Leadership on the Line

Heifetz, R. A., & Linsky, M. (2002). Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press. ISBN 978-1578514373. Price: $18.96

The Leadership Challenge

Kouzes, J. M., & Posner, B. Z. (2012). The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN 978-0470651728. Price: $17.46 (Note: This title is available in LIRN.)

The Art of War

Sun Tzu. The Art of War. This book is a literary classic and is available in many editions. It is also available free on line. The most readable on-line edition, based on Lionel Giles’s 1910 translation from the Chinese into English, comes with some interpretive annotation.

Ethics, the Heart of Leadership

Ciulla, J. B., Ed. (2014). Ethics: The Heart of Leadership. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. ISBN-13: 978-1440830655. Price: $40.00

The Ethics of Leadership

Ciulla, J. B. (2003). The Ethics of Leadership. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. ISBN-10: 0155063170. Price: $90.95

Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity

Goldman Schuyler, K, Baugher, J. E., Jironet, K. & Lena Lid-Falkman, L., Eds. (2014). Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN-13: 978-1118820612. Price: $42.49 (Note: This title is available in LIRN.)

The Wisdom of Listening

Brady, M. (ed.). (2003).The Wisdom of Listening. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications. ISBN 978-0861713554. Price: $12.59

Are You Really Listening?

Donoghue, P. J., & Siegel, M. E. (2005). Are You Really Listening?: Keys to Successful Communication. Notre Dame, IN: Sorin Books. ISBN 978-1893732889. Price: $15.88


Isaacs, W. (1999). Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together. New York, NY: Currency Books. ISBN 978-0385479998. Price: $23.62


Hanh, Thich Nhat, (2015). Silence: The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise. New York: HarperOne. ISBN 978-0-06-222469-9. Price: $9.77

If I understood you, would I have this look on my face?

Alda, A. (2017) If I understood you, would I have this look on my face? New York: Random House. (ISBN:9780812989144)

Leadership: Theory and Practice

Northouse, P. G. (2016). Leadership: Theory and Practice. (7th ed.). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. ISBN 978-1483317533. Price: $71.57

Using Conflict Theory

Bartos, O. J., & Wehr, P. (2002). Using Conflict Theory. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521794463. Price: $30.85 (Note: This title is available in LIRN.)

Leading Change

Kotter, J. P. (2012). Leading Change. Harvard, MA: Harvard Business Review Press. ISBN 9781422186435. Price: $17.27

Leaders eat last

Sinek, S. (2014). Leaders eat last: Why some teams pull together and others don’t. New York, NY: Portfolio/Penguin

Opening Doors to Teamwork and Collaboration

Katz, J. and Miller, F. (2013) 1st Edition. Opening Doors to Teamwork and Collaboration, 4 Keys that Change Everything. Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

The Mindful Leader

Carroll, M. (2007). The Mindful Leader: Ten Principles for Bringing out the Best in Ourselves and Others. Boston, MA: Trumpeter Books. ISBN 978-1590306208. Price: $14.99

Leadership for the Disillusioned

Sinclair, A. (2007). Leadership for the Disillusioned: Moving Beyond Myths and Heroes to Leading that Liberates. Crows Nest, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 978-1741751000. Price: $10.74

Resonant Leadership: Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others Through Mindfulness, Hope, and Compassion

Boyatzis, R. E., & McKee, A. (2005). Resonant leadership: Renewing yourself and connecting with others through mindfulness, hope, and compassion. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review. ISBN: 978-1591395638. Price: $21.11

The Power of Presence: Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage Others

Hedges, K. (2011). The power of presence: Unlock your potential to influence and engage others. New York, NY: American Management Association. ISBN: 9780814417737. Price: $38.80. (Note: This title is available in LIRN.)

Mastering Self-Leadership

Neck, Christopher P. and Charles P. Manz, Mastering Self-Leadership:  Empowering Yourself for Personal Excellence, Sixth Edition. Upper Saddle Hill, New Jersey, 2010.


Jaworski, J. (2012). Source: The Inner Path of Knowledge Creation. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers. ISBN-13: 978-1576759042. Price: $23.03

The Transforming Leader

Pearson, C. S. (2012). The Transforming Leader: New Approaches to Leadership for the Twenty-First Century. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers. ISBN-13: 978-1609941208. Price: $39.95 (Note: This title is available in LIRN.)

Leading from the Emerging Future

Scharmer, O., & Kaufer, K. (2013). Leading from the Emerging Future: From Ego-System to Eco-System Economies. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers. ISBN-13: 978-1605099262. Price: $17.24

Explaining Creativity

Sawyer, R. K. (2012). Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation. (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199737574. Price: $54.19 (Note: This title is available in LIRN.)

Strategic Planning

Abraham, S. C. (2012). Strategic Planning: A Practical Guide for Competitive Success. (2nd ed.). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing. ISBN 978-1780525204. Price: $75.99

How Great Leaders Think

Bolman, L. G., & Deal, T. E. (2014). How Great Leaders Think: The Art of Reframing. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN 978-1118140987. Price: $23.96 (Note: This title is available in LIRN.)

Uncommon Leadership

Higson, P., & Sturgess, A. (2014). Uncommon Leadership: How to Build Competitive Advantage by Thinking Differently.Philadelphia, PA: Kogan Page. ISBN 978-0749471040. Price: $29.95

The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers

Lencioni, Patrick. (2007). The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers. New York: Jossey-Bass. ISBN-13: 978-0787995317.


Patterson, Kerry. (2013). 2nd Ed. Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change. New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 978-0071808866.