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Book Club Information

Professional Development will not be hosting a book club for the Spring 2019 semester. Check back in the Fall of 2019. 

President Don Betz Book Collection

Recommended Reading List

Brooks, D. (2015). The road to character. New York: Random House.

Campbell, J. (1988).The power of myth. New York: Doubleday.

Cloud, H. (2006). Integrity: The courage to meet the demands of reality. New York: Collins.

Friedman, T. L. (2016). Thank you for being late. New York: Farrar, Stratus, Giroux.

Friedman, T. L. (2005). The world is flat: A brief history of the twenty-first century. New York: Farrar, Stratus, Giroux.

Hoffer, E. (1951). The true believer: Thoughts on the nature of mass movements. New York: HarperPerennial.

Johnson, S. (2018). Farsighted: How we make the decisions that matter the most. New York:  Riverhead Books.

Johnson, S. (2014). How we got to now. New York: Riverhead Books.

Johnson, S. (2010). Where good ideas comes from: The natural history of innovation. New York: Riverhead Books.

Junger, S. (2016). Tribe: On homecoming and belonging. New York: Twelve.

Kaplan, R. D. (2017). Earning the Rockies: How geography shapes America’s role in the world. New York: Random House.

Katz, B. & Bradley, J.  2013). The metropolitan revolution. Washington, D.C.:Brookings Institution Press.

Katz, B. & Nowak, J. (2017). The new localism: How cities can thrive in the age of populism. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press.

Kelly, K. (2016). The inevitable: Understanding the twelve technological forces that will shape our future.  New York: Viking.

Kelly, K. (2010). What technology wants. New York: Viking.

Kouzes, J. & Posner, B. Z. (2003). Academic administrator’s guide to exemplary leadership. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Kouzes, J. & Posner, B. Z. (2003). Credibility: How leaders gain and lose it, why people demand it. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Maxwell, J. C. (1999). The 21 indispensable qualities of a leader.  Nashville: Thomas Nelson Books.

Meacham, J. (2018). The soul of America: The battle for our better angels.  New York: Random House.

Sample, S. (2002). The Contrarian’s guide to leadership. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Sinek, S. (2009). Start with why: How great leaders inspire everyone to take action. New York: Portfolio.

Snyder, T. (2017). On Tyranny: Twenty lessons from the twentieth century.  New York: Tim Duggan Books.

Useem, M. (1998). The leadership moment: Nine true stories of triumph and disaster and their lessons for all. New York: Random House.

Useem, M. (2001). Leading up: How to lead your boss so you both win. New York: Three Rivers Press.

This book collection is located in the Leadership Lounge located in the Lillard Administration Building next to Leadership Central. Please contact Leadership Central to check out one of these books at or 974-5560.