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Leadership Reccomended Reading List

Looking to brush up on those leadership skills? Read on! This list was developed during my studies for my Master's Degree in organizational leadership and have a link to my Guide to Leadership in CPG Marketing Management.

Recommended Reading:


  • Wren, J. Thomas (1995), Leaders Companion, New York: The Free Press

  • Bennis, W., Spreitzer, G., & Cummings, T. (2001), the future of leadership, San Francisco: Jossey Bass

  • Antonakis, J., Cianciolo, A., & Sternberg, R. (2004), The Nature of Leadership, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications

  • Kellerman, B. (2004), Bad Leadership, Boston: Harvard Business School Press     

  • Jackson, B., Parry, K. (2008), A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Leadership, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications

  • Heifetz, R. & Linsky, M. (2002), Leadership on the Line, Boston: Harvard School Press           

Organizational Behavior and Communication:

  • Schermerhorn, J., Hunt, J., & Osborn, R. (2004), Core Concepts of Organizational Behavior, Hoboken: Wiley Press

  • Kinicki, A., & Kreitner, R. (2009), Organizational Behavior, Boston: McGraw-Hill Irwin

  • Schockley-Zalabak, Pamela (2006), Fundamentals of Organizational Communication, New York: Pearson Press


  • Johnson, Craig (2007), Ethics in the Workplace, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications


  • Ruggerio, V. (2007), The Art of Thinking, New York: Pearson Longman   

  • Nutt, Paul (2002), Why Decisions Fail, San Francisco: Berret-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Fiction and Personal Recommendations

  • Bennis, W. & Thomas, R. (2002),  Geeks and Geezers, Boston: Harvard Business School Press

  • Conniff, R. (2005), The Ape in the Corner Office, New York: Crown Business

  • Rovell, D. (2006), First in Thirst, New York: American Management Association

  • Lencioni, P. (2002), The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

  • Harvard Business Essentials (2004), Coaching and Mentoring: How to Develop Top Talent and Achieve Stronger Performance, Boston: Harvard Business School Press

  • Rath, T. & Clifton, D. (2004), How Full Is York Bucket?, New York: Gallup Press

  • Adler, L. (2002). Hire with Your Head: Using Power Hiring, Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

  • Snead, G. & Wycoff, J. (1997), To Do, Doing, Done!, New York: Simon & Schuster Inc.

  • Buckingham, M. (2007), Go Put Your Strengths To Work, New York: The Free Press

  • Strickland, B (2007), Make the Impossible Possible, New York: Currency/Doubleday Press

  • Calagione, S. (2005), Brewing Up a Business, Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

  • Blanchard, K. (2002), Whale Done!, New York: The Free Press

  • Covey, S. (1989), The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, New York: Simon & Schuster Inc.

  • Collins, Jim. (2001), Good To Great. New York: Harper Collins Publishing

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