As someone who believes that leaders are made not born, it’s part of my leadership philosophy to continuously work to improve my leadership skills. What you’ll find here in My Bookshelf includes both physical books and articles I’ve collected over the years, as well as videos I’ve watched, and podcast episodes I’ve listened to. The list is by no means exhaustive, and if you have recommendations for items to add, please email me. Where possible, I’ve included a link to the original content, if it’s available online. Otherwise, you’ll find the citation. I subscribe to Inside Higher Ed, which is a free aggregator and published daily, so you’ll see a number of items from there. I also subscribe to the blog Ask a Manager published by Alison Green. Other themes of what I come across, or actively seek out, include building teams, building trust, and enacting change. I often bookmark things to read, watch, or listen to later, and so what’s below is not necessarily in chronological order. Included throughout the list are links to posts on my blog for content that I wanted to reflect or comment on.
Lehmann, Virginia K.B., Smallfield, Jarvis, et al (2020). The Tension of We vs. I. Inside Higher Ed.
Pant, Paula (2019). The Alter Ego Effect. Afford Anything Podcast.
View from Venus (2020). #5 – Dealing with Imposter Syndrome with Mikaela Kiner. Podcast.
Rath, Tom. (2007) Strengths Finder. New York, NY: Gallup Press.
Kahneman, Daniel. (2011) Thinking Fast and Slow. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Kohn, Alfie. (1993) Punished By Rewards. Boston, MA: Mariner Books.
Kotter, John. (2006) Our Iceberg Is Melting. New York, NY: Penguin Random House, Inc.
Rogelberg, Steven. (2018) The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Pink, Daniel. (2018) When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. Edinburgh, UK: Canongate Books. My blog post.
Lencioni, Patrick. (2005) Five Dysfunctions of a Team. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Adams, Marilee. (2004) Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 7 Powerful Tools for Life and Work. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler.
Scott, Kim. (2017) Radical Candor. St. Martin’s Press: New York, NY.
Bono Edward de. (1985) Six Thinking Hats. Boston, MA: Little Brown and company.
Stone, Douglas and Sheila Heen. (2014) Thanks for the Feedback. New York, New York: Viking. My blog post.
Berlin, Kara Logan (February 2019). 3 Ways to Be a More Effective Fundraiser. TEDx Santa Clara University.
Cano, Annemarie and Keith Whitfield. (November 22, 2019). Needed: Leadership Training for Faculty and Academic Staff. Inside Higher Ed.
Green, Alison. (November 20, 2019). My Co-workers Come by My Desk to Check on Emails Right After Sending Them. Ask a Manager. My blog post.
Dolab, Liz and Rico Gagliano. (September 30, 2019). How to Tackle Tricky Conversations at Work. Safe for Work.
Collins, James C. and Hansen, Morten (2011). Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck–Why Some Thrive Despite Them All. New York: Harper Collins. My blog post.
Green, Alison. (Originally posted March 4, 2015) “How Can I Stop Softening the Message in Tough Conversations with My Staff.” Ask a Manager.
Juarez, Adriane Herrick. “The Efficient Librarian: Productivity Strategies for the Workplace with Doug Crane.” Library Leadership Podcast. My blog post.
Gerhart, Megan. (October 14, 2019). Managing generational differences in the workplace. Inside Higher Ed.
Gladwell, Malcom. (2019). Talking to Strangers. Little, Brown and Company: Boston, MA.
Clemens, Jessica. (October 30, 2017) “Being Bold to Open Doors.” Association of College and Research Libraries.
Wraight, Sebastian, Burbules, Nicholas C., Luckman Elizabeth A., and Gunsalus, C. K. (October 24, 2019). Why listening matter for leaders. Inside Higher Ed.
Soukup, Ruth. 7 Faces of Fear. Afford Anything. Podcast episode #197.