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Leadership Institute Library


Looking to develop your leadership skills, manage your time so that you can be effective, or just get a handle on your student organization? The Leadership Institute Library is for you! There are a number of resources available to help you and others around you develop into strong, capable and more effective leaders.

The Leadership Institute Library hosts a variety of texts and films to meet any leadership need you may have. Resources can be reserved in the Leadership Institute, LBJ Student Center, room 5-8.1. Staff, faculty, and students may check out any item free of charge for two weeks. They can renew the materials twice after the due date for an additional week each renewal. Renewal requsts can be submitted via email,

Readings for Diversity and Social Justice
Edited by: Maurianne Adams, Warren J. Blumenfeld, Carmelita (Rosie) Castañeda, Heather W. Hackman, Madeline L. Peters, and Ximena Zúñiga

No Impact Man
Colin Beavan

Reframing Organizations
Lee G. Bolman, Terrence E. Deal

Emotional Intelligence 2.0
Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves

Lyndon B. Johnson and the Transformation of American Politics
John L. Bullion

Good to Great
Jim Collins

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Stephen R. Covey

The Moral Underground: How Ordinary Americans Subvert an Unfair Economy
Lisa Dodson

Management Challenges for the 21st Century
Peter F. Drucker

The Power of Ted
David Emerald

Choosing Civility
P.M. Forni

Images of Organization
Gareth Morgan

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Malcolm Gladwell

Goodbye to a River
John Graves

Servant Leadership
Robert K. Greenleaf

Unusually Excellent: The Necessary Nine Skills Required for the Practice of Great Leadership
John Hamm

Spark: Transform Your World, One Small Risk at a Time
Jason Jaggard

Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow
Craig E. Johnson

Women & Leadership
Barbara Kellerman, Deborah L. Rhode

Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference
Susan Komives, Nance Lucas, Timothy R. McMahon

Leadership For a Better World
Susan Komives, Wendy Wagner

Encouraging the Heart
James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner

The Student Leadership Challenge
James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner

The Truth About Leadership
James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner

Moral Intelligence 2.0
Doug Lennick, Fred Kiel

Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists
Courtney E. Martin

Visionary Leadership
Burt Nanus

Students Helping Students: A Guide for Peer Educators on College Campuses
Fred B. Newton, Steven C. Ender

Celebrating the Third Place: Inspiring Stories about the "Great Good Places" at the Heart of Our Communities
Ray Oldenburg, Editor

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
Daniel H. Pink

Do the Right Thing: Living Ethically in an Unethical World
Thomas G. Plante

Strengths Finder 2.0
Tom Rath

Fierce Conversations
Susan Scott

Fierce Leadership
Susan Scott

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for College Students
Marcy Levy Shankman, Scott J. Allen

Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency
Mark K. Updegrove

Zoot Suit and Other Plays
Luis Valdez

A 21st Century Ethical Toolbox
Anthony Weston

Elie Wiesel

The Art of Possibility
Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander

Connections: Lyndon B. Johnson in San Marcos
Texas State University

Student Leadership Practices Inventory
Kouzes & Posner

Reengineering Education with Quality
Stanley J. Spanbauer, Ph.D.

Leadership Energy
David Cottrell

Tuesday Morning Coaching
David Cottrell

Alan Berkowitz, Ph.D.

Principle-Centered Leadership
Stephen R. Covey

Educating by Design
C. Carney Strange & James H. Banning

Creating Learning Communities
Nancy S. Shapiro & Jodi H. Levine

The World Leader's Curriculum Facilitator Workbook
Joshua Fredenburg

Frames of Mind
Howard Gardner

The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation
Jonathan Hennessey

Let your Leadership Speak
Lenny Dave, Dr. Will Keim, & David Coleman

Motivating the Middle
T.J. Sullivan

101 Things to do Before you Graduate
Patricia Hudak & Jullien Gordon

Cognitive Development: Its Cultural and Social Foundations
A. R. Luria

Stories of the Courage to Teach
Sam M. Intrator

Do the Right Thing
Thomas G. Plante

How the Way we Talk can Change the Way we Work
Robert Kegan & Lisa Laskow Lahey

Business as Unusual
Price Pritchett & Ron Pound

The OZ Principle
Roger Connors, Tom Smith, & Craig Hickman

Developing Critical Thinkers
Stephen D. Brookfield

Developing the Leader Within You
John C. Maxwell

Leadership Theory and Practice
Peter G. Northouse

Who Moved my Cheese?
Spencer Johnson

Leadership Promises for Every Day
John C. Maxwell

Strengths Finder 2.0
Tom Rath

Stephen C Lundin, Harry Paul, & John Christensen

Tao of Leadership
John Heider

Thinking Strategically
Avinash K. Dixit & Barry J. Nalebuff

How Full is Your Bucket?
Tom Rath & Donald Clifton

Action Research
Ernest T. Stringer

Service, Prosperity, and Sanity
Earl Maxwell

Leading Learning Organizations
Casey Reason

Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership, 2nd Edition
Craig E. Johnson

Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership, 3rd Edition
Craig E. Johnson

Leadership for a Better World: Understanding the Social Change Model of Leadership Development
Susan R. Komives, Wendy Wagner, and Associates

This is Not a Fire Drill: Crisis Intervention and Prevention on College Campuses
Rick A. Myer, Richard K. James, & Patrice Moulton

The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration, 2nd Edition
Margaret J. Barr, Mary K. Desler, and Associates

The Wounded Leader: How Real Leadership Emerges in Times of Crisis
Richard H. Ackerman & Pat Maslin-Ostrowski

Overcoming Heterosexism and Homophobia: Strategies that Work
Edited by: James T. Sears & Walter L. Williams

"And don't call me a racist!"
Selected and Arranged by: Ella Mazel

Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men
Michael Kimmel

From Texas to the World and Back
Edited by: Mark Busby & Dick Heaberlin

The Impossible will Take a Little While
Edited by: Paul Rogat Loeb

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't
Jim Collins

The College Union Idea, 2nd Edition
Edited by: Porter Butts, Elizabeth Beltramini, Mark Bourassa, Patrick Connelly, Robert Meyer, Sue Mitchell, Jeannette Smith, & TJ Willis

Choosing a College Major
Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.

The New Heroes: Their Bottom Line is Lives
Sisters of '77
Dreams of Equality
The Princeton Review Publications
Graduate Admissions Guide

Faculty/Staff Download (secure log-in required)
Student Leaders Struggling: When the Best and Brightest Need Help