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The Leadership Library is a growing collection of books, workbooks, newsletters, journals, and video and audio tapes on a wide variety of leadership and personal development topics. The library is open to all students, faculty, and staff, and is located in the front of the Office of Student Activities (H-E-B Student Union 1.210).

If interested in an item, notify Student Activities. He/She will have you log out the item. Items will be stamped with a return date (two weeks). Return item(s) by the date that is stamped on the item(s) you have borrowed. Any item that is lost and/or not returned to the Leadership Library will be the responsibility of the last individual/student organization that checked it out.




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A legal Guide for Student Affairs

A Legal Guide for Student Affairs Professional

The legal reference for student affairs professionals written by the experts in higher education law. The Law of Higher Education--currently in its third edition--is the bestselling reference, research source, and practical guide for college administrators, legal counsel, and researchers. Drawing directly from and building on their acclaimed work, the authors of The Law of Higher Education have now created a comprehensive resource for student affairs professionals. Legal Guide for Student Affairs Professionals provides access to the laws that undergrad and regulate student programs, services, and activities. It offers a fully indexed and cross-referenced guide to the state and federal laws that bear on student conduct, students' relationships with institutions, institutional obligations toward students, and student and institutional liability relating to on- and off-campus events activities. The book's content reflects the vast scope of student services--all campus activity that takes place outside the classroom and curriculum--and includes up-to-date information about laws that regulate the status of students, financial aid, student housing, student organizations, disciplinary and grievance systems, student voting in the community and much more.

Kaplin Lee
A Social Change Model of Leadership Development

A Social Change Model of Leadership Development

This guidebook was produced by the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. It deals with the major dilemma of how to reconcile the twin values of individualism and community. Is it possible to achieve true collaboration within a highly diverse group without sacrificing the individuality of its members? Can collaboration even be enhanced by diversity within the leadership development group? This guidebook searches for real-life examples of successful collaborative efforts that also value and celebrate individuality.

Higher Education Research Institute
A Whack on the Side of the Head

A Whack on the Side of the Head

Filled with provocative puzzles, anecdotes, exercises, metaphors, cartoons, questions, quotations, stories and tips; this book systemically breaks through your mental blocks and unlocks your mind for create thinking.

Roger von Oech
Academic Advising

Academic Advising

One of the greatest challenges in higher education is helping students achieve academic success while ensuring their personal and vocational needs are fulfilled. High enrollment, new curricula, and technological advances are just some of the developments that have profoundly affected academic advising. This handbook not only clarifies the current status of academic advising but also envisions its role and practice for the future. More than thirty experts share their wisdom and experience from the field. They provide rich insights for faculty and full-time advisors, counselors, and those who are responsible for the administration or coordination of advising services.

Virginia Gordon, Wesley R. Habley
Active Listening: Improve Your Ability to Listen & Lead

Active Listening: Improve Your Ability to Listen & Lead

Active listening is a person's willingness and ability to hear and understand. At its core, active listening is a state of mind that involves paying full and careful attention to the other person, avoiding premature judgment, reflecting understanding, clarifying information, summarizing, and sharing. By learning and committing to the skills and behaviors of active listening, leaders can become more effective listeners and, over time, improve their ability to lead.

Michael H. Hoppe
Attitude 101

Attitude 101

Attitude can make or break you and the people you lead. Good attitudes on a team do not guarantee its success, but bad attitudes guarantee its ruin. So says New York Times best-selling author and leadership expert John C. Maxwell in this highly practical primer, Attitude 101. Anyone who has tried to lead people with bad attitudes knows the frustration it can bring. With this concise and reader-friendly guidebook, you can master attitude issues.

John C. Maxwell
Barg! The of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It

Barg! The of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It

The renowned communication expert's subtle but effective plan for selling your best asset - yourself - without turning off those you're trying to impress.

Peggy Klaus
Behind Happy Faces

Behind Happy Faces

Citing a pervasiveness in mental health problems and suicide among today's high-school and college-aged students, a bipolar patient and advocate draws on anecdotal research to evaluate the ways in which the stigma against mental health is prohibiting effective treatments.

Ross Szabo, Melanie Hall
Business: A changing World

Business: A changing World

Business: A Changing World is the fastest growing introductory business textbook on the market, and for a simple reason. Unlike most brief textbooks on the market, which are trimmed and spliced from much longer works into an approximation of an essentials edition, Ferrell/Hirt/Ferrell is written from the ground up to be brief, lean, and flexible enough to enable you to cover just the topics you want at the level of depth you want, plus it doesn't inherit outdated examples from a hardback derivative. With market-leading teaching support and the most up to date content available, Business: A Changing World represents the best value available in the brief Introductory Business market. What sets Ferrell apart? An unrivaled mixture of topical depth, current content and the best teaching support around.

