Leadership Library

Leadership & Management

Leadership and management often require distinct and complementary skill sets, and are both critical to the leadership development process. The resources below have been identified as helpful guides to support current and aspiring leaders.

Please take full advantage of these tools and contact us to suggest resources that have been helpful to your practice. Note that the leadership library does not showcase every tool used or endorse any particular resource.

Commonly Used Authors and Texts

 School Leadership:

  • NEW! Schools That Learn- Updated & Revised by Peter Senge (2012)
  • NEW! Insights into Action: Successful School Leaders Share What Works by William Sterrett (2011)
  • Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning by Michael J. Schmoker (2011)
  • Leaders of Learning: How District, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement by Richard DuFour and Robert J. Marzano (2011)
  • Leadership for the Schoolhouse: How is it different? Why is it important? by Thomas Sergiovanni (2000)
  • Moral Imperative of School Leadership by Michael Fullan (2003)
  • Moral Leadership: Getting to the Heart of School Improvement by Thomas Sergiovanni (1992)


  • Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen, and Roger Fisher (1999)
  • Looking Together at Student Work by Tina Blyth, David Allen and Barbara Schieffelin Powell (2008)
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni (2002)
  • The Speed of Trust by Stephen Covey (2006)

Adaptive Leadership:

  • Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading by Martin Linsky & Ronald A. Heifetz (2002)
  • Leadership Without Easy Answers by Ronald A. Heifetz (1998)

Change Leadership:

  • Change Management by Jeffrey Hiatt and Timothy Creasey (2003)
  • Good To Greatby Jim Collins (2001)
  • Motion Leadership: The Skinny on Becoming Change Savvy by Michael Fullan (2009)
  • Leading in a Culture of Change by Michael Fullan ( 2003)
  • Leading Change: Step by Step by Jody Spiro (2011)
  • The Human Side of School Change: Reform, Resistance, and the Real-life Problems of Innovation by Robert Evans (1996)

Emotional Intelligence:

  • Emotional Intelligence: 10th Anniversary Edition; Why It Can Matter More than IQ by Daniel Goleman (2006)
  • Working with Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman (2000)
  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradbury, Jean Graves, and Patrick M. Lencioni (2009)

Learning Organizations:

  • Leading for Learning: How to Transform Schools into Learning Organizations by Phillip Schlechty (2009)
  • Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice & Leadership by Lee G. Boleman and Terrence E. Deal (2003)
  • The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization by Peter Senge (2006)


  • The One Minute Manager by Kenneth H. Blanchard & Spencer Johnson (1982)
  • The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership Power Company by Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter & James Noel (2011)