Leadership Library

The Leadership Library is located on the 3rd Floor of the Red Gym in the Center for Leadership and Involvement. The library contains numerous books, encyclopedias, and other resources that investigate various leadership topics. The Leadership Library materials and resources are available for use by all RSO members for review or check-out with a valid UW-Madison ID. Staff members at the main desk are always available to help assist with searching and checking out materials.



The following resources are available within the Center for Leadership and Involvement’s Leadership Library: 


7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change



Alaskan Adventure: A Team Problem-Solving Exercise (7 copies)

Appreciative Inquiry: Change at the Speed of Imagination

ADDITION: The Thin Book of Appreciative Inquiry

Assessment in Student Affairs: A Guide for Practitioners

Assessment Practice in Student Affairs: An Applications Manual



Beer, Booze, and Books: A Sober Look at Higher Education

Behind Happy Faces: Taking Charge of your Mental Health

The Best of Active Training: 25 One-Day Workshops Guaranteed to Promote Involvement, Learning and Change 

The Big Book of Customer Service Training Games: Quick, Fun Activities for Training Customer Service Reps, Salespeople, and Anyone Else who Deals with Customers

Building a Movement: A Resource Book for Students in Community Service 



Citizens of Change: The Application Guidebook

The Collaboration Challenge: How Nonprofits and Businesses Succeed Through Strategic Alliances

College Student Outcomes Assessment: A Talent Development Perspective

The Complete Games Trainers Play (Binder): 287 Ready-to-Use Training Games Plus The Trainer’s Resource Kit

The Complete Guide to Getting a Grant: How to Turn Your Ideas into Dollars

Contemporary Leadership



Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable about Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business

Dimensions of Leadership Profile: An Approach to Understanding & Developing Effective Leaders

Diversity Activities and Training Designs (Binder)

Diversity BINGO: An Experiential Learning Event by Advancement Strategies (Binder)



Education and Action: A Guide to Integrating Classrooms and Communities

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Smarts: An assessment and learning tool related to Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

The Encyclopedia of Group Activities for Training (Binder)

Encyclopedia of Team Building Activities

Evolving Leaders: A Model for Promoting Leadership Development in Programs

Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference

Exploring the Evidence: Initiatives in the First College Year 


The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of The Learning Organization

Fish!: Catch the Energy. Release the Potential (Video)

Fish!: The Guide by Charthouse Learning

Fish!: A Remarkable Way to Boot Morale and Improve Results

For Your Improvement: A Guide for Development and Coaching



Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement without Giving In MISSING

Giving Advice to Students: A Road Map for College Professionals



A Handbook for Student Group Advisers

Handbook of Leadership Development

How to Zing! Your Life & Leadership: 21 Insights on Maximizing Your Influence

HTML for the World Wide Web: Teach Yourself Hypertext Markup Language the Quick and Easy Way

HTML Web Publisher’s Construction Kit:  Publishing your own HTML Pages on the Internet



Icebreakers:  A Sourcebook of Games, Exercises, and Simulations (Binder)

Improving Staffing Practices in Student Affairs

Insight Inventory



LEAD: Lead Self

The Leader of the Future

The Leadership Challenge

Leadership and Management of Volunteer Programs

Leadership Insights and Applications: Cross-Cultural Leadership

Leadership Insights and Applications: Developing a Quality Leadership Retreat or Conference

Leadership Insights and Applications: Developing Leadership Through Student Employment

Leadership Insights and Applications: An Examination of Leadership Assessment

Leadership Insights and Applications: Followers and Followership in the Leadership Process

Leadership Insights and Applications: Peer Leadership

Leadership Journal: Women in Leadership – Sharing the Vision

Life's Journeys According to Mister Rodgers: Things to Remember Along the Way

Light One Candle: Quotes for Hope and Action

Listen Up: Learning Activities (Binder)

Literacy in Action: Learning Activities



Management of Differences Inventory

A Manual for Group Facilitators

The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships

Moving Violations: A Memoir

Multicultural Competence in Student Affairs



Nature of Success, The

Now, Discover Your Strengths: The Revolutionary Program that Shows you how to Develop your Unique Talents and Strengths – and those of the People You Manage



One Size Does Not Fit All

Out on Campus: A “How-to” Manual of Gay and Lesbian Campus Activism



The Personal Touch

A Practitioner’s Guide to Reflections in Service Learning: Student Voices and Reflections

The Program Planner's Workbook (Binder): A Creative and Systematic Approach

Proud Traditions and Future Challenges: The University of Wisconsin-Madison Celebrates 150 Years

The Publicity Designer's Workbook (Binder)

Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes



Quotes and Quips



The Retreat Planner


The Servant Leader: How to Build a Creative Team, Develop Great Morale, and Improve Bottom-Line Performance

The Skilled Facilitator

A Social Change Model of Leadership Development

Stories Trainers Tell: 55 Ready-to-Use Stories to Make Training Stick

Student Development in College: Theory, Research, and Practice

Student Leadership Program Model

Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession

Students Helping Students: A Handbook for the Profession

The Successful Leadership Development Program


Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice: A Sourcebook

Teaming Up: Making the transition to a self-directed team-based organization

Ten Steps to a Learning Organization


When Hope and Fear Collide: A Portrait of Today’s College Student

Who put a lizard in my Lasagna?

Women's Ways of Knowing



You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader:  How Anyone, Anywhere, Can Make a Positive Difference