RLF 2008 Book List

The Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) is an intensive, nine-month leadership development program presented by the Society for Information Management, focused on creating authentic leaders.

This is their 2008 book list, which I re-publish with the disclaimer that I like book lists, even though – as with their 2007 list – some of these choices would not be mine…

  1. Adler: How to Read a Book
  2. Boyatzis & McKee: Resonant Leadership: Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others through Mindfulness, Hope and Compassion
  3. Kotter: Heart of Change
  4. Canton: The Extreme Future
  5. Buckingham: First Break all the Rules
  6. Dotlich, Noel and Walker: Leadership Passages
  7. Heather & Heath: Made to Stick
  8. DePree: Leadership is an Art
  9. Frankl: Man’s Search for Meaning
  10. Friedman: The World is Flat
  11. George: Authentic Leadership
  12. Nair: A Higher Standard of Leadership: Lessons from the Life of Gandhi
  13. Goleman: Working with Emotional Intelligence
  14. Hammerschlag: The Theft of the Spirit
  15. Jamison: Nibble Theory
  16. Lencioni: Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team
  17. Lencioni: Death by Meeting: A Leadership Problem about Solving the most Painful Problem in Business
  18. Machiavelli: The Prince
  19. Mackenzie: Orbiting the Giant Hairball
  20. Bridges: Managing Transitions
  21. O’Toole: Creating the Good Life
  22. Patterson: Crucial Conversations
  23. Useem: Leadership Moment
  24. Shafir: The Zen of Listening
  25. Jaworski, Synchronicity
  26. Kouzes and Postner: A Leader’s Legacy
  27. Wallis: Two Old Women
  28. Whyte: The Heart Aroused
  29. Smith: Penguin State of the World Atlas
  30. Hall: Speed Lead

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