Leadership Library

Our Collection

The Lewis J. Burger prides itself on providing leadership resources to our students.  Below is a list of leadership and leisure reading books that you might find useful to you or your organization.  The Center is constantly adding new books to the list so check back often or stop by Harper Lower Level to see our newest offerings.  If you’re interested in checking out any of these books, stop by Student Center #28 and we can get it for you. Happy reading! 



1001 Ways to Energize Employees

Bob Nelson

101 More Training Games

Gary Kroehnert

25 Activities for Developing Team Leaders

Fran Rees

2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Review

Paul Falcone

50 Activities for Teaching - Emotional Intelligence - Level I:  Elementary

Dianne Schilling

58 ½ Ways to Improvise in Training

Paul Z. Jackson

A Passion to Lead- How to Develop Your Natural Leadership Ability

Michael Plumstead

A Social Change Model of Leadership Development, Guidebook

Higher Education Research Institute

Advising Student Groups and Organizations

Norbert Dunkel/John Schuh

Barnga - A Simulation Game on Cultural Clashes

Sivasailam Thiagarajan/Barbara Steinwach

Bowling Alone

Robert D. Putnam

Building Everyday Leadership in All Team- Promoting Attitudes and Actions for Respect and Success, A Curriculum Guide for Teachers and Youth Workers

Mariam G. MacGregor

Charisma - Discover and Unleash Your Hidden Powers

Doe Lang, PH. D.

College 101 - A First-Year Reader

John D. Lawry

College- We Make the Road by Walking

Margit Misangyi Watts

Common Fire- Leading Lives of Commitment in a Complex World

Laurent A. Parks Daloz, Cheryl H. Keen, James P. Keen, Sharon Daloz Parks

Common Sense Leadership - A Handbook for Success as a Leader

Roger Fulton

Cowstails and Cobras II - A Guide to Games, Initiatives, Ropes Courses & Adventure Curriculum

Karl Rohnke

Discovering Leadership through Service - A Workbook on Integrating Service Into Leadership Curriculum

Kris Binard/Lynn Heertrick Leavitt

Diversity Activities and Training Designs

Julie O'Mara

Effective Meetings - The Complete Guide

Clyde W. Burleson

Ethics in the Workplace

Craig E. Johnson

Everyday Leadership- Attitudes and Actions for Respect and Success, A Guidebook for Teens

Mariam G. MacGregor

Exploring Leadership

Susan R. Komvines, Nance Lucas, Timothy R. McMahon

Fish Sticks!  A Remarkable Way to Adapt to Changing Times and Keep Your Work Fresh

Stephen Lundin/John Christensen/Harry Paul

Fish Tales! Real-Life Stories to Help You Transform Your Workplace and Your Life

Stephen Lundin/John Christensen/Harry Paul

Fish!  A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results

Stephen Lundin/John Christensen/Harry Paul

Forgotten Angel - The Story of Lydia Moss Bradley

Allen A. Upton

Forgotten Angel - The Story of Lydia Moss Bradley

Allen A. Upton

Games Trainers Play Outdoors

Gary Kroehnert

Getting Together - Icebreakers and Group Energizers

Lorraine Ukens

Good to Great

Jim Collins

Handbook for Student Leadership Programs

Susan R. Komvines, John P. Dugan, Julie E. Owen, Craig Slack, Wendy Wagner

Hesselbein on Leadership

Frances Hesselbein

I Believe - What Do You Believe?

Curtis Zimmerman

Icebreakers- A Sourcebook of Games, Exercises and Simulations

Ken Jones

Influence without Authority

Allan R. Cohen, David L. Bradford

Leaders Who Dare - Pushing the Boundaries

Linda L. Lyman/Dianne E. Ashby/Jenny S. Tripses

Leadership Magic - Practical Tools for Creating Extraordinary Organizations

Ben Valore-Caplan

Leadership- Research Findings, Practice, and Skills

Andrew J. DuBrin

Leading from the Heart- The Passion to Make a Difference

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Leading with Soul- An Uncommon Journey of Spirit

