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Leadership Library

 

About the Library

The Leadership Library collection contains a wide variety of titles ranging from autobiographies to academic scholarship. Students, faculty, and staff members may browse the collection or check out books for a period of 3 weeks. We hope the library can assist students in their academic discipline and campus involvement, faculty with classroom lectures, and staff members seeking personal development. 

Book recommendations can be sent to cls@shsu.edu. 

Featured Title:

True leadership isn't a matter of having a certain job or title. In fact, being chosen for a position is only the first of the five levels every effective leader achieves. To become more than "the boss" people follow only because they are required to, you have to master the ability to invest in people and inspire them. To grow further in your role, you must achieve results and build a team that produces. You need to help people to develop their skills to become leaders in their own right. And if you have the skill and dedication, you can reach the pinnacle of leadership - where experience will allow you to extend your influence beyond your immediate reach and time for the benefit of     others.  The 5 Levels of Leadership are:

  • 1. Position - People follow because they have to.
  • 2. Permission - People follow because they want to.
  • 3. Production - People follow because of what you have done for the organization.
  • 4. People Development - People follow because of what you have done for them personally.
  • 5. Pinnacle - People follow because of who you are and what you represent.

Through humor, in-depth insight, and examples, internationally recognized leadership expert John C. Maxwell describes each of these stages of leadership. He shows you how to master each level and rise up to the next to become a more influential, respected, and successful leader.

Collection Titles

To ensure title availability, please call the Center for Leadership & Service at (936) 294-1633. 

 

Title

Author

Available?

Achieving Educational Excellence Alexander W. Astin
Y
Advising Student Groups & Organizations Norbert W. Dunkel & John H. Schuh         Y

All Together Now:  A Seriously Fun Collection of Interactive Training Games & Activities

Lorraine L. Ukens

Y

The Allure of Toxic Leaders:  Why We Follow Destructive Bosses and Corrupt Politicians--and How We Can Survive Them

Jean Lipman-Blumen

 Y

The Art and Discipline of Strategic Leadership

Mike Freedman

Y

The Advantage Peter Lencioni          Y
The Art of Choosing Sheena Lyengar          Y

The Ascent of a Leader: How Ordinary Relationships Develop Extraordinary Character and Influence

Bill Thrall, Bruce McNicol, & Ken McElrath

Y

Bad Leadership: What It Is, How It Happens, Why It Matters

Barbara Kellerman

Y

Be Your Own Mentor: Strategies from Top Women on the Secrets of Success

Sheila Wellington

Y

Blink:  The Power of Thinking Without Thinking Malcolm Gladwell
Y
The Big Book of Team Building Games:  Quick, Fun Activities for Building Morale, Communication, and Team Spirit John Newstrom & Edward Scannell
Y
Boundaries for Leaders Henry Cloud         Y
Building Partnerships for Service-Learning Barbara Jacoby
Y

The Change Monster: The Human Forces that Fuel or Foil Corporate Transformation & Change

Jeanie Daniel Duck

Y

Change the World : How Ordinary People Can Achieve Extraordinary Results

Robert E. Quinn

Y

The Charismatic Leader: Behind the Mystique of Exceptional Leadership

Jay A. Conger

Y

Christian Reflections on Leadership the Challenge James Kouzes & Barry Posner
Y

The Circle of Innovation: You Can't Shrink Your Way to Greatness

Thomas Peters

Y

Civic Engagement in Higher Education Concepts & Practices Barbara Jacoby
Y

Collaborative Leadership: How Citizens and Civic Leaders Make a Difference

David Chrislip &  Carl Larson

Y

Common Purpose: How Great Leaders Get Organizations to Achieve the Extraordinary

Joel Kurtzman & Marshall Goldsmith

Y

Competing for the Future

Gary Hamel & C.K. Prahalad

Y

The Complete Book of Questions Garry Poole
Y
The Complete Guide to Service Learning Cathryn Berger Kaye
Y

Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End

Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Y

Conflict Resolution Across Cultures: From Talking it Out to Third Party Mediation

Selma Myers & Barbara Filner

Y

The Connective Edge: Leading in an Interdependent World

Jean Lipman-Blumen

Y

The Contrarian's Guide to Leadership

Steven B. Sample

Y

The Courage to Teach Parker. J. Palmer         Y

The Courageous Follower: Standing Up to and for Our Leaders

Ira Chaleff

Y

Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It

James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner

Y

Daily Disciplines of Leadership:  How to Improve Student Achievement, Staff Motivation, and Personal Organization Douglas B. Reeves
Y

Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable...About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business

Patrick Lencioni

Y

The Deep Blue Sea: Rethinking the Source of Leadership

Wilfred Drath

Y

The Definitive Book of Body Language: The Hidden Meaning Behind People's Gestures and Expressions

Barbara Pease

       Y
Designed for Success:  The 10 Commandments For Women in the Workplace Dondi Scumaci
Y
Developing the Leader Within You John C. Maxwell         Y
The Disney Way Fieldbook Bill Capodagli        Y
The Disney Way, Revised Edition:  Harnessing the Management Secrets of Disney in your Company Bill Capodagli         Y
Diversity Leaders Not Labels:  A New Plan for the 21st Century Stedman Graham
Y

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Daniel H. Pink

N

Educating Citizens Anne Colby, Thomas Ehrlich, Elizabeth Beaumont, and Jason Stephens
Y
Educational Leadership Josey-Bass
Y

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

Daniel Goleman

Y

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for College Students

Marcy Shankman

Y

Encouraging the Heart: A Leader's Guide to Rewarding and Recognizing Others

James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner

Y

Evaluating Service- Learning Activities and Programs David A. Payne         Y
Even More Games Trainers Play John W. Newstrom & Edward E. Scannell
Y
Everyone Communicates Few Connect John C. Maxwell
Y

Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan, & Charles Burck

Y

Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference

Susan Komives, Nance Lucas, & Timothy McMahon

Y

Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference, 2nd Edition

Susan Komives, Nance Lucas, & Timothy McMahon

Y

Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation

Sally Hogshead

Y

The Female Advantage: Women's Ways of Leadership

Sally Helgesen

Y

The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization

Peter M. Senge

Y

Finding Your Voice: Learning to Lead...Anywhere You Want to Make a Difference

Larraine Matusak

Y

Finish Your Dissertation Once and For All! Alison B. Miller
Y

First In, Last Out: Leadership Lessons from the New York Fire Department

John Salka & Barret Neville

Y

Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results

Stephen C. Lundin, Ph.D.

Y

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

Patrick Lencioni

Y

Flight of the Buffalo: Soaring to Excellence, Learning to Let Employees Lead

James Belasco & Ralph Stayer

Y

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Mihály Csíkszentmihályi

Y

A Force For Change: How Leadership Differs from Management

John P. Kotter

Y

The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable

Patrick Lencioni

Y

The Future of Leadership: Today's Top Leadership Thinkers Speak to Tomorrow's Leaders Warren Bennis         Y

The G Quotient: Why Gay Executives are Excelling as Leaders… And What Every Manager Needs to Know

Kirk Snyder

Y

Games Trainers Play John W. Newstrom & Edward E. Scannell
Y
Generation  on a Rightrope Arthur Levine & Diane R. Dean         Y

Gently Down the Stream: 4 Unforgettable Keys to Success

Matt Weinstein & Luke Barker

Y

George Washington on Leadership

Richard Brookhiser

Y

Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in your Twenties and Thirties Beth Kobliner        Y

Get Up, Get Out, and Volunteer!: A Simple Book That Will Change Your Life

Dale Wallenius

Y

Getting Together: Icebreakers & Group Energizers Lorraine L. Ukens
Y

Go Put Your Strengths to Work: 6 Powerful Steps to Achieve Outstanding Performance

