Leadership Reading List

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Leadership Can Be Taught by Sharon Daloz Parks
The Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer
Luther on Vocation by Gustaf Wingren

Leadership Classics
Execution: The Disicpline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan
Leadership by James McGregor Burns
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by James Collins and Jerry Porras
Leaders: Strategies for Taking Charge by Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus
Leadership and the New Science: Learning About Organizations from an Orderly Universe by Margaret Wheatley
In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies by Thomas Peters and Robert Waterman
The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization by Peter Senge
Stewardship: Choosing Service over Self-Interest by Peter Block
Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness by Robert Greenleaf
Leadership is an Art by Max DePree
Good to Great by Jim Collins
On Leadership by John W. Gardner
The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes & Barry Posner

Leadership Through Lutheran Lenses
(bibliography from talk presented at the Texas District - Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Educator's Conference on November 20, 2006 entitled "Leadership Through Lutheran Lenses.")
Block, P. (1996). Stewardship: Choosing service over self-interest. San Francisco: Berret-Koehler.
Block, P. (2002). The answer to how is yes: Acting on what matters. San Francisco: Berret-Koehler.
Bloomquist, K.L. & Stumme, J. R. (Eds.). (1998). The promise of Lutheran ethics. Minneapolis:
Bolman, L.G. & Deal, T.E. (1997). Reframing organizations: Artistry, choice, and leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Collins, J. C. (2001). Good to great: Why some companies make the leap and others don’t. New York: Harper Business.
Collins, J.C. (1994). Built to last: Successful habits of visionary companies. New York: Harper Business.
DePree, M. (1997). Leading without power: Finding hope in serving community. San Francisco:    Jossey-Bass.
Hagen, K. (2002). A critique of Wingren on Luther on Vocation. Lutheran Quarterly (16), 249-273.
Hall, D.J. (2003). The cross in our context: Jesus and the suffering world. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress.
Killen, P.O. & DeBeer, J. (1995). The art of theological reflection. New York: Crossroad Publishing.
Koehler, E.W.A. (1971). A summary of Christian doctrine: A popular presentation of the teachings of the Bible. St. Louis, MO: Concordia.
Kohn, A. (1999). Punished by rewards: The trouble with gold stars, incentive plans, A’s, and praise. Boston, MA: Houghton-Mifflin.
Kolb, R. &  Wengert, T.J. (2001). The book of concord: The confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press
Kolb, R. (1982). God calling ‘Take care of my people’: Luther’s concept of vocation in the Augsburg Confession and its Apology. Concordia Journal, January 1982, 4-11.
Morgan, G. (1998). Images of organizations: The executive edition. San Francisco: NBerret-Koehler.
Nouwen, H.J.M. (1971). Creative ministry. New York: Image.
Nouwen, H.J.M. (1995). In the name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian leadership.  New York: Crossroad Publishing.
Nouwen, H.J.M. (1996). Can you drink the cup? Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press.
Palmer, P. (1998a). The courage to teach. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Palmer, P. (2000). Let your life speak: Listening for the voice of vocation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Placher, W.C. (Ed.). (2005). Callings: Twenty centuries of christian wisdom on vocation. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans.
Senge, P. M. (1990). The fifth discipline: The art and practice of the learning organization. New
York: Currency Doubleday.
Senkbeil, H. (1994). Dying to live: The power of forgiveness. St. Louis, MO: Concordia
Veith, G. E. (2002). God at work: Your Christian vocation in all of life. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.
Veith, G.E. (1999). The spirituality of the cross. St. Louis, MO: Concordia.
Walther, C. F. W. (1986). The proper distinction between Law and Gospel. St. Louis, MO: Concordia.
Walther, C.F.W. (1973). God’s no and God’s yes: The proper distinction between Law and Gospel. St. Louis, MO: Concordia.
Wingren, G. (957). Luther on vocation. Philadelphia, PA: Muhlenberg.

Leadership and Complexity/Chaos Theory
Leadership and the New Science: Learning About Organization from an Orderly Universe by Margaret Wheatley
Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership by Joseph Jaworski
Rewiring the Corporate Brain: Using the New Science to Rethink How We Structure and Lead Organizations by Danah Zohar
The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki
Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos by M. Mitchell Waldrop
Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick
Life at the Edge of Chaos: Creating the Quantum Organization by Mark D. Youngblood
Emergence by Stephen Johnson
additional titles to add? send your suggestions to donald.christian@concordia.edu
Leadership Without Power
Leading Without Power by Max DePree
Stewardship: Choosing Service Over Self-Interest by Peter Block
The Answer to How is Yes: Acting on What Matters by Peter Block
Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community by Alfie Kohn
Hesselbein on Leadership by Frances Hesselbein
Leadership and Spirit: Breathing New Vitality and Energy into Individuals and Organizations by Russ Moxley
In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership by Henri Nouwen
The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life by Parker Palmer
Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future by Margaret Wheatley
A Simpler Way by Margaret Wheatley
The Trusted Leader: Bringing Out the Best in Your People and Your Company by Robert Galford & Anee Siebold Drapeau
Building Community in Schools by Thomas Sergiovanni
additional titles to add? send your suggestions to donald.christian@concordia.edu

