Recommended Books for Leadership 2005
A compilation of recommended books on leadership, by Denver Seminary President Dr. Craig Williford.
Dr. Craig Williford
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Abrashoff, Michael. It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy. New York: Warner, 2002.
Albrecht, Karl. The Northbound Train. New York: AmaCom. 1994
Altier, William J. The Thinking Manager’s Toolbox. Oxford University, 1999.
Badaracco, Joseph L., Jr. Leading Quietly. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2002.
Batstone, David. Saving the Corporate Soul and (Who Knows?) Maybe Your Own. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003.
Beauchamp, Tom and Norman Bowie. Ethical Theory and Business. 6th Ed. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2000.
Bennis, Warren and Burt Nanus. Leaders. New York: Harper & Row, 1985.
Bennis, Warren. On Becoming A Leader. Addison-Wesley, 1989.
Bennis, Warren and Burt Nanus. Leaders: The Stratetgies for Taking Charge. HarperBusiness, 1997.
Bennis, Warren, G. Spreitzer and T. Cummings. The Future of Leadership: Today’s Top Leadership Thinkers Speak to Tomorrow’s Leaders. Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2001.
Berlin, Isaiah. The Hedgehog and the Fox. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1978.
Blanchard, Kenneth H. and Robert Lorber. Putting the One Minute Manager to Work. Berkley Publishing Group, 1992.
Blanchard, Ken, John Carlos and Alan Randolph. The Three Keys to Empowerment. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 1999.
Blanchard, Ken, Thad Lacinak, Chuck Tompkins, and Jim Ballard. Whale Done! The Power of Positive Relationships. New York: Free Press, 2002.
Block, Peter. Stewardship. San Francisco: Berret-Koehler, 1993.
Block, Peter. The Empowered Manager: Positive Political Skills at Work. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1987.
Bolman, Lee G. and Terrence E. Deal. Leading With Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit. John Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2003.
Bonen, Mike and Roger Patterson. Leading from the Second Chair. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005.
Buckingham, Marcus and Curt Coffman. First, Break all the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently. New York: Simon & Shuster, 1999.
Burns, James MacGregor. Leadership. New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1978.
Callahan, Kennon. The Future that Has Come: The Possibilities for Reaching and Growing the Grassroots. Jossey Bass, 2002.
Carver, John. Boards That Make A Difference. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1997.
Chaleff, Ira. The Courageous Follower. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 1995.
Champy, James. Reengineering Management. New York: Harper Collins, 1995.
Clarke, Boyd and Ron Crossland. The Leader’s Voice: How Your Communication Can Inspire Action and Get Results! New York: Select Books, 2002.
Collins, James C. and Jerry I. Porras. Build to Last. New York: Harper Business, 1994.
Collins, James C. Good to Great. New York: Harper Business, 2001.
Conger, Jay Alden and Beth Benjamin. Building Leaders. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999.
Conger, Jay. Learning to Lead. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1992.
Covey, Stephen R. Principle-Centered Leadership. Simon and Schuster, 1991.
DePree, Max. Leadership Is an Art. Dell, 1989.
DePree, Max. Leadership Jazz. Dell, 1992.
Derr, C. Brooklyn, Sylvie Roussillon, and Frank Bournois. Cross-Cultural Approaches to Leadership Development. Westport, CT: Quorum Books, 2002.
Dotlich, David L., Peter C. Cairo and Stephen H. Rhinesmith. Unnatural Leadership: Going Against Intuition and Experience to Develop Ten New Leadership Instincts. New York: Wiley & Sons, 2002.
Dow, Roger and Susan Cook. Turned on. New York: Harper Business, 1996.
Drucker, Peter. Management Challenges for the 21st Century. New York: Harper Collins, 1999.
Drucker Foundation. The Leader of the Future. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1996.
Drucker, Peter F. Managing the Non-Profit Organization. New York: Harper Collins, 1990.
Farson, Richard and Michael Crichton. Management of the Absurd: Paradoxes in Leadership. Free Press, 1997.
