Books, Book Chapters, Articles, Essays, and other Texts We will be Drawing On for an Analysis of Leadership
Ben Horowitz, The Hard Thing About the Hardest Things: Building a Business when there are no Easy Answers. HarperCollins, Lt., New York, New York, 2014.
Bill George and Peter Sims, True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership. John Wiley and Sons, New York, New York, 2007.
John Keegan, The Mask of Command. Penguin Books, New York, New York, 1988.
Malcolm Gladwell, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants. Little, Brown and Company, New York, New York, 2013.
Max Weber, “Politics as A Vocation.” In The Vocation Lectures, David Owen and Tracy B. Strong, eds., Hackett Publishers, Indianapolis, IN. 2004.
On Leadership Harvard Business Review Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2011. –Selections ** (A list of articles is attached).
Warren Bennis. On Becoming a Leader. Basic Books, New York, New York, 1999.
Military Perspectives on Leadership
Christopher Kolenda, Leadership: The Warrior’s Art. The Army War College Foundation Press, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 2001. (Selections Below)
Gordon R. Sullivan, “Leadership, Versatility, and All that Jazz.” pp. 43-55
Robert W. Madden, “Living on the Edge: Building Cohesion and the Will to Win.”
Richard W. Potter and Kalev I. Sepp, “The Renaissance Force: Selecting Soldiers and
Forging Teams For Special Operations.” pp. 327-345
Some Classics of Political Theory On Leadership
J. Thomas Wren, Douglas A. Hicks, and Terry L. Price, eds., Traditional Classics on Leadership. Edward Elgar Publishers, Nothampton, Massachusetts, 2004. (Selections below)
James Madison, The Federalist Papers. (Number X) pp. 41-47
Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince. (Chapters XV-XIX) pp. 85-97
Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Women. (from Chapter IV) pp. 230-243
W.E.B. Du Boise, The Souls of Black Folk. 1903. (Chapter VI) pp. 325-334
Politics and Leadership
J. Thomas Wren, Douglas A. Hicks, and Terry L. Price, eds., New Perspectives on Leadership. Edward Elgar Publishers, Northampton, Massachusetts, 2004. (Selections Below)
The Concept of the Leader
James MacGregor Burns, “Toward a General Theory” (1978) pp. 3-24
Josef C. Rost, “The Nature of Leadership.” (1991) pp. 28-58
Howard Gardner with Emma Laskin, “Lessons from the Past: Implications for the Future.” (1995) pp. 60-81
Robert K. Greenleaf, “The Servant as Leader.” (1991) pp. 102-106
Power, Authority, and Leadership
Bertrand Russell, “Leaders and Followers” (1962) pp. 166-178
Jane Mansbridge with Seyla Benhabib, “Using Power/Fighting Power: The Polity.” (1996) pp. 195-209.
Politics, Ethics and Leadership
Isaiah Berlin, “The Pursuit of the Ideal.” (1959/1990) pp. 219-237
Michael Walzer, “Political Action: The Problem of Dirty Hands.” (1973) pp. 259-279
Inclusion and International Leadership
Cornel West, “The New Cultural Politics of Difference.” (1993) pp. 456-485
Martha C. Nussbaum, “Compassion and Terror.” (2004) pp. 643-659
Harvard Business School Research On Leadership
On Leadership, Harvard Business Review Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2011.
Daniel Goleman, “What makes a Leader?”
Peter F. Drucker, “What makes an Effective Leader?”
John P. Kotter, “What Leaders Really Do”
Ronald A. Heifetz and Donald L. Lauries “The Work of Leadership”
Robert Goffee and Gareth Jones, “Why should anyone be Lead by You?”
Warren G. Bennis and Robert J. Thomas, “Crucibles of Leadership”
Jim Collins, “Level 5 Leadership: The Triumph of Humility and Fierce Resolve”
David Rooke and William Torbert, “Seven Transformations of Leadership”
Bill George, Peter Sims, Andrew N. McLean, and Diana Mayer, “Discovering Your Authentic Leadership”
Deborah Ancona, Thomas W. Malon, Wanda J. Orlikowski, and Peter M. Senge “In Praise of the Incomplete Leader”
On Managing Yourself. Harvard Business Review Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2010.
Clayton M. Christensen, “How will You Measure Your Life?” and Diane L. Coutu, “How Resilience Works.”
On Change Management, Harvard Business Review Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2011.
Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linsky, “A Survival Guide for Leaders”
The Harvard Business Review, Claudio Fernandez-Araoz, “21st Century Talent Spotting: Why Potential now Trumps Brains, Experience, and Competencies.” June 2014. pp. 43-56
Jeffery Sonnenfeld and Andrew Ward. “Firing Back: How Great Leaders Rebound After Career Disasters.” Boston: Harvard Business School Publishing, 2007.
Nature, Nurture, Traits, or Practice
Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers. Little, Brown and Company, New York New York, 2008. “The 10,000 hour Rule” and “Rice Paddies and Math Tests”