April, 23, 2019
Leadership Development

Recommended Reading List

  1. 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader - John Maxwell
  2. 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership - John Maxwell
  3. Developing the Leader Within You - John Maxwell
  4. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Steven Covey
  5. Principle Centered Leadership - Steven Covey
  6. My Grandfather’s Blessings - Rachel Naomi Reman MD
  7. On Becoming a Leader - Warren Bennis
  8. The Servant as a Leader - Robert Greenleaf
  9. The Leadership Challenge - James Kouzes/ Barry Posner
  10. Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It - James Kouzes/ Barry Posner
  11. Leadership as an Art - Max Dupree
  12. Leadership Without Easy Answers - Ron Heifitz
  13. Who Moved My Cheese - Spencer Johnson
  14. More Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers: 50 New Exercises That Get Results in Just 15 Minutes - Author: Brian Cole Miller - recommended by Omega Chapter


  1. Linsy Varughese - Clinical Recruiter for Cardinal Health
    Topic: Offers assistance in CV/Resume writing. 
    Recommended By: Upsilon Chapter (University of Houston)
    Contact: Region 6 Liaison
  2. Andrea Hardeman - HEB Recruiter
    Topic: Workshops that focus on the styles of leadership and skill development including resume building and interview tips.
    Recommended By: Upsilon Chapter (University of Houston)
    Contact: Region 6 Liaison
  3. Claudette Payne, DTM, QS - Speaker's Bureau
    Topic: Public Speaking
    Contact: Phi Chapter (University of Southern California)
  4. Bakari T. Sellers, MA, JD - South Carolina Representative District 90
    Topic: Challenges of Pursing Leadership Roles at a Young Age
    Recommendation: Charismatic speaker who addressed issues such as closing the gap between college leadership and leadership in life.  Elected to South Carolina General Assembly in 2006 at the age of 22.
    Recommended By: Beta Chi Chapter (Medical University of South Carolina)
    Contact: Region 3 Liaison
  5. Jim Withers, MD - Founder and Director of Operation Safety Net
    Topic: Operation Safety Net - Street Medicine
    Recommendation: Inspirational talk about taking medicine to the streets to help the homeless in Pittsburgh, PA since 1992.  Dr. Withers sparked a healthcare revolution that inspired other clinicians to join to help Operation Safety Net.
    Recommended By: Beta Chi Chapter (Medical University of South Carolina)
    Contact: Region 3 Liaison
  6. Cindy Grosso - Founder of the Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette
    Topic: Business Etiquette
    Recommendation: Mrs. Grosso is a corporate etiquette expert who has been a speaker and teacher on this topic for over 15 years.  Before founding this School she owned a prominent international modeling and finishing school.
    Recommended By: Beta Chi Chapter (Medical University of South Carolina)
    Contact: Region 3 Liaison


  1. LeadershipNOW - A great website with leadership articles, blogs, and an online shop that offers leadership resources at a discounted price! Use this to build up your personal leadership library or get discounts for your chapter.
  2. Leadership Wired Newsletter (free) - sign up here  Every issue contains innovative leadership articles from today's top thought leaders.
  3. Student Leadership Info free e-book The Student Leader's Field Guide by Pete Mockaitis to download.
  4. Ted.com Ideas Worth Spreading is a great way to learn from others and listen to free talks on various subjects, including leadership! Check out Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action

If you have suggestions or additions to our list, please e-mail them to the Webmaster at csdolan@umich.edu