Feldman, Daniel A. The Handbook of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: Inspiring Others to Achieve Results. Leadership Performance Solutions, 1999.
Folger, Joseph P, Marshall Scott Poole and Randall K. Stutman. Working Through Conflict. MA: Addison Wesley, 2000.
Foster, Richard and Sarah Kaplan, Creative Destruction: Why Companies that Are Built to Last Underperform the Market – and How to Successfully Transform Them. New York: Currency, 2001.
Gardner, Howard. Leading Minds: An Anatomy of Leadership. New York: Basic Books, 1995.
Gardner, Howard. Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other People’s Minds. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2004.
Gardner, John. On Leadership. New York: Free Press, 1990.
Gladwell, Malcolm. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference. Boston: Little, Brown, 2002.
Greenleaf, Robert. Servant Leadership. New York: Paulist Press, 1977.
Goldsmith, Marshall. Coaching for Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000.
Golman, Daniel, Anne McKee and Richard E. Boyatzis. Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2002.
Guest, Robert H., Paul Hersey and Kenneth Blanchard. Organizational Change Through Effective Leadership. Prentice-Hall, 1986.
Hagberg, Janet O. Real Power: Stages of Personal Power in Organizations. Sheffield, 1994.
Handy, Charles. The Hungry Spirit. Broadway, 1999.
Handy, Charles and Warren G. Bennis. The Age of Unreason. Harvard Business School Press, 1998.
Hock, Dee W. and Visa International. Birth of the Chaordic Age. Berrett-Koehler Publishing, 2000.
Hayward, Steven. Churchill On Leadership. Rocklin, CA: Prima, 1997.
Heifitz, Ronald. Leadership Without Easy Answers. Cambridge: Belknap Press, 1999.
Heifetz, Ronald A and Marty Linsky, Leadership on the Line. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2002
Hersey, Paul and Kenneth H. Blanchard. Management of Organizational Behavior, 7th Ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1996.
Hersey, Paul and Kenneth H. Blanchard. The Situational Leader. Center for Leadership Studies, 1984.
Jackall, Robert. Moral Mazes. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988.
Janssen, Jeff. Championship Team Building Winning Mental Games. Pub. 1998 ISBN 1892882108.
Jinkins, Michael and Deborah Jinkins. The Character of Leadership: Political Realism and Public Virtue in Nonprofit Organizations. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998.
Katzenbach, Jon and Douglas Smith. The Wisdom of Teams. New York: Harper Business, 1993.
Kepner, Charles, and Benjamin Tregoe. The New Rational Manager. Princeton: Princeton Research Press, 1991.
Kotter, John. A Force for Change. New York: Free Press, 2002.
Kotter, John P. Leading Change. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1996.
Kouzes, James and Barry Posner. The Leadership Challenge. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1987.
Kouzes, James M. and Barry Z. Posner. Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1993.
Kouzes, James M. and Barry Z. Posner. Encouraging the Heart: A Leader’s Guide to Rewarding and Recognizing Others. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999.
Kouzes, James M. and Barry Z. Posner. Christian Reflections on the Leadership Challenge. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004.
Krames, Jeffrey. The Jack Welch Lexicon of Leadership. New York: McGraw-Hill,
Lencioni, Patrick. The Five Temptations of A CEO. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998.
Lencioni, Patrick. Obsessions Of An Extraordinary Executive. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000.
Lingenfelter, Sherwood G. Agents of Transformation. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1996.
MacDonald, John and Crainer. Calling a Halt to Mindless Change: A Plea for Commonsense Management. AMACOM, 1998.
Mangieri, John N. and Cathy Collins Block, Power Thinking: How the Way You Think Can Change the Way You Lead. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1004.
Manz, Charles and Henry Sims, Jr.. Super-Leadership. New York: Berkley Books, 1989.
Manz, Charles C. The Leadership Wisdom of Jesus: Practical Lessons for Today. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 1999.
