Garthwait Leadership Center
Garthwait Leadership Center

Recommended reads

 

Books

Burns

Leadership by James MacGregor Burns

A seminal text that introduces a new understanding of leadership

 

Northouse

Leadership: Theory & Practice by Peter Northouse

An exceptional examination of the broad range of leadership theories as well as their potential for use in real-world environments

Rost

Leadership for the Twenty-First Century by Joseph Rost

Re-conceptualizes leadership today as it traces historical roots, includes ethics as core component

Komives

Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference by Susan Komives, Nance Lucas and Tim McMahon

Defines leadership as "a relational process of people working together to accomplish change or to make a difference that will benefit the common good." All students are encouraged to be a part of that process, whether as a formal leader, or an involved, committed group member.

Kouzes

The Leadership Challenge by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner

Describes five leadership practices which are grounded in extensive research with leaders at all levels in public and private organizations.



 
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