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Developing Leadership Skills

Program/Project Management Resource List #2

Revised Oct. 2011

"Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile."-Vince Lombardi

The arts of the leader and the manager are two sides of one coin. While a manager is concerned with budgets and timetables, a leader is concerned with morale and vision. Leadership has become an important art at NASA as it faces different challenges, including the end of the Space Shuttle era, the retirement of half of its civil servants, and other social, economic, and political issues, such as the drop in American scientific literacy. Useful materials may also be found in the library's webpages on Interpersonal Relations and Group Dynamics, Teams and Teamwork, Transforming Engineers and Scientists Into Managers, Ethics in the Workplace, Corporate Culture, Managerial Core Competence, Vision and Strategic Planning, and Management Communication.

All items are available at the Headquarters Library, except as noted. NASA Headquarters employees and contractors: Call x0168 or email Library@hq.nasa.gov for information on borrowing or in-library use of any of these items. Members of the public: Contact your local library for the availability of these items. NASA Headquarters employees can request additional materials or research on this topic. The Library welcomes your comments or suggestions about this webpage.


Contents: Books E-books Articles and Reports Internet Resources

Books

Clawson, James G. Level Three Leadership: Getting Below the Surface. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006.
HD57.7 .C539 2006 PPM-STACKS
 
Day, Stacey A. Leadership Practices of Project Scientists at the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Thesis (Ph. D.)--The Fielding Institute, 2003.
HD69 .P75 D38 2003 PPM-STACKS
 
Kouzes, James M., and Barry Z. Posner. The Leadership Challenge. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2002.
HD57.7 .K68 2002 PPM-STACKS
 
Mears, Mike. Leadership Elements: A Guide to Building Trust. Sevierville, TN: Insight Pub. Co., 2009.
BF637 .L4 M437 2009 PPM-STACKS
 
National Academy of Public Administration. Human Resources Management Panel. Developing the Leadership Team: An Agency Guide: A Report. Vienna, VA: Management Concepts, 2003.
JK765 .D48 2003 BOOKSTACKS
 
__________. Leadership for Leaders: Senior Executives and Middle Managers: A Report. Vienna, VA: Management Concepts, 2003.
JK723 .E9 N38 2003 BOOKSTACKS
 
Parks, Sharon Daloz. Leadership Can be Taught: A Bold Approach For a Complex World. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 2005.
HD57.7 .P37 2005 PPM-STACKS
 
Wheatley, Margaret J. Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2005.
HD58.8 .W44 2005 PPM-STACKS

E-books

The e-books listed below are available to NASA civil servants and contractors through the Books 24x7 service of SATERN.
 
The American Society for Training & Development. The ASTD Leadership Handbook. The American Society for Training & Development, 2010.
 
Harvard Business Review Press. HBR’s Must Reads on Leadership. Harvard Business Press, 2011.
 
Hass, Kathleen B., et al. From Analyst to Leader: Elevating the Role of the Business Analyst. Management Concepts, 2008.
 
Kahnweiler, Jennifer B.. The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009.
 
Kouzes, James M., and Barry Z. Posner. The Leadership Challenge. Jossey-Bass, 2008.
 
Shi, Qian, and Jianguo Chen. The Human Side of Project Management: Leadership Skills. Project Management Institute, 2006.

Articles and Reports

Becker, Katherine M., et al. Leadership Development Study: Success Profile Competencies and High-performing Leaders at Sandia National Laboratories. SAND2005-2081. Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, April 2005.
(882353: (Feb. 2008) DOE Information Bridge)
 
Cocchio, Kathy L.. Executive leadership for women: Examining the rhetoric and the reality. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, March 17, 2009.
(ED504434: (March 2009) ERIC)
 
Fairholm, Matthew R. "Different Perspectives on the Practice of Leadership", Public Administration Review, vol. LXIV, no. 5 (Sept. 2004), p. 577-590.
 
Maurer, Todd J., and Michael Lippstreu. Self-Initiated Development of Leadership Capabilities: Toward Establishing the Validity of Key Motivational Constructs and Assessment Tools. Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 2010.
(ADA532359: (Nov. 2010) DTIC)
 
McCormick, Michael J., et al. "Perceived Growth versus Actual Growth in Executive Leadership Competencies: An Application of the Stair-Step Behaviorally Anchored Evaluation Approach", Journal of Agricultural Education, vol. XLVIII, no. 2, p. 23-35.
(EJ840077: (2007) ERIC)
 
Turner, Jeff. "Developing Executive Leadership in the Public Sector", The Public Manager, vol. XXVI, no. 4 (Winter 2007-08), p. 50-55.
 
Wilson, Casey. "Trust: The Critical Factor in Leadership", The Public Manager, vol. XXVI, no. 4 (Winter 2007-08), p. 50-55.

Internet Resources

Association of Leadership Educators. Sept. 2011 [Oct. 31, 2011].
http://www.leadershipeducators.org/
 
Center for Creative Leadership. 2011 [Oct. 31, 2011].
http://www.ccl.org/leadership/index.aspx
 
Federal Executive Institute Alumni Association. Oct. 31, 2011 [Oct. 31, 2011].
http://www.feiaa.org/
 
GovLeaders. July 4, 2011 [Oct. 31, 2011].
http://www.govleaders.org/
 
International Leadership Association. Oct. 18, 2011 [Oct. 31, 2011].
http://www.ila-net.org/index.htm
 
McCann, Michael. Leadership and Management Development. Feb. 2011 [Oct. 31, 2011].
http://leadership.nasa.gov/
 
National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs. Oct. 31, 2011 [Oct. 31, 2011].
http://www.nclp.umd.edu/
 
Scott, Matt. Academy of Program/Project Engineering Leadership. Sept. 2, 2011 [Oct. 31, 2011].
http://www.nasa.gov/offices/oce/appel/home/index.html
 
US Office of Personnel Management. Leadership. Oct. 31, 2011 [Oct. 31, 2011].
http://www.leadership.opm.gov/
 
__________. Senior Executive Service. Executive Development. Oct. 31, 2011 [Oct. 31, 2011].
http://www.opm.gov/ses/executive_development/index.asp
 
Williams, Gail. Leadership Alchemy Program. Jan. 30, 2007 [Oct. 31, 2011].
http://ohcm.gsfc.nasa.gov/DevGuide/DevPrograms/Alchemy/home.htm

Last Updated: Oct. 2011