29 Books on Leadership and Business

  29 Books on Leadership and Business

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Title: Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business

<p class="null1">PRAISE FOR PATRICK LENCIONI</p> <p>"Finally, a real solution to an age-old problem. Meetings may never be the same."<br> —Kris Hagerman, executive vice president, strategic operations, VERITAS Software Corporation</p> <p>"Death by Meeting is about much more than meetings; it's about an entire management philosophy. I read a lot of books on management, and Lencioni's are among the very best. They form the basis for our approach at Silicon Valley Bank."<br> –Ken Wilcox, CEO, Silicon Valley Bank</p> <p>"Lencioni has done it again! Insightful. Practical. Ready-to-implement solutions. If you lead people, you can’t afford to miss this book. It’s an absolute must-read."<br> –Jim Mellado, president, Willow Creek Association</p> <p>"We've put Pat's theories into practice and they work. Our meetings are more productive, our communication is clearer, and the team’s commitment to decisions is much greater."<br> –Curt Nonomaque, president and CEO, VHA Inc.</p> <p>"Meetings are such a critical element of effective organizational communication. Lencioni has provided a concise, entertaining, and inventive guide to improving meeting structure, participation, and results. Thumbs up for this insightful tale."<br> –Sandy Alderson, executive vice president of operations, Major League Baseball</p>
Author(s): Patrick M. Lencioni
ISBN 13: 9780787968052
Pages: 272
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Title: Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors

<p>"Lencioni's theory around alignment is simple and powerful, and could apply to any type of organization, large or small."<br> —Gary C. Kelly, vice chairman and chief executive officer, Southwest Airlines Co.</p> <p>"An incisive and insightful look at how companies can recognize and remedy infighting. The tone of Patrick's writing is as warm and readable as the advice itself is sound."<br> —Michael A. George, chief marketing officer, Dell Inc.</p> <p>"Lencioni is a master at creating real and tangible company alignment. We're using these principles to rally our people around building a global brand. Huge applause from our entire organization."<br> —Brian Scudamore, founder &amp; CEO, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?</p> <p>Other Best-Selling Leadership Books by Patrick Lencioni</p> <ul> <li>The Five Dysfunctions of a Team</li> <li>Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide</li> <li>The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive</li> <li>The Five Temptations of a CEO</li> <li>Death by Meeting</li> </ul>
Author(s): Patrick M. Lencioni
ISBN 13: 9780787976385
Pages: 224
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Title: The Organization of the Future 2: Visions, Strategies, and Insights on Managing in a New Era (J-B Leader to Leader Institute/PF Drucker Foundation)

With 26 inspiring chapters, this book celebrates the wisdom of some of the most recognized thought leaders of our day: emerging and established experts who share their unique vision of what the organization of the future should look like and must do to survive in the turbulent 21st Century. Outsmart Your Rivals by Seeing What Others Don’t, Jim Champy Organization Is Not Structure but Capability, Dave Ulrich & Norm Smallwood The Leader’s Mandate: Create a Shared Sense of Destiny, James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner A Different Kind of Company, Srikumar S. Rao Free to Choose: How American Managers Can Create Globally Competitive Workplaces, James O’Toole Managing the Whole Mandate for the Twenty-First Century: Ditching the Quick-Fix Approach to Management, Paul Borawski & Maryann Brennan The Values That Build a Strong Organization, Thomas J. Moran Revisiting the Concept of the Corporation, Charles Handy Mobilizing Emotions for Performance: Making the Most of the Informal Organization, Jon R. Katzenbach & Zia Khan Beyond Retirement: Mature Workers Are Essential Talent for Organizations of the Future, Richard J. Leider The Best Hope for Organizations of the Future: A Functioning Society, Ira A. Jackson Reframing Ethics, Spirit, and Soul, Lee G. Bolman &Terrence E. Deal Environment Drives Behavior and Expectations, Bill Strickland with Regina Cronin Dynamic Organizations for an Entrepreneurial Age, Christopher Gergen & Gregg Vanourek Multidimensional, Multinational Organizations of the Future, Jay R. Galbraith Designing Organizations That Are Built to Change, Edward E. Lawler III & Christopher G. Worley Refounding a Movement: Preparing a One-Hundred- Year-Old Organization for the Future, Kathy Cloninger Three Challenges Facing Nonprofits of the Future: People, Funding, and Strategy, Roxanne Spillett Pioneering the College of the Future: Building as We Walk, Darlyne Bailey The Organization of the Future Will Foster an Inclusive Environment, Lee Cockerell The Leader as Subculture Manager, Edgar H. Schein The New High-Performance, Horizontal Organization, Howard M. Guttman The Leadership Blueprint to Achieve Exponential Growth, David G. Thomson Leadership Judgment: The Essence of a Good Leader, Noel M. Tichy & Christopher DeRose The Leader of the Future, William A. Cohen Leadership by Perpetual Practice, Debbe Kennedy
Author(s): Frances Hesselbein;Marshall Goldsmith
ISBN 13: 9781119009375
Pages: 368
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Title: Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You

