Friday, July 28, 2017

My Leadership Shelf UPDATED

I realized that it was time to update my leadership shelf from January. So many amazing books out there I've had the chance to read since then! Also pretty pumped to be a co-author of my very own leadership book as well! Such a joy and honor to write Lead Like a PIRATE: Make School Amazing for Students and Staff with Shelley Burgess! Can't wait to keep finding more book treasures.

Happy Reading,

I recently saw a request on Twitter for a list of Leadership Must Reads. I am literally addicted to reading, so I knew my list wouldn't fit on a tweet. Here are a few of the book, in random order, that have shaped me as a leader. Of course I realize I may be missing a few. Always adding more to my collection and will update soon!

What I'm Reading Now
  • Disruptive Thinking by Kylene Beers and Robert Probst
  • Empower by John Spencer and AJ Juliani
  • UnSelfie by Michele Borba
  • SocialLEADia by Jennifer Casa-Todd
What's Up to Read Soon
  • The Power of Positive Leadership by Jon Gordon
  • Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
  • Ditch That Homework by Matt Miller and Alice Keeler
  • Spark Learning by Ramsey Musallam
  • Unmapped Potential by Julie Hasson and Missy Lennard
  • The Coach Approach to School Leadership by Jessica Johnson, Shira Liebowitz & Kathy Perret
The Books That Are Always on My Desk
  • Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess 
  • The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon
  • What Great Teachers Do Differently by Todd Whitaker
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
  • Visible Learning by John Hattie
  • Move Your Bus by Ron Clark
  • Start with Why by Simon Sinek
  • 101 Ways to Create REAL Family Engagement by Steven Constantino
General Leadership 
  • The Innovator's Mindset by George Couros 
  • You Win in the Locker Room First by Jon Gordon and Mike Smith
  • Anything at all by Patrick Lencioni 
  • Drive by Daniel Pink
  • Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (well and anything Malcolm Gladwell)
  • What to Do When It's Your Turn (and it's always your turn) by Seth Godin
  • Purple Cow by Seth Godin
  • Mastering the Media by Julie Smith
  • Creating Magic by Lee Cockerell
  • The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader by John C. Maxwell
  • FISH: A Remarkable way to Boost Morale and Improve Results by Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul and John Christensen
  • Positive Words, Powerful Results by Hal Urban
  • Mindset by Carol Dweck
  • Strengths Based Leadership by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie
  • Switch by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  • A Sense of Urgency by John P. Kotter
  • Renegade Leadership by Brad Gustafson
  • Escaping the School Leader's Dunktank by Rebecca Coda and Rick Jetter
  • Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott Berkun
The Craft of the Principalship
  • Transforming School Culture by Anthony Muhammad
  • Leading Change in Your School by Doug Reeves
  • The Ten-Minute Inservice by Todd Whitaker and Annette Breaux
  • Shifting the Monkey by Todd Whitaker
  • Choice Words by Peter H. Johnston
  • Results Now by Mike Schmoker
  • The Principal by Michael Fullan
  • Leaders of Learning by Richard DuFour and Robert J. Marzano
  • School Culture Rewired by Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker
  • School Culture Recharged by Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker
  • The Collaborative Administrator by Solution Tree (compilation of authors)
  • Digital Leadership & Uncommon Learning by Eric Sheninger
Pure Inspiration
  • Kids Deserve It! by Adam Welcome & Todd Nesloney
  • The Promise of a Pencil by Adam Braun
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • Wonder by RJ Palacio
  • The Man Who Loved Clowns by June Rae Wood
  • The Zen Teacher by Dan Tricarico 
Thinking Outside of the Box
  • Pure Genius by Don Wettrick
  • Ditch That Textbook by Matt Miller
  • Learn Like a PIRATE by Paul Solarz
  • Play Like a PIRATE by Quinn Rollins
  • Shift This by Joy Kirr
Building a Better School
  • Instant Relevance by Denis Sheren
  • Building School 2.0 by Chris Lehmann & Zac Chase
  • What's Under Your Cape by Barbara Gruener
  • The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller
  • Teacher Teams that Get Results by Gayle Gregory and Lin Kuzmich
  • Visible Learning by John Hattie
  • Improving Student Achievement by Terri Martin and Tim Brown
  • Whatever it Takes Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker and Gayle Karhanek
  • ANYTHING by Doug Fischer and Nancy Frey but especially love Checking for Understanding and Rigorous Reading
  • Simplifying RTI by Austin Buffum, Mike Mattos and Chris Weber
  • The Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo
  • Reading in the Wild by Donalyn Miller
  • Launch by AJ Juliani and John Spencer
  • Shattering the Perfect Teacher Myth by Aaron Hogan (perfect for new teachers!)
  • Visible Learning for Mathematics by John Hattie, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey
  • Visible Learning for Literacy by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey and John Hattie
  • Mathematical Mindsets by Jo Boaler
  • Start.Right.Now. by Todd Whitaker, Jeff Zoul and Jimmy Casas
  • Hacking Project Based Learning by Ross Cooper and Erin Murphey
I'm sure that I will have more to add soon! Happy Reading!