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Recommended Reading

These are Books, Articles, Blogs, and more LIGHT Leadership Institute members have suggested as good to visit for ideas in building your own version of LIGHT.

Autry, J. (2001) The Servant leader. Roseville, CA: Prima.
Bennis, W. (1989). On becoming a leader. Reading. MA: Addison-Wesley.
Bodssidy, L. & Charan, R. (2002). Execution: The discipline of getting things done. New York, NY: Random House-Crown.
George B., & Sims, P. (2007). True north: Discover your authentic leadership. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 9780787987510.
Greenleaf, R. K. (1977). Servant leadership: A journey into the nature of legitimate power and greatness. New York, NY: Paulist Press.
Johnson, C.E. (2009). Meeting the ethical challenges of leadership: Casting light or shadow (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Jenkins, D. (1972). Semi-Tough. New York, NY: Signet.
Keegan, J (1987). The mask of command. New York, NY: Penguin.
Northouse, P. (2007). Leadership theory and practice (Fourth edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Send us your favorite.  Here are some starters:

Argyris, C. (2002). Teaching smart people how to learn. Reflections, 4(2), 4-15. doi:10.1162/152417302762251291

Arthur, W., Day, J., Jaworski, J., Jung, M., Nonaka, I., Scharmer, C., et al. (2002). Illuminating the blind spot. Leader to Leader, 2002(24), 11-14.

Barling, J., Christie, A., & Turner, N. (2008). Pseudo-transformational leadership: Towards the development and test of a model. Journal of Business Ethics, 81(4), 851-861. doi:10.1007/s10551-007-9552-8.

Bartram, D. (2005). The great eight competencies: A criterion-centric approach to validation. Journal of Applied Psychology, 90(6), 1185-1203.

Bass, B. M. (1999). Two decades of research and development in transformational leadership. European Journal of Work & Organizational Psychology, 8(1), 9-32. doi:10.1080/135943299398410

Bass, B. M., & Steidlmeier, P. (1999). Ethics, character, and authentic transformational leadership behavior. Leadership Quarterly, 10(2), 181–218.

Becker, G. (2007). The Competitive Edge of Moral Leadership. International Management Review, 3(1), 50-71.

Beinecke, R. (2009). Introduction: Leadership for Wicked Problems. Innovation Journal, 14(1), 1-17.

Bennis, W. (2007). The challenges of leadership in the modern world: Introduction to the special issue. American Psychologist, 62(1), 2-5. doi:10.1037/0003-066X.62.1.2.

Bennis, W. (2004). The Seven Ages of the Leader. Harvard Business Review, 82(1), 46-53.

Bennis, W. (1984). The 4 competencies of leadership. Training and Development, 38(8), 14–19.

Blake, R. R., & Mouton, J. S. (1967). The managerial grid in three dimensions. Training & Development Journal, 21(1), 2.

Blake, R. R., & Mouton, J. S. (1982). How to choose a leadership style. Training & Development Journal, 36(2), 38.

Blanchard, K. (2008). Situational leadership. Leadership Excellence, 25(5), 19-19.

Boyum, G. (2008). The historical and philosophical influences on Greenleaf's concept of servant leadership: Setting the stage for theory building. Online Submission.

Brown, M. & Trevino, L. (2006). Ethical leadership: A review of and future directions. Leadership Quarterly 17(5), 595-616.

Caldwell, C. (2009). Identity, self-awareness, and self-deception: Ethical implications for leaders and organizations. Journal of Business Ethics: Supplement, 90, 393-406.

Capretta, C., Clark, L., & Guangrong, D. (2008). Executive derailment: Three cases in point and how to prevent it. Global Business & Organizational Excellence, 27(3), 48-56. doi:10.1002/joe.20203.

Cawthon, D. L. (1996). Leadership: The great man theory revisited. Business Horizons, 39(3), 1.

Clements, C. & Washbush, J. (1999). The two faces of leadership: Considering the dark side of leader-follower dynamics. Journal of Workplace Learning, 11(5), 170-175.

Clemmer, J. (1999). Growing the distance: Timeless principles for personal, career, and family success. Canadian Manager, 24(2) 10–13.

Conger, J. A. (1990). The dark side of leadership. Organizational Dynamics, 19(2), 44–55.

Conger, J. A. (2002, November 29). Danger of delusion: The qualities that make leaders great can also cause their downfall. Success and self-confidence often breed narcissism and a sense of infallibility: Surveys edition. Financial Times, p. 04.

Conger, J. A. (2004). Developing leadership capability: What's inside the black box? Academy of Management Executive, 18(3), 136-144.

Davis, James H, Schoorman, F David, & Donaldson, Lex. 1997). Toward a stewardship theory of management. Academy of Management. The Academy of Management Review, 22(1), 20-47.

Drath, W., McCauley, C., Palus, C., Van Velsor, E., O'Connor, P., & McGuire, J. (2008). Direction, alignment, commitment: Toward a more integrative ontology of leadership. The Leadership Quarterly 19, 635–653.

Drucker, P. (2004, November). What makes an effective executive. Harvard Business Review, 82(6), 58–63.

Goleman, D. (2004) What makes a leader?. Harvard Business Review, 82(1), 82–91.

Gosling, J. & Mintzberg, H. (2003). The five minds of a manager. Harvard Business Review November, 81(11), 54–63.