“Why is it that some people challenge us and motivate us to rise to our best abilities, while others seem to drain our energy and spirit? What is that particular quality certain people have that causes those around them to engage fully and feel connected?”

You are a leader. You do not need to be in a boardroom, on a battlefield, or on a ballot to have a profound impact on everyone around you. In this life-changing book, Betsy Myers—senior adviser to two US presidents and former executive director of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership—demonstrates how each of us has opportunities to take the lead every day and shares seven core principles that will enable us to be more productive, engaged, and successful.

From the Oval Office to the playground, cabinet meetings to kitchen tables, in public life and private, Betsy Myers has seen firsthand the emergence of a new leadership model where having all the answers up front is less important than asking the right questions, where strength is derived less from the power you wield than from how you make the people around you feel.

With personal stories from her time in government, in academia, and on the campaign trail, as well as her experiences as a wife, daughter, and mother, Myers helps all of us learn to set the right priorities for ourselves; to connect on a deeper level with the people around us; to uncover problems early when they are still easy to fix; to collaborate with those whose points of view are different from our own; and to push through our fears and live our most authentic lives. Myers demonstrates that more than simply making people feel good, this kind of leadership can have a profound effect on the results achieved: it is how initiatives are launched, profits are made, and work gets done.

Personal, practical, and profoundly inspiring, Take the Lead is a book for anyone who wonders where all the great leaders have gone. Betsy Myers helps us see that true leadership is all around us—and within us.

Author(s): Betsy Myers
ISBN 13: 9781439160695
Pages: 240
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Title: Leadership: Theory and Practice, 7th Edition

Turning One Million Readers into Stronger Leaders Translated into 12 different languages and used in 89 countries, this market-leading text successfully combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership ...
Author(s): Peter G. Northouse
ISBN 13: 9781483317533
Pages: 480
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Title: Turn the Ship Around!

Outlines a model of leadership designed to overcome poor morale, low performance, and high turnover while building engaged, healthy teams.
Author(s): L. David Marquet
ISBN 13: 9781591846406
Pages: 236
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Title: A Game Plan for Life: The Power of Mentoring

After eight books, many of them bestsellers, A Game Plan for Life was the one closest to John Wooden's heart: a moving and inspirational guide to the power of mentorship. The first half focuses on the people who helped foster the values that carried Wooden through an incredibly successful and famously principled career, including his father, his college coach, his wife, Mahatma Gandhi, and Mother Teresa. The second half is built around interviews with some of the many people he mentored over the years, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Walton. Their testimony takes readers inside the lessons Wooden taught to generations of players, bringing out the very best in them not just as athletes but as human beings. In all, this is an inspiring primer on how to achieve success without sacrificing principles and how to build one of the most productive and rewarding relationships available to any athlete, businessperson, teacher, or parent-that of mentor and protégé.

<p class="null1">Praise for A Game Plan for Life:

"My time learning from Coach Wooden-sitting and asking him questions, soaking up his answers-has provided some of the most significant lessons in my life. Any way that you can be mentored by a giant like him, including reading A Game Plan for Life, will provide great lessons for you, too."-Pat Summitt, women's basketball coach, University of Tennessee

"Few coaches have affected their players' lives so fully as John Wooden, so here's a natural question: Who mentored the mentor? Well, John Wooden is glad we asked."-Bob Costas

Author(s): Don Yaeger
ISBN 13: 9781608192687
Pages: 208
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Title: Managers as Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning

Mentoring is more important than ever. Younger workers expect it or they’ll walk. Organizations need to provide it to stay competitive. This latest edition of the classic Managers as Mentors is a rapid-fire read that guides leaders in helping associates grow and adapt in today's tumultuous organizations. Thoroughly revised and updated, this edition places increased emphasis on the mentor as a learning catalyst for the protégé rather than as someone who simply hands down knowledge—crucial for younger workers who prize growth opportunities but tend to distrust hierarchy.

