The Leader's Reading List

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(Listed in alphabetical order and linked for online review and purchase):

A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America's First Female Four-Star General by Ann Dunwoody

A Passion for Leadership: Lessons on Change and Reform from Fifty Years of Public Service by Robert M. Gates

An Experiential Approach to Organization Development, 8th Edition by Donald R Brown

Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value by Bill George

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras

Courage: The Backbone of Leadership by Gus Lee

Crucial Accountability: Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior, Second Edition by Kerry Patterson , Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler and David Maxfield

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition by Kerry Patterson , Joseph Grenny and Ron McMillan

Discover Your True North by Bill George

Ego Free Leadership: Ending the Unconscious Habits that Hijack Your Business by Brandon Black

Engaged Leadership: Building a Culture to Overcome Employee Disengagement by Clint Swindall

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink

Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons from the Flight Deck by Carey Lohrenz

Good People: The Only Leadership Decision That Really Matters by Anthony Tjan

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't by Jim Collins

Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards by Richard P. Chait, William P. Ryan and Barbara E. Taylor

Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen

How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In by Jim Collins

How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

How to Lead When You're Not in Charge: Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority by Clay Scroggins

How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life by Joanna Barsh, Susie Cranston and Geoffrey Lewis

Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change, Second Edition by Joseph Grenny , Kerry Patterson and David Maxfield

Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Perter F. Drucker

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't by Simon Sinek

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Leadership Matters: Unleashing the Power of Paradox by Thomas E. Cronin and Michael A. Genovese

Leadership and Self-Deception - The Arbinger Group

Leadership and the One Minute Manager Updated Ed: Increasing Effectiveness Through Situational Leadership II by Ken Blanchard, Patricia Zigarmi and Drea Zigarmi

Leadership on the Line, With a New Preface: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Change by Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linsky

Leading Change, With a New Preface by the Author by John P. Kotter

Leading from the Inside Out: The Art of Self-Leadership by Samuel D. Rima

Leading with Humility by Jennifer A. Marrone, Rob Nielsen and Holly S. Ferraro

Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner

Lincoln on Leadership for Today: Abraham Lincoln’s Approach to Twenty-First-Century Issues by Donald T. Phillips

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath

Managing in a Time of Great Change by Peter F. Drucker

Managing Oneself by Peter F. Drucker

Millennial Leadership: The Ultimate Management Guide For Gen Y Leaders by Kamy Eliassi and Terry Thompson

Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow by Craig E. Johnson

Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives by Tim Harford

My Life in Leadership: The Journey and Lessons Learned Along the Way by Frances Hesselbein

On Fire at Work: How Great Companies Ignite Passion in Their People Without Burning Them Out by Eric Chester

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

Organizational Culture and Leadership (The Jossey-Bass Business & Management Series by Edgar H. Schein

Organizations: Management Without Control by Howard P. Greenwald

Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership: How to Become an Effective Leader by Confronting Potential Failures by Gary L. McIntosh and Samuel D. Rima

Primal Leadership, With a New Preface by the Authors: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman and Richard E. Boyatzis

Principle-Centered Leadership by Stephen R. Covey

Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dilio

Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership by Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E. Deal

Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less by Robert I. Sutton and Huggy Rao

Servant Leader by Ken Blanchard

Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness 25th Anniversary Edition by Robert K. Greenleaf and Larry C. Spears

Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

Stepping Up: How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything by John B Izzo

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath

Systems Thinking For Social Change: A Practical Guide to Solving Complex Problems, Avoiding Unintended Consequences, and Achieving Lasting Results by David Peter Stroh

The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles Behind the World's Most Disruptive Company by John Rossman

The Art and Adventure of Leadership: Understanding Failure, Resilience and Success by Warren Bennis and Rob Asghar

The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership: A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success by Jim Dethmer

The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter F. Drucker

The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization by Peter M. Senge

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni

The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization by Peter F. Drucker

The Frontiers of Management: Where Tomorrow's Decisions Are Being Shaped Today (Drucker Library) by Peter F. Drucker

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

The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations by John P. Kotter

The Idea-Driven Organization: Unlocking the Power in Bottom-Up Ideas by Alan G. Robinson and Dean M. Schroeder

The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner

The New Leadership Literacies: Thriving in a Future of Extreme Disruption and Distributed Everything by Bob Johansen

The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance by Jim Whitehurst

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact by Chip Heath

The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World by Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linsky

The Servant: A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership by James C. Hunter

The Servant Leader: How to Build a Creative Team, Develop Great Morale, and Improve Bottom-Line Performance by James A. Autry

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

The Southwest Airlines Way by Jody Hoffer Gittell

The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization by Dave Logan

Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders by L. David Marquet

Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations by Michael K. Simpson

Up the Organization: How to Stop the Corporation from Stifling People and Strangling Profits by Robert C. Townsend

Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organization by John Wooden

Women and Leadership: The State of Play and Strategies for Change by Barbara Kellerman and Deborah L. Rhode