, S. & Noel, J. (2001). The leadership pipeline: How to build the leadership-powered company. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.  (HD 57.7 .C474 2001)

Chin, J. L. (et al.). (Eds.). (2007. Women and leadership: Transforming visions and diverse voices. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub. (HQ 1111 .W72 2007)

Ciulla, J. B. (Ed.). (1998). Ethics, the heart of leadership. Westport, CT: Quorum Books.  (HF 5387 .E875 1998)

Ciulla, J. B. (Ed.). (2008). Leadership at the crossroads.. Westport, CT: Praeger. (HM 1261 .L422 2008))

Cobbs, P. M. & Turnock, J.L. (2003). Cracking the corporate code: The revealing success stories of 32 African-American executives. New York: American Management Association.  (HD 38.25 .U6 C63 2003)  

Corbin, C. (2000). Great leaders see the future first: Taking your organization to the top in five revolutionary steps. Chicago: Dearborn(HD 57.7 .C67 2000)

Daft, R. L. & Lane, P. (2002). The leadership experience. New York: Basic Books. (HD 57.7 .D732 2002)

Daft, R. L. & Lengel, R. H. (1998). Fusion leadership: Unlocking the subtle forces that change people and organizations (1st ed.). San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.  (HD 57.7 .D34 1998)

Dalla Costa, J. (1998). The ethical imperative: Why moral leadership is good business. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.  (HF 5387 .D25 1998) 

Dealy, M. D. & Thomas, A. R. (2004). Defining the really great boss. Westport, CT: Praeger.  (HF 5549.12 .D43 2004)

 _________. (2006). Managing by accountability: What every leader needs to know about responsibility, integrity--and results. Westport, CT: Praeger.  (HD 31 .D377 2006)

Dessler, G. (1998). Management: Leading people and organizations in the 21st century. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.  (HD 31 .D4863 1998)

Dinkmeyer, D. C. & Eckstein, D. (1996). Leadership by encouragement. Delray Beach, FL: St. Lucie Press.  (HD 57.7 .D555 1996)

Dive, B. (2008). The accountable leader: Developing effective leadership through managerial accountability. London; Philadelphia: Kogan Page. (HD 57.7 .D587 2008)

Downey, D., March, T. & Berkman, A. (2001). Assimilating new leaders: The key to executive retention. New York: AMACOM.  (HD 57.7 .D69 2001) 

Eckes, G. (2003). Six sigma team dynamics: The elusive key to project success.  New York: John Wiley. (HD 66 .E324 2003)

Ellsworth, R. R. (2002). Leading with purpose: The new corporate realities. Stanford, CT: Stanford Business Books. (HD 57.7 .E42 2002)

Fairholm, G. W. (1997). Capturing the heart of leadership: Spirituality and community in the newAmerican workplace. Westport, CT: Praeger.  (HD 57.7 .F348 1997)

Fairhurst, G. T. & Sarr, R. A. (1996). Art of framing: Managing the language of leadership (1st ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.   (HG 6024 .U6 A73 1996)

Farber, S. (2004). The radical leap: A personal lesson in extreme leadership. Chicago: Dearborn Trade Pub. (HD 57.7 .Y38 2004)

Farkas, C. M. & DeBacker, P. (1996). Maximum leadership: The world’s leading CEOs share their five strategies for success (1st ed.). New York: Holt.   (HD 57.7 .F37 1996)

Ferren, A. S., & Stanton, W. W. (2004).  Leadership through collaboration: The role of the chief academic officer. Westport, CT: Praeger. (LB 2341 .F42 2004)

Fisher, J. (2016). The thoughtful leader: A model of integrative leadership. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Walsh College Troy New Books (BF 637 .L4 F55 2016)

Fisher, R. A. (1996).  Real dream teams: Seven practices used by world-class team leaders to achieve extraordinary resultsDelray Beach, FL: St. Lucie Press.  (HD 66 .F554 1996)  

Friedman, S. D. (2008). Total leadership: Be a better leader, have a richer life. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press. (HD 57.7 .F7515 2008)

Fritz, S., et al. (1999). Interpersonal skills for leadership. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.  (HD 57.7 .I58 1999)