Marcus Buckingham

Y

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap. . . And Others Don't

Jim Collins

Y

Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson of True Leadership

Steve Farber, Patrick Lencioni, & Matthew Kelly

Y

The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration Margaret J. Barr & Associates
Y

Hard Call: Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them

John McCain & Mark Salter

Y

The Heart of a Leader: Insights on the Art of Influence

Ken Blanchard

Y

Hesselbein on Leadership

Frances Hesselbein

Y

How Full Is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life

Donald Clifton

Y

How Leaders Speak: Essential Rules for Engaging and Inspiring Others

Jim Gray

Y

How To Lead Work Teams: Facilitation Skills

Fran Rees

Y

Ice-Breakers and Heart-Warmers:  101 Ways to Kick Off and End Meetings Steve Sheely

Y

 

If It Ain't Broke...Break it!: And Other Unconventional Wisdom for a Changing Business World

Robert Kriegel & Louis Patler

Y

In Search of Excellence : Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies

Thomas J. Peters

Y

Influencer: The Power to Change Anything

Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, & Ron McMillan

Y

Insights on Leadership: Service, Stewardship, Spirit, and Servant-Leadership

Larry C. Spears

Y

Inspiration for Student Leaders Joan Bolker
Y

Integrity Works: Strategies for Becoming a Trusted, Respected and Admired Leader

Dana Telford

Y

Investing in Higher Education:  A Handbook of Leadership Development Madeline F. Green & Sharon A. McDade
Y
It's Not About the Coffee:  Lessons on Putting People First from a life at Starbucks Howard Behar
Y

It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy

Captain Michael Abrashoff

Y

Kinds of Power: A Guide to Its Intelligent Uses

James Hillman

Y

The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life

Robin Sharma

Y

The Leader Within:  Learning Enough About Yourself to Lead Others Blanchard, Zigarmi, O'Connor & Edeburn
Y

The Leader's Companion: Insights on Leadership Through the Ages

J. Thomas Wren

Y

A Leader's Legacy

James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner

Y

Leaders: Strategies for Taking Charge

Warren G. Bennis

Y

Leadership

James MacGregor Burns

Y

Leadership

Rudolph Giuliani

Y

Leadership: A Communication Perspective

Michael Z. Hackman

Y

The Leadership Experience Richard Daft
Y
Leadership For A Better World:  Understanding the Social Change Model of Leadership Development Susan Komives & Wendy Wagner
Y

Leadership for the Twenty-First Century

Joseph Rost

Y

The Leadership Odyssey: A Self-Development Guide to New Skills for New Times

Carole S. Napolitano

Y

Leadership Is Dead: How Influence Is Reviving It Jeremie Kubicek
Y

Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading

Martin Linsky & Ronald A. Heifetz

Y

Leadership Presence: Dramatic Techniques to Reach Out, Motivate, and Inspire

Belle Linda Halpern

Y

The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell

Oren Harari

Y

Leadership Skills - Developing Volunteers for Organizational Success

Emily Kittle Morrison

Y

Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way: Timeless Strategies from the First Lady of Courage

Robin Gerber

Y

Leadership: Theory and Practice, 5th Edition

Peter Northouse

Y

Leadership Without Easy Answers

Ronald Heifetz

Y

Leadership Without Excuses: How to Create Accountability and High-Performance (Instead of Just Talking About It)

Jeff Grimshaw & Gregg Baron

Y

Leading at a Higher Level Ken Blanchard
Y

Leading Change

John Kotter

Y

Leading People from the Middle: The Universal Mission of Heart and Mind

William P. Robinson

Y

Learning Reconsidered 2 Richard Keelling
Y

Learning to Lead: A Workbook on Becoming a Leader

Warren Bennis

Y

Let Your Life Speak:  Listening for the Voice of Vocation Parker J. Palmer
Y

Letters from Leaders: Personal Advice for Tomorrow's Leaders from the World's Most Influential People