As with previous editions, a fictional case study of a mentor-protégé relationship runs through the book. But now this is augmented with six case studies of some of the top US CEOs. New chapters cover topics such as the role of mentoring in spurring innovation and mentoring a diverse and dispersed workforce accustomed to interacting and getting information digitally. Also new to this edition is the Mentor’s Toolkit, six resources to help in developing the mentor-protégé relationship.

This hands-on guide takes the mystery out of effective mentoring, teaching leaders to be the kind of confident coaches integral to learning organizations.

Author(s): Chip R Bell
ISBN 13: 9781609947101
Pages: 256
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Title: Managing People Is Like Herding Cats: Warren Bennis on Leadership

The "last and best word" on leadership from the best-selling author of An Invented Life, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
Author(s): Warren Bennis
ISBN 13: 9781890009618
Pages: 236
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Title: End Malaria

"62 business thinkers pushing you to rethink the way you work."
Author(s): Michael Bungay Stanier
ISBN 13: 9781936719280
Pages: 208
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Title: Coaching for Leadership: Writings on Leadership from the World's Greatest Coaches

<p class="null1">Praise for <i>Coaching for Leadership</i></p> <p>"What a resource! In <i>Coaching for Leadership</i>, the world's best coaches come together to present an advanced tutorial on the art of coaching. Anyone interested in becoming an executive coach, either as an individual practice or within his or her organization, must immediately buy and read this essential hands-on guide"<br> —<b>Sally Helgesen</b>, author <i>The Female Vision</i> and <i>The Web of Inclusion</i></p> <p>"This exceptional book is a must read for individuals at all levels of organization. Coaches, HR managers, and executives hoping to become coaches will benefit greatly from the concepts, practices, and techniques brought to light in Coaching for Leadership."<br> —<b>Vijay Govindarajan</b>, professor at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth; best-selling author of <i>The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge</i></p> <p>"This book is very important and valuable for executives who are reaching retirement and moving into another important area of contribution: coaching others to become effective executives. It is no less significant for corporate HR executives who are increasingly called upon to manage coaching interventions on behalf of their companies' leaders."<br> —<b>D. Quinn Mills</b>, professor, Harvard Business School</p> <p>"Coaching for Leadership explores powerful new ways to motivate your entire organization. Individuals at every level of the company will benefit from the concepts in this book."<br> —<b>Ken Blanchard</b>, author, <i>Leading at a Higher Level</i> and <i>The One-Minute Manager</i></p> <p>"It's the single best collection of writings and writers on executive coaching."<br> —<b>Warren Bennis</b>, distinguished professor of business administration, University of Southern California, author, <i>On Becoming a Leader</i>, and coauthor, <i>Geeks and Geezers</i></p>
Author(s): Marshall Goldsmith
ISBN 13: 9780470947746
Pages: 352
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Title: Leadership Case Studies in Education

Leadership Case Studies in Education looks at leadership through the eyes of educators. The text examines how the major theories and models of leadership apply to education.
Author(s): Peter G. Northouse Marie E. Lee
ISBN 13: 9781483373256
Pages: 184
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Title: The Ideal Team Player

"Pat Lencioni tells this story with simplicity, common sense, and amazing wisdom.
Author(s): Patrick M. Lencioni
ISBN 13: 9781119209591
Pages: 240
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Title: The Truth About Employee Engagement: A Fable About Addressing the Three Root Causes of Job Misery

