Unleashing Leadership Potential
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A. Introduction

"What defines leadership?" "Who are leaders?" "Why is leadership important?" Individuals daily ask these questions because more often than not, they have masked their leadership potential. Individuals must understand the principles of leadership to be a successful leader. These individuals can use this research guide as well as practical application to learn how to understand and unleash their own leadership potential.

B. Subject Headings and Shelf Numbers   

Library of Congress

  • Ability
  • Applied Psychology
  • Community Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Social Psychology

Shelf Numbers: BF637.L4, HD57.7, HM1661

Dewey Decimal System

  • Leadership
  • Executive Ability
  • Public Administration
  • Leadership Role of Chief Executives
  • Psychology of Leadership

Shelf Numbers: 158.4, 303.34, 352.236, 352.39, 658.409

C. Frequently Mentioned Texts

Primal Leadership by Daniel Goleman

Credibility by James M. Kouzes

Developing the Leader within Youby John C. Maxwell

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

Leadership 101by John C. Maxwell

The 360° Leader by John C. Maxwell

Being a Leader by Robin Nelson

E. Magazines or Newspapers
  • Business Week
  • Fast Company
  • Forbes
  • Fortune
  • Magazines of specific industry offer leadership development columns occasionally.
F. Internet Resources
  • About.com/Leadership - Collective articles on Leadership
  • Leader Values - Offers links to important topics of leadership such as Careers, Organization, Trust, etc.
  • Inter Link - Leadership Assessment Tool
  • PIB- Leadership Assessment Tool
  • Search Engine Topics to search for:
    • Leadership
    • Leadership Development
    • Developing Leadership Skills
    • Leadership Assessment
Prepared by K Bradford
Updated March 2013