Leadership Library

The CALL Mentorship and Leadership Development Committee is excited to introduce a new feature that we are calling the “Leadership Library”. The Committee was pleased to see so many members turn out for our leadership roundtable in January. It demonstrated that CALL members are committed to taking on strong leadership roles within their organizations, both in their places of employment and our professional associations. Our goal with this new column is to provide suggested readings to help you develop as a leader.

For our inaugural bibliography, we have decided to highlight resources designed to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses. These resources include assessment tools that are a great first step as you begin to craft your own leadership learning and development plan. In future issues, we look forward to highlighting recommended readings on specific leadership skills and traits. If there is a book or article that you have found helpful in your own development as a leader, please share your recommendations with Jamie Sommer ( or Clare Willis (

McKee, A., Boyatzis, R. E., & Johnston, F. (2008). Becoming a resonant leader: Develop your emotional intelligence, renew your relationships, sustain your effectiveness. Boston, Mass: Harvard Business School Pub.

Kaplan, R. E., & Kaiser, R. B. (2006). The versatile leader: Make the most of your strengths without overdoing it. San Francisco: Pfeiffer.

Heifetz, R. A., Grashow, A., & Linsky, M. (2009). The practice of adaptive leadership: Tools and tactics for changing your organization and the world. Boston, Mass: Harvard Business Press.

Bennis, W. G., & Goldsmith, J. (2010). Learning to lead: A workbook on becoming a leader. New York, NY: Basic Books.

West, K., Stixrud, E. & Reger, B. (2015) Assessment: What’s Your Leadership Style? Harvard Business Review.