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Leadership Reading List – Sovereign Center

Adizes, Ichak. Managing Corporate Lifecycles.

Autry, James A. The Servant Leader: How to Build a Creative Team, Develop Great Morale, and Improve the Bottom-Line Performance. (Leadership Topic: Social Influence)

Badarocco, Joseph. Leading Quietly.
(Leadership Topic: Self-Awareness & Personal Leadership)

Baldoni, John. Great Communication: Secrets of Great Leadership (Leadership Topic: Social Influence)

Joel Arthur Barker. Paradigms: The Business of Discovering the Future.

Bennis, Warren. An Invented Life: Reflections on Leadership and Change.

Bennis, Warren. On Becoming a Leader.

Bennis, Warren. Why Leaders Can’t Lead: The Unconscious Conspiracy Continues.

Bennis, Warren and Burt Nanus. Leaders: The Strategies for Taking Charge.

Bennis, Warren and Joan Goldsmith. Learning to Lead: A Workbook on Becoming a Leader.

Bennis, Warren. The Seven Ages of the Leader.
(Leadership Topic: Self-Awareness & Personal Leadership)

Blair, Margaret M. Ownership and Control

Blanchard, Kenneth. Gung Ho!:Turn On the People in Any Organization. (Leadership Topic: Execution of Vision)

Blanchard, Kenneth and Marc Muchnick. The Leadership Pill.
(Leadership Topic: Self-Awareness & Personal Leadership)

Bossidy, Larry and Ram Charan. Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done. (Leadership Topic: Execution of Vision)

Block, Peter. Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used.

Buckingham, Marcus and Curt Coffman. First, Break all the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently.
(Leadership Topic: Social Influence)

Burleigh, Art and Jan Ruke. True Leadership. (Leadership Topic: Vision)

Buzan, Tony. How to Mind Map.

Cathcard, Jim. The Acorn Principle.

Chatman, Jennifer and Sandra Cha. Leading By Leveraging Culture (Leadership Topic: Social Influence)

Cobb, Charles. From Quality to Business Excellence

Collins, James C. and Jerry I. Porras. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies.

Collins, Jim. Good to Great.

Cooper, Robert K. and Aymen Sawaf. Executive EQ: Emotional Intelligence in Leadership and Organizations.

Covey, Stephen R. The 8th Habit From Effectiveness to Greatness.

Covey, Stephen R. Principle-Centered Leadership.
(Leadership Topic: Self-Awareness & Personal Leadership)

Covey, Stephen R. The Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change.

Crosby, Philip B. The Absolutes of Leadership.

Crosby, Philp B. Quality Without Tears: The Art of Hassle-Free Management.

Davidow, William H. and Michael S. Malone. The Virtual Corporation: Structuring and Revitalizing the Corporation for the 21st Century.

Deal, Terrence F. Shaping School Culture: The Heart of Leadership.

De Bono, Edward. De Bono’s Thinking Course: Revised Edition.

De Bono, Edward. Lateral Thinking: Creativity Step by Step.

Deacon, Diane. Think Outside Of The Box.

Deming, W. Edwards. Out of Crisis.

Deming, W. Edwards. The New Economics.

Dettmer, William H. Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints.

Dupree, Max. Leadership is an Art. (Leadership Topic: Vision)

Drucker, Peter F. The Effective Executive.

Drucker, Peter F. The Essential Drucker: Selections from the Management Works of Peter F. Drucker.

Eccles, Robert G. and Nitin Hohria with James D. Berkley. Beyond the Hype: Rediscovering the Essence of Management.

Feigenbaum, Armand V. Total Quality Control.

Feiner, Michael. The Feiner Points of Leadership: The 50 Basic Laws that Will Make People Want to Perform Better for You.
(Leadership Topic: Business Acumen)

Fournies, Ferdinand F. Coaching.

Fournies, Ferdinan F. Why Employees Don’t Do What They’re Supposed to Do.

Freiberg, Kevin and Jackie Freibert. Guts!: Companies That Blow the Doors Off Business-as-usual. (Leadership Topic: Vision)

Fullan, Michael. Leading in a Culture of Change.


