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Book Thumbnail Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling
Edgar H. Schein
(123 Pages) The Key to Effective Communication Communication is essential in a healthy organization. But all too often when we interact with people—especially those who report to us—we simply tell them what we think they need to know. This shuts them down. To generate bold new ideas, to avoid disastrous mistakes, to develop agility and flexibility, we need to practice Humble Inquiry. Ed Schein defines Humble Inquiry as “the fine art of drawing someone out, of asking questions to which you do not know the answer, of building a relationship based on curiosity and interest in the other person.” In this seminal work, Schein contrasts Humble Inquiry with other kinds of inquiry, shows the benefits Humble Inquiry provides in many different settings, and offers advice on overcoming the cultural, organizational, and psychological barriers that keep us from practicing it.
  Images of organization
Gareth Morgan
(423 Pages)
Book Thumbnail Implementing Total Quality Management in Higher Education
Robert Cornesky
(159 Pages)
Book Thumbnail In a different voice: psychological theory and women's development
Carol Gilligan
(184 Pages) An assessment of psychological misinterpretations of women attempts to refocus perspectives on female personality and correct misconceptions of female ...
Book Thumbnail Instrumentation in human relations training: a guide to 92 instruments with wide application to the behavioral sciences
J. William Pfeiffer, Richard Heslin, John E. Jones
(324 Pages) February 1971 we conducted our first "Uses of Instrumentation in Human Relations

Training" workshop at Yokefellow Institute, Earlham College, Richmond, ...
  Integrity Works/Strategies for becoming a trusted, respected and admired leader
Dana Telford
  Integrity/the courage to meet the demands of reality
Henry Cloud
  Journal of Leadership Studies Vol. 6 Number 1
Book Thumbnail King of the Mountain: The Nature of Political Leadership
Arnold M. Ludwig
(475 Pages) "Profiling every ruler of a recognized country in the twentieth century - over 1,900 people in all - Ludwig establishes how rulers came to power, how they lost power, the dangers they faced, and the odds of their being assassinated, committing suicide, or dying a natural death. Concentrating on a smaller set of rulers for whom more extensive personal information was available, Ludwig profiles the six different kinds of leaders, examining their characteristics, childhoods, and mental stability or instability to pinpoint chief predictors of later political success."--BOOK JACKET.
  Laura Bush: Americas First Lady
Beatrice Gormley
Book Thumbnail Leader to Leader (LTL), Enduring Insights on Leadership from the Drucker Foundation's Award-Winning Journal
Frances Hesselbein, Paul M. Cohen
(416 Pages) "The manager's job is to make human strength effective and human weakness irrelevant." —Peter F. Drucker "I am often asked by management students and middle managers, 'How can we make the changes you talk about if we are not at the top?' I reply, 'You can begin where you are, whatever your job. You can bring new insight, new leadership, to your team, your group." —Frances Hesselbein "As they say, 'None of us is as smart as all of us.' That is good because the problems we face are too complex to be solved by any one person or any one discipline." —Warren Bennis These are just a few of the insights collected in Leader to Leader, an inspiring examination of mission, leadership, values, innovation, building collaborations, shaping effective institutions, and creating community. Management pioneer Peter F. Drucker, Southwest Airlines CEO Herb Kelleher, best-selling authors Warren Bennis, Stephen R. Covey, and Charles Handy, Pulitzer Prize winner Doris Kearns Goodwin, Harvard professors Rosabeth Moss Kanter and Regina Herzlinger, and learning organization expert Peter Senge are among those who share their knowledge and experience in this essential resource. Their essays will spark ideas, open doors, and inspire all those who face the challenge of leading in an ever-changing environment. For a reader's guide, see
Book Thumbnail Leaders, Fools, and Impostors: Essays on the Psychology of Leadership
Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
(224 Pages) Insightful essays explode the myth that rationality is what governs the behavior of leaders and followers, and provide a more realistic perspective on organizational functioning that takes into account the profound psychological force at work in the leader-follower relationship. Cites examples from business, history, literature, and arts to identify distinct leader types. Numerous case studies of both successful and failed leaders give consultants and managers the tools to detect and act on problems in leadership, offers organizational behaviorists a better understanding of the leader-follower dynamic, and gives leaders the means to transform themselves.
