Sylvia M. Thomasson Educational Leadership Enhancement Program
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Reading list

Speakers and participants have provided the name of a book that they would recommend to new leaders:

Finding Our Way, Leadership for an Uncertain Time
by Margaret J. Wheatley
Recommended by Vincent Daviero, 2008 speaker
Getting Things Done
by David Allen
Recommended by Cynde Mercer, 2008 participant
Leadership— Best Advice I Ever Got
by Paul Thornton
Recommended by Lana Lutz, 2008 participant
Leading in a Culture of Change
by Michael Fullen
Recommended by Beth Cordova, 2008 speaker
The Rise of the Creative Class
by Richard Florida
Recommended by Dr. Chuck Mojock, 2008 speaker
The Servant as Leader
by Robert K. Greenleaf
Recommended by Dr. Charles Dassance, 2008 speaker
Success in Action
by Dan Thurman
Recommended by Carol Jones, 2008 participant
What Got You Here Will Not Get You There
by Marchal Goldsmith and Mark Reiter
Recommended by Dr. Timothy Beard, 2008 speaker
Women of Excellence, Women of Vision
by Dorothy Canton and Toni Bernay
Recommended by Dr. Katherine Johnson, 2008 speaker
Working with Emotional Intelligence
by Daniel Goleman
Recommended by Debbie Sutton, 2008 participant

Other recommended reading:

  • The 360 Degree Loader by John C. Maxwell
  • Certain Trumpets by Gary Wills
  • The Chair Academy Journal from Florida Academy for Leadership and Development
  • The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker
  • Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute by Ken Blanchard, John P. Carlos and Alan Randolph
  • Executive Thinking: The Dream, The Vision, The Mission Achieved by Leslie Kossoff
  • Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.
  • Good to Great by Jim Collins
  • Guts!: Companies that Blow the Doors off Business-as-usual by Kevin and Jackie Freiberg
  • Leading Change by John Kotter
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl
  • Modern Management and Machiavelli by Richard H. Buskirk
  • The One Minute Manager by Spencer Johnson, MD and Kenneth Blanchard
  • Nuts! Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success by Kevin and Jackie Freiberg
  • Principle Centered Leadership by Stephen Covey
  • Servant Leadership by Robert K. Greenleaf
  • Situational Leadership by Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard
  • Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson, MD
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