Ferrell Hirt
Caught in the Net

Caught in the Net

Internet addiction is real. Like alcoholism, drug addiction, or compulsive gambling, it has devastating effects on the lives of addicts and their families: divorce, job loss, falling productivity at work, failure in school, and, in extreme cases, criminal behavior. The problem has already reached epidemic proportions in the United States, and the number of "netaholics" continues to grow rapidly as more households and businesses go on-line. Yet, until now, no one from the mental health community has come forward with a specific description of Internet addiction and its effects or a strategy for treatment and recovery.
For Internet addicts as well as their parents, spouses, friends, and employers, Caught in the Net offers guidance on where and how to seek help from counselors, therapists, and other professionals who take this affliction seriously. For mental health professionals, this book provides insights into the nature and causes of Internet addiction and encourages counselors and therapists to expand their addiction recovery programs to address the specific problems of Internet addicts.

Dr. Kimberly S. Young
College 101

College 101

COLLEGE 101 is a thematically arranged reader designed to provide first-year students with a solid foundation for reflecting on -- and making the most of -- their college experience. The readings, -- which include professional essays, student essays, poems, short stories, letters, and a play, -- address issues of direct relevance to first-year students. The probing questions for discussion and suggestions for journal entries that accompany each reading encourage students to examine these critical issues, and help them to develop the skills necessary for making good decisions and growing as individuals. While retaining the best features of the first edition, the second edition of COLLEGE 101 includes more emphasis on specially academic issues, a greater focus on diversity, and consideration of the impact of the Internet in school and in our lives.

John D. Lawry
Coping with Difficult People

Coping with Difficult People

Describes various types of character disorders, explains why people develop these behavior patterns, and tells how to understand and deal with problem people

Robert M Bramson
Credibility:

Credibility:

How Leaders Gain and Lose It In this best-selling book, Kouzes and Posner (authors of The Leadership Challenge), explain why leadership is above all a relationship, with credibility as the cornerstone. They provide rich examples of real managers in action and reveal the six key disciplines and related practices that strengthen a leader's capacity for developing and sustaining credibility. Kouzes and Posner show how leaders can encourage greater initiative, risk-taking, and productivity by demonstrating trust in employees and resolving conflicts on the basis of principles, not positions.

James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner
Critical Refelctions: How Group Can Learn From Success and Failure

Critical Refelctions: How Group Can Learn From Success and Failure

Critical Reflections is a process that leaders can use to help their groups learn lessons from key events, positive or negative. The basic process is short and simple. It begins with a key event and includes three stages: exploring—reliving the event and sharing perceptions of what happened; reflecting—reaching an understanding of how and why it happened; and projecting—harvesting lessons for the future. The goal is to create a specific action plan that will set the stage for a productive future.

Chris Ernst, Andre Martin
Critical Refelctions: How Group Can Learn From Success and Failure

Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking when Stakes are High

The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to: Prepare for high-stakes situations Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue Make it safe to talk about almost anything Be persuasive, not abrasive.

Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler
Developing the Leader Within You

Developing the Leader Within You

Developing the Leader Within You is Dr. Maxwell's first and most enduring leadership book, having sold more than one million copies. In this Christian Leaders Series edition of this Maxwell classic, you will discover the biblical foundation for leadership that John Maxwell has used as a pastor and business leader for more than forty years. These same principles and practices are available for everyday leaders in every walk of life. It is a lofty calling to lead a group-a family, church, a nonprofit t, a business-and the timeless principles in this book will bring positive change in your life and in the lives of those around you.

John C. Maxwell
Doing What's Right

Doing What's Right

Black Entertainment Television talk show host Tavis Smiley issues a call to arms to fight complacency in the inner city, explaining how to organize a community to fight crime and poverty and cease playing the "blame game."

Tavis Smiley
Eight Habits of the Heart

Eight Habits of the Heart

In his trilogy of memoirs that includes Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored, The Last Train North, and Watching Our Crops Come In, Clifton Taulbert introduced us to a host of relatives and friends--affectionately known as the porch people--who were an integral part of his upbringing in his native Glen Allan, Mississippi. Although these people were limited in financial resources, they were rich in love and wisdom and taught him lessons that proved to be invaluable. Using his own success as proof that by building strong communities, we build strong individuals, Taulbert revisits these elders and their lessons in Eight Habits of the Heart:

Clifton Taulbert
Energizers and Icebreakers

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership is a groundbreaking book that combines the concepts of emotional intelligence and leadership in one model—emotionally intelligent leadership (EIL). This important resource offers students a practical guide for developing their EIL capacities and emphasizes that leadership is a learnable skill that is based on developing healthy and effective relationships. Step by step, the authors outline the EIL model (consciousness of context, consciousness of self, and consciousness of others) and explore the twenty-one capacities that define the emotionally intelligent leader.