Henry O. Dormann

Y

Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times

Donald T. Phillips

Y

Lives of Moral Leadership: Men and Women Who Have Made a Difference

Robert Coles

Y

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Chip Heath & Dan Heath

Y

Make Today Count:  The Secret of Your Success is Determined by Your Daily Agenda John C. Maxwell
Y

Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality

Scott Belsky

Y

Managing Business Ethics: Straight Talk About How to Do It Right

Linda Trevino & Katherine Nelson

Y

Martin Luther King, Jr., on Leadership: Inspiration and Wisdom for Challenging Times

Donald Phillips

Y

Measure of a Leader: The Legendary Leadership Formula For Producing Exceptional Performers and Outstanding Results

Aubrey C. Daniels & James E. Daniels

Y

Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership

Madeleine Albright

Y

Monday Morning Leadership: 8 Mentoring Sessions You Can't Afford to Miss

David Cottrell

Y

Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time

Keith Ferrazzi

Y

Nuts! Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success

Kevin Freiberg

Y

On Creativity, Innovation and Renewal: A Leader to Leader Guide

Rob Johnston

Y

On Leadership John W. Gardner
Y

The One Thing You Need to Know: ... About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success

Marcus Buckingham

Y

The Only Writing Book You'll Ever Need:  A Complete Resource for Perfecting Any Type of Writing Pamela Rice Hahn
Y

Optimal Thinking: How to Be Your Best Self

Rosalene Glickman

Y

Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace

Gordon MacKenzie

Y

Organizational Culture and Leadership

Edgar H. Schein

Y

Organizing Genius: The Secrets of Creative Collaboration

Warren Bennis & Patricia Ward Biederman

Y

The Other 90%: How to Unlock Your Vast Untapped Potential for Leadership and Life

Robert K. Cooper

Y

Outliers: The Story Of Success

Malcolm Gladwell

Y

The Passion Test: The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life Purpose

Janet Attwood

Y

The Path: Creating Your Mission Statement for Work and for Life

Laurie Beth Jones

Y

Poke The Box:  When Was The Last Time You Did Something for the First Time? Seth Godin
Y

The Power of Positive Habits

Dan Robey

N

The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion

John Hagel III, John Seely Brown, & Lang Davison

Y

Power Up: Transforming Organizations Through Shared Leadership

David L. Bradford

Y

The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World

Ronald A. Heifetz, Marty Linsky, & Alexander Grashow

Y

Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789-1989

Michael Beschloss

Y

Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis & Annie McKee

Y

Principle Centered Leadership

Stephen Covey

Y

The Pursuit of Wow! Every Person's Guide to Topsy-Turvy Times

Thomas Peters

Y

Reflections on Leadership Larry C. Spears
Y
Remarkable Leadership:  Unleashing Your Leadership Potential One Skill at a Time Kevin Eikenberry
Y

Reviewing Leadership: A Christian Evaluation of Current Approaches

Robert Banks

Y

Rules of the Red Rubber Ball: Find and Sustain Your Life's Work

Kevin Carroll

Y

Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers: Developing Change-Ready People and Organizations

Robert Kriegel

Y

Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age

Juana Bordas

Y

Servant Leadership: A Journey Into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness

Robert K. Greenleaf

Y

Servants of the People: The 1960s Legacy of African American Leadership

Lea Williams

Y

Service-Learning in Theory & Practice:  The Future of Community Engagement in Higher Education Dan W. Butin
Y

Simple Solutions: Harness the Power of Passion and Simplicity to Get Results

Thomas Schmitt, Arnold Perl, & Frederick W. Smith

Y

A Simpler Way

Margaret Wheatley & Myron Kellner-Rogers

Y

Soul of a Citizen:  Living with Conviction in Challenging Times Paul Rogat Loeb
Y

