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
4th Dimension Leadership: A Radical Strategy for Creating an Authentic Servant Leadership Culture
Ron Holifield
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
Geeks & Geezers: How Era, Values, and Defining Moments Shape Leaders
Warren G. Bennis & Robert J. Thomas
Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It
James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
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
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
It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy
D. Michael Abrashoff
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
Reinventing Government: How the Entrepreneurial Spirit is Transforming the Public Sector
David Osborne and Ted Gaebler
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.
The Radical Edge: Stoke Your Business, Amp Your Life, and Change the World
Steve Farber (IIMC Keynote speaker: Atlanta 2008)
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
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.