Marcy Levy Shankman & Scott J Allen
Energizers and Icebreakers

Energizers and Icebreakers

If you are a teacher, counselor, peer helper, or group leader, these books -- designed for groups of all sizes and ages -- are for you. Instill motivation for your group through understanding, trust, and excitement! Create interest in your classroom through involvement, motivation, and interaction! Enhance orientation sessions and increase effectiveness in getting to know you activities with the myriad of energizers and icebreakers presented in these books

Elizabeth Sabrinksy Foster
Exploring Leadership

Exploring Leadership

This is the thoroughly revised and updated second edition of the best-selling book Exploring Leadership. The book is designed to help college students understand that they are capable of being effective leaders and to guide them in developing their leadership potential. Exploring Leadership incorporates new insights and material developed in the course of the authors' work in the field. The second edition contains expanded and new chapters and also includes the relational leadership model, uses a more global context and examples that relate to a wide variety of disciplines, contains a new section which emphasizes ways to work to accomplish change, and concludes with concrete strategies for activism.

Susan R. Komives, Nance Lucas, Timothy R. McHahon
Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice

Offers a practical set of tools to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for effective leadership, and shows how individuals without a title or position of power can pursue their passion and fit leadership opportunities to their specific talents.

Larriane R. Matusak
For Your Improvement

For Your Improvement

A Development and Coaching Guide for Learners, Supervisors, Managers, Mentors and Feedback Givers

Michael M. Lombardo, Robert W. Eichinger
From Vision to Reality

From Vision to Reality

"So you want to build a new college union? Your campus says you must build a new college union! And you don't know where to begin? This book is a great starting point."

Dave Robertson, Alan Kirby
Getting Together

Getting Together

These brief, interactive games and activities raise your participants' awareness and prepare them to learn something new. Designed to be fun and energizing, the activities help people overcome the initial anxiety common among new acquaintances or in group situations. This collection is conveniently divided into two categories: 1) icebreakers, which encourage mixing, and 2) group challenges, which energize and build team cohesion.

Lorraine L. Ukens
Energizers and Icebreakers

Good to Great

The Challenge: Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning. But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

Jim Collins
Graduate to your Perfect Job

Graduate to your Perfect Job

One look in the career section of most bookstores, and you'll find numerous books on the job search. Unfortunately, most of these books are designed for people with experience and great references. This book is designed for the young job seeker with little work experience and few references.

Eighteen-year-old Jason Dorsey has written a revolutionary book based on his experiences with mentors, internships, business and academic programs. Graduate to Your Perfect Job is a compact, step-by-step, job search guide for young adults ages 13-24. The book begins with goal setting, harnessing motivation, networking, and recognizing resources. Other important topics include obtaining and optimizing mentors and internships. Effective written and verbal communication educates the young job seeker on conveying professionalism and enthusiasm. A progress journal completes the book. From goal-setting and mentoring to cologne and cover letters, Jason offers a comprehensive. and motivating approach to the young adult's job search.

Jason R. Dorsey
Energizers and Icebreakers

Handbook of Leadership Development

In one comprehensive volume, The Center for Creative Leadership provides the accumulated expertise of its faculty cultivated over the past thirty years. This revised edition includes new chapters on leadership in teams, global leadership, and leading through transitions, as well as a new ancillary website that contains chapters that were removed from 2nd and 3rd edition as well as practical tools and resources. Written for HR consultants and leadership development professionals within and all types of organizations.

Cynthia D. McCauley, Ellen Van Velsor
High Five! The Magic of Working Together

High Five! The Magic of Working Together

Ken Blanchard and his co-authors demonstrate the power of team-building through the story of Alan. Alan is fired, despite being highly successful, because of his lone wolf mentality. He breaks through his initial resistance to new ways of working by spending some of the new-found time on his hands coaching his son's hockey team, and in the process learns all about the power of teamwork. A guide to the art of working successfully together (and the power that derives from being part of a team), this is an book for anyone who has to work with other people.

Ken Blanchard, Sheldon Bowles
Energizers and Icebreakers

How To Give a Damn Good Speech

Philip Theibert provides readers with professional speech writers' techniques to make each and every speech a powerful presentation. Topics covered include how to organize and write a speech, 100 important things you need to know about giving an effective speech, best quotations ever heard, and 365 ideas relating to historical dates and events to weave into your speech.

Philip R. Theibert
Energizers and Icebreakers

How to Make Black America Better

Issuing a powerful call for constructive social action, the popular radio and television commentator Tavis Smiley has assembled the voices of leading African American artists, intellectuals, and politicians from Chuck D to Cornel West to Maxine Waters. How to Make Black America Better takes a pragmatic, solutions-oriented approach that includes Smiley's own ten challenges to the African American community.

