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Great Leaders

What makes a great leaders? Nelson Mandala, Ghandi, Martin Luther King, possibly Pope Francis.

James MacGregor Burns, Leadership:

Leadership involves three elements, motive, resources and relationships.

Leadership is relational, collective and purposeful. To control things is an act of power, not leadership, for things have no motives.

Leadership as leaders inducing followers to act for certain goals that represent the values and motivations - the wants and needs, the aspirations and expectations - of both leaders and followers.

Transforming leadership occurs when one or more persons engage with others in such a way that leaders and followers raise one another to higher levels of motivation and morality. Transforming leadership becomes moral in that it raises the level of human conduct and ethical aspiration of both leader and led, and thus it has a transforming effect on both.

Stephen R. Covey:

Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves.

Examples of Great Leaders: Ghandi, Nelson Mandala, Martin Luther King, Pope Frances

Reading List for Leaders

Ackoff, Russell L. The Art of Problem Solving,  New York: John Wiley & Sons,  1978

Barker, Joel Arthur, Paradigms, The Business of Discovering the Future New York: Harper Collins, 1992

Block, Peter (1993) Stewardship, Choosing Service Over Self-Interest

Block, Peter (2003) Stewardship, The Answer to how is yes,  San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Bradberry, Travis & Jean Greaves (2009) Emotional Intelligence 2.0 San Diego: Talent Smart

Bradberry, Travis & Jean Greaves (2012) Leadership 2.0, San Diego Talent Smart

Brown, Brené (2010) The Gift of Imperfection, Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are  See Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6xb4H5ueKs

Brown, Brené (2012) The Power of Vulnerability, Authenticity, Connection and Courage
Brown, Brené (2012) Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, New York: Penguin/Gotham Books.

Cashman, Kevin Leadership from the Inside Out, Becoming a Leader for Life+, 2nd Edition,  San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.2008

Charan, Ram (2001) What the CEO Wants You to Know: How Your Company Really Works, New York: Crown Business

Bossidy, Larry, Ram Charan and Charles Burck, (2009,2011) Execution, The Discipline of Getting Things Done, Kindle version 2009, Paperback 2011, Book Summary can be down loaded free from Amazon in Kindle format

Christensen, Clayton M. and Michael E. Raynor (2003) The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth, Boston: Harvard Business School Publishing

Cohen, Allan R. and David L. Bradford (2005) Influence without Authority, 2nd Edition, New York: John Wiley and Sons

Conzemius, Anne & Jan O’Neil (2002) The Handbook for Smart School Teams, Bloomington, In: Solution Tree

Covey, Stephen M.R. Covey (2006) The Speed of Trust, The One Thing That Changes Everything New York: Free Press

Covey, Stephen M.R. and Greg Link (2012) Smart Trust, Creating Prosperity, Energy, and Joy in a Low-Trust World, New York: Free Press

Covey, Stephen R. (1989, 2004) The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, New York: Free Press

Covey, Stephen R. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Personal Workbook,  New York: Free Press,  2003

Covey, Stephen R.  Principle Centered Leadership, New York: Summit Books 1991
Covey, Stephen R. (2004) The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness New York: Free Press
Covey, Stephen R. (2006) The 8th Habit Personal Workbook, New York: Free Press
Covey, Stephen R. (2011) The 3rd Alternative, New York: Free Press

Covey, Stephen R., A. Roger Merrill and Rebecca R. Merrill, (1994) First Things First, New York: Simon & Schuster 1994

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly, Flow, The Psychology of Optimal experience, New York: Harper Collins, 1990

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly, Creativity, Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention, New York: Harper Collins, 1996

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly Finding Flow, The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life, New York: Basic Books, 1997

DeBono, Edward, Serious Creativity, Using the Power of Lateral Thinking to Create New Ideas, New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1992

DeBono, Edward (1985) Six Thinking Hats, New York: Penguin Books, 1985

Friedman, Stewart D. (2008) Total Leadership, Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life, Boston: Harvard Business Press

Gladwell, Maxwell (2012) David and Goliath, Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, Little, Brown and Company

Goleman, Daniel, Working with Emotional Intelligence, New York: Random House, 2000, 2006

Goleman, Daniel, Social Intelligence, New York: Bantam Dell, 2006

Greenleaf, Robert K (1977) Servant Leadership, A Journey into the nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness, New York: Paulist Press

Holstede, Geert (1997) Cultures and Organizations, Software of the Mind, Intercultural Cooperation and Its Importance for Survival

Jaffe, Dennis T, Cynthia d Scott, Glenn R. Tobe (1994) Rekindling Commitment How to Revitalize Yourself, Your Work, and Your Organization, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers
Kouzes, James and Barry Z. Posner (1993) Credibility, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers

Langer, Ellen J. The Power of Mindful Learning,  Reading,  MA : Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1997

Osterwalder, Alexander and Yves Pigneur (2010) Business Models Generation, A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers, Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons

Pink, Daniel H (2009) Drive The Surprising Truth About What Motivates New York: Riverhead Books

Rath, Tom and Barry Conchie (2007) Strength Finder 2, New York: Gallup Press

Rath, Tom and Barry Conchie (2008) Strength Based Leadership, Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow, New York: Gallup Press

Reichheld, Fred (2011) The Ultimate Question 2.0, How Net Promoter Companies Thrive in a Customer-Driven World, Boston: Harvard Business Review Press

Rock, David (2006)  Quiet Leadership Six Steps to Transforming Performance at Work New York: Harper, 2006

Rock, David (2009) Your Brain at Work , Strategies for Overcoming distraction, Regaining Focus, And Working Smarter All Day Long, New York: HarperCollins 2009

Ryan, Kathleen D. and Daniel K. Oestreich (1998) Driving Fear Out of the Workplace, Creating the High trust , High Performance Organization, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publisher

Sandel, Michael J. The Case against Perfection, Boston: Harvard University Press, 2007

Schein, Edgar (2013) Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling, Building Positive Relationships and Better Organizations, San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Sibbet, David (2010) Visual Meetings, How Graphics, Sticky Notes & Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity, Hoboken, N.J. John Wiley & Sons, 2010

Sibbet, David (2013) Visual Leaders, New Tools for Visioning, Management, & Organizational Change, Hoboken, N.J: John Wiley & Sons, 2010

Siegel, Daniel (2012) Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology: An Integrative Handbook of the Mind, W.. Norton & Company

Stone, Douglas, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen, Difficult Conversations, How to Discuss What Matters Most, New York: Penguin Books

Welch, Jack and Suzy Welch (2005) Winning: The Ultimate Business How-To Book, New York: HarperCollins

Whitnet, Diana, & Amanda Trosten-Bloom (2010) The Power of Appreciative Inquiry, A Practical Guide to Positive Change, San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Zander, Rosamund Stone and Benjamin Zander (2000) The Art of Possibility,  New York: Penguin