Each of the following categories and references may provide good sources of information about the subject of leadership or related subjects. Under related subjects we include psychology, historical illustrations, research on human dynamics and other similar resources. We only offer this list as a suggestion of resources that may have value depending upon individual’s interests and educational needs. The resources cover subjects including but not limited to how to develop leadership skills; profiles of outstanding leaders; research on various leadership topics; articles; books; CD’s and DVD’s; leadership training; leadership coaching; and related subject areas.
John Maxwell (http://www.johnmaxwell.com) – Mr. Maxwell is unquestionably one of the leading leadership development professionals whose methods and approach are recognized internationally as having outstanding utility and value across all leadership arenas.
Ken Blanchard (http://www.kenblanchard.com) – Dr. Blanchard’s book The One Minute Manager (co-authored with Spencer Johnson) has sold over 13 million copies and has been translated into 37 languages. He has coauthored over 30 other best-selling books. Along with Paul Hersey who developed the concept of Situational Leadership Dr. Blanchard became an icon of contemporary leadership development theories and programs.
Warren Bennis (http://warrenbennis.com) – Dr. Bennis is an American scholar, organizational consultant and author, widely regarded as a pioneer of the contemporary field of Leadership studies. Bennis is University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and Founding Chairman of The Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California.
Tony Dungy (http://www.coachdungy.com) – Mr. Dungy gained leadership fame as a Super Bowl winning coach. However soon after he gained recognition as an outstanding speaker, author and advisor on leadership principles that set him apart fro most contemporary leadership experts.
http://www.leadershiparticles.net - This website lists hundred of excellent articles on most facets of leadership that apply to today’s leadership challenges in practically any professional and educational setting.
http://www.fastcompany.com/1826082/single-best-way-develop-leadership-skills - The article provides a quick overview of some of the most pressing leadership challenges new leaders face and ideas for handling them.
Books on Leadership and Related Topics
‘Wooden on Leadership; How to Create a Winning Organization’ – John Wooden, Hall of Fame basketball coach of UCLA describes principles and methods for leading outstanding teams that apply in business settings.
‘On Becoming a Leader’ – Warren G. Bennis, one of the best known leadership experts of today provides timeless and practical education on leadership principles. The book has recently been expanded and updated for tomorrow's leaders, with a new introduction by the author.
‘Leadership 2.0’ – Describes the concepts of Adaptive Leadership in practical, hands on manner. The authors, Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves are also the authors of the widely read and acclaimed book Emotional Intelligence.
Cognitive Harmony; An Adventure in Mental Fitness – Jerry Stocking describes various techniques for increasing cognitive awareness and skills that will strengthen leader’s ability to relate with and develop others. Furthermore, Stocking addresses numerous ways anyone can become better at perception and learning and develop acute abilities for reading non-verbal messages of others.
‘Thinking Fast and Slow’ – Nobel Prize Laureate Daniel Kahneman provides deep insight into why people behave the way they do including making decisions, relating to others and pursuing goals. This outstanding work provides leaders a wealth of important knowledge on how the human mind works that can benefit leaders at any level.