Tavis Smiley
I'll Take Learning for 500

I'll Take Learning for 500

I'll Take Learning for 500 shows you how to leverage the excitement and entertainment inherent in game shows by using them to increase participant involvement as well as information retention and comprehension. This book will help trainers and teachers to select, create, modify, and employ game shows as a powerful, effective learning tool. The authors illustrate all of the many different elements that are required to make an effective game show—from writing effective questions to changing pre-existing game show rules, hosting, and creating new games. They offer expert advice on selecting the best game to fit the purpose of the training, tailoring and customizing it for a specific situation, and effectively presenting it to create a dynamic and exciting learning experience. The CD that accompanies the book includes several valuable game show templates that trainers can immediately pick up and use as a hands-on resource.

Dan Yaman, Missy Covington
Lead On

Lead On

You've been elected president of your organization, but where to start? You are beginning to fear you aren't a born leader. Lead On's book describe essential skills for novice and experienced group leaders.

Leslie Griffin Lawson, Franklyn D. Donant, John D. Lawson
Leadership 101

Leadership 101

Unleash your leadership potential. No matter who you are, you can lead―and lead well. That is the message New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell gives in this power-packed guidebook: Leadership 101. Here the consummate leader offers a succinct and inspiring framework for enhancing the leadership abilities you already possess. One of the keys to successful leadership is applying the concepts that have made other leaders strong. Here's your opportunity to do just that.

John C. Maxwell
Leadership is an Art

Leadership is an Art

In what has become a bible for the business world, the successful former CEO of Herman Miller, Inc., explores how executives and managers can learn the leadership skills that build a better, more profitable organization. Leadership Is an Art has long been a must-read not only within the business community but also in professions ranging from academia to medical practices, to the political arena. First published in 1989, the book has sold more than 800,000 copies in hardcover and paperback. This revised edition brings Max De Pree's timeless words and practical philosophy to a new generation of readers. De Pree looks at leadership as a kind of stewardship, stressing the importance of building relationships, initiating ideas, and creating a lasting value system within an organization. Rather than focusing on the "hows" of corporate life, he explains the "whys." He shows that the first responsibility of a leader is to define reality and the last is to say thank you.

Max Depree
Leadership Jazz

Leadership Jazz

The author shares with business leaders an important lesson on how to develop voice and touch--two qualities of intimacy that can bring individuals together as teams

Max Depree
Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun

Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun

This is the book you've heard about. The book that leaped to the top ranks of the bestseller lists. The book that's got the business world reading, thinking, and quoting. This is the book that reveals the leadership secrets of Attila the Hun-the man who centuries ago shaped an aimless band of mercenary tribal nomads into the undisputed rulers of the ancient world, and who today offers us timeless lessons in win-directed, take-charge management.

Wess Roberts
Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way

Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way

Eleanor Roosevelt's remarkable ability to confront and overcome hurdles-be they political, personal, or social-made her one of the greatest leaders of the last century, if not all time. In Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way, author and scholar Robin Gerber examines the values, tactics, and beliefs that enabled Eleanor Roosevelt to bring about tremendous change-in herself and in the world. Examining the former first lady's rise from a difficult childhood to her enormously productive and politically involved years in the White House, as a U.N. delegate and an honorary ambassador, an author, and beyond, Gerber offers women an inspiring road map to heroic living and an unparalleled model for personal achievement.

Robin Gerber
Leadership without Easy Answers

Leadership without Easy Answers

The economy uncertain, education in decline, cities under siege, crime and poverty spiraling upward, international relations roiling: we look to leaders for solutions, and when they don't deliver, we simply add their failure to our list of woes. In doing do, we do them and ourselves a grave disservice. We are indeed facing an unprecedented crisis of leadership, Ronald Heifetz avows, but it stems as much from our demands and expectations as from any leader's inability to meet them. His book gets at both of these problems, offering a practical approach to leadership for those who lead as well as those who look to them for answers. Fitting the theory and practice of leadership to our extraordinary times, the book promotes a new social contract, a revitalization of our civic life just when we most need it.

Ronald A. Heifetz
Leading Beyond the Walls

Leading Beyond the Walls

Good pastoral leadership is not a "by the numbers" proposition. It is a matter of heart and soul, of devoting the whole self to the vision God gives for the congregation in which one serves. Yet neither is it purely intuitive; it requires hard, careful thinking about the directions and details of the path down which God calls. When Adam Hamilton became pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, its membership consisted of himself and his family. Ten years later the church averages between five and six thousand worshipers per weekend. Throughout this remarkable period, Hamilton learned many serious lessons about both the broad visions and the specific details of pastoral leadership.

