Leadership Education

Books & Articles

Leadership Learning Book Inventory

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  1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
  2. Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement by The Princeton Review
  3. The Courageous Follower: Standing Up To & For Our Leaders, 2nd Edition by Ira Chaleff
  4. Creating Campus Community: In Search of Ernest Boyer’s Legacy by William M. McDonald & Associates
  5. Developing Social Justice Allies by Robert D. Reason, Ellen M. Briodo, Tracy L. Davis, & Nancy J. Evans
  6. Finding Our Way: Leadership For an Uncertain Time by Margaret J. Wheatley
  7. Good Practice in Student Affairs: Principles to Foster Student Learning by Gregory S. Blimling, Elizabeth J. Whitt, & Associates
  8. The Hamster Revolution: Stop Info-Glut – Reclaim You Life! By Mike Song, Vicki Halsey, & Tim Burress
  9. How Did You Do It, Truett? By S. Truett Cathy
  10. Leaders: The Strategies for Taking Charge by Warren Bennis & Burt Nanus
  11. Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World by Margaret J. Wheatley
  12. The Leadership Challenge, 4th Edition by Kouzes & Posner
  13. Leadership for a Better World: Understanding the Social Change Model of Leadership Development by Susan R. Komoves, Wendy Wagner, & Associates
  14. Leadership for the Twenty-first Century by Joseph Rost
  15. Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading by Ronald A. Heifetz & Marty Linksy
  16. Leadership: Theory & Practice (4th ed.) by Peter Northouse
  17. Leading in Complex Worlds, Edited by JoAnn Danelo Barbour, Gloria J. Burgess, Lena Lid Falkman, & Robert M. McManus
  18. Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? By Seth Godin
  19. The Little Book of Dialogue for Difficult Subjects: A Practical, Hands-On Guide by Lisa Schirch & David Campt
  20. Readings for Diversity and Social Justice, 2nd Edition; Edited by Maurianna Adams, Warren J. Blumenfield, Carmelita (Rose) Castaneda, Heather W. Hackman, Madeline L. Peters, & Ximena Zuniga
  21. The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in American by Jonathan Kozol
  22. The Social Change Model of Leadership Development Guidebook Version III, Higher Education Research Institute, University of California, Las Angeles
  23. Squirrel Inc. A Fable of Leadership Through Storytelling by Stephen Denning
  24. Start Something That Matters by Black Mycoskie
  25. Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
  26. Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath
  27. Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath & Dan Heath
  28. Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement by John Lewis with Michael D’orso
  29. Why Leaders Can’t Lead: The Unconscious Conspiracy Continues by Warren Bennis
  30. Wisdom from the Ancients by Thomas J. Figueira, T. Corey Brennan, & Rachel Hall Sternberg
  31. Working Toward Excellence: 8 Values for Achieving Uncommon Success in Work and Life by Paul Buyer

Additional Resources

  • Leadership Identity Development (LID) Model - Komives, S. R., Owen Casper, J., Longerbeam, S. D., Mainella, F., & Osteen, L. (2004). Leadership identity development. Concepts & Connections, 12(3), 1-6. 
  • A Review of Leadership Theory and Competency Frameworks by Bolden, R., Gosling, J., Marturano, A. and Dennison, P.
  • Voices of the Future: Leadership for the 21st Century by Penney, S. H.
  • Mind the Gaps: What Limits the Impact of Leadership Education by Conger, J.
  • Rethinking Leadership: A New Look at Old Leadership Questions by Ladkin, D.

You can refer to additional resources and information by accessing the Cooper Library at http://www.clemson.edu/library/