Gardner, Howard. Five Minds for the Future

Gitlow, Howard S. Quality Management Systems: A Practical Guide.

Goffee, Robert. Harvard Business Review on Managing People. (Leadership Topic: Developing Others)

Goffee, Robert and Gareth Jones. Why Should Anyone Be Led by You. (Leadership Topic: Developing Others)

Goldratt, Eliyahu M. Critical Chain.

Goldratt, Eliyahu M. It’s Not Luck.

Goldratt, Eliyahu M. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement.

Goldsmith,Marshall, Laurence Lyons and Alyssa Freas Robert. Coaching for Leadership. (Leadership Topic: Developing Others)

Goleman, Daniel. Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ.

Goleman, Daniel. Leadership That Gets Results.
(Leadership Topic: Execution of Vision)

Goleman, Daniel. Never Stop Learning. 
(Leadership Topic: Self-Awareness & Personal Leadership)

Goleman, Daniel, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee. Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence.

Goleman, Daniel. Working with Emotional Intelligence.

Greenleaf, Robert K. Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness.

Hackman, Michael and Craig Johnson. Leadership: A Communication Perspective. (Leadership Topic: Self-Awareness & Personal Leadership)

Hamel, Gary. The Future of Management

Handy, Charles. Understanding Organizations.

Hargrove, Robert. Masterful Coaching.
(Leadership Topic: Social Influence)

Harman, Sidney. Let Your Guard Down.
(Leadership Topic: Self-Awareness & Personal Leadership)

Harrell, Keith. The Attitude of Leadership.
(Leadership Topic: Self-Awareness & Personal Leadership)

Harrison, Lawrence E. Culture Matters.

Hastings, Wayne A. and Ronald Potter. Trust Me: Developing a Leadership Style People Will Follow.
(Leadership Topic: Social Influence)

Heiman, Stephen E. The New Strategic Selling.

Hegarty, Christopher J. and Phillip B. Nelson. 7 Secrets of Exceptional Leadership. (Leadership Topic: Self-Awareness & Personal Leadership)

Hollender, Jeffrey. What Matters Most.
(Leadership Topic: Self-Awareness & Personal Leadership)

Humphreys, John. The Vision Thing. (Leadership Topic: Vision)

Johnson, Spencer and Kenneth Blanchard. The One Minute Manager. (Leadership Topic: Execution of Vision)

Hutton, David W. From Baldridge to the Bottom Line.

Johnson, Spencer. Who Moved My Cheese.
(Leadership Topic: Adaptability)

Ishikawa, Kaoru. What is Total Quality Control?

Juran, J.M. Juran on Leadership for Quality.

Juran, J.M. Juran on Quality By Design.

Kanter, Rosabeth Moss. The Middle Manager As An Innovator. (Leadership Topic: Developing Others)

Kaplan, Robert S. and David P. Norton. The Strategy Focused Organization.

Kaplan, Robert S. and David P. Norton. Strategy Maps.

Keller, Jeff. Attitude is Everything. (Leadership Topic: Social Influence)

Komives, Susan R., Nance Lucas and Timothy R. McMahon. Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference. (Leadership Topic: Self-Awareness & Personal Leadership)

Kotter, John P. Leading Change. (Leadership Topic: Adaptability)

Kotter, John P. The Heart of Change.

Kouzes, James M. and Tom Peters. Credibility.
(Leadership Topic: Self-Awareness & Personal Leadership)

Kouze, James M. and Barry Z. Posner. Encouraging the Heart. (Leadership Topic: Social Influence)

Krzyewski, Mike. Leading With the Heart: Coach K’s Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life.
(Leadership Topic: Self-Awareness & Personal Leadership)

LeBow, Rob. A Journey Into The Heroic Environment

Leonard, George. Mastery: the Keys to Success and Long-term Fulfillment.

Lencioni, Patrick M. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable. (Leadership Topic: Social Influence)

Lencioni, Patrick M. The Five Tempations of Leadership.
(Leadership Topic: Self-Awareness & Personal Leadership)

Lientz, Bennet P. and Kathryn P. Rea. Project Management for the 21st Century.

Liker, Jeffrey K. The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles.