Adam Hamilton
Leading Quietly

Leading Quietly

Most of us think of leaders as courageous risk takers, orchestrators of major events. In a word: heroes. Although such figures are inspiring, Joseph Badaracco argues that their larger-than-life accomplishments are not what makes the world work. What does, he says, is the sum of millions of small yet consequential decisions that individuals working far from the limelight make every day. Badaracco calls them "quiet leaders"--people who choose responsible, behind-the-scenes action over public heroism to resolve tough leadership challenges. Quiet leaders don't fit the stereotype of the bold and gutsy leader, and they don't want to. What they want is to do the "right thing"--for their organizations, their coworkers, and themselves--but inconspicuously and without casualties. Drawing from extensive research, Badaracco presents eight practical yet counter-intuitive guidelines for situations in which right and wrong seem like moving targets.

Joseph L. Baddaracco Jr.
Leading the Authencity in Times of Transistion

Leading the Authencity in Times of Transistion

Organizations today are awash in change. Managing change requires leaders to focus simultaneously on managing the business and providing effective leadership to the people. More often than not, it is the focus on the people side that loses out. This book offers a framework for understanding the issues and competencies that contribute to effective leadership during times of change. Its purpose is to help leaders determine how to choose and move among a variety of managerial approaches--to help them see what's working, what's not working, and what's missing. In this way, leaders can more clearly assess their impact and learn how to meet the demands of both managing the business and leading the people.

Kerry A. Bunker, Michael Wakefield
Leading with the Heart

Leading with the Heart

The coach of college basketball's most respected program provides leadership insights that can propel readers to greater heights and success in their life's aspirations. Krzyzewski is the winningest active head basketball coach in NCAA tournament history, leading the Duke Blue Devils to five straight Final Four appearances and culminating in back-to-back championships in 1991 and 1992.

Mike Kryzyzewski
Let your Leadership Speak

Let your Leadership Speak

This book is a collection of answers and inspirations. Throughout each chapter, words of experience speak to specific understandings of leadership, or to a specific skill necessary for strong effective leadership.

Rick Barnes
Lorenz on Leadership

Lorenz on Leadership

Nothing speaks better to the subject of effective leadership than the need to develop professionally. General Lorenz believes that leadership is tied to a continuing study of the profession, thus the need for leaders to read. He particularly advocates reading biographies of great leaders. He found that learning from other's experiences helped keep him from wasting time reinventing the wheel. And reading, like any other leadership development, is a lifetime experience because, as he describes it, "Life is a marathon, not a 50-yard dash."

General Stephen R. Lorenz
Major in Success

Major in Success

Whatever your dream, whatever your major, whatever your age, this revised and updated edition of "Major in Success" has the answers. With cool job and internship ideas, smart strategies for overcoming fears, hot tips on interviewing, and the best job-hunting Web sites, this savvy and inspiring guide will help you discover your passions and excel in life.

Patrick Combs
Make it So

Make it So

In Make It So: Leadership Lessons from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wess Roberts and coauthor Bill Ross take their inspiration from today's most striking and most popular vision of the future - Star Trek - an unprecedented television, feature film and publishing phenomenon. From the top-rated television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Roberts and Ross find a new symbol for successful leadership: Captain Jean-Luc Picard. As entertaining as it is useful, Make It So captures the mythos of Star Trek: The Next Generation as it delivers dramatically rich lessons on leadership, including the importance of the ability to focus on a single "mission", effective communication, teamwork, honor...and other important concepts. The examples are taken from the on-screen adventures of Captain Picard and the Starship Enterprise, but the lessons and the benefits are real - and can be applied to everyday situations where the goal is the kind of high-performance organization embodied by the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise 1701-D.

Wess Roberts, Bill Ross
Making Ideas Happen

Making Ideas Happen

Thomas Edison famously said that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Every day, new solutions, revolutionary cures, and artistic breakthroughs are conceived and squandered by smart people. Along with the gift of creativity come the obstacles to making ideas happen: lack of organisation, lack of accountability and a lack of community support.Scott Belsky has interviewed hundreds of the most productive creative people and teams in the world, revealing a common trait: a carefully trained capacity for ideas execution. Implementing your ideas is a skill that can be taught, and Belsky distils the core principles in this book.While many of us obsess about discovering great new ideas, Belsky shows why it is better to develop the capacity to make ideas happen - using old-fashioned passion and perspiration. Making Ideas Happen reveals the practical yet counterintuitive techniques of "serial creatives" - those few who make their visions a reality.

Scott Belsky
Monday Morning Leadership

Monday Morning Leadership

Monday Morning Leadership is a story that can help your career! Everyone likes a good story, especially if there are lessons that can be immediately applied to life. This book is one of those stories - about a manager and his mentor. It offers unique encouragement and direction that will help you become a better manager, employee, and person.

