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A Divider, Not a United: George W. Bush and the American People

By Gary C. Jacobson

ISBN: 978-0-205-52974-2

Written by one of the most respected scholars and writers in political science, Gary Jacobson, this book uses data to show that the partisan polarization in America today is part of a decades-long trend, and analyzes the reasons why the public is even more divided than ever along party lines about George W. Bush.

A Simpler Way

By Margaret J. Wheatley and Myron Kellner-Rogers

ISBN: 1-57675-050-7

Constructed around five major themes -- play, organization, self, emergence, and coherence -- A Simpler Way challenges the way we live and work, presenting a profound worldview.

In thoughtful, creative prose, the authors help readers connect their own personal experiences to the idea that organizations are evolving systems. With its relaxed, poetic style, A Simpler Way will help readers increase their organizing capacity and free them from the daily stress that disorganization brings.

A Teachable Moment: A Facilitator’s Guide to Activities for Processing, Debriefing, Reviewing and Reflection

By Jim Cain, Michelle Cummings, and Jennifer Stanchfield

ISBN: 0-7575-1725-X

Are you ready for your next Teachable Moment? IF you are looking for discussion and reviewing techniques that bring out the full value of adventure-based, active learning and teambuilding activities, then this book is for you! Jim Cain, Michelle Cummings and Jennifer Stanchfield bring their extensive experience in experiential, adventure-base and active learning to this resourceful book filled with more than hundred different techniques for engaging participants in meaningful processing, debriefing, reviewing and reflection activities.

A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonable Cheap Book Studying Leadership

By Brad Jackson and Ken Parry

ISBN: 978-1-4129-2846-5

Written for students who want to question what they are learning in their leadership course but are short on time, this entertaining and accessible book will be the perfect accompaniment to any course on leadership. With controversial ideas and funny stories, it covers topics that readers will recognize from their course and some new but equally important areas to challenge their thinking. Part of a highly popular new series this book will make you better able to question and understand this burgeoning field.

Army Leadership: Competent, Confident, and Agile October 2006

By Headquarters Department of the Army

Attitude is everything

By Peggy M. Anderson

ISBN: 1-56414-389-9

An invaluable guide to instantly improving the way one feels about life and about one's place in the world, this book features 265 inspirational quotations and offers a tremendous variety of creative ideas to make the way one feels about one's friends, family, workplace, and oneself more positive and rewarding every single day.

Bad Leadership: What It Is, How It, Happens, Why It, Matter

By Barbara Kellerman

ISBN: 978-1-59139-166-1

A Bold Look at the Dark Side of Leadership

How is Saddam Hussein like Tony Blair? Or Kenneth Lay like Lou Gerstner? Answer: They are, or were, leaders. Many would argue that tyrants, corrupt CEOs, and other abusers of power and authority are not leaders at all-at least not as the word is currently used. But, according to Barbara Kellerman, this assumption is dangerously naive.

A provocative departure from conventional thinking, Bad Leadership compels us to see leadership in its entirety. Kellerman argues that the dark side of leadership-from rigidity and callousness to corruption and cruelty-is not an aberration. Rather bad leadership is as ubiquitous as it is insidious-and so must be more carefully examined and better understood.

Drawing on high-profile contemporary examples-from Mary Meeker to David Koresh, Bill Clinton to Radovan Karadzic, Al Dunlap to Leona Helmsley-Kellerman explores seven primary types of bad leadership and dissects why and how leaders cross the line from good to bad. The book also illuminates the critical role of followers, revealing how they collaborate in, and sometimes even cause, bad leadership.

Daring and counterintuitive, Bad Leadership makes clear that we need to face the dark side in order to become better leaders and followers ourselves.

A Leadership for the Common Good book

Published in partnership with the Center for Public Leadership.

Becoming a Better Teacher: Eight Innovations that Work

By Giselle O. Martin-Kniep

ISBN: 0-87120-385-5

Becoming a Better Teacher provides KB12 educators with key information about some of the most effective teaching and learning tools available today--in one convenient publication. Each of the innovations has a long history of use and has been researched and evaluated in a variety of settings. Giselle Martin-Kniep chose these specific innovations because, as a whole, they foster a student-centered classroom environment that is both equitable and rigorous. In separate chapters for each topic, she addresses (1) essential questions, (2) curriculum integration, (3) standards-based curriculum and assessment design, (4) authentic assessment, (5) scoring rubrics, (6) portfolios, (7) reflection, and (8) action research. Annotated lists of recommended resources provide suggestions for further exploration of each topic. Readers new to these topics will gain a basic understanding of each and learn how to use them to create a student-centered classroom. More experienced educators can also benefit from reexamining these innovations and considering them as parts of a comprehensive whole. Numerous examples from different grade levels--along with design modules, templates, and checklists--make this an invaluable guide for teachers and administrators.

Beyond the Campus: How College and Universities Form Partnership with Their Communities

By David J. Maurrasse

ISBN: 0-415-92622-X

The role of the university and its relationship to the community has long been a highly debated topic among educators, administrators, and local business leaders. David J. Maurrasse offers a passionate appeal for community partnerships. Going further than a simple explanation of the problems at hand, Beyond the Campus offers a road map for both universities and local institutions to work together for the good of their communities.

Building People, Building Programs

By Gordon Lawrence and Charles Martin

ISBN: 978-0935652-54-3

This comprehensive resource book is an invaluable tool for beginning and experienced MBTI« practitioners alike. As a practical companion to the MBTI« Manual, this book helps you discover how to avoid ethical pitfalls, how to select the most appropriate form, administer the Indicator, score, and report results. Learn techniques and language for introducing type and type dynamics and ways to interpret results and help clients choose a best-fit type. Indepth information is also offered on how to introduce and use type effectively in an organization, with exercises to teach the applications of type. Build on the extensive experience of the authors as they discuss examples of questions you will encounter in training situations. From cover to cover, this book is an indispensable tool for MBTI professionals.

Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

By Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras

ISBN: 978-0-06-051640-6

Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies and studied each in direct comparison to one of its top competitors. They examined the companies from their very beginnings to the present day -- as start-ups, as midsize companies, and as large corporations. Throughout, the authors asked: What makes the truly exceptional companies different from the comparison companies and what were the common practices these enduringly great companies followed throughout their history?

Filled with hundreds of specific examples and organized into a coherent framework of practical concepts that can be applied by managers and entrepreneurs at all levels, Built to Last provides a master blueprint for building organizations that will prosper long into the 21st century and beyond.

Each of us is influenced by others. People of influence can include presidents, entertainers, and athletes. In Becoming a Person of Influence, Maxwell and Dornan stress that this is not something that happens instantaneously but rather, occurs in stages. The second stage of influence is motivating which includes encouraging others and communicating with them on an emotional level. Mentoring, the third stage of influence increases the bond with others by actively engaging them and making a difference in their lives. Influence can be positive or negative, depending on how one chooses to use it.