Marquardt, Michael and Reginald Revans. Action Learning in Action: Transforming Problems and People for World-Class Organizational Learning. Davis-Black Publishers, 1999.
Marshall, Tom and Gerald Coates. Understanding Leadership. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House. 2003.
McLuen, Dennis “Tiger” and Chuck Wyson, The Student Leadership Training Manual. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 2000.
Mintzberg, Henry. Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning. Free Press, 1994.
Myra, Harold and Marshall Shelley. The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.
Nanus, Burt and Stephen M. Dobbs. Leaders Who Make a Difference: Essential Strategies for Meeting the Nonprofit Challenge. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999.
Nanus, Burt. Visionary Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1992.
Nash, Laura. Good Intentions Aside. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1993.
Nash, Laura; Ken Blanchard, Scotty McLennan. Church on Sunday, Work on Monday: The Challenge of Fusing Christian Values with Business Life. Jossey Bass, 2001.
O’Neal, John R. Paradox of Success. Penguin Putnam,
O’Reilly, Charles A. and Jeffrey Pfeffer. Hidden Value: How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2000.
Palmer, Parker J. Let Your Life Speak: Listening to the Voice of Vocation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000.
Peters, Tom. Liberation Management. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1992.
Phillips, Donald. Lincoln On Leadership. New York: Warner Books, 1992.
Postman, Neil. Amusing Ourselves to Death. Viking, 1985.
Quinn, Robert E. Building the Bridge As You Walk On It. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004.
Quinn, Robert E. Deep Change. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1996.
Rosen, Robert. Leading People. New York: Penguin, 1996.
Rothwell, William and H. C. Kazanas. Building In-House Leadership and Management Development Programs. Connecticut: Quorum Publishers, 2000.
Schein, Edgar. Organizational Psychology. 3rd Ed.Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1980.
Schon, Donald. Educating the Reflective Practitioner. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1987.
Seelye, H. Ned. Culture Clash: Managing in a Multicultural World. McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books, 1996
Spears, Larry, ed. Insights on Leadership. New York: Wiley & Sons, 1998.
Spears, Larry, ed. Reflections on Leadership. New York: Wiley & Sons, 1995.
Spears, Larry and Michele Lawrence. Focus On Leadership: Servant Leadership for the 21st Century. New York: Wiley & Sons, 2001.
Spitzer, Quinn and Ron Evans. Heads You Win. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1999.
Sterling, Bruce. Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the Next Fifty Years. New York: Random House, 2003.
Treacy, Michael and Fred Wiersman. The Discipline of Market Leaders. MA: Addison Wesley, 1996.
Watkins, Michael. The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels. Boston: Harvard Business School, 2003.
Weisbord, Marvin. Organizational Diagnosis. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1988.
Wheatley, Margaret J. Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World Revised. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Pub., 2001.
Anderson, Leith. Dying for Change. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1990.
Anderson, Leith. Leadership That Works. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1999.
Bandy,Thomas G. Moving Off the Map: A Field Guide to Changing the Congregation. Abingdon Press, 1999.
Barna, George. The Power of Vision. Regal, 1992.
Barna, George. The Second Coming of the Church. Nashville: Word, 1998.
Barna, George. A Fish Out of Water. Oxnard: Integrity Publishers, 2002.
Becker, Carol E. Leading Women: How Church Women Can Avoid Leadership Traps and Negotiate the Gender Maze. Abingdon Press, 1995.
Blackaby, Henry T. and Richard. Spiritual Leadership. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2001.
Blanchard, Kenneth H., Bill Hybels and Phil Hodges. Leadership by the Book. Waterbrook. 1999.
Briner, Bob. Business Basics from the Bible. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996.
Briner, Bob. Management Methods of Jesus. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1996.
Briner, Bob and Ray Pritchard. Leadership Lessons of Jesus. Nashville: Broadman, 1997.
Bruce, A.B. The Training of the Twelve. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 1971.
Buzzell, Sid , Kenneth Boa and Bill Perkins. Leadership Bible. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 2000.
