Compiled by Lyn Fiscus
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There is a wealth of material available for those who are interested in furthering their knowledge of leadership and student activities. Your local bookstore’s sections on business, psychology, and self-help also have many books that are applicable. Following are a few of the many titles available.
Adams, James L. The Care and Feeding of Our Ideas: A Guide to Encouraging Creativity. Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1986.
Agor, Weston H., ed. Intuition in Organizations: Leading and Managing Productively. Newbury Park: Sage Publications, 1989.
Albert, Burt. Fat Free Meetings. Princeton, N.J.: Peterson’s, 1996.
Asimakoupoulos, Greg, John Maxwell, and Steve McKinley. The Time Crunch. Sisters, OR: Multnomah Books, 1993.
Biech, Elaine, ed. The Pfeiffer Book of Successful Team-Building Tools. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 2001.
Blanchard, Ken, and Patricia Zigarmi. Leadership and the One Minute Manager: Increasing Effectiveness through Situational Leadership. New York, NY: William Morrow, 1999.
Bothwell, Lin. The Art of Leadership. New York: Pentice Hall Press, 1983.
Bracey, Hyler, Jack Rosenblum, Aubrey Sanford, and Roy Trueblood. Managing from the Heart. New York, NY: Dell Publishing, 1990.
Butler, Susan. Non-Competitive Games. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Bethany House Publishers, 1986.
Burton, Bob. Spirit Works. Fallbrook, CA: Spirit Works, 1997.
Buzan, Tony. Use Both Sides of Your Brain. Rev. ed. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1983.
Collins, Jim. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't. New York: HarperCollins, 2001.
Cottrell, David. Monday Morning Leadership. Cornerstone Leadership, 2002.
Covey, Sean. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.
Covey, Stephen R. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
Crawford, Roger. How High Can You Bounce? New York: Bantam, 1999.
Danforth, William H. I Dare You. St. Louis: The Danforth Foundation, 1963.
Fiscus, Lyn. Adviser’s Guide to Student Activities. Indianapolis, IN: Herff Jones, 2004.
Fiscus, Lyn and Earl Reum, The Bucks $tart Here: Fundraising for Student Activities. Reston, VA: Leadership Logistics, 2007.
Fiscus, Lyn, ed. Leadership Lessons: Lessons To Lead By. Reston, VA: NASSP, 1998.
Fiscus, Lyn, ed. More Leadership Lessons. Reston, VA: NASSP, 2003.
Fiscus, Lyn, National Leadership Camp Leadership Curriculum Guide. Reston, VA: NASSP, 2003.
Fiscus, Lyn. Who Says You Can't Change the World?: A Student Leader’s Guide to Making a Difference. O'Fallon, MO: MAGIC Press, 1991.
Gerety, Ed. Combinations: Opening the Door to Student Leadership. Exeter, NH: Gerety Presentations. 2003.
Greenberg, Scott. Jump Start: Ignite Your Ability to Lead and Succeed. www.scottgreenberg.com 1999.
Heider, John. The Tao of Leadership: Leadership Strategies for a New Age. New York: Bantam Books, 1985.
Helgesen, Sally. The Female Advantage: Women’s Ways of Leadership. New York: Doubleday Currency, 1990.
Jennings, Wayne and Joe Nathan. "Startling/Disturbing Research on School Program Activities." Phi Delta Kappan (March, 1977), pp. 568-572.
Joachim, Jean C. Beyond the Bake Sale: The Ultimate School Fund-Raising Book. New York, NY: St. Martin Press. 2003
Johnson, Spencer. Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life. New York, NY: Putnam Pub Group. 1998.
Jones, Alanna. Team Building Activities for Every Group. Richland, WA: Rec Room Publishing, 1999.
Jones, Alanna. More Team Building Activities for Every Group. Richland, WA: Rec Room Publishing, 2002.
Jones, Ron. 10 Minute Lessons That Bring Learning into FOCUS. Author (email@example.com), 2004.
Kielburger, Marc and Craig Kielburger. Take Action! A Guide to Active Citizenship. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 2002.
Kivel, Paul and Creighton, Allan. Making the Peace: A 15-Session Violence Prevention Curriculum for Young People. Alameda, Calif.: Hunter House, Inc., 1997.
Kotter, John P. “What Leaders Really Do,” Harvard Business Review, May-June 1990.
Kouzes, James M. and Barry Z. Posner, Encouraging the Heart: A Leader's Guide to Rewarding and Recognizing Others. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003.
Kouzes, James M. and Barry Z. Posner, The Leadership Challenge: How to get extraordinary things done in organizations. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1990.
Lewis, Barbara. The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects. Minneapolis, MN.: Free Spirit Publishing, 1995.
Lewis, Barbara. The Kid’s Guide to Social Action. Minneapolis, MN.: Free Spirit Publishing, 1998.
Lewis, Barbara. What Do You Stand For? Minneapolis, MN.: Free Spirit Publishing, 1998.
Lesko, Wendy Schaetzel. Youth! The 26% Solution. Youthactivism.com.
