Have you read these top leadership books?

If you’ve already burned through your summer reading list, we’ve got a few more suggestions for you. ACSA asked this year’s Administrator of the Year winners to tell us some of their favorite books about leadership. Here are their picks that will get you ready to lead in the new school year.

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“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Steven Covey

—Dave Scroggins, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, Rescue Union School District (Curriculum & Instruction Administrator of the Year)

 

“Shifting the Monkey: The Art of Protecting Good People From Liars, Criers, and Other Slackers” by Todd Whitaker

—Dana Carter, Principal, Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint USD (Adult Education Administrator of the Year)

 

“Stewardship: Choosing Service over Self-Interest” by Peter Block

—Andrew Ishibashi, Principal, San Francisco USD (Secondary Principal of the Year)

 

“Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t” by Jim Collins

—Shana Henry, Principal, Twin Rivers USD (Middle Grades Principal of the Year)

 

“Leadership is an Art” by Max Depree

—Jason Ross, Assistant Principal, Huntington Beach Union High School District (Secondary Co-Administrator of the Year)

 

“Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell

—Alana Hughes-Hunter, Executive Director, Ontario-Montclair School District SELPA (Special Education Administrator of the Year)

 

“Great By Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and LuckWhy Some Thrive Despite Them All” by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen

—Donna Caperton, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, Vista USD (Business Services Administrator of the Year)

 

“What Great Principals Do Differently: Eighteen Things That Matter Most” by Todd Whitaker

—Sherry Villaneda, Vice-Principal, Salinas City Elementary School District (Elementary Co-Administrator of the Year)

 

“Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard” by Chip Heath and Dan Heath 

—Grant Litfin, Assistant Superintendent, Administrative Services, Tustin USD (Career Technical Education Administrator of the Year)

 

“The Outward Mindset: Seeing Beyond Ourselves” by The Arbinger Institute

—David Hansen, Superintendent, Riverside USD (Superintendent of the Year)

 

“Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers: Developing Change-Driving People and Organizations” by Robert Kriegel and David Brandt

—Karla Rhay, Chief Executive Officer, California Schools Joint Powers Authority (Classified Leader of the Year)

 

“The 360° Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization” by John Maxwell

—Gale Hill, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent & Board of Trustees, San Jacinto USD (Confidential Employee of the Year)

 

“Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t” by Jim Collins

—John Porter, Assistant Superintendent, Palmdale School District (Student Services Administrator of the Year)

 

“The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups” by Daniel Coyle

—Kelly May-Vollmar, Chief Innovation and Information Officer, Desert Sands USD (Technology Administrator of the Year)

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