Callahan, Kennon. Effective Church Leadership. New York: Harper & Row, 1983.
Callahan, Kennon. Twelve Keys To An Effective Church. New York: Harper & Row, 1983.
Carroll, Jackson W. & Wade Clark Roof. Bridging Divided Worlds: Generational Cultures in Congregations. Wiley & Sons, 2002.
Clinton, J. Robert. The Making of a Leader. NavPress, 1988.
Cordeiro, Wayne. Doing Church as a Team. Honolulu: New Hope, 1998.
Crabb, Lawrence J. Connecting. Nashville: Word Publishing, 1997.
Crabb, Lawrence J. Understanding People. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1987.
Drane, John. McDonaldization of the Church: Consumer Culture and the Church’s Future. Georgia: Smyth & Helwys Publishing. 2002.
Dyrness. William A. How Does America Hear the Gospel? Grand Rapids: W.B. Eerdmans, 1989.
Everist, Norma Cook. Ordinary Ministry: Extraordinary Challenge: Women and the Roles of Ministry. Abingdon Press, 2000.
Fisher, David. The 21st Century Pastor. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1996.
Fluker, Walter Earl. The Stones That the Builders Rejected: The Development of Ethical Leadership from the Black Church Tradition. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Trinity Press, 1998.
Foster, Richard J. and James Bryan Smith. Devotional Classics. HarperCollins Publishers, 1993.
Frazee, Randy. The Connecting Church. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001.
Frye, John W. Jesus the Pastor. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000.
Giles, Kevin. What on Earth Is the Church? InterVarsity Press, 1995.
Guinness, Os. Dining with the Devil. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1993.
Habecker, Eugene B. Leading With a Follower’s Heart. Victor, 1990.
Habecker, Eugene B. The Other Side of Leadership. Victor, 1988.
Herrington, Jim. Leading Congregational Change: A Practical Guide for the Transformational Journey. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000.
Herrington, Jim, Robert Creech, Trisha L. Taylor. The Leader’s Journey: Accepting the Call to Personal and Congregational Transformation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003.
Hybels, Bill. Who You Are When No One’s Looking. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1987.
Hybels, Bill. Courageous Leadership. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002
Kimball, Dan. The Emerging Church: Vintage Christianity for New Generations. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003.
Kouzes, James M. and Barry Z. Posner. Christian Reflections on the Leadership Challenge. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004.
Lincoln, C. Eric and Lawrence H. Mamiya. The Black Church in the African American Experience. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1990.
Mallory, Sue. The Equipping Church. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001.
Martoia, Ron. Morph: The Texture of Leadership for Tomorrow’s Church. Group Publishing, 2002.
Maxwell, John C. Developing the Leaders Around You. Thomas Nelson, 1995.
Maxwell, John C. Developing the Leader Within You. Thomas Nelson, 1993.
Maxwell, John C. 21 Irrefutable Laws of Team Leadership. Thomas Nelson, 1998.
Maxwell, John C. Thinking for a Change. Warner Books, March 2003.
Newbigin, Lesslie. Foolishness to the Greeks. Grand Rapids: W. B. Eerdmanns, 1986.
McIntosh, Gary and Samuel D Rima, Sr. Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1997.
McKenzie, Vashti Murphy. Not Without a Struggle: Leadership Development for African American Women in Ministry. Cleveland, Ohio: The Pilgrim Press, 1996.
McKenzie, Vashti Murphy. Strength in the Struggle: Leadership Development for Women. Pilgrims Press, 2001
McLaren, Brian. A New Kind of Christian. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001.
McManus, Erwin Raphael. An Unstoppable Force: Daring to Become the Church God Had in Mind. Loveland, CO: Group, 2001.
McManus, Erwin Raphael. Seizing Your Divine Moment: Dare to Live a Life of Adventure. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2002.
McManus, Erwin Raphael. Uprising: A Revolution of the Soul. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2003.
McNeal, Reggie. A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders. Jossey Bass, 2000.