Leadership and Interagency Collaboration
Getting Agencies to Work Together by Eugene Bardach
Working Across Boundaries by Russell Linden
Mastering the Art of Creative Collaboration by Robert Hargrove
The Collaboration Challenge by James Austen
Collaborating: Finding Common Ground for Multiparty Properties by Barbara Gray
Working Together? Grounded Perspectives on Interagency Collaboration by Amee Adkins, Catherine Awsumb, George Noblitt & Penny Richards
Nexus: Small Worlds and the Groundbreaking Science of Networks by Mark Buchanan
Restructuring Schools for Collaboration: Promises and Pitfalls by Diana Pounder
Collaborative Leadership by Hank Rubin
Organizing Geniuus: The Secrets of Creative Collaboration by Warren Bennis and Patricia Ward Bierderman
Leadership Ensemble: Lessons in Collaborative Management form the World's Only Conductorless Orchestra by Harry Seifter and Peter Economy
Collaborative Leadership by David Chrislip & Carl Larson
Partnering in Action: A Guide for Building Successful Collaboration across Organizational Boundaries by Diane Fasel
Creating Collaborative Advantage by Cris Huxam
Practical Evaluation for Collaborative Services by James Veale, Raymond Morley and Cynthia Erickson
Collaboration: What Makes it Work by Paul Mattessich, Marta Murray-Close, & Barbara Monsey
additional titles to add? send your suggestions to donald.christian@concordia.edu

Christian Writings that Shape Leadership
Aqua Church: Essential Leadership Arts for Piloting Your Church in Today's Fluid Culture by Leonard Sweet
Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation by Parker Palmer
The Wounded Healer by Henri Nouwen
To Know as We are Known: A Spirituality of Education by Parker Palmer
Creative Ministry by Henri Nouwen
Lion and Lamb: The Relentless Tenderness of Jesus by Brennan Manning
Renewing Your Spiritual Passion by Gordon McDonald
The Search to Belong: Rethinking Intimacy, Community and Small Groups by Joseph Myers
Compassion: A Reflection on the Christian Life by Donald McNeill, Douglas Morrison and Henri Nouwen
The Company of Strangers: Christians and the Renewal of America's Public Life by Parker Palmer
Ruthless Trust by Brennan Manning
Roaring Lambs by Bob Briner
The Promise of Lutheran Ethics edited by Karen Bloomquist and John Stumme
Can You Drink the Cup? by Henri Nouwen
The Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity and Caring by Parker Palmer
The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis
The Cross in Our Context: Jesus and the Suffering World by Douglas John Hall
Luther on Vocation by Gustaf Wingren
additional titles to add?  send your suggestions to donald.christian@concordia.edu

Understanding Economics
Nothing is Sacred by Robert Barro
The Mystery of Economic Growth by Elhanan Helpman
The Armchair Economist: Economics and Everyday Life by Steven Landsburg
Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science by Charles Wheelan
Globalization and Its Discontents by Jospeh Stiglitz
The Debt and the Deficit: False Alarms/Real Possibilities by Robert Heilbroner and Peter Bernstein
The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times and Ideas of the great Economic Thinkers by Robert Heilbroner
The Fed by Martin Mayer
Determinants of Economic Growth: A Cross-Cultural Empirical Study by Robert Barro
Field Guide to the Global Economy by Sarah Anderson and John Cavanagh
Economic Literacy: What Everyone Needs to Know About Money and Markets by Jacob DeRooy
A Student's Guide to Economics by Paul Heyne***
   ***Paul Heyne was married to my wife's aunt and is considered one of the outstanding writers and teachers in economics.  In addition, he was also an ordained Lutheran pastor.  He died of cancer in 2000. 
The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Golbalization by Thomas Friedman
The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman
The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
The Secrets of Economic Indicators by Bernard Baumohl
Economics for Dummies by Sean Masaki Flynn
additional titles to add? send your suggestions to donald.christian@concordia.edu

Leadership and the Environment
Blessed Unrest: How the largest social movement in history is restoring grace, justice and beauty to the world by Paul Hawken
Silent Spring by rachel Carson
Deep Economy: The wealth of communities and the durable future by Bill McKibben
Six Degrees: Our future on a hotter planet by Mark Lynas