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Resources related to leadership studies.


Public Domain image of capital letter L from Wikimedia Commons - eadership is one of the most observed and least understood phenomena on earth."
James MacGregor Burns, Leadership (1978), p. 2



Leadership can be a tough topic to research, because it means different things to different people.  Plus, there is a huge amount of information available on the topic. 

The only way to be successful is to narrow down your topic to some specific aspect of leadership.  Here are some options to consider:

  • Specific people - search for articles, books, etc. written by a person AND about a person.
  • Specific leadership theories - focus on specific strategies for managing people
  • Specific groups - volunteers require different leadership than paid employees for example
  • Specific divisions - leaders may run non profits differently than for profit organizations

... and there are many more to choose from.  If you are having a hard time narrowing down your topic, try searching for Leadership in U.S. History in Context (hint: start by looking at the hits in the "Reference" section).


Reader - mlin_w_sprcol - uhic


You may need to explore around some, but you should find something here that will help you narrow your topic. 

Remember! You can always get help with your topic. Just Ask the Library!