David Cottrell
My Reality Check Bounced

My Reality Check Bounced

In your twenties you expect to finally live life on your own terms. But it can seem like the world won't cooperate. Roommates drive you crazy (but you can't afford to lose them), entry-level jobs frustrate you ("Four hundred double-sided copies before lunch,"), and even a dream job can take over your nights and weekends, leaving you feeling like you are running hard but going nowhere. Jason Ryan Dorsey helps you turn this coming-of-age crisis into opportunity. He shows you the big secret of the real world—that you don't realize how much control you have over your life until you use it.

Jason Ryan Dorsey
Organizing for the Creative Person

Organizing for the Creative Person

The right-brain way to conquering clutter, mastering time, and reaching one's goals: the first book to show creative people how to arrange their desks, their time, and their lives in a style consistent with their unique way of perceiving the world. Suggests a host of practical solutions, all in harmony with the way creative people think and act.

Dorothy Lehmkuhl, Dolores Cotter Lamping
Out on Fraternity Row

Out on Fraternity Row

In a uncompromising and candid portrait of gay life on campus, more than thirty gay men describe their experiences inside college fraternities, their decision to either come out or keep silent, and the impact of that choice. Original. IP.

Shane L. Windmeyer, Pamela W. Freeman
Energizers and Icebreakers

Real Leadership: The 101 Collection

Maxwell's bestselling 101 collection includes: Relationships 101, Equipping 101, Attitute 101, Leadership 101

John C. Maxwell
Selling Yourself Without Selling Out

Selling Yourself Without Selling Out

High-performing individuals and groups are often not adequately recognized for their contributions. The antidote to being overlooked or underestimated is self-promotion—the act of generating personal visibility in service of your work and career. In this guidebook, we discuss how you can benefit from self-promotion and maintain your integrity and authenticity. We help you reframe common beliefs that get in the way of effective self-promotion, and we provide numerous strategies and activities that can become part of your repertoire.

Gina Hernez-Broome and Cindy McLaughlin
Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership

This book explores the role of spirituality in leadership. It declares that spirituality is a part of the nature of legitimate power and greatness.

Robert K. Greenleaf
Stories Trainers Tell

Stories Trainers Tell

Telling stories is a powerful way to make a point, especially when the stories are compelling, well-constructed, and poignant. This book captures thought-provoking stories contributed by trainers, nationally known speakers, consultants, business leaders, educators, and professional storytellers that help make challenging ideas and abstract concepts stick. The stories are organized around major organizational development and training themes, such as leadership, diversity, teamwork, performance and coaching, and customer service. Accompanying each story are tips, debriefing questions, key points, and a follow-up activity to maximize its impact and learning potential.

Mary B. Wacker, Lori L. Sliverman
Take Your Leadership to the Next Level

Take Your Leadership to the Next Level

I have made it easier than ever to turn your group into the #1 organization on campus! As you read and follow along in the action guide, I reveal to you secrets for achieving unlimited leadership success.

Jonathan Sprinkles
The 21 Indispensible Qualities of a Leader

The 21 Indispensible Qualities of a Leader

In the tradition of his CBA bestseller, "The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership" and his sell-out seminars, author John C. Maxwell now provides a concise, accessible leadership book that helps readers become more effective leaders from the inside out. Daily readings highlight twenty-one essential leadership qualities and include "Reflecting On It" and "Bringing It Home" sections, which help readers integrate and apply each day's material.

John C. Maxwell
The 7 Greatest Truths about Successful Women

The 7 Greatest Truths about Successful Women

In this practical, inspiring book, she explains how these natural gifts—resiliency, passion, nurturing, intuition, creativity, self-value, and sensitivity—give women a special edge in the business world. Even better, she reveals how we too can develop those qualities to achieve financial independence, professional fulfillment, and personal joy—and discover the freedom to shape our dreams.

Marion Luna Brem
Energizers and Icebreakers

The Art of War

The Art of War remains the ultimate guide to combat strategy. Sun Tzu explains when and how to engage opponents in order to prevail in difficult situations. Instead of describing the logistics of warfare, he shows the reader how to succeed by motivating soldiers and leveraging tactical advantages. In short, he explains how to win the battle of wits. Though it was written for the battlefield, The Art of War contains valuable advice for other endeavors as well. Tzu's work has been lauded by sports coaches, business executives, and other leaders of the 21st century.

