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Leadership Reading List

01/22/2007 by Alan Shalloway,Bob Schatz,Bill Wake,Tom Mellor

Leadership is important, but it doesn’t just happen. You can improve your leadership skills through study and practice. Just as there are books such as Design Patterns that we expect developers to be familiar with, there are books and articles that aspiring leaders will want to study as well. We’ve suggested some key ones below.

On Becoming a Leader , by Warren Bennis. ISBN 0738208175.

Confessions Of An UnManager: Ten Steps To Jump Start Company Performance By Getting Others To Accept Accountability , by Debra Boggan and Anna Versteeg. ISBN 1892538148

Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change, by William Bridges. ISBN 0738208248

The One Thing You Need to Know: ... About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success, by Marcus Buckingham. ISBN 0743261658

Resolving Conflicts at Work: Eight Strategies for Everyone on the Job, by Kenneth Cloke and Joan Goldsmith. ISBN 0787980242

"Situational Leadership for Agile Software Development," by Mike Cohn. Cutter IT Journal, June 2004

Leadership Passages: The Personal and Professional Transitions that Make or Break a Leader, by David L. Dotlich, James L. Noel, and Norman Walker. ISBN 0787974277

Leading Minds: An Anatomy of Leadership, by Howard Gardner with Emma Laskin. ISBN 0006381235

Leading Geeks: How to Manage and Lead the People Who Deliver Technology, by Paul Glen. ISBN 0787961485

Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman, Annie McKee, and Richard E. Boyatzis. ISBN 157851486X

Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness, by Robert Greenleaf. ISBN 0809105543

Leading Change, by John Kotter. ISBN 0875847471

The Leadership Challenge, by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner. ISBN 0787968331

The Ropes to Skip and the Ropes to Know: Studies in Organizational Behavior, by R. Richard Ritti and Steven Levy. ISBN 0471736465

High Performance Leadership: Creating, Leading and Living in a High Performance World, by Graham Winter. ISBN 0470820810

The Next Level: Essential Strategies for Achieving Breakthrough Growth, by James B. Wood. ISBN 0738201596