The Truth About Employee Engagement was originally published as The Three Signs of a Miserable Job. A bestselling author and business guru tells how to improve job satisfaction and performance. In his sixth fable, bestselling author Patrick Lencioni takes on a topic that almost everyone can relate to: job misery. Millions of workers, even those who have carefully chosen careers based on true passions and interests, dread going to work, suffering each day as they trudge to jobs that make them cynical, weary, and frustrated. It is a simple fact of business life that any job, from investment banker to dishwasher, can become miserable. Through the story of a CEO turned pizzeria manager, Lencioni reveals the three elements that make work miserable -- irrelevance, immeasurability, and anonymity -- and gives managers and their employees the keys to make any job more engaging. As with all of Lencioni’s books, this one is filled with actionable advice you can put into effect immediately. In addition to the fable, the book includes a detailed model examining the three root causes of job misery and how they can be remedied. It covers the benefits of managing for job engagement within organizations -- increased productivity, greater retention, and competitive advantage -- and offers examples of how managers can use the applications in the book to deal with specific jobs and situations. Patrick Lencioni is President of The Table Group, a management consulting firm specializing in executive team development and organizational health. As a consultant and keynote speaker, he has worked with thousands of senior executives and executive teams in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to high-tech startups to universities and nonprofits. His clients include. AT&T, Direct TV, JCPenney, Microsoft, Nestle, Northwestern Mutual, Southwest Airlines and St. Jude Chilren’s Research Hospital. Lencioni is the author of ten bestselling books, including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage. He previously worked for Oracle, Sybase, and the management consulting firm Bain & Company.
Author(s): Patrick M. Lencioni
ISBN 13: 9781119237983
Pages: 272
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Title: What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful

<strong>America's most sought-after executive coach shows how to climb the last few rungs of the ladder</strong> <p>The corporate world is filled with executives, men and women who have worked hard for years to reach the upper levels of management. Theyre intelligent, skilled, and even charismatic. But only a handful of them will ever reach the pinnacle -- and as executive coach Marshall Goldsmith shows in this book, subtle nuances make all the difference. These are small "transactional flaws" performed by one person against another (as simple as not saying <em>thank you</em> enough), which lead to negative perceptions that can hold any executive back. Using Goldsmith's straightforward, jargonfree advice, it's amazingly easy behavior to change.</p> <p>Executives who hire Goldsmith for one-on-one coaching pay $250,000 for the privilege. With this book, his help is available for 1/10,000th of the price.</p>
Author(s): Marshall Goldsmith
ISBN 13: 9781401301309
Pages: 256
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Title: Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back if You Lose It!

<em>Mojo is the moment when we do something that's purposeful, powerful, and positive and the rest of the world recognizes it. This book is about that moment--and how we can create it in our lives, maintain it, and recapture it when we need it.</em> <p>In his follow-up to the <em>New York Times</em> bestseller <em>What Got You Here Won't Get You There</em>, #1 executive coach Marshall Goldsmith shares the ways in which to get--and keep--our Mojo. Our professional and personal Mojo is impacted by four key factors: <em>identity</em> (who do you think you are), <em>achievement</em> (what have you done lately?), <em>reputation</em> (who do other people think you are--and what have you've done lately?), and <em>acceptance</em> (what can you change--and when do you need to just "let it go"?). Goldsmith outlines the positive actions leaders must take, with their teams or themselves, to initiate winning streaks and keep them coming.</p> <p>Mojo is: that positive spirit--towards what we are doing--now--that starts from the inside--and radiates to the outside. Mojo is at its peak when we are experiencing both happiness and meaning in what we are doing and communicating this experience to the world around us. The Mojo Toolkit provides fourteen practical tools to help you achieve both happiness and meaning--not only in business, but in life.</p>
Author(s): Marshall Goldsmith
ISBN 13: 9781401323271
Pages: 205
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Title: Leadership

Author(s): Northouse, Peter Guy
ISBN 13: 9781412941617
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Title: Leadership: Theory and Practice

Author(s): Peter G. Northouse
ISBN 13: 9781412974882
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Title: Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice - 2nd Edition

Providing practical strategies for becoming a better leader, this bestselling book includes interactive elements to help students apply leadership concepts to their own lives. The book examines one quality of leadership per chapter, enabling students to apply concepts and skills to their leadership development. It providesself-assessment questionnaires, observational exercises, and reflection and action worksheetsin each chapter. A new chapter on handling conflicthas been added to the Second Edition, giving a multi-faceted view of conflict and methods for resolving conflict in leadership situations. Case studies have been added to the end of each chapter, including more global examples, and followed by questions to stimulate class discussion.

Author(s): Northouse, Peter
ISBN 13: 9781412989527
Pages: 304
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Title: The Leadership Challenge

Author(s): James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner
ISBN 13: 9780787901103
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