We asked the School’s Executive for their top book picks on leadership and personal growth. Here are their recommendations:

Student Centered Leadership, by Viviane Robinson. Recommended by Debbie Williams, Academic Dean. Call number: 371.2 ROB.

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Humilitas: A Lost Key to Life, Love, and Leadership, by John Dickson. Recommended by Bradley Barr, Deputy Head Master, Summer Hill. Call number: 179 DIC.

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Professional Capital:Transforming Teaching in Every School, by Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan. Recommended by Chris Wyatt, Master of the Preparatory School. Call number: 370.71 HAR.

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Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times, by Donald T. Phillips. Recommended by John Allen, Master Of the Middle School. Call number: 973.709 PHI.

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Who Moved My Cheese?, by Dr Spencer Johnson. Recommended by Belinda Reid, Head of Human Resources. Call number: 155.2 JOH.

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Courageous Leadership, by Bill Hybels. Recommended by Mark Dunn, Master of the Junior School. Call number: 303 HYB.

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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t, by Jim Collins. Recommended by Paul Queeney, Head of Information and Communication Technologies. Call number: 650.1 COL

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Compelling Leadership: The Importance of Trust and how to get it, by Paul Browning. Recommended by Timothy Bowden, Head Master. Call number: 371 BRO (printed PDF).

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The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. Recommended by Kell Daniels, Director of Creative Arts | Head of Community Engagement). Call number: 158.1 HEA.

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Band of Brothers, by Stephen E. Ambrose. Recommended by Craig Sandwell, Deputy Head Master – Policy and Strategy. Call number: 940.54 AMB.

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Let Not The Deep, by Mike Lunnon-Wood. Recommended by Campbell Dungan, Bursar. Call number: 910.91 LUN.

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Change Leader: Learning to Do What Matters Most, by Michael Fullan. Recommended by Stephen Heanly, Head of Operations – Summer Hill. Call number: 658.4 FUL. 

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The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations, by Barry Posner and James M. Kouzes. Recommended by Heath De Lany, Master of the Senior School | Director of Boarding. Call number: 658.4 KOU.

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Leadership by the Good Book, by David L. Steward. Recommended by Tom Mae | Director of Professional Standards. 

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To  borrow a must-read from the Arthur Holt Library collection see call numbers above.

This blog post was inspired by The Growth Faculty

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