Reading Room

Welcome to Our Reading Room

Amazon lists over 28,000 books on leadership development. We’ve found the books on the following (short) lists to be insightful, thought-provoking, practical and/or fun. It’s by no means a comprehensive catalog of our favorites, nor is it a static one. We update this as we find new books of interest, or if someone recommends a particularly helpful book.

We recommend two or three books in each of several key leadership areas. Some of these titles may be familiar to you; others less so. They’ve been chosen not necessarily because they’re written by the best-known authors. Rather, they’re books we’ve found to be helpful in developing understanding and competence, and are consistent with the CI leadership philosophy. We’ve also asked some of our leadership trainers and consultants to recommend their favorite books. You’ll see those titles listed under Staff Recommendations.

Book Categories

» Leading Change 
» Coaching 
» Communications 
» Teams 
» Strategic Planning
» Conflict 
» Decision-Making
» Personal Growth  
» Off the Beaten Path 
» General Leadership 
» Staff Recommendations 
» Inclusion and Diversity


Share Your Recommendations

If you have a favorite title, let us know. We’d also like to hear your “thumbs-up” and “rotten tomatoes” comments. Leadership is a journey, and each of us is on a similar but unique path. Please share your insights from these and other books you’ve read. You can comment at the bottom of each book list page.