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LS Recommended Reading

  • Elements of Style by Strunk and White

  • Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change by Joseph Grenny
  • How to Achieve Breakthrough Results through Conscious Change Leadership by Dean Anderson
  • Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change by William Bridges
  • A Sense of Urgency by John Kotter
  • Switch: How to Change Things when Change is Hard by Chip Heath

  • Radical Candor by Kim Scott
  • Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson

  • The Third Alternative by Steven R. Covey
  • Building Conflict Competent Teams by Craig Runde

  • Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson

  • Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Daniel Goleman
  • Hope Rising: How the Science of Hope Can Change Your Life by Casey Gwinn
  • Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey
  • Stop Playing Safe: Rethink Risk by Margie Warrell

  • Lincoln on Leadership by Donald Phillips
  • Leadership isn’t for Cowards by Mike Staver
  • Good to Great by Jim Collins
  • Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
  • The 360 Leader by John Maxwell
  • The Servant Leader by James Autry
  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  • Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
  • Discover the Leader in You: How to Realize Your Leadership Potential by Altman King
  • Leading at the Speed of Trust by Steven M.R. Covey
  • The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace by Lindsey Pollak
  • Start with Why by Simon Sinek
  • Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

  • The New Leader’s 100 Day Action Plan by George Bradt
  • Best Practice in Professional Supervision: A Guide for the Helping Professions by Allyson Davys
  • Supervisors Survival Kit by Cliff Goodwin
  • New Supervisor Training by Elaine Biech
  • Making the Transition to Management by Elizabeth Bakken
  • The New Supervisor’s Survival Manual by William Salmon

  • The Positive Workplace by Kim Rowe
  • The Service Culture by Jeff Toister
  • The Decision to Trust: How Leaders Create High-Trust Organizations

  • Quiet by Susan Cain
  • Please Understand Me by David Keirsey
  • Gifts Differing by Isabel Briggs Myers
  • Strengthsfinder 2.0 from Gallup by Tom Rath

  • Slideology by Nancy Duarte
  • Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte
  • The New Alpha by Danielle Harlan

  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  • Drive by Daniel Pink
  • Essentialism by Greg McKeown
  • Deep Work by Cal Newport
  • Five Choices to Extraordinary Productivity by Kory Kogon

  • PMBOK Guide by Kory Kogon
  • Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager

  • Fail Again, Fail Better by Pema Chodron
  • Mindset by Carol Dweck
  • Grit by Angela Duckworth

  • The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork by John Maxwell
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

  • The Resilience Factor: 7 Keys to Finding your Inner Strength and Overcoming Life’s Hurdles by K. Reivich
  • Effective Strategies to Move from Change to Resilience by V. Arecchi
  • Wellbeing:  The Five Essential Elements by Tom Rath and Jim Harter
  • Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  • Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink