Leadership Library

The Leadership Library houses books on a variety of subjects that have been categorized by domain. For students who wish to complete one checklist requirement, they may select a book to read and write a workshop reflection for the appropriate domain and level. 

The Leadership Library is located on the 3rd floor of Genesee Hall. Please email medallion@rochester.edu or call (585) 275-9390 to request a book or for more information on the Medallion Leadership Program!


Historic New York: Architectural Journeys in the Empire StateAndy Olenick & Richard O. ReisemLevel 1 (Knowledge Acquisition)
Food Matters: A Cookbook about Food as it Relates to Gender, Ethnicity, Religion, and ConsumerismMultiple (Anthology by University of Rochester students)Level 1 (Knowledge Acquisition)
Growing a Volunteer Program: Engaging Communities to Support SchoolsNorthwest Regional Educational LaboratoryLevel 1 (Knowledge Acquisition)
Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central HighMelba Pattilo BealsLevel 1 (Knowledge Acquisition)
Slam-Dunk Success: Leading From Every Position on Life's CourtByron Scott & Charles NorrisLevel 1 (Knowledge Acquisition)
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to LeadSheryl SandbergLevel 1 (Knowledge Acquisition)
Good Morning, Monster: A Therapist Shares Five Heroic Stories of Emotional RecoveryCatherine GildnerLevel 1 (Knowledge Acquisition)
Certain Trumpets: The Call of LeadersGarry WillsLevel 1 (Knowledge Acquisition)
African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the VisionTamara L. Brown, Gregory S. Parks, & Clarenda M. PhillipsLevel 1 (Knowledge Acquisition)
Empowering Women: Leadership Development Strategies on CampusMary Ann Danowitz SagariaLevel 1 (Knowledge Acquisition)
Facilitating the Development of WomenNancy J. EvansLevel 1 (Knowledge Acquisition)
In Nueva YorkNicholasa MohrLevel 1 (Knowledge Acquisition)
Permission to Screw Up: How I Learned to Lead by Doing (Almost) Everything WrongKristen HadedLevel 1 (Knowledge Acquisition)
The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged StudentsAnthony Abraham JackLevel 1 (Knowledge Acquisition)
Salted Plums: A Memoir of Culture and IdentityAlison Hong Nguyen LihalakhaLevel 1 (Knowledge Acquisition)
The Leadership Moment: Nine True Stories of Triumph and Disaster and Their Lessons for Us AllMichael UseemLevel 1 (Knowledge Acquisition)
Girl DecodedRana el KalioubyLevel 1 (Knowledge Acquisition)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksRebecca SklootLevel 1 (Knowledge Acquisition)

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Leadership: Essential Selections on Power, Authority, and InfluenceBarbara KellermanLevel 1 (Cognitive Complexity)
The Embodiment of LeadershipLois Ruskai MelinaLevel 1 (Cognitive Complexity)
Leading in Complex WorldsJoAnn Danelo BarbourLevel 1 (Cognitive Complexity)
Understanding Inequality: The Intersection of Race / Ethnicity, Class, and GenderBarbara A. ArrighiLevel 1 (Cognitive Complexity)
Racism on Campus: Confronting Racial Bias Through Peer InterventionsJon C. DaltonLevel 1 (Cognitive Complexity)
The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew- Three Women Search for UnderstandingRanya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, & Priscilla WarnerLevel 1 (Cognitive Complexity)
Racial Healing: Confronting The Fear Between Blacks & WhitesHarlon L. DaltonLevel 1 (Cognitive Complexity)
Color-Blind: Seeing Beyond Race in a Race-Obsessed WorldEllis CoseLevel 1 (Cognitive Complexity)

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Virtue and Values for the 21st Century: Renewing America's Character & SpiritJ. Nelson HoffmanLevel 1 (Intrapersonal Development)
Secrets of Effective Leadership: A Practical Guide to SuccessFred A. Manske Jr.Level 1 (Intrapersonal Development)
Authentic Leadership: Courage in ActionRobert W. TerryLevel 1 (Intrapersonal Development)
Leadership for TransformationJoAnn Danelo Barbour & Gill Robinson HickmanLevel 1 (Intrapersonal Development)
The Truth About Leadership: The No-Fads, Heart-Of-The-Matter Facts You Need to KnowJames M. Kouzes & Barry Z. PosnerLevel 1 (Intrapersonal Development)
The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You And Your GreatnessLolly DaskalLevel 1 (Intrapersonal Development)
Principle-Centered LeadershipStephen R. CoveyLevel 1 (Intrapersonal Development)
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleStephen R. CoveyLevel 1 (Intrapersonal Development)
Work on PurposeLaral Galinsky & Kelly NuxollLevel 1 (Intrapersonal Development)

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Creating and Implementing Your Strategic PlanJohn M. Bryson & Farnum K. AlstonLevel 1 (Practical Competence)
Effective Meeting Skills: A Practical Guide for More Productive MeetingsMarion E. HaynesLevel 1 (Practical Competence)
Networking Works!University of Rochester Office of Alumni RelationsLevel 1 (Practical Competence)
Power Listening: Mastering the Most Critical Business Skill of AllBernard T. FerrariLevel 1 (Practical Competence)
How to Win Friends and Influence People: The Only Book You Need to Lead You to SuccessDale CarnegieLevel 1 (Practical Competence)
Small Acts of Leadership: 12 Intentional Behaviors That Lead to Big ImpactG. Shawn HunterLevel 1 (Practical Competence)
The Courage to be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real HappinessIchiro Kishimi & Fumitake KogaLevel 1 (Practical Competence)
The Over-Thinking Cure: How to Stay in the Present, Shake Negativity, and Stop Your Stress and AnxietyNick TrentonLevel 1 (Practical Competence)
The Introvert Survival Guide: How to Stretch Your Comfort Zone, Feel Comfortable Anywhere, and Become a "People Person"Patrick KingLevel 1 (Practical Competence)
Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and ChangePema ChodronLevel 1 (Practical Competence)
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy LifeHector Garcia & Francesc MirallesLevel 1 (Practical Competence)

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Building Communities From The Inside Out: A Path Toward Finding And Mobilizing A Community's AssetsJohn P. Kretzmann & John L. McKnightLevel 1 (Civic Engagement)
Looking In Reaching Out: A Reflective Guide for Community Service-Learning ProfessionalsBarbara Jacoby & Pamela MutascioLevel 1 (Civic Engagement)
The International Journal of Servant-LeadershipGonzaga University & The Spears Center for Servant-LeadershipLevel 1 (Civic Engagement)
How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New IdeasDavid BornsteinLevel 1 (Civic Engagement)
Insights on Leadership: Service, Stewardship, Spirit, and Servant-LeadershipLarry C. SpearsLevel 1 (Civic Engagement)
Reflections on LeadershipLarry C. SpearsLevel 1 (Civic Engagement)
Making Good Neighbors: Civil Rights, Liberalism, and Integration in Postwar PhiladelphiaAbigail PerkissLevel 1 (Civic Engagement)
The Civically Engaged Reader: A Diverse Collection of Short Provocative Readings on Civic ActivityAdam Davis & Elizabeth LynnLevel 1 (Civic Engagement)
Building a Global Civic Culture: Education for an Interdependent WorldElise BouldingLevel 1 (Civic Engagement)
Radical Transformational Leadership: Strategic Action for Change AgentsMonica SharmaLevel 1 (Civic Engagement)
Global Leadership: Portraits of the Past, Visions for the FutureMichael Harvey & JoAnn Danelo BarbourLevel 1 (Civic Engagement)
Leadership 2050: Critical Challenges, Key Contexts, and Emerging TrendsMatthew SowcikLevel 1 (Civic Engagement)
Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power & GreatnessRobert K. GreenleafLevel 1 (Civic Engagement)
Leadership for a Better World: Understanding of the Social Change Model of Leadership DevelopmentSusan R. Komives & Wendy WagnerLevel 1 (Civic Engagement)
Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in a Cynical TimePaul Rogat LoebLevel 1 (Civic Engagement)
Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging TimesPaul Rogat LoebLevel 1 (Civic Engagement)
Going Public: An Organizer's Guide to Citizen ActionMichael GecanLevel 1 (Civic Engagement)

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The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning RelationshipsLois J. ZacharyLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
Improving Peer Relationships: Achieving Results InformallyNormal C. HillLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
Team Building: An Exercise in LeadershipRobert B. MadduxLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
Learning To Lead: An Action Plan for SuccessPat Heim & Elwood N. ChapmanLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
Giving and Receiving Criticism: Your Key to Interpersonal SuccessPatti HathawayLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
The Leadership Wheel: Five Steps for Achieving Individual and Organizational GreatnessC. Clinton SidleLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
Followership: How Followers Are Creating Change and Changing LeadersBarbara KellermanLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
Leadership And Power: Identity Processes in Groups and OrganizationsDaan van Knippenberg & Michael A. HoggLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don'tSimon SinekLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand ItJames M. Kouzes & Barry Z. PosnerLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
The Mediation Process: Practical Strategies for Resolving ConflictChristopher W. MooreLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution: A Practicioner's GuideBernard MayerLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in OrganizationsJames M. Kouzes & Barry Z. PosnerLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in OrganizationsJames M. Kouzes & Barry Z. PosnerLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in OrganizationsJames M. Kouzes & Barry Z. PosnerLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for Becoming an Exemplary LeaderJames M. Kouzes & Barry Z. PosnerLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad BehaviorKerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al SwitzlerLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are HighKerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al SwitzlerLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
The Courageous Follower: Standing Up To & For Our LeadersIra ChaleffLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
Mining Group Gold: How to Cash In On the Collaborative Brain Power of a GroupThomas A. KayserLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
The Allure of Toxic Leaders: Why We Follow Destructive Bosses and Corrupt Politicans- and How We Can Survive ThemJean Lipman-BlumenLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Working & in Life, One Conversation at a TimeSusan ScottLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
In Search of Civility: Confronting Incivility on the College CampusKent M. WeeksLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
How Great Leaders Think: The Art of ReframingLee G. Bolman & Terrence E. DealLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a DifferenceSusan R. Komives, Nance Lucas, & Timothy R. McMahonLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a DifferenceSusan R. Komives, Nance Lucas, & Timothy R. McMahonLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning OrganizationArt Kleiner, Peter Senge, Richard Ross, Bryan Smith, & Charlotte RobertsLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
Chess Not Checkers: Elevate Your Leadership GameMark MillerLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You're Told to do Is WrongIra ChaleffLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful GroupsDaniel CoyleLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
I Love It Here: How Great Leaders Create Organizations Their People Never Want to LeaveClint PulverLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
Encouraging the Heart: A Leader's Guide to Rewarding and Recognizing OthersJames M. Kouzes & Barry Z. PosnerLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
Lead On! The Complete Handbook for Group LeadersLeslie Griffin Lawson, Franklyn D. Donant, & John D. LawsonLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)
Motivating The Middle: Fighting Apathy in College Student OrganizationsT. J. SullivanLevel 2 (Interpersonal Competence)

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