Frigon, N. L. Sr. & Jackson, H. K., Jr. (1996). The leader: Developing the skills and personal ualities you need to lead effectively. New York: AMACOM.  (HD 57.7 .F7524 1996)

Garten, J. E. (2002). The politics of fortune: A new agenda for business leaders. Boston: Harvard Business School Press. (HD 57.7 .B332 2002)

George, B. (2003). Authentic leadership: Rediscovering the secrets to creating lasting value. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (HD 57.7 .G458 2003)

Glacel, B. P. & Robert, E. A., Jr. (1996).  Light bulbs for leaders: A guide book for team learningNew York: John Wiley.   (HD 57.7 .G65 1996)

Goffee, R. & Jones, G. (2006). Why should anyone be led by you?: What it takes to be an authentic leader. Boston, MA : Harvard Business School Press.  (HD 57.7 .G663 2006)

Goleman, D. , Boyatzis, R. & McKee, A. (2002). Primal leadership: Realizing the power of emotional intelligence. Boston: Harvard Business School Press. (HD 57.7 .G664 2002)

Hackman, M. Z. (1996). Leadership: A communication perspective. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.  (HM 141 .H332 1996)

Hambrick, D. C., Nadler, D. A. & Tushman, M. L. (Eds.). (1998). Navigating change: How CEOs, top teams, and boards steer transformation. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.  (HD 57.7 .N39 1998)

Harris, M. C. (1998). Value leadership: Winning competitive advantage in the information age. Milwaukee, WI: ASQ Quality Press. (HD 30.2 .H373 1998)

Harter, N. (2006). Clearings in the forest: On the study of leadership. Lafayayette, IN: Purdue University Press.  (HM 1261 .H37 2006)

Hesselbein, F., Goldsmith, M. & Beckhard, R. (Eds.).  (1996). Leader of the future: New visions, strategies, and practices for the next era (1st ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.   (HD 57.7 .L418 1996)

Hewlett, R. (2006).  The cognitive leader: Building winning organizations through knowledge leadership.  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.  (HD 30.2 .H47 2006)

Hill, L. A. (2003). Becoming a manager: How new managers master the challenges of leadership. Boston: Harvard Business School Press. (HF 5384 .H55 2003)

Hirschhorn, L. (1997). Reworking authority: Leading and following in the post-modern organizationCambridge, MA: MIT Press.  (HD 57.7 .H56 1997)

Hurwitz, M., & Hurwitz, S. (2015). Leadership is half the story: A fresh look at followership, leadership, and collaboration. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Walsh College Troy New Books (HD 57.7 .H88 2015)

Iacocca, L., with Whitney, C. (2007). Where have all the leaders gone? [sound recording]. New York: Simon  Schuster Audio. (HD 57.7 .I33 2007)

Ibarra, H. (2015). Act like a leader, think like a leader. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review Press. (HD 57.7 .I35 2015)

Iacocca, L., with Whitney, C. (2007). Where have all the leaders gone? [sound recording]. New York: Simon  Schuster Audio. (HD 57.7 .I33 2007)

Inside the minds: Leading CEOs the secrets to management, leadership and profiting in any economy. Bedford, MA: Aspatore Books. (HC 102.5 .A2 A43 2002)

James, J. (1996). Thinking in the future tense: Leadership skills for a new age. New York: Simon & Simon. (HD 57.7 .J35 1996)

Jennings, K. & Stahl-Wert, J. (2003). The serving leader: 5 powerful actions that will transform your team, your business, and your community. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler. (HD 57.7 .J46 2003)

Kaplan, R. E. (1996). Forceful leadership and enabling leadership: You can do both. Greensboro, NC: Center for Creative Leadership.  (HD 57.7 .K366 1996)

Karlof, B. (1996).  Conflicts of leadership: Good for people or good for business? New York: J. Wiley.  (HD 57.7 .K37313 1996)

Keller, E. B. & Berry, J. (2003). The influentials. New York: Free Press. (HN 65 .K43 2003)

Kellerman, B. (2008). Followership: How followers are creating change and changing leaders. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press. (HD57.7 .K4477 2008)