Spirit at Work: Discovering the Spirituality in Leadership

Jay Conger

Y

Spirited Leading and Learning: Process: Wisdom for a New Age

Peter Vaill

Y

Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God's Agenda

Henry Blackaby & Richard Blackaby

Y

Stand Out Marcus Buckingham
Y

The Starbucks Experience: 5 Principles for Turning Ordinary into Extraordinary

Joseph Michelle

Y

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Simon Sinek

Y

Stewardship: Choosing Service Over Self-Interest

Peter Block

Y

Still More Games Trainers Play John W. Newstrom & Edward E. Scannell
Y
Strapped: Why America's 20-and-30-Somethings Can't Get Ahead Tamara Draut
Y
Strenghts Based Leadership:  Great Leaders, Team, and Why People Follow Tom Rath & Barry Conchie
Y

StrengthsQuest: Discover And Develop Your Strengths In Academics, Career, And Beyond

Donald Clifton, Edward Anderson, & Laurie Schreiner

Y

The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for Exemplary Leaders

James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner

Y

The Student Leadership Guide

Brendon Burchard

Y

Surfing the Edge of Chaos: The Laws of Nature and the New Laws of Business

Richard Pascale

Y

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

Chip Heath & Dan Heath

Y

Talking Leadership: Conversations with Powerful Women

Mary Hartman

Y

The Tao of Leadership: Adapted for a New Age

John Heider

Y

Teach Your Team to Fish: Using Ancient Wisdom for Inspired Teamwork

Laurie Beth Jones

Y

Teaching Democracy by Being Democratic

Various

Y

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Malcolm Gladwell

Y

To Lead Is To Serve: How to Attract Volunteers & Keep Them

Shar McBee

Y

To Lead the Way: A Fantasy Journey into Leadership Development

Donald Clark

Y

Tony Soprano on Management: Leadership Lessons Inspired by America's Favorite Mobster

Anthony Schneider

Y

Transformational Leadership, 2nd Edition

Bernard M. Bass & Ronald E. Riggio

Y

Transforming Leadership

James MacGregor Burns

Y

Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

Seth Godin

Y

Tricks for Trainers: 57 Tricks & Techniques to Grab and Hold the Attention of Any Audience...and Get Magical Results! Dave Arch
Y

Trump: Think Big and Kick Ass in Business and Life

Donald Trump & Bill Zanker

Y

Unusually Excellent John Hamm
Y

Visionary Leadership

Burt Nanus

Y

Vital Friends:  The People You Can't Afford to Live Without Tom Rath
Y

The Volunteer Recruitment (and Membership Development) Book

Susan Ellis

Y

Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements

Tom Rath and James K. Harter

Y

What's Holding You Back?: 8 Critical Choices for Women's Success

Linda Austin, M.D.

Y

What Matters in College? Alexander W. Astin
Y

What Should I Do with My Life: The True Story of People Who Answered the Ultimate Question

Po Bronson

Y

When Hope and Fear Collide:  A Portrait of Today's College Student Arthur Levine & Jeanette S. Cureton
Y

Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

Lee Iacocca & Catherine Whitney

Y

Where's the Learning in Service-Learning?

Janet Eyler and Dwight Giles, Jr.

Y

Who Moved My Cheese?

Spencer Johnson

Y

The Winning Attitude, Developing the Leaders Around You, and Becoming a Person of Influence

John Maxwell

Y

Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organization

John Wooden

Y

Writing a Dissertation for Dummies Dr. Carrie Wihstanley
Y
Writing a Successful Thesis or Dissertation:  Tips & Strategies for Students in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Fred C. Lunenburg & Beverly J. Irby
Y
Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day Joan Bolker
Y
5 Leadership Essentials for Women: Developing Your Ability to Make Things Happen Linda Clark
Y
5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential John C. Maxwell
Y
7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change Stephen R. Covey
Y
7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change Stephen R. Covey
Y
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Sean Covey
N
The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness Stephen R. Covey
Y
12 Choices....That Lead to Your Success David Cottrell
Y
The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow John C. Maxwell
Y
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You John C. Maxwell
Y
The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less Richard Koch
Y
101 Ways to Make Meetings Active: Surefire Ideas to Engage Your Group Mel Silberman
Y
The 360 Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization John C. Maxwell
Y

 


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