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What Reading (Listening) Do You Recommend for a Leadership Program?

06.24.2009 · Posted in Questions

glassesMy library has a leadership program and we were asked to recommend

  • books,
  • journals
  • articles
  • blogs
  • blogposts
  • podcasts
  • whatever

with an annotation preferably, on any topic relevant to leadership, management, customers service or other topic we think would be helpful to participants.  I went through my favorites of the last couple of years and came up with these:

What do you recommend?

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9 Responses to “What Reading (Listening) Do You Recommend for a Leadership Program?”

  1. A classic: Kouzes and Posner’s The Leadership Challenge. It’s a timeless book on leadership (in my humble opinion!) :)

  2. some great suggestions from Twitter, just to have everything together

    The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work

    Phlip Zimbardo on the nature of evil TED talk

    Emporers of Chocolate Amazing contrast in two different styles of highly successful entrepreneurs

    True North by Bill George. It’s not your typical leadership gobbledy goop.

  3. a good perspective:
    Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business
    by Danny Meyer

  4. a few more from Twitter

    pausch’s “the last lecture” although not Lib based general lessons can be learned. At “R u a tigger or an eeyore?”

    also “what to say to a porcupine” by gallagher for customer service – lots of anecdotes which can be tweaked for libs

  5. suzi w. says:

    From Good to Great. It’s a leadership book disguised as a business book. I listen to it on audio at least 1x a year. Jim Collins rocks!!

  6. You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader by Mark Sanborn

    Leading with Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit by Lee G Bolman

    The textbook for our library leadership course was Reframing Organizations by Bolman & Deal

  7. AmandaClay says:

    @librarianbyday Nice leadership list! How about “Managing Your Boss” from HBR; Carneigies’ How to Win Friends; & Godin’s Tribes…

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