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Recommended Reading

Highly recommended reading for the Leadership Academy…

Recommended reading:

“The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal”
by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz

“The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” by Patrick Lencioni

“The Speed of Trust” by Stephen M. R. Covey

"The Advantage" by Patrick Lencioni

Other great resources for developing your leadership and management abilities…

Adams, Marilee. (2004). Change Your Questions, Change Your Life. Berrett-Kohler Publishers, Inc.

Arbinger Institute, The. (2000). Leadership and Self Deception: Getting Out of the Box. Berrett-Kohler Publishers, Inc.

Blanchard, Ken, Michael O’Connor. (1997). Managing By Values. Berrett-Koehler.

Block, Peter. (1991). The Empowered Manager. Jossey-Bass.

Chapman, Elwood, Sharon Lund O’Neil. (2000). Leadership, Essential Steps Every Manager Needs to Know. Prentice Hall.

Collins, James, (2001). Good to Great. Harper Business.

To complete an assessment of your leadership and organization based on the work of Jim Collins and presented in his book, "Good to Great," see

Collins, James C.and Porras, Jerry. (1994). Built To Last. Harper Business.

Covey, Stephen R. (1989). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Simon & Schuster.

Covey, Stephen R. (1992). Principle-Centered Leadership. Simon & Schuster.

DePree, Max .(1989). Leadership Is An Art. Dell Trade Paperback, Dell Publishing.

Fisher, Roger and Ury, William. (1991). Getting To Yes, Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In. Penguin Books.

Goldratt, Eliyahu M.and Cox, Jeff. (1986). The Goal. North River Press, Inc.

Hammond, S. A. and Mayfield, A. B. (2004). Naming Elephants: How to Surface Undiscussables for Greater Organizational Success. Thin Book Publishing Co.

Heider, John. (1985). The Tao of Leadership. Atlanta, GA: Humanics New Age.

Jaworski, Joseph . (1996). Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership. Berrett-Kohler Publishers.

Kouzes, James M., and Posner, Barry Z. (2007). The Leadership Challenge. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Nahavandi, Afsaneh. (2000). The Art and Science of Leadership. Prentice Hall.

Oakley, Ed & Krug, Doug. (1991). Enlightened Leadership: Getting to the Heart of Change. Simon & Schuster.

Senge, P. M. (2006). The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization. Doubleday.

Torbert, Bill. (2004). Action Inquiry: The Secret of Timely and Transforming Leadership. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Browse recent research conducted by the Wharton School of Business, in a variety of topic areas such as leadership, health economics, strategic management, operations management and more. 

For great video clips of today's business leaders as they talk about their strategies and give advice, see Harvard Business Online and click on the Resource Center links on the left side of the page. 

Resources for understanding yourself and your strengths…

Buckingham, Marcus, & Clifton, Donald, O. (2001). Now, Discover Your Strengths. The Free Press.

Rath, Tom. (2007). StrengthsFinder 2.0. Gallup Press.

Steiner, Claude. (1997). Achieving Emotional Literacy. Avon Books.

Lencioni, Patrick. (1998). The Five Temptations of a CEO. John Wiley and Sons.

Resources for leading teams and building teamwork…

Lencioni, Patrick. (2002). The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. San Francisco, CA, Jossey-Bass.

Katzenbach, Jon R.and Smith, Douglas K. (1993). The Wisdom of Teams. Boston, MA, Harvard Business School Press.

Resources for managing change…

Bridges, William. (2003). Managing Transitions, 2nd Edition. Cambridge, MA, Da Capo Press.

Gladwell, Malcolm. (2000). The Tipping Point. Little Brown.

Kotter, John. (1997). Leading Change. Harvard Business School Press.

Moore, Geoffrey. (1991). Crossing the Chasm. Harper Business.

Musselwhite, Chris. (2001). Change Style Indicator. Discovery Learning.

Shapiro, Andrea. (2003). Creating Contagious Commitment: Applying the Tipping Point to Organizational Change. Strategy Perspective.

Thatchenkery, T. (2005). Appreciative Sharing of Knowledge: Leveraging Knowledge Management for Strategic Change. Chagrin Falls, OH: Taos Institute Publications.

Whitney, D. and Trosten-Bloom, A. (2003). Appreciative Inquiry: A Practical Guide To Positive Change. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Resources for enhancing customer service…

Lundin, S. C., Paul, H., and Christensen, J. (2000). Fish! New York, NY: Hyperion.

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