Sun Tzu
The Ascent of a Leader

The Ascent of a Leader

The Ascent of a Leader is written for ordinary people-mothers, husbands, bosses, secretaries, pastors, teachers, and students-who want to develop extraordinary character, find and follow God's plan for their lives, and lead others where they need to go. We all have innate leadership potential. To maximize it, we must do much more than develop performance-based skills, the authors assert. We must consciously choose who and what we allow to influence us, find and develop our humility, and build Anduring relationships with colleagues, family, friend's, and God. They offer engaging real-life examples to show how we can grow into our true potential as leaders and inspire us to "make a difference in the 21st century-in our families, our communities, our companies, our government, and even our world."

Bill Thrall, Bruce McNicol, Ken McElrath
The Checklist Manifesto

The Checklist Manifesto

Atul Gawande makes a compelling argument that we can do better, using the simplest of methods: the checklist. In riveting stories, he reveals what checklists can do, what they can't, and how they could bring about striking improvements in a variety of fields, from medicine and disaster recovery to professions and businesses of all kinds. And the insights are making a difference. Already, a simple surgical checklist from the World Health Organization designed by following the ideas described here has been adopted in more than twenty countries as a standard for care and has been heralded as "the biggest clinical invention in thirty years"

Atul Gawande
The Elements of Learning

The Elements of Learning

James M. Banner, Jr., and Harold C. Cannon explore the qualities needed to get the most out of education: industry, enthusiasm, pleasure, curiosity, aspiration, imagination, self-discipline, civility, cooperation, honesty, and initiative. For each of these elements they offer general reflections, useful suggestions, and a description of a fictional student who either embodies or lacks these qualities. The second part of the book helps students understand the environment in which they learn, by focusing on such topics as teachers, the curriculum, ways of learning, and the transition from school to college. The core points of the text are reinforced by answers to questions that haunt students, as well as tips on what to do to become the best student possible. Throughout, the authors encourage students to consider learning as part of their lives and to be active participants in their own education. 

Banner and Cannon
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams even the best ones-often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. Just as with his other books, Lencioni has written a compelling fable with a powerful yet deceptively simple message for all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders.

Patrick Lencioni
Energizers and Icebreakers

The Good, The Bad and the Difference

This work examines modern manners and mores, and responds to these dilemmas with humour and insight. The questions touch on our lives in public, at home, in other people's homes, in the workplace, as well as the commercial and medical sectors.

Randy Cohen
The Halo Effect

The Halo Effect

A "business book with a heart," The Halo Effect illustrates how inspiration in careers and in lives can be renewed by service to others. Volunteer work can help you learn new skills, meet new people, and develop a whole new perspective on your goals. A complete resource that outlines everything you need to know about volunteer work, The Halo Effect includes an appendix that lists and describes the best volunteer organizations that need your help today.

John Reynolds
The Language of Leadership

The Language of Leadership

With The Language of Leadership you'll explore the powerful role that language plays in helping leaders, no matter what their field, support their position and create a climate of credibility and legitimacy. Written for leaders in the education, business, and nonprofit sectors, The Language of Leadership offers you the information and practical guidance you need to understand the crucial impact of words on the ability to lead, heal, motivate, and chart a path to the future.

Roger Soder
Energizers and Icebreakers

The Leader of the Future

Discover what Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard, Peter Senge, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, and other business-world luminaries have to say about the direction of leadership for the future. The Drucker Foundation brings together the best business minds in more than 30 never-before-published essays, each one offering a special perspective on leadership and a unique glimpse into the future.

Frances, Hesselbein, Marshall Goldsmith, Richard Beckhard
The Leadership Challenge

The Leadership Challenge

The leadership book that outshines them all, updated for today's new business realities. With an expanded research base of 60,000 leaders, this second edition captures the continuing interest in leadership as a critical aspect of human organizations. It offers a broader scope of leaders in every industry and walk of life, including the education and nonprofit fields, and examines the era's hottest issues -- the new cynicism, the electronic global village, evolving employee-employer relationships -- in keeping pace with our ever-changing world. The classic five-point guide to better leadership, however, remains as useful as ever.

Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner
Energizers and Icebreakers

The Quran

One of the most influential books in the history of literature, recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, the Qur'an is the supreme authority and living source of all Islamic teaching, the sacred text that sets out the creed, rituals, ethics, and laws of Islam.

Dr. Syed Vickar Ahamed
Energizers and Icebreakers

The Servant

In this absorbing tale, you watch the timeless principles of servant leadership unfold through the story of John Daily, a businessman whose outwardly successful life is spiraling out of control. He is failing miserably in each of his leadership roles as boss, husband, father, and coach. To get his life back on track, he reluctantly attends a weeklong leadership retreat at a remote Benedictine monastery. To John's surprise, the monk leading the seminar is a former business executive and Wall Street legend. Taking John under his wing, the monk guides him to a realization that is simple yet profound: The true foundation of leadership is not power, but authority, which is built upon relationships, love, service, and sacrifice.