Kets de Vries, M. F. R., Korotov, K., & Florent-Treacy, E. (2007). Coach or couch: The psychology of making better leaders. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (HM 1261 .H37 2007)

Kotter, J. P. (1996). Leading change. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.  (HD 58.8 .K65 1996)

Kouzes, J. M. & Posner, B. Z. (2000). The five practices of exemplary leadership: When leaders are at their best. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.  (HD 57.7 .K6793 2000)

Krames, J. A. (2002). The Rumsfield way: Leadership wisdom of a battle-hardened maverick. New York: McGraw-Hill. (UB 210 .K73 2002)

Kuczmarski, T. (1996). Innovation: Leadership strategies for the competitive edge. Chicago: American Marketing Association; Lincolnwood, IL: NTC Business Books.  (HD 53 .K834 1996)

Lewis, C. P. (1997).  Building a shared vision: A leader’s guide to aligning the organization. Portland, OR: Productivity Press.  (HD 58.8 .L49 1997)

Lipman-Blumen, J. (1996). Connective edge: Leading in an interdependent world (1st ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.  (HD 57.7 .L57 1996)

Lorange, P. (2002). New vision for management education: Leadership challenges. Boston: Pergamon. (HF 1111 .L67 2002)

Maccoby, M. (2007). The leaders we need: And what makes us follow. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press. (HM 1261 .M317 2007)

Mai, R. & Akerson, A. (2003). The leader as communicator: Strategies and tactics to build loyalty, focus effort, and spark creativity. New York: AMACOM. (HD 30.3 .M34 2003)

Marquart, M. J. & Berger, N. O. (2000). Global leaders for the twenty first century. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.  (HD 31 .M2987 2000)

Martin, R. L. (2007). The opposable mind: How successful leaders win through integrative thinking. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press. (HD 57.7 .M39248 2007)

Marturano, A., & Gosling, J. (Eds.). (2008). Leadership: The key concepts. London; New York: Routledge. (HD 57.7 .L413 2008)

Maybe, C., & Mayrhofer, W. (Eds.). (2015). Developing leadership: Questions business schools don't ask. Los Angeles Sage. (HD 57.7 .D4975 2015)

McCauley, C. D. & Van Velsor, E. (Eds.). (2004). The Center for Creative Leadership handbook of leadership development. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (HD 57 .C38 2004)

Meadows, L. E. (2006). Take the lull by the horns!: Closing the leadership gap. Bloomington, IN: Author House.  (HD 57.7 .M43 2006)

Mendenhall, M. E., Kuhlmann, T. M. & Stahl, G. K. (Eds.) (2001). Developing global business leaders: Policies, processes, and innovations. Westport, CT: Quorum Books.  (HD 57.7 .D496 2001)

Moore, J. F. (1996). Death of competition: Leadership and strategy in the age of business ecosystemsNew York: Harper Business.  (HD 30.28 .M6455 1996)

Murphy, E. C. (1996). Leadership IQ: A personal development process based on a scientific study of a new generation of leaders. New York: John Wiley.  (HD 57.7 .M87 1996)

Napolitano, C. S. (1998). The leadership odyssey: A self-development guide to new skills for new times (1st ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.  (HD 57.7 .N37 1998)

Northouse. P. G. (2007). Leadership: Theory and practice. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications. (HM 1261 .N67 2007)

Nye, Jr., J. S. (2008). The powers to lead. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press. (JC 330.3 .N94 2008)

Palmer. R. E. (2008). Ultimate leadership: Winning execution strategies for your situation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Wharton School Pub. (HD 57.7 .P349 2008)

Parks, S. D. (2005). Leadership can be taught: A bold approach for a complex world. Boston: Harvard Business School Press. (HD 57.7 .P3655 2005)

Patterson, K., et al. (1996). Balancing act: Mastering the competing demands of leadershipCincinnati, OH: Thomson Executive Press.   (HD 57.7 .B35 1996)

Ponder, R. D. (2005). Leadership made easy.  Madison, WI: Entrepreneur Press.  (HD 57.7 .P663 2005) 

Portnoy, R. A. (1999). Leadership: 4 competencies for success. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. (HD 57.7 .P67 1999)

Quinn, R. E. (1996).  Deep change: Discovering the leader within (1st ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.  (HD 58.8 .Q56 1996)

Rees, J. C.  with Spignesi, S. (2007).  George Washington's leadership lessons: What the father of our country can teach us about effective leadership and character. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.  (HD 57.7 .R436 2007)

Richardson, T. (2015). The responsible leader: Developing a culture of responsibility in an uncertain world. London, Kogan Page. Online access.