Book Thumbnail Leadership
James MacGregor Burns
(530 Pages) A systematic study, ranging from the salons of eighteenth-century Paris to the revolutionary cadres of the present century, views leadership as dialectic, ...
Book Thumbnail Leadership
Rudolph W. Giuliani, Ken Kurson
(407 Pages) New York City's "mayor of the world" describes the dynamic management, decision-making, and leadership skills that made him a success as a prosecutor and as mayor of New York City and explains how these principles helped him cope with the day-to-day running of a city, budget and human issues, and the catastrophic events of September 11, 2001. 200,000 first printing.
Book Thumbnail Leadership & Sustainability: System Thinkers in Action
Michael Fullan
(116 Pages) Fullan provides a comprehensive examination of what leaders at all levels of the educational system can do to promote large-scale, sustainable reform.
  Leadership (Audio)
Rudolph Giuliani
Book Thumbnail Leadership A to Z: A Guide for the Appropriately Ambitious
James O'Toole
(352 Pages) Pragmatically focused on the actions that one can take, this unique work delivers ninety-one pithy lessons in the fine art of leadership. Author James O'Toole packs thirty years of leadership coaching experience into a one-of-a-kind guide you can reference for expert advice on how to become a superior leader. The one- to two-page sections are alphabetically arranged for easy reference and address such topics as getting started, communication, delegation, trust, and vision. Throughout, O'Toole invests his lessons with examples of great leaders in action to show readers precisely what to do to accomplish the same goals. It's like having your own personal leadership coach in book form.
Book Thumbnail Leadership Above the Rim: The Poetry of Possibility
Orlando Ceaser
(127 Pages) In Leadership Above the Rim, Orlando Ceaser takes his years of leadership experience and communicates it clearly. This book will inspire, educate and challenge all who read it. -Mike Patterson President, On Track Leadership Leadership Above the Rim is a must-read for any and everyone interested in career development. The busy manager or executive will find the poetry insightful and rich in content. When I emailed a few of the poems through my network, several members and sponsor companies commented on how much they learned and how applicable the poems were to their development. One Fortune 500 company HR Director forwarded the poems to several managers in her company as suggested readings. I know you are going to enjoy the poetry contained in this book as much as I did. -John J. Erby President, National Sales Network, Inc. Chicago Chapter NSN National Board of Directors Leadership seminars today are most successful when the realities of corporate competition are sensitively addressed. Orlando does this with his insightful poem, Eagles in Cages. Leaders in corporations reside at all levels of the corporate structure. There are those who have realized their career goals, and those resigned to reside where their career paths ended. Orlando s poetry gives life to a reality which can be changed by leaders who are willing to boldly self-assess their level of resignation or motivation at each stage of their career. -Kimberly A. Farrell President, Unlimited Performance Training, Inc. The analogies intertwined with life experiences shared by Orlando let you know he is not just writing about them, but he has lived them. The poems are both inspirational and motivational and the messages relate to persons of various ages. It made me relive the positive things of my youth. -Allyn Curry Associate Director, Business Development Kelley School of Business I like the text and would recommend [this book] to others. Orlando s brief and concise statements can greatly help to keep their daily focus above the rim as they look to be a step above! -Lester J. Blair CEO, Blair Capital Management Corp. Orlando Ceaser is the author of Teach the Children to Dance, and Look For the Blessing. In addition to his volumes of poetry, he has written several articles on leadership and motivation.
Book Thumbnail Leadership and Self-deception: Getting Out of the Box

(217 Pages) This phenomenal bestseller -- over 700,000 copies sold -- changes readers' lives and helps them transform their organizations. In this new edition, the text has been updated and revised throughout to make it even more readable and powerful, and a new section has been added that details the many different ways that people are using this book.
