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Mindful Leadership - Course Book List

All students should purchase the 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual to ensure they meet Atlantic University's required writing style: American Psychological Association (7th ed.) APA -Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. ISBN-10:1433805618/ ISBN-13:978-1433805615 PRICE: $31.50

***PLEASE NOTE: Textbooks SHOULD NOT be purchased until semester enrollment has been confirmed.***

All courses are listed numerically

ML5000 Foundations of Outstanding Leadership

Leadership on the Line

Heifetz, R. A., & Linsky, M. (2002). Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press. ISBN 978-1578514373. Price: $18.96

The Leadership Challenge

Kouzes, J. M., & Posner, B. Z. (2012). The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN 978-0470651728. Price: $17.46 (Note: This title is available in LIRN.)

The Art of War

Sun Tzu. The Art of War. This book is a literary classic and is available in many editions. It is also available free on line. The most readable on-line edition, based on Lionel Giles’s 1910 translation from the Chinese into English, comes with some interpretive annotation.


ML5020 Spirituality and Ethics in Leadership

Ethics, the Heart of Leadership

Ciulla, J. B., Ed. (2014). Ethics: The Heart of Leadership. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. ISBN-13: 978-1440830655. Price: $40.00

The Ethics of Leadership

Ciulla, J. B. (2003). The Ethics of Leadership. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. ISBN-10: 0155063170. Price: $90.95

Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity

Goldman Schuyler, K, Baugher, J. E., Jironet, K. & Lena Lid-Falkman, L., Eds. (2014). Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN-13: 978-1118820612. Price: $42.49 (Note: This title is available in LIRN.)


ML6055 Peacebuilding

Peacebuilding Through Dialogue
Stearns, P.(2019). Peacebuilding Through Dialogue: Education, Human Transformation, and Conflict Resolution. Fairfax, VA: George Mason University Press. 
Other required readings provided in the online classroom. 

ML6200 Listening and Dialogue

The Wisdom of Listening

Brady, M. (ed.). (2003).The Wisdom of Listening. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications. ISBN 978-0861713554. Price: $12.59

Are You Really Listening?

Donoghue, P. J., & Siegel, M. E. (2005). Are You Really Listening?: Keys to Successful Communication. Notre Dame, IN: Sorin Books. ISBN 978-1893732889. Price: $15.88


Isaacs, W. (1999). Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together. New York, NY: Currency Books. ISBN 978-0385479998. Price: $23.62


Hanh, Thich Nhat, (2015). Silence: The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise. New York: HarperOne. ISBN 978-0-06-222469-9. Price: $9.77

If I understood you, would I have this look on my face?

Alda, A. (2017) If I understood you, would I have this look on my face? New York: Random House. (ISBN:9780812989144)


ML5005 Change, Conflict, and Leadership

The heart of change

Kotter, J. & Cohen, D. (2002). The heart of change. Harvard Business School Press. ISBN: 9781578512546

Immunity to Change

Kegan and Lahey (2009). Immunity to Change:How to overcome it and unlock the potential in yourself and your organization. Harvard Business Press. ISBN:1422129470


ML5010 Leading People, Teams, and Organizations

Leaders eat last

Sinek, S. (2014). Leaders eat last: Why some teams pull together and others don't. New York, NY: Portfolio/Penguin

Opening Doors to Teamwork and Collaboration

Katz, J. and Miller, F. (2013) 1st Edition. Opening Doors to Teamwork and Collaboration, 4 Keys that Change Everything. Berrett-Koehler Publishers.


ML5015 The Practice of Mindful Leadership

Finding the space to lead

Marturano, J. (2014). Finding the space to lead. New York: Bloomsbury Press

Leading mindfully

Sinclair, A. (2016). Leading mindfully. Crows Nest, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin.


ML5025 Research Methods

Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches

Creswell, John W. and David J. (2018).  Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches.  Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publishing. 

How to Research (4th Ed.)

Blaxter, L., Hughes, C., & Tight, M. (2010). How to research (4th Ed.). McGraw-Hill.

(Note: This title is available in LIRN online library.)

Additional Require Readings

Additional required reading material is included in the online classroom.


ML6000 Leadership and the Practice of Presence

Resonant Leadership: Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others Through Mindfulness, Hope, and Compassion

Boyatzis, R. E., & McKee, A. (2005). Resonant leadership: Renewing yourself and connecting with others through mindfulness, hope, and compassion. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review. ISBN: 978-1591395638. Price: $21.11

The Power of Presence: Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage Others

Hedges, K. (2011). The power of presence: Unlock your potential to influence and engage others. New York, NY: American Management Association. ISBN: 9780814417737. Price: $38.80. (Note: This title is available in LIRN.)


ML6005 Mastering Self-Leadership

Mastering Self-Leadership

Neck, Christopher P. and Charles P. Manz, Mastering Self-Leadership:  Empowering Yourself for Personal Excellence, Sixth Edition. Upper Saddle Hill, New Jersey, 2010.


ML6010 Leading from the Inside Out


Jaworski, J. (2012). Source: The Inner Path of Knowledge Creation. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers. ISBN-13: 978-1576759042. Price: $23.03 

The Transforming Leader

Pearson, C. S. (2012). The Transforming Leader: New Approaches to Leadership for the Twenty-First Century. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers. ISBN-13: 978-1609941208. Price: $39.95 (Note: This title is available in LIRN.)

Leading from the Emerging Future

Scharmer, O., & Kaufer, K. (2013). Leading from the Emerging Future: From Ego-System to Eco-System Economies. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers. ISBN-13: 978-1605099262. Price: $17.24


ML6210 Coaching and Development

Coaching and Mentoring at Work: Developing Effective Practice

Connor, M. & Pokora, J. (2012). Coaching and Mentoring at Work: Developing Effective Practice. Berkshire, England: Open University Press.

The Completely Revised Handbook of Coaching: A Developmental Approach

McLean, P. (2012). The Completely Revised Handbook of Coaching: A Developmental Approach. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Presence Based Coaching

Silsbee, D. (2008). Presence Based Coaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Brilliant Coaching

Starr, J. (2017). Brilliant Coaching. Harlow, United Kingdom: Pearson Education Limited.

Coaching Skills for Nonprofit Managers and Leaders

Wilson J. & Gislason M. (2010). Coaching Skills for Nonprofit Managers and Leaders. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.


ML6225 Influencing Others

The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers

Lencioni, Patrick. (2007). The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers. New York: Jossey-Bass. ISBN-13: 978-0787995317.


Patterson, Kerry. (2013). 2nd Ed. Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change. New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 978-0071808866.