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Amini, Fari, Richard Lannon and Thomas Lewis. A General Theory of Love. New York: Vintage Books, 2001.

Collins, Jim. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't. New York: Harper-Collins Publishers, 2001.

Covey, Stephen R. Principle Centered Leadership. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1990.

Covey, Stephen R. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1990.

Gardner, Howard, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and William Damon. Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet. New York: Basic Books, 2002.

McCall, Morgan, Michael Lombardo and Ann Morrison. Lessons of Experience: How Successful Executives Develop on the Job. New York: Free Press, 1988.

Renesch, John, ed. New Traditions in Business: Spirit and Leadership in the 21st Century. San Francisco: New Leaders Press, 1991.

Wheatley, Margaret. Leadership and the New Science. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 1992.

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Block, Peter. The Answer to How is Yes: Acting on What Matters. San Francisoco, Berrett-Koehler, 2003.

Bolman, Lee G. and Terrence E. Deal. Leading With Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1995.

Dilts, Robert. Visionary Leadership Skills: Creating a World to Which People Want to Belong. Capitola, CA: Meta Publications, 1996.

Heckler, Richard. In Search of the Warrior Spirit: Teaching Awareness Disciplines to the Green Berets. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 1990.

Jaworski, Joseph. Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 1998.

Katzenback, Jon. Why Pride Matters More than Money. New York: Crown Business, 2003.

Rabbin, Robert. Invisible Leadership: Igniting the Soul at Work. Atlanta, GA: Acropolis Books, 1998.

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Bridges, William. Managing Transitions. Boulder, CO: Perseus Publishing, 2003.

Kouzes, Jim and Barry Posner. The Leadership Challenge: How to Keep Getting Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1995.

O’Toole, James. Leading Change: The Argument for Values-Based Leadership. New York: Ballantine Books, 1995.


Arbinger Institute. Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2000.

George, Bill. Authentic Leadership, Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003.

Goleman, Daniel, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee. Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 2002.

Koestenbaum, Peter. Leadership: The Inner Side of Greatness. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1991.

Stone, Douglas, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen. Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most. New York: Viking, 1999.

Underwood, Paula. Who Speaks for Wolf: A Native American Learning Story. San Anselmo, CA: A Tribe of Two Press, 1991.

Waugh, Barbara. Soul in the Computer: The Story of a Corporate Revolutionary. Makawao, Maui: Inner Ocean Publishing, 2001.


Charan, Ram, et al. The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership Powered Company. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000.

Collins, James C. and Jerry I. Porras. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies. New York: Harper-Collins Publishers, 1994.

Collins, Jim. “Level 5 Leadership: The Triumph of Humility and Fierce Resolve.” Harvard Business Review, Jan 2001.

Drath, Wilfred. The Deep Blue Sea: Rethinking the Source of Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001.

Hammond, Sue Annis. The Thin Book of Appreciative Inquiry. Plano, TX: Thin Book Publishing Co., 1996.

Hock, Dee. Birth of the Chaordic Age. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 1999.

Jennings, Ken and John Stahl-Wert. The Serving Leader: 5 Powerful Actions That Will Transform Your Team, Your Business, and Your Community. Berrett-Koehler, 2003.

Murphy, Emmett C. Leadership IQ: A Personal Development Process Based on a Scientific Study of a New Generation of Leaders. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1996.

Oakley, Ed and Doug Krug. Enlightened Leadership: Getting to the Heart of Change. New York: Fireside, 1994.

Zander, Rosamund Stone and Benjamin Zander. The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professsional and Personal Life. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 2000.


Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly. Good Business: Leadership, Flow and The Making of Meaning. New York: Viking, 2003.

Epictetus. The Art of Living. New York: HarperCollins, 1994.

Gardner, Howard. Leading Minds: An Anatomy of Leadership. New York: Basic Books, 1996.

Greenleaf, Robert K. Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness. New York: Paulist Press, 2002.

Maister, David. Practice What You Preach: What Managers Must Do to Create a High Achievement Culture. New York: The Free Press, 2001.

Nouwen, Henri J. The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming. New York: Doubleday, 1992.

Osbon, Diane, ed. A Joseph Campbell Companion. New York: Harper Perennial, 1991.

Tichey, N .M. and E. Cohen. The Leadership Engine: How Winning Companies Build Leaders at Every Level. New York: Harper Collins, 1997.