Ricketts, C. (1996). Leadership: Personal development and career success. Albany, NY: Delmar Publishing. (HD 57.7 .R523 1996)

Rinke. W. (2004). Don't oil the squeaky wheel: And 19 other contrarian ways to improve your leadership effectiveness. New York: McGraw-Hill. (HD 57.7 .R56 2004)

Rosen, R. H. with Brown, P. B. (1996). Leading people: Transforming business from the inside out. New York: Viking.   (HD 57.7 .R66 1996)

Rothwell, W. J. (2005). Effective succession planning: Ensuring leadership continuity and building talent from within. New York: American Management Association.  (HD 57.7 .R689 2005)

Rothwell, W. J., Prescott, R. K., & Taylor, M. W. (2008). Human resource transformation: demonstrating strategic leadership in the face of future trends. Mountain View CA: Davies-Black Pub. (HF 5549 .R6358 2008)

Sifonis, J. G. & Goldberg, B. (1996). Corporation on a tightrope: Balancing leadership, governance, and technology in an age of complexityNew York: Oxford University Press.  (HD 57.7 .G66 1996)

Sloane, P. (2007). The innovative leader: How to inspire your team and drive creativity. London: Philadelphia: Kogan Page. (HD 53 .S567 2007)

Snyder, N. H. & Clontz. A. P. (1997). The will to lead: Managing with courage and conviction in the age of uncertainty. Chicago, IL: Irwin Professional Publishing.  (HD 57.7 .S692 1997)

Spears, L. C. (Ed.). (1998). Insights on leadership: Service, stewardship, spirit, and servant-leadership. New York: Wiley.  (HD 57. 7 .I57 1998)

Stenzel, C. & Stenzel, J. (2004). CFO survival guide: Plotting the course to financial leadership. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.  (HG 4027.35 .S74 2004)

Tichy, N. M. (2002). The cycle of leadership: How great leaders teach their companies to win. New York: Harper Business.  (HD 57.7 .T49 2002)

_________. (1997). The leadership engine: How winning companies build leaders at every level (1st ed.). New York: Harper Business.  (HD 57.7 .T5 1997)

Toogood, G. N. (1997). The inspired executive: The art of leadership in the age of knowledgeNew York: Carroll & Graf.   (HD 57.7 .T66 1997)

Underwood, J. (2003). More than a pink Cadillac: Mary Kay Inc.’s nine leadership keys to success. New York: McGraw-Hill. (HD 57.7 .U527 2003)

Vlamis, A. S. (1999). Smart leadership. New York: AMA Publications Division.  (HD 57.7 .V56 1999)

Watkins, M. (2003). The first 90 days: Critical success strategies for new leaders at all levels. Boston: Harvard Business School Press. (HD 57.7 .W38 2003)

Weaver, R. G. (1997). Managers as facilitators: A practical guide to getting work done in a changing workplace (1st ed.). San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.  (HD 66 .W4 1997)

Yaverbaum, E. (2004). Leadership secrets of the world’s most successful CEOs. Chicago: Dearborn Trade Pub. (HD 57.7 .Y38 2004)

Yukl, G. A. (2006). Leadership in organizationsUpper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall. ( Reserves HD 57.7 .Y85 2006)

Zand, D. E. (1997). Leadership triad: Knowledge, trust and power. New York: Oxford University Press. (BF 637 .L4 Z36 1997)

Zohar, D. (1997). Rewiring the corporate brain: Using the new science to rethink how we restructure and lead organizations (1st ed.) San Francisco: Berrett Koehler Publishers.  (HD 2326 .Z64 1997)



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