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Flock of Birds & Quote, "Leadership is not a right--it is a responsibility."


(Revised October 25, 2007)

"Are We Communicating Yet?" Carl Mays
"The Age of Unreason" Charles Handy
"The Art of Possibility" Rosamund Zander and Benjamin Zander
"Beyond the Hundredth Meridian" Wallace Stegner
"The Change Masters" Rosabeth Moss Kanter
"The Circle of Innovation" Tom Peters
"Coaching—Evoking Excellence in Others" James Flaherty
"Co-Active Coaching" Laura Whitworth et al
"Crucial Confrontations" Kerry Patterson et al
"Crucial Conversations" Kerry Patterson et al
"Eight Habits of the Heart" Clifton Taulbert
"The 8th Habit" Stephen Covey
"The Emperor's Handbook" Marcus Aureluis
"Encouraging the Heart" James Kouzes and Barry Posner
"Enlightened Leadership" Ed Oakley and Doug Krug
"Ethics for the New Millenium" Dalai Lama
"Even Eagles Need a Push" David McNally
"The Fifth Discipline" Peter Senge
"First, Break All the Rules" Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
First Things First" Stephen Covey
"The Five Dysfunctions of a Team" Patrick Lencioni
"Get Everyone in Your Boat Rowing in the Same Direction" Bob Boylan
"Getting to Yes - Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In" Roger Fisher and William Ury
"Good to Great" Jim Collins
"Gung Ho - Turn on People in Any Organization" Kenneth Blanchard
"Harvard Business Review on Leadership" A bound compilation of papers published in Harvard Business Review
"The Heart Aroused" David Whyte
"The Heart of an Executive" Richard D. Phillips
"The Heart of Leadership—12 Practices of Courageous Leaders" Robert E. Staub
"How to be a Star at Work" Robert Kelley
"How We Choose to be Happy" Rick Foster and Greg Hicks
"Influence Without Authority" Alan Cohen and David Bradford
"The Invitation" Oriah Mountain Dreamer
"John Kotter on What Leaders Really Do" John Kotter
"Leader of the Future" The Drucker Foundation (a compilation of papers)
"Leader to Leader" The Drucker Foundation (a compilation of papers)
"Leadership and Self-Deception" The Arbinger Institute
"The Leadership Challenge" James Kouzes and Barry Posner
"Leadership is an Art" Max DePree
"Leadership Jazz" Max DePree
"Leading Change" John Kotter
"Leading with Soul" Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal
"Lincoln on Leadership" Donald Phillips
"Living Your Best Life" Laura Berman Fortgang
"Making Choices" Peter Kreeft
"Managers as Mentors" Chip R. Bell
"Managing in a Time of Great Change" Peter Drucker
"Managing People is Like Herding Cats" Warren Bennis
"The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari" Robin Sharma
"The New "Why Teams Don't Work" Harvey Robbins & Michael Finley
"The 9 Natural Laws of Leadership" Warren Blank
"On Becoming a Leader" Warren Bennis
"On Leadership" John W. Gardner
"The One-Minute Manager Meets the Monkey" Kenneth Blanchard, William Oncken and Hal Burrows
"Organizing Genius" Warren Bennis and Patricia Ward Biederman
"The Performance Factor - Unlocking the Secrets of Teamwork" Pat MacMillan
"Primal Leadership" Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, Annie McKee
"Principle Centered Leadership" Stephen Covey
"Real Power - Business Lessons from the Tao Te Ching" James A. Autry and Stephen Mitchell
"The Road Less Traveled" M. Scott Peck
"Servant Leadership" Robert Greenleaf
"The 7 Acts of Courage - Bold Leadership for a Wholehearted Life" Robert E. Staub
"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" Stephen Covey
"Simplify Your Work Life" Elaine St. James
"Stand Up for Your Life" Cheryl Richardson
"The Story Factor" Annette Simmons
"Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership" Joseph Jaworski
"The Tao of Leadership" John Heider
"Thriving on Chaos" Tom Peters
"The Tipping Point" Malcolm Gladwell
"Tuesdays with Morrie" Mitch Albom
The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader" John Maxwell
"Who Moved my Cheese?" Spencer Johnson
"Who Really Matters " Art Kleiner
"The Wisdom of Teams" John Katzenbach and Douglas Smith
"Zapp! The Lightening of Empowerment" William Byham and Jeff Cox

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