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Readings on Leadership

Deep Change: Discovering the Leader Within (Jossey-Bass Business & Management Series), Robert E. Quinn
An introspective journey for those in the trenches of today's modern organizations, Deep Change helps us find our own internal leadership power and shows how we can transform ourselves from victims to powerful agents of change. –From Jossey-Bass

Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World, Margaret J. Wheatley
This pioneering work shows how revolutionary discoveries in quantum physics, chaos theory, and biology provide powerful insights for transforming how we organize work, people and life.  –From Barnes & Noble

Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future, Peter M. Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski & Betty Sue Flowers
Presence intimately looks at the development of a new theory about change and learning. The authors, organizational learning pioneers, explore the nature of transformational change, how it arises, and the fresh possibilities it offers a world perilously out of balance. –From

Resonant Leadership: Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others Through Mindfulness, Hope, and Compassion, Richard Boyatzis & Annie McKee
Building on their 2002 bestseller, Primal Leadership (coauthored with Daniel Goleman), Boyatzis and McKee explain how managers and executives can employ mindfulness, hope and compassion to create—and maintain—exceptional business success. –From Amazon

Seeker and Servant: Reflections on Religious Leadership, R. K. Greenleaf
This collection of original essays expands on Robert K. Greenleaf's servant-leadership theme. It offers creative ideas on how religious institutions and individuals can serve in a more caring way by applying the ideas and ideals of Greenleaf's servant-leadership vision. –From Amazon

Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness 25th Anniversary Edition, R. K. Greenleaf
Twenty-five years ago Robert Greenleaf coined servant leadership, a practical philosophy that replaces traditional leadership with a holistic, ethical approach. Servant Leadership offers long-lasting change, not a temporary fix for leaders among all types of groups. -From Amazon

The One Thing You Need to Know: ... About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success, Marcus Buckingham
Drawing on a wide body of research, including extensive in-depth interviews, "The One Thing You Need To Know" reveals the central insights that lie at the core of: Great Managing, Great Leadership and Great Careers. –From Simon and Schuster

Theory U: Leading from the Future as it Emerges, C. Otto Scharmer
In Theory U by C. Otto Scharmer, the "U" process, introduced in his previous work Presence, is expanded, deepened, and offered in comprehensive detail. The shift in awareness he documents allows us to connect to our best future possibility and realize it. -From

The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization, Peter M. Senge
Using ideas from diverse fields, Senge explains why the learning organization matters, provides a clear summary of his management principals, offers some basic tools for practicing it, and shows what it's like to operate under this system.  -From Amazon

The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook, Peter M. Senge
Senge's best-selling The Fifth Discipline led Business Week to dub him the "new guru" of the corporate world; here he offers executives a step-by-step guide to building "learning organizations" of their own. –From Amazon

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