Means, James. Leadership in Christian Ministry. Baker, 1989.
Mims, Gene. The Seven Churches Not in the Book of Revelation. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2001.
Noren, Carol M. The Woman in the Pulpit. Abingdon Press, 1992.
Nouwen, Henri J.M. In the Name of Jesus. New York: Crossroad, 1999.
Oden, Thomas C. Pastoral Theology. New York: Harper & Row, 1983.
Ortiz, Manuel. The Hispanic Challenge: Opportunities Confronting the Church. InterVarsity Press, 1994.
Peterson, Eugene H. Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work. Grand Rapids: W.B. Eerdmans, 1992.
Peterson, Eugene H. The Contemplative Pastor. Grand Rapids: W.B. Eerdmans, 1989.
Peterson, Eugene H. Working the Angles. Grand Rapids: W. B. Eerdmans, 1990
Richardson, Ronald W. Creating a Healthier Church: Family Systems, Theory, Leadership, and Congregational Life. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1996.
Robinson, Haddon. Decision-Making by the Book. Wheaton: Victor Books, 1991.
Sanders, Oswald. Spiritual Leadership. Chicago: Moody Press, 1980.
Smith, Tim. Nurturing the Soul of the Youth Worker. Group Publishing, Inc., 1999.
Snyder, Howard A. Liberating the Church. Wipf & Stock Publishers, 1996.
Somervil, Charles. Leadership Strategies for Ministers. Westminster, 1987.
Sproul, R.C. The Holiness of God. Tyndale House Publishing, 2000
Smith, Tim. Nurturing the Soul of the Youth Worker. Group Publishing, Inc., 1999
Stanley, Andy. Visioneering: God’s Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Personal Vision. Sisters, Oregon: Multnomah Publishers, 1999.
Stanley, Andy. The Next Generation Leader: Five Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future. Multnomah, 2003.
Stevens, R. Paul. Liberating the Laity. InterVarsity Press, 1985.
Stevens, R. Paul and Phil Collins. The Equipping Pastor: A Systems Approach to Congregational Leadership. Alban Institute, 1993.
Stevens, Tim and Tony Morgan. Simply Strategic Stuff: Help for Leaders Drowning in the Details of Running a Church. Group Publishing Inc., 2003.
Stowell, Joseph M. Shepherding the Church. Chicago: Moody Press, 1994.
Sumner, Sarah. Men & Women in the Church: Building Consensus on Christian Leadership. InterVarsity Press, 2003.
Susek, Ron and D. James Kennedy. Firestorm: Preventing and Overcoming Church Conflicts. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1999
Sweet, Leonard. Soul Tsunami. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing, 1999.
Sweet, Leonard; Brian McLaren, and Jerry Haselmayer. A Is for Abductive. Zondervan, 2003.
Taylor, Barbara Brown. The Preaching Life. Boston: Cowley Publications, 1993.
Tidwell, Charles. Church Administration: Effective Leadership for Ministry. Broadman, 1985.
Thrall, Bill, Bruce McNicol and Ken McElrath. The Ascent of a Leader. Jossey-Bass, 1999.
Thrall, Bill, John Lynch, and Bruce McNicol. TrueFaced: Trust God and Others With Who You Really Are. Navpress, 2003.
Tokunaga, Paul. Invitation to Lead: Guidance for Emerging Asian American Leaders. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2003.
Wagner, E. Glenn. Escape From Church, Inc. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999.
Warren, Rick. The Purpose-Driven Church. Zondervan, 1995.
Weems Jr., Lovett H. Take the Next Step: Leading Lasting Change in the Church. Nashville, Tenn.: Abington Press, 2003.
White, James F. Protestant Worship: Traditions in Transition. Westminster/John Knox Press, 1989.
Wilson, Jim L. Future Church: Ministry in a Post-Seeker Age. Serendipity, 2002.
Yaconelli, Michael, ed. Stories of Emergence: Moving from Absolute to Authentic. El Cajon, CA:Youth Specialties, 2003.
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