James C. Hunter
he Student Success Manifesto

The Student Success Manifesto

Having trouble deciding what you're going to do after you graduate from school? Do you simply want to take your life to the next level? "The Student Success Manifesto" will help you leverage the entrepreneurial mindset to define and achieve success regardless of your career path. Discover how to: (1) Make massive amounts of money and enjoy doing it (2) Find or make your dream job (3) Make yourself irresistible for prestigious scholarships & awards (4) Get into your first choice school and make the most out of it (5) Meet and learn from mega role models (6) Start NOW without paying dues

Michael Simmons
The Team Leadership Practices Inventory Facilitator's Guide

The Team Leadership Practices Inventory Facilitator's Guide

Use this 30-item inventory to evaluate your performance and effectiveness as a leader. For an even more detailed evaluation, use LPI: Self in conjunction with the LPI: Observer. Results from the simple scoring process will help you develop plans for improvement. The accompanying guidebook includes a worksheet to help interpret feedback and plan improvement in each leadership practice assessed, sections on how to compare scores with the normative sample and on how to share feedback with constituents, and more than 140 actual steps you can take to get results. Includes one copy of the Participant's Workbook.

James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner
The Team Leadership Practices Inventory Facilitator's Guide

The Team Leadership Practices Inventory Participant's Workbook

Use this 30-item inventory to evaluate your performance and effectiveness as a leader. For an even more detailed evaluation, use LPI: Self in conjunction with the LPI: Observer. Results from the simple scoring process will help you develop plans for improvement. The accompanying guidebook includes a worksheet to help interpret feedback and plan improvement in each leadership practice assessed, sections on how to compare scores with the normative sample and on how to share feedback with constituents, and more than 140 actual steps you can take to get results.

James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner
Think and Grow Rich

Think and Grow Rich

In a clear and encouraging voice, Sosa reveals how Napoleon Hill's positive, practical, and empowering ideas can help Latinos overcome self-esteem issues, thrive while embracing change, and map a clear-cut plan to achieve their goals and fulfill their dream

Lionel Sosa
Type Talk

Type Talk

Type Talk examines the four pairs of preferences that are fundamental to every personality type: Extraversion/Introversion, Sensing/intuition, Thinking/Feeling, and Judging/Perceiving. Kroeger and Thuesen provide a self-evaluation that can be used to determine which of each of these preferences best describes you. They delineate every combination of preferences—there are 16 different personality types, so you are sure to find yourself—and they go on to demonstrate how to analyze and evaluate other people as well. Once armed with this knowledge, you will learn how to thrive in a world of so many different types. Here is a celebration of the similarities and differences in people, an odyssey of discovery in which the final destination is success, satisfaction, and serenity.

Otto Kroeger, Janet M. Thuesen
Whale Done

Whale Done

In Whale Done!, Ken Blanchard shows how to make accentuating the positive and redirecting the negative the best tools to increase productivity, instead of creating situations that demoralize people. These techniques are remarkably easy to master and can be applied equally well at home, allowing readers to become better parents and more committed spouses in their happier and more successful personal lives.

Ken Blanchard
What Happy Working Mothers Know

What Happy Working Mothers Know

A fact-based and proven approach to help working mothers rediscover happiness as they balance their duties at home and work Science and sociology have made great strides in understanding what makes us happy and how we achieve it. For working mothers who face endless demands on their time and attention, What Happy Working Mothers Know provides scientifically proven and practical ways to find the right balance and replace stress with happiness. Written by a behavioral scientist and global leadership guru, and an international lawyer and career coach, this mom-friendly guide offers practical tactics that truly work.

Cathy L. Greenberg, Barrett S. Avigdor
You Were Born an Original, Don't Live Like a Copy

You Were Born an Original, Don't Live Like a Copy

Implement a simple 3-step formula that makes you more productive by lunchtime than most people are all day •Reprogram your self-image so you attract wealth and success like a magnet •Turn criticism into fuel that creates laser-like focus on your personal and professional goals •Use a variety of techniques to virtually eliminate stress and anxiety from your life •Unleash new levels of charisma to elevate every relationship in your life and become a leader that others want to follow •Supercharge your productivity, creativity, and life energy

Jonathan Sprinkles
Zapp! The Lightning of Empowerment

Zapp! The Lightning of Empowerment

Most managers know that revitalization in their companies must occur from the ground up. But how to get that message to employees without applying the kind of pressure that makes them even less productive? The answer is empowerment. In this motivating book, you will find specific strategies designed to help you encourage responsibility, acknowledgment, and creativity so that employees feel they "own" their jobs. It's all here, in an accessible guide for the successful managers of tomorrow.

William C. Byham, Jeff Cox