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Leadership Literature Guide

WCIU Journal: Leadership Topic

July 23, 2019

Compiled by Timothy Skinner

Timothy Skinner, MLS, is the Librarian for William Carey International University and a member of Frontier Ventures.

Timothy Skinner, MLS, is the Librarian for William Carey International University and a member of Frontier Ventures.

Library of Congress Classification

BF 637 .L4 (Applied psychology)      HD 57.7 (Management)

HN 1261 (Social psychology)            UB 210 (Military science)

Library of Congress Subject Headings

African American leadership  Christian leadership                 Command of troops Communist leadership             Community leadership Conservation leadership Discussion Educational leadership Elite (Social sciences) Executive coaching Hispanic American leadership Indian leadership Islamic leadership Jesus Christ—Leadership Jewish leadership Leadership Mexican American leadership Political leadership Recreation leadership Strategic Leader Development Inventory

 Reference Works

The Encyclopedia of Leadership, 4 vol. (2004)

The Encyclopedia of Leadership: A Practical Guide to Popular Leadership Theories and Techniques (2000)

The Palgrave Handbook of Leadership in Transforming Asia (2018)

Religious Leadership: A Reference Handbook, 2 vol. (2013)

The SAGE Handbook of Leadership (2011)


            General and Miscellaneous

Avner, Yehuda. 2010. The Prime Ministers: An Intimate Narrative of Israeli Leadership. Milford, CT: The Toby Press.

 Chemers, Martin M. 1997. An Integrative Theory of Leadership. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

_______, and Roya Aynan, eds. 1992. Leadership Theory and Research: Perspectives and Directions. San Diego: Academic Press.

Ciulla, Joanne B., ed. 2014. Ethics, the Heart of Leadership. 3rd ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Linehan, Paul Michael. 2017. The Culture of Leadership in Contemporary China: Conflict, Values, and Perspectives for a New Generation. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Mastibekor, Otambek. 2014. Leadership and Authority in Central Asia: The Ismali Community in Tajikistan. London: Routledge.

Northouse, Peter G. 2018. Leadership: Theory and Practice. 8th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Rosenbach, William E., Robert L. Taylor, and Mark A. Youndt, eds. 2012. Contemporary Issues in Leadership. 2nd ed. London: Routledge.


Akin, Daniel L. 2010. Ten Who Changed the World. Nashville: B&H.

Birdsall, Judson, ed. 2007. Living and Leading Like Jesus: Plenary Addresses from the 2006 Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering. Pasadena: William Carey Library.

Galindo, Israel, ed. 2017. Leadership in Ministry: Bowen Theory in the Congregational Context. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Griffiths, Michael. 1976. Give Up Your Small Ambitions. Chicago: Moody.

Lingenfelter, Sherwood G. 2008. Leading Cross-culturally: Covenant Relationships for Effective Christian Leadership. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic.

Loritts, Crawford W. 2009. Leadership as an Identity. Chicago: Moody.

MacArthur, John. 2019. The John MacArthur Handbook on Effective Biblical Leadership. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers.

Nouwen, Henri. 1993. In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership. New York: Crossroad.

Plueddemann, James. 2009. Leading Across Cultures. Downers Grove: IVP Academic.

Popley, H. A. 1987. K. T. Paul, Christian Leader. 2nd ed. Madras, India: Christian Literature Crusade.

Sanders, J. Oswald. 2007. Spiritual Leadership. Chicago: Moody.  

Tokunaga, Paul. 2003. Invitation to Lead: Guidance for Emerging Asian American Leaders. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press.

Books with Relevant Chapters

Anthony, Michael J., ed. 1992. Foundations of Ministry. Wheaton: Victor Books.

            Ch. 17: “Leadership Recruitment and Training.”

Gilliland, Dean S. 1983. Pauline Theology & Mission Practice. Grand Rapids: Baker.

            Ch. 8: “Growth and Care of the Community: Leadership and Worship”

Kraft, Charles H. 2001. Culture, Communication, and Christianity: A Selection of Writings by Charles H. Kraft. Pasadena: William Carey Library.

            Ch. 32: “The Bearing of the Passages in I Timothy and Titus on the Matter of Church Leadership in Polygamous Societies.”