(Click on the title to order Harvard Business Review articles)
Smart People How to Learn, by Chris Argyris. What made executive
successful up to the point they hit a wall is not necessarily what
will lead to success at the next stage. Argyris articulately unpacks
"defensive reasoning" that frequently blocks needed learning
by driven, successful people.
Leaders Really Do, by John Kotter. This article makes the definitive
distinction between "management" and "leadership".
Makes a Leader?, by Daniel Goleman. Emotional Intelligence explained.
that Gets Results, by Daniel Goleman. Further research revealing
the significant "contagious effect" of leaders' moods,
and distinguishing benefits and pitfalls of different styles of
Leadership - The Hidden Driver of Great Performance, by Daniel
Discipline of Teams, by Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith. A
preview of their pathbreaking book - a must read for any team leader.
Your Company's Vision, by Collins and Porras.
the Service Profit Chain to Work, by James Heskett, et. al.
Research focused on the question of what is the root-cause driver
of profitability more in service organizations. The answer: high
More Time - How Do You Motivate Employees?, by Frederick Herzberg.
Solid research clarifying this oft-asked question.
Oneself by Peter Drucker (HBR)
Communication That Blocks Learning by Argyris (HBR)
The Newly Appointed Leader Dilemma, Betof & Harrison Executive
Transformetrics Review 2001
Work of Leadership, Heifetz & Laurie, HBR
Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail, Kotter, HBR
Effective General Managers Really Do, Kotter, HBR
the Right Measures Help Teams Excel, Meyer, HBR
Balanced Scorecard - Measures that Drive Performance, Kaplan
& Norton, HBR
the Balanced Scorecard to Work, Kaplan & Norton, HBR