VCU Libraries Leadership Resources
Building leadership capacity in the public and nonprofit sectors is a major focus for the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Policy. In response to this emphasis, VCU Libraries has been working to ensure that our collections are in tune with the curricular and research needs of Wilder School students and faculty. The library holds more than 24,000 resources related to leadership of which over 22,000 are books and ebooks and 219 are journals.
Some notable book resources include seminal works such as:
- Leadership (Burns, 1978)
- The fifth discipline: The art and practice of the learning organization (Senge, 2006)
- The servant as leader (Greenleaf, 1991).
More contemporary resources include:
- Give and take: A revolutionary approach to success (2013) and
- Originals: How non-conformists move the world (2016), both by Adam Grant
- Leaders eat last (2014) and
- Start with why: How great leaders inspire everyone to take action (2011), both by Simon Sinek.
Of course, every leadership collection should include:
- Reframing organizations: Artistry, choice and leadership (Bolman, 2013)
- The practice of adaptive leadership: Tools and tactics for changing your organization and the world (Heifetz, 2009)
- The new public leadership challenge (Grint, 2010).
Each of these resources offers a unique perspective on leadership and the challenges associated with the hard work and sacrifice needed to run effective public and nonprofit organizations. We welcome your comments about the leadership collection and encourage you to make suggestions for future additions.
by Patricia Dillon Sobczak, business and public affairs collections librarian
Image: Creative Commons