Crucial-Confrontationsby by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler Year Published: 2005Behind the problems that routinely plague families, teams, and organizations are individuals who either can’t or won’t deal with failed promises. In this book you will learn to permanently resolve failed promises and missed deadlines, transform broken rules and bad behaviors into productive accountability and strengthen relationships while solving problems.
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don'tby Jim Collins Year Published: October 16, 2001 Vision
Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning.
But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?
LEADERSHIP AND THE NEW SCIENCE: DISCOVERING ORDER IN A CHAOTIC WORLDby Margaret J. Wheatley Year Published: September 1, 2006 IntelligenceLeadership and the New Science launched a revolution by demonstrating that ideas drawn from quantum physics, chaos theory, and molecular biology could improve organizational performance. Margaret Wheatley called for free-flowing information, individual empowerment, relationship networks, and organizational change that evolves organically -- ideas that have become commonplace. Now Wheatley's updated classic, based on her experiences with these ideas in a diverse number of organizations on five continents, is available in paperback.
Moral Leadership: Getting to the Heart of School Improvementby Thomas J. Sergiovanni Year Published: February 28, 1996 | ISBN-10: 0787902594 | ISBN-13: Service CenteredMoral Leadership shows how creating a new leadership practice--one with a moral dimension built around purpose, values, and beliefs--can transform a school from an organization to a community and inspire the kinds of commitment, devotion, and service that can make our schools great. Sergiovanni explains the importance of legitimizing emotion and getting in touch with basic values and connections with others. He reveals how true collegiality, based on shared work and common goals, leads to a natural interdepAndence among teachers and shows how a public declaration of values and purpose can help turn schools into virtuous communities where teachers are self-managers and professionalism is considered an ideal.