Leadership Development


The Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE) develops students into leaders that will make a positive difference in the world. Our programs help each student discover their passion and talents, while developing their skills and understanding of leadership and active citizenship.

For additional information, see the suggested readings and resources listed below.

Suggested Readings
Recommended Readings for Leaders
Leadership Development
Leadership Development in Balance - Bruce J. Avolio
The High Impact Leader – Bruce J. Avolio
Full Leadership Development – Bruce J. Avolio
Developing Potential Across a Full Range of Leadership – Bruce J. Avolio
Learning to Lead – Jay Alden Conger
Building Leaders – Jay Alden Conger
Learning to Lead – Warren Bennis
Linkage Inc.'s Best Practices in Leadership Development Handbook – Louis Carter
The Future of Leadership Development – Susan E. Murphy
Leadership by Design – Albert A. Vicere
The Center for Creative Leadership Handbook of Leadership Development – Cynthia McCauley
Leader Development for Transforming Organizations – David V. Day
Cross-Cultural Approaches to Leadership – C. Brooklyn Derr

Leadership Classics
Bass & Stogdill's Handbook of Leadership – Bernard M. Bass
Transformational Leadership – Bernard M. Bass
The Charismatic Leader – Jay A. Conger
Leadership on the Line – Martin Linsky
Leadership Without Easy Answers – Ronald Heifetz
Harvard Business Review on Leadership – Henry Mintzberg
On Becoming a Leader – Warren Bennis
Leaders – Warren Bennis
Leadership – James M. Burns
Transforming Leadership – James M. Burns
Primal Leadership – Daniel Goleman
The Deep Blue Sea – Wilfred Drath
Clearings in the Forest – Nathan Harter
Bad Leadership – Barbara Kellerman
The Allure of Toxic Leaders – Jean Lipman-Blumen
The Courageous Follower – Ira Chaleff
On Leadership – John W. Gardner
Servant Leadership – Robert Greenleaf
Leadership for the Twenty-First Century – Joseph C. Rost
Leadership and the New Science – Margaret Wheatley

Individual Development – Developing Your Leadership Capacity
Leadership – Delorese Ambrose
Learning to Lead – Warren Bennis
The Leader Within – Drea Zigarmi
The Leadership Challenge – Kouzes & Posner
Encouraging the Heart – Kouzes & Posner
Credibility – Kouzes & Posner
Exploring Leadership – Susan Komives
Emotionally Intelligent Leadership – Scott J. Allen
Strengths Based Leadership – Tom Rath

Leadership for Higher Education – Leadership Studies
Teaching Leadership – Rajnandini Pillai
Leadership – Peter Northouse
Leadership in Organizations – Gary Yukl
Leadership Can Be Taught – Sharon Daloz Parks
Leadership – Richard Hughes
Heroic Leadership – Chris Lowney
Contemporary Issues in Leadership – Rosenbach & Taylor

Leadership for Business & Industry
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni
Growing Your Company's Leaders – Robert Fulmer
Maximizing the Value of 360-Degree Feedback – Walter Tornow
The Center for Creative Leadership Handbook of Coaching – Sharon Ting
Leading in Black and White – Ancella Livers
Leadership and the One Minute Manager – Ken Blanchard
Built to Last – Jim Collins
Lessons of Experience – Morgan W. MCCall
Leading Change – John P. Kotter
The Heart of Change – John P. Kotter
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – John Maxwell
Thinking for a Change – John Maxwell
Good to Great – Jim Collins
Level 5 Leadership – Harvard Business Review
Resonant Leadership – Richard E. Boyatzis
True North – Bill George

Leadership Resources
Center for Creative Leadership: www.ccl.org
Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership: www.greenleaf.org
International Leadership Association: www.ila-net.org
Leadershape: www.leadershape.org
Leadership Edge: www.lead-edge.com
National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs: www.nclp.umd.edu
National Conference on Student Leadership: www.ncslcollege.com
Omicron Delta Kappa –National Leadership Honor Society: www.odk.org