Leadership Class (Y52.3300.001)

nyuscps I am teaching a Leadership class at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies that begins tomorrow. The course is an elective course in the Strategy and Leadership Concentration toward an M.S. in Management and Systems through the Management and Information Technology Program within the Division of Programs in Business.

While the course description is already online for anybody to see here, I thought instead I will lead by setting an example of sharing text references. Academics (and even scholar-practitioners, which is a title I use for my own work) do not easily and publicly share what materials they are using for a certain course, so I thought I will share my required and recommended texts, specifically to assist others who may be building such a leadership course for the first time and are looking for appropriate texts.


  • Bass, B. M. & Riggio, R. E. (2006). Transformational Leadership (2nd ed.). Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. ISBN 0805847626
  • Collins, J. (2001). Good to Great. New York: Collins. ISBN 0066620996
  • Northouse, P. G. (2007). Leadership: Theory and Practice (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications. ISBN 141294161X


  • Kouzes, J. M. & Posner, B. Z. (2007). The Leadership Challenge (4th ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 0787984914
  • Marquardt, M. J. (2005). Leading with Questions: How Leaders Find the Right Solutions By Knowing What To Ask. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. ISBN 0787977462

I am expecting great things from my students in this course, and expect to share a bit about the experience between here and Twitter.

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2 thoughts on “Leadership Class (Y52.3300.001)

  1. Thank you, Karla, for the suggestion. I hope my students like the class!

    I think the issue of the vast quantity of leadership (and even management) books is telling of something concrete, yet still not quite completely in our grasp. Why else would there be such a steady stream of new materials without THE book coming out and being universally accepted as IT?

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