The following are some of the most highly recommended books on leadership. The
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to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good
to Great, by Jim Collins. He finds that the secret of high performance in government is
not to run government like a business, but rather to focus on excellence in a
disciplined way. For example,
given the difficulty of getting bad employees "off
the bus," managers should use probationary periods as a true test of new employee.
Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
By Patrick Lencioni.
In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership
fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books.
This time Kathryn Petersen, Decision Tech's CEO, faces the ultimate leadership crisis:
Uniting a team in such disarray that it threatens to bring down the entire
company. Will she succeed? Will she be fired?
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.
Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence
The 21st Century Supervisor
Nine essential skills for frontline leaders
Monday Morning Leadership
How to be an effective manager - the short and sweet of it.
The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow
Thoughtware: Change the Thinking and the Organization Will Change Itself
Future Edge: Discovering the New Paradigms of Success