On the first day of NELLS, each participant and mentor received a binder full of resources, including a “selected list of readings on leadership” compiled by Maureen Sullivan, which I have reproduced below (she said it was okay to share):
Bennis, Warren et al. Transparency: How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor
Bennis, Warren and Joan Goldsmith. Learning to Lead: A Workbook on Becoming a Leader
Berger, Jennifer Garvey. Changing on the Job: Developing Leaders for a Complex World
Bridges, William. Managing Transitions.
Cohen, Allan and David Bradford. Influence without Authority.
Farrell, Robert and Kenneth Schlesinger. Managing in the Middle (an ALA Guide for the Busy Librarian)
Fisher, Roger and Daniel Shapiro. Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate
Heifetz, Ronald et al., The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World
Kinlaw, Dennis. Coaching for Commitment. Jossey-Bass, 1999.
Kouzes, James M. and Barry Z. Posner. A Leader’s Legacy and The Truth About Leadership
McKee, Annie et al. Becoming a Resonant Leader
Patterson, Kerry et al. Crucial Conversations and Crucial Confrontations
Sinek, Simon. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Stueart, Robert D. and Maureen Sullivan. Developing Library Leaders.
Of course, many other books and articles were mentioned by Maureen and others during the week. I have listed as many of those as I could find here, but if other NELLS folks want to add more in the comments, that would be great. Links for books go to the Minuteman or OCLC catalog, links for articles go to various websites.
Alexie, Sherman. “Superman and Me.” The Story and Its Writer: an Introduction to Short Fiction.
Amabile, Teresa. Growing Up Creative: Nurturing a Lifetime of Creativity
Boyatzis, Richard. The Competent Manager: a Model for Effective Performance
Brazelton, T. Berry. Touchpoints Birth to Three: Your Child’s Emotional and Behavioral Development (mentioned in the context of managing emotions)
Conger, Jay. “The Necessary Art of Persuasion.” Harvard Business Review, May 1998. (Article preview is available, the rest of the article is behind the HBR paywall.)
Conner, Daryl. Managing at the Speed of Change: How Resilient Managers Succeed and Prosper Where Others Fail
De Rosa, Cathy, et al. From Awareness to Funding: A Study of Library Support in America. OCLC, 2008. (Web | PDF)
Drucker, Peter. “Managing Oneself.” Harvard Business Review, January 2005. (Article preview.)
Gabarro, John and Kotter, John. “Managing Your Boss.” Harvard Business Review, January 2005. (Article preview.)
Gladwell, Malcolm. Blink: the Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Goleman, Daniel. “Leadership That Gets Results.” Harvard Business Review, March 2000. (Article preview.)
Gross, Valerie. Transforming Our Image, Building Our Brand: the Education Advantage
Hallowell, Edward. CrazyBusy: Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap: Strategies for Handling Your Fast-Paced Life and The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness: Five Steps to Help Kids Create and Sustain Lifelong Joy and Connect
Harwood, Richard. The Work of Hope: How Individuals & Organizations Can Authentically Do Good (free ebook from link)
Heath, Chip. Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard.
Heifetz, Ronald et al. “Leadership in a (Permanent) Crisis.” Harvard Business Review, July 2009. (Article preview.)
Hesselbein, Frances, et al. The Organization of the Future
Kegan, Robert. The Evolving Self: Problem and Process in Human Development (he has written other books as well, including Change Leadership: a Practical Guide to Transforming Our Schools, but I think The Evolving Self was the one Maureen mentioned)
Kotter, John. “Accelerate!” Harvard Business Review, November 2012. (Article preview.)
Kretzmann, Jody and Rans, Susan. The Engaged Library: Chicago Stories of Community Building. Urban Libraries Council, December 2005. (PDF)
Lankes, R. David. Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today’s Complex World.
MacKinnon, Rebecca. Consent of the Networked: the World-Wide Struggle for Internet Freedom
Margolis, Michael. Believe Me. GetStoried.com
Maurer, Rick. Beyond the Wall of Resistance: Unconventional Strategies that Build Support for Change
Moore, Mary. The Successful Library Trustee Handbook. ALA, 2005.
Neiburger, Eli. Libraries Are Screwed. September 2010. (YouTube video, approx. 20 min. altogether, part 1 | part 2)
Nelson, Sandra. The New Planning For Results: a streamlined approach. ALA, 2001.
O’Toole, James, and Bennis, Warren. “A Culture of Candor.” Harvard Business Review, June 2009. (Article preview.)
Updated to add: Perlinska, Agnieska and Chapados, Chip. The Conversation: Simple Truths to Make Life Work
Sandberg, Sheryl. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Scholtes, Peter. The Leader’s Handbook: Making Things Happen, Getting Things Done
Shewhart, Walter A. “Plan Do Check Act (PDCA).” (Wikipedia article)
Quinn, Robert. Deep Change: Discovering the Leader Within
Underhill, Paco. Why We Buy: the Science of Shopping
Von Oech, Roger. A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative
2 thoughts on “NELLS resources”
What is first on your list to read?
Good question! I haven’t requested any yet, but I think Beyond Reason has to be at the top of the list. What looks good to you?