Lesko, Wendy Schaetzel. No Kidding Around! America’s Young Activists Are Changing Our World. Kensington, Md.: Information USA, Inc., 1992.
Loeb, Marshall and Stephen Kindel. Leadership for Dummies. Foster City, CA: IDG Books Worldwide, Inc., 1999.
Lundin, Stephen, Harry Paul, and John Christensen. Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results. New York, NY: Hyperion Press, 2000.
MacGregor, Mariam. Leadership 101. Denver, CO: youthleadership.com. 2000.
Marx, Jeff. How To Win a High School Election. New York, NY: firstname.lastname@example.org, 1999.
Maxwell, John C. Developing the Leaders Around You. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1995.
Maxwell, John. The 21 Indispensable Qualities of A Leader. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1998.
Maxwell, John. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1999.
McDow, Roberta. Parliamentary Procedure Without Stress. (Revised) Reston, VA: NASSP, 2001.
McGinnis, Alan Loy. Bringing Out the Best in People. Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1985.
McWilliams, Peter and John-Roger, Do It!: Let’s Get Off Our Buts. Los Angeles, CA: Prelude Press, 1991.
McWilliams, Peter and John-Roger, Life 101. Los Angeles, CA: Prelude Press, 1990.
Neirenberg, Gerard I. The Art of Creative Thinking. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982.
Nilson, Carolyn. Team Games for Trainers. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1993.
Nicola, Ron. "A Guide for Starting a Student Leadership Course." Student Advocate (December, 1980), pp.5–7.
Olson, Carl. Energizers: Calisthenics for the Mind.Educational Media Corporation, 2001.
O'Toole James. Leadership A to Z: A Guide for the Appropriately Ambitious. San Francisco, CA: James O'Toole and Jossey-Bass, Inc., 1999.
Phillips, Donald T. The Founding Fathers on Leadership: Classic Teamwork in Changing Times. New York: Warner Books, 1997.
Reivich, Karen and Andrew Shatte. The Resilience Factor: 7 Keys to Finding Your Inner Strength and Overcoming Life's Hurdles. New York: Broadway Books, 2002.
Project Planning: This Is Where the Fun Starts!, Reston, VA: NASSP, 1996.
Reum, Earl, et. al. Meetings That Matter: Effective Meeting Management for Student Activities. Reston, VA: NASSP, 2007.
Reum, Earl. Organizing an Inter-Club Leadership Conference. Reston, VA: NASSP, 1999.
Rimmer, Sue and Arico, Jim, Middle Level Activities to Involve the Invisible Student, Reston, VA: NASSP, 1997.
Roberts, Wess. Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun. New York: Warner Books, 1985.
Roberts, Wess. Straight A’s Never Made Anybody Rich: Lessons in Personal Achievement. New York: Harper Collins, 1991.
Schaefer. John H. and Marcelle A. Brashear. Impact: A Guide to Public Speaking. New York: Berkley Books, 1989.
Schrumpf, Fred, Crawford, Donna, and Bodine, Richard. Peer Mediation: Conflict Resolution in Schools. Champaign, Illinois: Research Press, 1997.
Service Learning: Raising Service Projects to the Next Level, Reston, VA: NASSP, 1997.
Shoop, Robert and Edwards, Debra. How to Stop Sexual Harassment in Our Schools. Boston, Mass.: Allyn and Bacon, 1994.
Sikes, Sam, Feeding the Zircon Gorilla: And Other Teambuilding Activities. Tulsa, OK: Learning Unlimited Corp, 1995.
Sikes, Sam, Executive Marbles: And Other Teambuilding Activities, Tulsa, OK: Learning Unlimited Corp, 1998.
Sikes, Sam, Raptor and Other Teambuilding Activities, Tulsa, OK: Learning Unlimited Corp, 2003.
Silberman, Mel. 101 Ways to Make Meetings Active. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Pfeiffer. 1999.
Sinetar, Marsha. Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow: Discovering Your Right Livelihood. New York: Dell Publishing, 1987.
Smith, Perry M. Rules & Tools for Leaders: A Down-to-Earth Guide for Effective Managing. Garden City Park, NY: Avery Publishing Group, 1998.
Sugar, Steve and George Takacs. Games that Teach Teams: 21 Activities to Super-Charge Your Group. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 1999.
Student Council Handbook. Reston, VA: NASSP, 2001.
Thompson, Charles “Chic”. What A Great Idea!: Key Steps Creative People Take. New York: Harper Perennial, 1992.
VanGundy, Arthur. 101 Great Games & Activities. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 1998.
von Oech, Roger. A Kick in the Seat of the Pants: Using Your Explorer, Artist, Judge and Warrior to Be More Creative. New York: Harper & Row, 1986.
von Oech, Roger. A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative. New York: Warner Books, 1998.
Wycoff, Joyce. Mindmapping: Your Personal guide to Exploring Creativity and Problem Solving. New York: Berkley Books, 1991.
Ziglar, Zig. Top Performance: How to Develop Excellence in Yourself and Others. New York: Berkley Books, 1986.
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