Lee G. Bolman, Terrence E. Deal

Learning Reconsidered- A Practical Guide to Implementing a Campus-Wide Focus on the Student Experience

ed. Richard P. Keeling

Lessons in Leadership Facilitator's Guide

Peter F. Drucker

Lessons in Leadership Workbook

Peter F. Drucker

Lifetime Plan for Success - How to Win Friends & Influence People.  How to Stop Worrying & Start Living

Dale Carnegie


Seth Godin

Moral Authority in Young Adulthood

Ralph L. Mosher, David Connor, Katherine M. Kalliel, James M. Day, Norma Yokota, Mark R. Porter, John M. Whiteley

Motivating People

Robert Heller

No More Ramen- The 20-something's Real World Survival Guide

Nicholas Aretakis

Now, Discover Your Strengths

Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D


Malcolm Gladwell

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Fifth Edition

American Psychological Association

Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers

Brian Cole Miller

Reframing Organizations, Fourth Edition- Artistry, Choice, and Leadership

Lee G. Bolman, Terrence E. Deal

Reframing Organizations, Third Edition- Artistry, Choice, and Leadership

Lee G. Bolman, Terrence E. Deal

Research Design, Second Edition- Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches

John W. Creswell

Sanborn on Success

Mark Sanborn

Signs of Hope- In Praise of Ordinary Heroes

ed. Jon Wilson, Kimberly Ridley

Silver Bullets - A Guide to Initiative Problems, Adventure Games and Trust Activities

Karl Rohnke


Julie Burstein

Students Against Sweatshops

Liza Featherstone, United Students Against Sweatshops

Success One Day At A Time

John C. Maxwell

Successful Assertive Management

Ken Lawson

Successful Leadership Skills

Ken Lawson

TeamThink - Using the Sports Connection to Develop, Motivate, and Manage a Winning Business Team

Don Martin

Teamwork from the Inside Out- Exercises and Tools for Turning Team Performance Inside Out

Susan Nash, Courtney Bolin

The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women - A Portable Mentor

Gail McMeekin

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Stephen R. Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Stephen R. Covey

The 8th Habit- From Effectiveness to Greatness

Stephen R. Covey

The Advantage

Patrick Lencioni

The Art of Living Consciously - The Power of Awareness to Transform Everyday Life

Nathaniel Branden

The Big Book of Leadership Games - Quick, Fun Activities to Improve Communication, Increase Productivity and Bring Out the Best in Your Employees

Vasudha K. Deming

The Big Book of Meeting Games- 75 Quick, Fun Activities for Leading Creative, Energetic, Productive Meetings

Marlene Caroselli

The Big Book of Presentation Games- Wake-Em-Up Tricks, Ice Breakers, and Other Fun Stuff

Edward Scannell, John Newstrom

The Big Book of Team Building Games - Trust-Building Activities, Team Spirit Exercises, and Other Fun Things to Do

Nohn Newstrom & Edward Scannell

The Celestine Prophecy

James Redfield

The Center for Creative Leadership Handbook for Leadership Development

Cynthia McCauley/Russ Moxley/Ellen Velsor

The Complete Games Trainers Play- 287 Ready-to-Use Training Games PLUS the Trainer's Resource Kit

John W. Newstrom

The Conscience of the Campus - Case Studies in Moral Reasoning Among Today's College Students

Joseph Dillon Davey/Linda DuBois Davey

The Dance of Change

Peter Senge

The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook - Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization

Peter M. Senge, Art Kleiner, Charlotte Roberts, Richard B. Ross, Bryan J. Smith

The Hero Within- Six Archetypes We Live By

Carol S. Pearson

The Portable 7 Habits - Purpose - Focusing on What Matters Most

Franklin Covey

The Power of Leadership

John C. Maxwell

The Road Less Traveled - A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth

M. Scott Peck, M.D.

The Time Trap - The New Version of the Classic Book on Time Management

Alec Mackenzie

The World Café- Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations that Matter

Juanita Brown, David Isaacs

The World's Most Powerful Leadership Principle - How to Become A Servant Leader

James C. Hunter

True to Ourselves - A Celebration of Women Making a Difference

Nancy M. Neuman

Visual Thinking- Tools for Mapping Your Ideas

Nancy Margulies, Christine Valenza

When Hope and Fear Collide- A Portrait of Today's College Student

Arthur Levine, Jeanette S. Cureton

Wherever You Go There You Are -Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

Jon Kabat-Zinn