Academic Leadership and Culture: Nally’s Reading List

Looking for some leadership insight and a new summer read? We have some great recommendations! All recommended by our seasoned Leadership Coach, Mike Nally, you are sure to find some great organizational leadership tips in these educational reads. Summaries below:

  1. The Farther Reaches of Human Nature by Abraham H. Maslow.  This is a great book for people interested in the science and psychology of leadership! Maslow takes a look at the complexities of the human brain through the empirical methods of science and blends it with a philosophical approach. This book includes essays on biology, synergy, creativity, cognition, self-actualization, and the hierarchy of needs, all critical topics of transformational leadership!
  2. On Becoming a Leader by Bennis Warren. This book is for leaders who want to push themselves to the next level. Warren gives insightful advice on how to become the leader you have always wanted to be through self-expression rather than proving yourself. This is a great read for inspiring change from within!
  3. Managing in the Next Society by Peter Drucker. This read is a collection of Drucker’s most impressive and insightful work he has created over the years. The main topics he covers are business issues that society is faced with, how to handle them, and how to be a proactive executive. A great read for those trying to strengthen their business mindset!
  4. Reframing Organizations by Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal. This read includes a comprehensive guide on understanding organizational structures, management models, and tips on how to apply this knowledge towards the achievement of a company.
  5. Leadership in Organizations by Gary Yukl. This is a great book for professionals interested in learning about the science of leadership. Yukl takes a look at effective organizational leadership through theory and practice. With a critical eye, this book explains and gives insight into the popular theories of leadership.

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