Book Thumbnail Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World
Margaret J. Wheatley
(218 Pages) An analysis of organizational dynamics as viewed through a lens of modern scientific theory cites the benefits of change in business, in a new edition that provides examples of profitable non-linear networks and organizations. Original.
Book Thumbnail Leadership and the Quest for Integrity
Joseph Badaracco, Richard R. Ellsworth
(240 Pages) Outlines a style of management that reflects the personality, beliefs, visions, ethics, standards, and judgements of the manager and discusses three basic philosophies of management
  Leadership at the Crossroads
Nancy S. Huber
Book Thumbnail Leadership by design: strengthening integrity in higher education
Ernest Grady Bogue
(163 Pages)
Book Thumbnail Leadership by the Book: Tools to Transform Your Workplace
Ken Blanchard, Bill Hybels, Phil Hodges
(240 Pages) In today's changing business world, leaders face more challenges than ever before, whether from increased competition, new ways of reaching customers, or motivating people. Leadership by the Book is an exceptional new book, brimming with insights, ideas, tools, and tactics for becoming a successful leader. Written in the parable format of Ken Blanchard's bestselling The One Minute Manager. and Raving Fans, it tells the story of a professor and a minister who school a young professional in management skills and ethics. Citing Jesus as a source for practical lessons in effective leadership, the authors explore the concept of "servant leadership" and offer simple strategies for bringing vision and values to any organization. Individuals will learn how to: Achieve goals without sacrificing character or faith Inspire and sustain commitment and others to give their best Build teamwork and celebrate successes Find personal passion and meaning in work Sure to be required reading for managers and employees, Leadership by the Book can also be applied in day-to-day life by parents, coaches, entrepreneurs, and community leaders everywhere.
Book Thumbnail Leadership Development in Balance: Made/born
Bruce J. Avolio
(230 Pages) Bruce Avolio, a noted leadership expert, writes this book for students and practitioners on his ideas of "authetic" leadership development. He challenges a very basic notion that leaders are born versus made. If you believe leaders are born you probably won't develop to your full leadership potential.
Book Thumbnail Leadership for a Better World: Understanding the Social Change Model of Leadership Development
Wendy Wagner, Wendy Elizabeth Wagner
(462 Pages) The Social Change Model of Leadership Development particularly appeals to undergraduate students because it’s an approach to leadership development that views leadership as a purposeful, collaborative, values-based process that uses multiple perspectives to enact positive social change. This accessible textbook engages the reader in understanding the nature of social change and the dimensions of leadership that help one become an effective change agent. It includes case studies, reflection questions, and learning activities to help facilitate engagement with the model. Written and edited by some of the country's most recognized and active scholars and educators in student leadership, the book has been field-tested by leadership faculty.
Book Thumbnail Leadership for the Common Good: Tackling Public Problems in a Shared-Power World
Barbara C. Crosby, John M. Bryson
(496 Pages) When it was first published in 1992, the first edition of Leadership for the Common Good presented a revolutionary approach to community and organizational leadership in a shared-power world. Now, in this completely revised and updated edition, Barbara Crosby and John Bryson expand on their proven leadership model and offer new insights and guidance to leaders. This second edition is a practical resource for a new generation of leaders and aspiring leaders and includes success stories, challenges, and real-world experience.
Book Thumbnail Leadership for the Twenty-first Century
Joseph Clarence Rost
(220 Pages) This illuminating study critiques the concept of leadership as understood in the last 75 years and looks to the twenty-first century for a reconstructed understanding of leadership in the postindustrial era. More similarities in past decades were found than had been thought; the thread throughout Rost's book is that leadership was conceived of as "good management." He develops a new definition and paradigm for leadership in this volume that distinguishes leadership from management in fundamental ways. The ethics of leadership from a postindustrial perspective completes the paradigm. The book concludes with suggestions that can be immediately utilized in helping to transform our understanding of leadership.
Book Thumbnail Leadership in nonprofit organizations
Barry Dym, Harry Hutson
(236 Pages) The book explores contemporary versions of leadership as embedded in American culture.