Leadership Resources


Leadership resources help you initiate your leadership journey and develop your leadership potential. Resources include:

Books @ Walker Library

General Leadership

  • The Center for Creative Leadership Handbook of Leadership Development
    by Cynthia D. McCauley & Ellen Van Velsor
  • Encyclopedia of Leadership
    By George Goethals, Georgia Sorenson, & James MacGregor Burns
  • Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference
    by Susan R. Komives, Nancy Lucas, & Timothy R. McMahon
  • The Future of Leadership: Today's Top Leadership Thinkers Speak to Tomorrow's Leaders
    by Warren Bennis, Gretchen M. Spreitzer, &Thomas G. Cummings
  • Global Leaders for the Twenty-First Century
    by Michael J. Marquardt & Nancy O. Berger
  • The Leader of the Future: New Visions, Strategies and Practices for the Next
    by Marshall Goldsmith & Richard Beckhard
  • Leader to Leader: Enduring Insights on Leadership from the Drucker Foundation's Award-Winning Journal
    by Frances Hesselbein & Paul M. Cohen
  • Leadership
    by James MacGregor Burns
  • The Leadership Challenge
    by James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner
  • Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience
    by Richard L. Hughes, Robert C. Ginnett, & Gordon J. Curphy
  • Leadership: Theory and Practice
    by Peter Northouse
  • Leading Beyond the Walls
    by Frances Hesselbein, Marshall Goldsmith, & Iain Somerville
  • Leading Minds: An Anatomy of Leadership
    by Howard Gardner
  • New Paradigm of Leadership: Visions of Excellence for 21st Century Organizations
    by Ken Shelton
  • The New Strategists: Creating Leaders at All Levels
    by Stephen J. Wall & Shannon Rye Wall
  • On Becoming a Leader
    by Warren Bennis
  • Pathways to Leadership: How to Achieve and Sustain Success
    by James Lawrence Powell
  • Thinking in the Future Tense: Leadership Skills for a New Age
    by Jennifer James
  • Transforming Leadership: The Pursuit of Happiness
    by James MacGregor Burns
  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You
    by John C. Maxwell

Leadership and Change

  • Fusion Leadership: Unlocking the Subtle Forces that Change People and Organizations
    by Richard L. Daft & Robert H. Lengel
  • Leading Change
    by John P. Kotter
  • Leading Change: Overcoming the Ideology of Comfort and the Tyranny of Custom
    by James O'Toole
  • Transforming Leadership: The Pursuit of Happiness
    by James MacGregor Burns

Leadership and Communication

  • The Art of Framing: Managing the Language of Leadership
    by Gail T. Fairhurst & Robert A. Sarr
  • Communicating Leadership: An Organizational Perspective
    by Patricia D. Witherspoon
  • Leading Out Loud: The Authentic Speaker, the Credible Leader
    by Terry Pearce

Leadership in Diverse Communities

  • African American Leadership
    by Ronald W. Walters & Robert C. Smith
  • Black Leadership for Social Change
    by Jacob U. Gordon
  • Nobility and Civility: Asian Ideals of Leadership and the Common Good
    by William Theodore DeBary
  • Why the Best Man for the Job is a Woman: The Unique Female Qualities of Leadership
    by Esther Wachs Books
  • Women Entrepreneurs: Developing Leadership for Success
    by Sandra J. Wells

Leadership and Ethics

  • The Ethical Dimensions of Leadership
    by Rabindra N. Kanungo & Manuel Mendonca
  • The Ethical Imperative: Why Moral Leadership Is Good Business
    by John Dalla Costa
  • Ethics: The Heart of Leadership
    by Joanne b. Ciulla
  • Leadership for Global Citizenship: Building Transnational Community
    by Barbara C. Crosby
  • Principle Centered Leadership
    by Stephen R. Covey

Leadership and Motivation

  • Encouraging the Heart: A Leader's Guide to Rewarding and Recognizing Others
    by James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner
  • Leadership by Encouragement
    by Don Dinkmeyer & Daniel Eckstein
  • The Trusted Leader: Bringing Out the Best in Your People and Your Company
    by Robert M. Galford

Leadership and Organizations/Groups

  • Charismatic Leadership in Organizations
    by Jay A. Conger & Rabindra N. Kanungo
  • Fusion Leadership: Unlocking the Subtle Forces that Change People and Organizations
    by Richard L. Daft & Robert H. Lengel
  • Gifts of Leadership: Team-Building Through Focus and Empathy
    by Art Horn
  • Grassroots and Non-Profit Leadership: A Guide for Organizations in Changing Times
    by George Lakey, Rod Napier, Janice Robinson, & Berit Lakey
  • Group Design and Leadership: Strategies for Creating Successful Common Theme Groups
    by Henry B. Andrews
  • Leadership and Spirit: Breathing New Vitality and Energy into Individuals and Organizations
    by Russ S. Moxley
  • Leadership for Global Citizenship: Building Transnational Community
    by Barbara C. Crosby
  • Leading Organizations: Perspectives for a New Era
    by Gill R. Hickman
  • Leading Self-Directed Work Teams: A Guide to Developing New Team Leadership Skills
    by Kimball Fisher
  • Organizing Genius: The Secrets of Creative Collaboration
    by Warren Bennis & Patricia Ward Biederman

Leadership and Personal Development

  • A Deep Change: Discovering the Leader Within
    by Robert E. Quinn
  • Essence of Leadership: A Manager's Guide to Competing Worldwide
    by Andrew Kakabadse & Nada Kakabadse
  • Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference
    by Susan R. Komives, Nancy Lucas, & Timothy r. McMahon
  • How to Be a Better Leader
    by Rupert Eales-White
  • The Leader in You: How to Win Friends, Influence People and Succeed in a Changing World
    by Dale Carnegie
  • The Leadership Challenge
    by James M. Kouzes & Barry Posner
  • Leadership IQ: A Personal Development Process Based on a Scientific Study of a New Generation of Leaders
    by Emmett C. Murphy
  • Leadership: Personal Development and Career Success
    by Cliff Ricketts (MTSU Faculty)
  • Learning to Lead: A Workbook on Becoming a Leader
    by Warren Bennis & Joan Goldsmith
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
    by Stephen R. Covey

Leadership and Spirituality

  • Insights on Leadership: Service, Stewardship, Spirit, and Servant-Leadership
    by Larry C. Spears
  • Leadership and Spirit: Breathing New Vitality and Energy into Individuals and Organizations
    by Russ S. Moxley
  • Leading with Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit
    by Lee G. Bolman.& Terrence E. Deal
  • Practicing Servant-Leadership: Succeeding Through Trust, Bravery, and Forgiveness
    by Larry C. Spears & Michele Lawrence

Leadership and Vision

  • The Leader of the Future: New Visions, Strategies and Practices for the Next
    by Marshall Goldsmith & Richard Beckhard
  • Leadership and Futuring: Making Visions Happen
    by John R. Hoyle
  • Audio-Visual Resources @ LRC
    Black Leadership in America
    by PBS Adult Learning Services
  • Creativity and Leadership: Making the Mind Extraordinary
    by Howard Gardner
  • Developing Leadership Power
    by Ben Bissell
  • Leadershift: 5 Lessons for Leaders in the 21st Century
    by American Media & Joel Barker

National Student Leadership Conferences


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