Books on Leadership



Breakthrough Creativity
Breakthrough Creativity

The author draws on her experience as an international consultant and trainer, as well as her academic research and study of creativity, to develop powerful tools and insights for improving creative results at work. She explores eight creative talents—adventurer (ES), navigator (IS), explorer (EN), visionary (IN), pilot (ET), inventor (IT), harmonizer (EF), and poet (IF)—that can be drawn upon as the basis for developing flexibility in reactions to challenges.



Differentiated School Leadership
Differentiated School Leadership

An ideal resource for principles, teachers, superintendents, and those involved with leadership in schools. Differentiated School Leadership demonstrates how an understanding of personality and leadership styles can help individuals and team members work together more effectively. This book provides workable strategies for leadership development, teambuilding, problem solving, and dealing with stress.



Great Leadership
Great Leadership

Responding to the growing demand for leadership that is both competent and principled, leadership development expert Antony Bell offers an easy-to-grasp, workable framework that gets to the heart of what defines greatness: knowledge, skills, and talents combined with the inner qualities of a leader that drive noble actions.



Joining the Entrepreneurial Elite
Joining the Entrepreneurial Elite

Some entrepreneurs feel at home with a loyal and industrious team while others seek to shine on their own; some are action oriented while others are good planners; some calculate risks carefully while others thrive on uncertainty. By identifying four distinct entrepreneurial styles — the Administrator, the Tactician, the Strategist, and the Idealist — this book shows readers how to identify their own style and use it as the cornerstone for building a successful business or product line.



Just Middle Manager
Just Middle Manager

Author David Hulings has spent the last twenty years as a motivational performance coach, and his book tells a story every leader should read, bringing to life the archetypes of Carl Jung into the real world of leadership style. Just Middle Manager is traveling to the Celestial City of Influence to be renamed Next Great Leader.



KGI® Manual
KGI® Manual

The KGI® Manual provides a detailed and comprehensive guide to the development, validation, use, and interpretation of the Klein Group Instrument® for Effective Leadership and Participation in Teams. The manual provides a brief overview of group dynamics and research underlying the development of the instrument, along with reliability and validity results.



Leadership Development
Leadership Development

This book serves as an outstanding resource guide for consultants and trainers concerned with leadership development for managers. Numerous examples for type development are presented along with case studies from a variety of industries. As a powerful and practical guide for teaching others how to realize leadership potential, this book builds on the authors' previous work, The Leadership Equation.



Leading with Soul
Leading with Soul

If you find that as a leader you are interested in something more than the bottom line, then the work of Bolman and Deal will resonate with you. This newly revised edition offers readers the tools and understanding to develop the spiritual dimensions of leadership. The authors use a modern fable as basis for explaining the "true meaning of leadership.



Resonant Leadership
Resonant Leadership

In Resonant Leadership authors Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee offer a holistic view of management, just as they did when they collaborated with Daniel Goleman in Primal Leadership. Boyatzis and McKee consider a leader's essential humanity and analyze the physical, mental, and emotional triggers that make leadership strong or weak.



The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

The best-selling author of Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive offers another compelling leadership fable with a deceptively simple yet powerful message for those who strive to be exceptional team leaders. In a style that is readable and relevant, Lencioni outlines a practical model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome common problems and build cohesive, effective teams.



The Leader's Window
The Leader's Window

Move beyond one-size-fits-all management approaches by using this practical method to redirect your actions as a leader in a focused and purposeful way. This newly expanded and updated edition of The Leader's Window presents an authoritative system to help you empower individuals and orchestrate positive group dynamics to create high-performing teams.



The Next Level
The Next Level

Promotion to an executive position brings new challenges and greater responsibilities. This unfamiliar territory typically requires learning new strategies and retiring old ones that no longer apply. Veteran executive coach and former Fortune 500 human resources executive Scott Eblin distills the collective wisdom of top performers who successfully navigated the difficult transition to executive leadership, identifying nine key sets of behaviors that new leaders must develop, revise, or retire in order to succeed.



TLC at Work: Training, Leading, Coaching
TLC at Work: Training, Leading, Coaching

Add a little TLC to your workplace with ideas from award-winning author and consultant, Donna Dunning. Her comprehensive book, TLC at Work, is full of hands-on, interactive tools that make workplace development and business performance improvements a fun and exciting venture. Dunning shares her years of experience with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument and personality types and delivers practical strategies, assessment tools, and step-by-step advice to help employees become self-directed and skilled communicators.



Unbalanced Influence
Unbalanced Influence

The complex and elusive concept of “leadership” has spawned a dizzying array of leadership myths. To separate leadership facts from fiction, Dr. Pete Hammett mines the rich data collected from executives attending the fabled Leadership at the Peak program from the Center for Creative Leadership. Using a variety of psychometric (including the MBTI® instrument) and performance measures, Hammett builds a solid case for the interpersonal and business competencies that drive success and career fulfillment.



When Opposites Dance
When Opposites Dance

Success in business today demands more than a tough, no-nonsense management style or enthusiastic, inspirational cheerleading. Sound management and inspired leadership are critical. With detailed profiles of some of the most notable figures in politics, business, sports, and entertainment, When Opposites Dance identifies four natural styles of managing and leading, offering valuable lessons for forging a path to balance and harmony and shaping a better workplace for all.



Women and the Leadership Q
Women and the Leadership Q

Although this book focuses on women, it is, in fact, a primer for anyone wishing to become a stronger leader and to excel in any competitive environment. Drawing from her own uniquely derived type system, Shoya Zichy presents a method of using type that is clear, innovative, and completely practical.