BOOKS - To borrow
Bad Leadership: What it is, How it Happens, Why it Matters by Barbara Kellerman
658.4092 KEL (2004)
Identifies two fundamental categories of bad leadership: ineffective and unethical; and highlights the seven most prevalent traits of bad leadership: Incompetent, intemperate, callous, corrupt, insular and evil. Explains with examples, how particular leaders went bad, and how their followers abetted the process.
Creating WE: Change I-Thinking to We-Thinking, Build a Healthy, Thriving Organization by Judith E. Glaser
658.3145 GLA (2005)
A blueprint for ridding the corporate world of paralyzing groupthink and the barriers of blame and corporate castes that impede innovation and progress.
Executive Intelligence: What all Great Leaders Have by Justin Menkes
658.4094 MEN (2005)
Reveals the set of aptitudes that all leaders share: the abilities to property define a problem, identify the highest-priority issues, and assess both what is known and what needs to be known in order to render a sound decision. The need to recognize underlying agendas, anticipate reactions, and identify one's own mistakes.
The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at all Levels
by Michael Watkins
658.4 WAT (2003)
A proactive planning approach: Promote yourself, match strategy to situation, accelerate your learning, secure early wins, negotiate success, achieve alignment, and build your team.
Inspire! What Great Leaders Do by Lance Secretan
658.4092 SWC (2004)
The author shows how to create more productive, fulfilling workplaces that encourage engagement and contribution from employees based on shared best interests.
The Leader Within: Learning enough about Yourself to Lead Others by Drea Zigarmi and Ken Blanchard
658.4092 LEA (2004)
New models for understanding leadership itself: what it means, how it works, and what it's for; leadership styles and when to use each; clearing obstacles to leadership growth; overcoming barriers to change. By the authors of The One Minute Manager and Leadership and the One Minute Manager.
A Leader's Legacy by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
658.4092 KOU (2006)
The best-selling authors of The Leadership Challenge explore the questions of leadership and legacy under the following headings: significance, relationships, aspirations and courage.
Leadership Challenge: How to Keep Getting Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner. 2nd ed.
658.4092 KOU (1995)
A classic business best-seller with practical and inspirational lessons for leaders: exemplary leadership, searching for opportunities, enlisting others, fostering collaboration, risk taking, recognizing contributions, becoming a positive force, are discussed in a compelling manner.
Leadership from Within: Discover your Own Star by Peter Urs Bender with Eric Hellman
658.409 BEN (2001)
Leadership begins with leading ourselves. Some leaders are driven by fear, pressures and elements beyond their control, while other leaders are moved by a desire to help, encourage, grow and realize shared visions.
For further books, check the library's catalogue under the following subject headings:
- Executive ability
One Thing you Need to Know: about Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success by Marcus Buckingham
658.409 BUC (2005) (4 Compact Discs)
Insights about what matters most, the pivotal difference between great managing and great leadership, and how to act on that knowledge. The author is a world authority on employee productivity and the practices of leading and managing and wrote the best-seller First, Break all the Rules.
Leadership and Self-deception: Getting out of the Box by the Arbinger Institute.
658.4092 Lea (2004) (4 Compact discs)
Illustrates the problems of self-deception, how people get trapped in it, and how it underlines relationships.
Harvey, Ian (May 25, 2006). Good leadership builds strong organizations. Daily Commercial News and Construction Record, p. 3
Training leaders among volunteers in the construction industry.
Retrieved from CBCA database November 22, 2006
Journal article from a database:
Gabel, Jim and Medard Gabel (2006). The Anticipatory leader: Buckminster Fuller's Principles for Making the World Work. Futurist 40(5) 39-44. Retrieved November 10, 2006, from EBSCO HOST database.
Principles of comprehensive anticipatory design leadership which include:think comprehensively; anticipate the future; respect gestation rates; envision the best possible future.
Groysberg, Boris, Andrew N McLean, and Nitin Nohria. (2006). Are leaders portable? Harvard Business Review 84 (5), 92.
Stock prices spike when companies hire new CEOS from talent generators like GE, but longer term, these executives may not deliver. Even the best management talent won't transfer unless it maps to the challenges of the new environment.
Sreier Scott W. Mary H. Fontaine, and Ruth L. Malloy. (2006) Leadership run amok: The destructive potential of overachievers. Harvard Business Review 84(6), 72-82.
Research shows that an ethos celebrating individual achievement has been shoving aside other motivations, such as the drive to empower people, that are essential for successful leadership.
For further articles, check the following periodical indexes at Library computer workstations:
- EBSCO Host
- CBCA Fulltext
A comprehensive site covering all aspects of leadership: coaching, training, performance management, learning, analysis, development, design, impact and performance.
Leadership development tips including ten Jack Welch style samples, process for training and development, great quotes, leadership development exercises and games, leadership development justification.
Sciences and Business Department