Recertification Books

Enrollees in the recertification program may choose from the following books when writing their book reports.

Enrollees are responsible for procuring their own textbooks—try your local library, a local bookstore, or an online retailer.


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
Stephen R. Covey

10 Minute Truths: Quick Inspiration to Rejuvenate, Refuel and Refocus Your Life
Aaron Davis (IIMC Keynote speaker: Atlanta 2008)

12: The Elements of Great Managing
Rodd Wagner & James K. Harter, Ph.D.

The Authentic Leader: It's About Presence, Not Position
David Irvine, Jim Reger

The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance--What Women Should Know
Katty Kay

Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It
James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High
Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler

David and Goliath
Malcom Gladwell

Decision Points
George W. Bush

Executive EQ: Emotional Intelligence in Leadership and Organizations
Robert K. Cooper, Ph.D., and Ayman Sawaf

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Patrick Lencioni

4th Dimension Leadership: A Radical Strategy for Creating an Authentic Servant Leadership Culture
Ron Holifield

Geeks & Geezers: How Era, Values, and Defining Moments Shape Leaders
Warren G. Bennis & Robert J. Thomas

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
Roger Fisher & William Ury

The Gifted Boss
Dale Dauten

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Jim Collins

The Help
Kathryn Stockett

High Five! The Magic of Working Together
Ken Blanchard, Sheldon Bowles, Don Carew, and Eunice Parisi-Carew

How Full is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life
Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D.

The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues
Patrick M. Lencioni

It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy
D. Michael Abrashoff

The Law of the Garbage Truck: How to Respond to People Who Dump on You, and How to Stop Dumping on Others
David Pollay

The Leader in You: How to Win Friends, Influence People and Succeed in a Changing World
Dale Carnegie

Leaders: Strategies for Taking Charge
Warren G. Bennis & Burt Nanus

The Leadership Challenge
James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner

Leading Change
John P. Kotter

Lessons From the Line: Why Every Leader Should Be a Firefighter for a Day
Kevin Baum

The Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People and Teams that Win Consistently
Tony Dungy

On My Honor, I Will: How One Simple Oath Can Lead You to Success in Business
Randy Pennington and Marc Brockman

Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool’s Guide to Surviving with Grace
Gordon MacKenzie

The Power of Ethical Management
Kenneth Blanchard and Norman Vincent Peale

The Power Principle: Influence With Honor
Blaine Lee

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
Amy Cuddy

Principle-Centered Leadership
Stephen R. Covey

Pushback: How Smart Women Ask--And Stand Up--For What They Want
Selena Rezvani

Quiet Strength
Tony Dungy

The Radical Edge: Stoke Your Business, Amp Your Life, and Change the World
Steve Farber (IIMC Keynote speaker: Atlanta 2008)

Reinventing Government: How the Entrepreneurial Spirit is Transforming the Public Sector
David Osborne and Ted Gaebler

Results Rule!: Build a Culture That Blows the Competition Away
Randy Pennington

The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything
Stephen M.R. Covey, Jr, with Rebecca R. Merrill

Laura Hillenbrand

Walk the Walk: The #1 Rule for Real Leaders
Alan Deutschman

When Fish Fly: Lessons for Creating a Vital and Energized Workplace from the World Famous Pike Place Fish Market
John Yokoyama and Joseph Michelli, Ph.D.

Winning With People: Discover the People Principles That Work for You Every Time
John C. Maxwell

You Want Me to Do What? When, Where, and How to Draw the Line at Work
Nan DeMars

Your Attitude is Showing: A Primer of Human Relations
Elwood N. Chapman and Sharon Lund O’Neil

Additional Books

Textbooks used by the Athenian Leadership Society of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks can also be used in TMCCP Recertification. IIMC hosts a current list of books on their website.


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