Lundin, Stephen C. Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results. (Leadership Topic: Social Influence)

Maccoby, Michael. Leadership and the Fear Factor.
(Leadership Topic: Developing Others)

Mager, Dr. Robert F. What Every Manager Should Know About Training.

Manning, George and Kent Curtis. The Art of Leadership.
(Leadership Topic: Self-Awareness & Personal Leadership)

Maxwell, John C. Developing the Leader Within You.
(Leadership Topic: Self-Awareness & Personal Leadership)

Maxell, John C. Failing Forward. (Leadership Topic: Vision)

Maxwell, John C. Qualities of a Leader.

Maxwell, John C. The 17 Irrefutable Laws of Teamwork.
(Leadership Topic: Social Influence)

Maxwell, John C. The 21 Indispensible Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow.
(Leadership Topic: Self-Awareness & Personal Leadership)

Neff, Thomas J. Lessons from the Top. (Leadership Topic: Vision)

O’Connor, Joseph and Ian McDermott, The Art of Systems Thinking: Essential Skills for Creativity and Problem Solving.

O’Neill, Mary Beth. Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart. (Leadership Topic: Developing Others)

Parcels, Bill. The Tough Work of Turning Around a Team.
(Leadership Topic: Social Influence)

Peterson, David and Mary Hicks. Leader as Coach.
(Leadership Topic: Developing Others)

Quinn, Robert E. Deep Change: Discovering the Leader Within. (Leadership Topic: Self-Awareness & Personal Leadership)

Plsek, Paul E. Creativity, Innovation, and Quality.

Rackham, Neil. The Spin Selling Fieldbook.

Rapaille, Clotaire. The Culture Code.

Ready, Douglas. Leading at the Enterprise Level.
(Leadership Topic: Business Acumen)

Reichhold, Robert. Masterful Coaching.
(Leadership Topic: Social Influence)

Roth, William F., Jr. A Systems Approach to Quality Improvement.

Roth, William. Quality Improvement.

Roth, William. The Roots and Future of Management Theory.

Sashkin, Marshall and Molly G. Sashkin. Leadership That Matters: The Critical Factors for Making a Difference in People’s Lives and Organizations’ Success. (Leadership Topic: Developing Others)

Sathe, Vijay. Corporate Entrepreneurship.

Scholtes, Peter R. The Leader’s Handbook.

Seibert, Donald V. and William Proctor. The Ethical Executive: A Top C.E.O.’s Program for Success with Integrity in the Corporate World.

Seligman, Martin E. P. Learned Optimism.

Simons, Robert. Levers of Control

Spears, Larry C. Insights on Leadership: Service, Stewardship, Spirit, and Servant-Leadership.
(Leadership Topic: Self-Awareness & Personal Leadership)

Sull,  Donald. Why Good Companies Go Bad and How Great Managers Remake Them

Stein, Steven J., Ph. D. and Howard E. Book M.D. The EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Success.

Staub, Robert E. The Heart of Leadership: 12 Practices of Courageous Leaders. (Leadership Topic: Vision)

Stephens, Nancy J. Customer-Focused Selling.

Thakor, Anjan V. Becoming a Better Value Creator.

Thorton, Paul. Be the Leader; Make the Difference.
(Leadership Topic: Social Influence)

Ticky, Noel M. and Nancy Cardwell. The Cycle of Leadership.
(Leadership Topic: Business Acumen)

Ticky, Noel M. The Leadership Engine.
(Leadership Topic: Self-Awareness & Personal Leadership)

Ulrich, David, Jack Zenger and Norm Smallwood. Results-Based Leadership.

Walton, Sam. Made in America: My Story.

Watson, Thomas J., Jr. and Peter Petre. Father, Son & Co.:My Life at IBM and Beyond.

Weaver, Richard G. and John D. Farrel. Managers As Facilitators.

Welch,Jack. Jack: Straight from the Gut.
(Leadership Topic: Vision)

Yaverbaum, Eric. Leadership Secrets of the World’s Most Successful CEOs. (Leadership Topic: Self-Awareness & Personal Leadership)

Zenger, Jack, David Ulrich and Norman Smallwood. Results-Based Leadership. (Leadership Topic: Vision)

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