Graeff, C. L. (1983). The situational leadership theory: A critical view. Academy of Management Review, 8(2), 285-291.

Graeff, C. (1997, Summer). Evolution of situational leadership theory: A critical review. Leadership Quarterly, 8(2), 153.

Gregersen, H. B., Morrison, A. J., & Black, J. S. (1998). Developing leaders for the global frontier. Sloan Management Review, 40(1), 21–32.

Harter, N. (2006). Leadership as the promise of simplification. Emergence: Complexity & Organization, 8(4), 77-87.

Harvey, J.C. Jr. (2010). The Commander’s Thinking Corner.

Heifetz, R., & Laurie, D. (2001). The work of leadership. Harvard Business Review, 79(11), 131–140.

Hemp, P. (2008). Where Will We Find Tomorrow's Leaders?. Harvard Business Review, 86(1), 123-129.

Higgs, M. (2009). The good, the bad and the ugly: Leadership and narcissism. Journal of Change Management, 9(2), 165-178. doi:10.1080/14697010902879111.

Hill, (2004). New Manager development for the 2st century. Academy of Management Executive, 18(3), 121-126.

Hogan, R., & Kaiser, R. (2005). What We Know About Leadership. Review of General Psychology, 9(2), 169-180. doi:10.1037/1089-2680.9.2.169.

Howell, J., & Avolio, B. (1992). The ethics of charismatic leadership: Submission or liberation? Executive (19389779), 6(2), 43-54.

Humphreys, J., Zhao, D., Ingram, K., Gladstone, J., & Basham, L. (2010). Situational narcissism and charismatic leadership: A conceptual framework. Journal of Behavioral & Applied Management, 11(2), 118-136.

Lombardo, M. M. (1982). How do leaders get to lead? Issues & Observations, 2(1), 1-4.

Lombardo, M., & Eichinger, R. (1989). Becoming an Active Learner. Preventing Derailment: What to Do Before It's Too Late, 38-41.

Lombardo, M., & McCall Jr., M. (1983). Great Truths That May Not Be. (cover story). Issues & Observations, 3(1), 1-4.

Lord, R., & Hall, R. (2005). Identity, deep structure and the development of leadership skill. Leadership Quarterly, 16(4), 591-615. doi:10.1016/j.leaqua.2005.06.003.

Luthans, F., Luthans, K.W., Hodgetts, R.M., and Luthans, B.C. (2001) Positive Approach To Leadership (PAL) Implications for Today's Organizations. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. 8(2), 3-20.

Mount, M., Barrick, M., & Stewart, G. (1998). Five-Factor Model of personality and Performance in Jobs Involving Interpersonal Interactions. Human Performance, 11(2/3), 145.

Nur, Y. A. (2009). Business as mission: The spirit of leadership. Business Renaissance Quarterly, 4(1), 45-62.

Novicevic, M. M., Harvey, M. G., Buckley, M. R., Brown, J. A., & Evans, R. (2006). Authentic leadership: A historical perspective. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies (Baker College), 13(1), 64-76.

Odiorne, G. (1987). Measuring the unmeasurable: Setting standards for management performance. Business Horizons, 30(4), 69.

Polsfuss, C., & Ardichvili, A. (2009). State-of-Mind as the Master Competency for High-Performance Leadership. Organization Development Journal, 27(3), 23-33.

Popper, M. (2004). Leadership as relationship. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 34(2), 107-125. doi:10.1111/j.0021-8308.2004.00238.x

Quinn, R. E. (2005). Moments of greatness. (cover story). Harvard Business Review, 83(7), 74-83.

Rickover, H.G. (1981). Letter to the editor. Proceedings of the U.S. Naval Institute, 105(1), 12.

Sankar , Y. (2003). Character not charisma is the critical measures of leadership excellence. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 9(4), 45.

Sendelbach, Neil B. (1993). The Competing Values Framework for Management Training and Development: A Tool for Understanding Complex Issues and Tasks. Human Resource Management (1986-1998),32(1),75.

Singh, J. (2008). Impostors masquerading as leaders: Can the contagion be contained? Journal of Business Ethics (82), 733–745. DOI 10.1007/s10551-007-9588-9.

Spears, L. C. (2009). Servant leadership. Leadership Excellence, 26(5), 20-20.

Vecchio, R. P. (1987). Situational leadership theory: An examination of a prescriptive theory. Journal of Applied Psychology, 72(3), 444-451.

Vera, D., & Crossan, M. (2004). Strategic leadership and organizational learning. Academy of Management Review, 29(2), 222-240.

Vroom, V. H., & Jago, A. G. (2007). The role of the situation in leadership. American Psychologist, 62(1), 17–24.

Wolf, G. (2010, Apr 28). The Data driven life. New York Times Magazine.

Yeon, C., & Mai-Dalton, R. (1999). The model of followers' responses to self-sacrificial leadership: An empirical test. Leadership Quarterly, 10(3), 397.

Young, M., & Dulewicz, V. (2008). Similarities and Differences between Leadership and Management: High-Performance Competencies in the British Royal Navy. British Journal of Management, 19(1), 17-32. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8551.2007.00534.x.

Zaccaro, S. J. (2007). Trait-based perspectives of leadership. American Psychologist, 62(1), 6–16. Zaleznik, A. (2004). Managers and leaders: Are they different? Harvard Business Review, 82(1), 74-81.  


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