Leadership and Supervisory Skills

These titles offer a range of skills, perspectives and strategies for leaders interested in expanding their understanding of how to be effective as both a leader and a supervisor.

One Minute Manager Series

by Ken Blanchard and others
This series describes strategies and techniques that complement the concepts of Situational Leadership, and cover topics including goal setting, praising and reprimanding, and delegation skills.

  • The One Minute Manager
  • Leadership and the One Minute Manager
  • Putting the One Minute Manager to Work
  • The One Minute Manager Builds High-Performance Teams
  • The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey
Leading at a Higher Level

by Ken Blanchard and others
describes how leadership is "the process of achieving worthwhile results while acting with respect, care and fairness for the well-being of all involved"

The Leader Within

by Ken Blanchard and others
includes content describing the importance of a leader's values and an overview of how the DISC Behavioral Styles can impact a leader's effectiveness

The 4-Dimensional Manager

by Julie Straw
includes content on understanding the DISC Behavioral Styles as a supervisor and leader to enhance your effectiveness

Legacy: What the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life

by James Kerr
by examining the "most successful sprting team," the All Blacks of New Zealand, the author reveals fifteen powerful and practical lessons for leaders (including how to stay the best over an extended period of time, and how to develop leadership and accountability in your team)

Mindful Tech: How to Bring balance to our digital lives

by David M. Levy
explores specific strategies and techniques for  "being more relaxed, attentive and emotionally balanced" while using digital technologies [David conducted two training sessions on these techniques on our campus, and this book highlights many of the practices he recommends to help people manage informational overload.]

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

by Daniel Golemen
identifies the five crucial skills of Emotional Intelligence, and shows how they impact our success in relationships, work and even our physical well-being

Primal Leadership

by Daniel Golemen, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee
explores how to understand and use the concepts of Emotional Intelligence to become a more effective leader

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

by Travis Bradberry and Jean Geaves
identifies a step-by-step process for achieving your full potential by understanding for key elements of Emotional Intelligence: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness and Relationship Management

Not Bosses But Leaders   /  The Inspirational Leader

by John Adair
describes how leaders have three functions: To Achieve the Task, To Build and Maintain the Team, and To Develop the Individual

Leadership Is An Art

by Max DePree
an insightful and inspiring vision of leadership practices

The Female Advantage - Women's Ways of Leadership

by Sally Helgesen
describes differences between how men and women act as leaders, and how women's ways of leading can be highly effective

The Leadership Challenge

by James Kouzes and Barry Posner
describes the five practices of leadership: Challenge the Process, Inspire a Shared Vision, Enable Others to Act, Model the Way, and Encourage the Heart

The 360 Degree Leader

by John Maxwell
insights and startegies for leading from middle management

The 48 Laws of Power

by Robert Greene
describes how historical figures have used power, and suggests lessons for how to use authority

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

by Stephen Covey
describes habits that can increase your personal and professional effectiveness, a bestseller for many years

Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons - book and audiobook

by Margot Murphy and Stephanie Capperell
lessons on leadership drawn from the miraculous journey of Ernest Shackleford as he led his ship's crew to safety after his ship was stuck in the Antarctic ice - Shackelton's story is an awe inspiring account of courage and perserverance

Leadership - book and audiobook

by Rudolph Giuliani
lessons and reflections on leadership from his experiences managing the response to 9/11

Wisdom of Alexander the Great

by Lance Kurke
lessons and reflections on leadership that encourage leaders to change the way they think about problems