Leadership is an art! Models and tools help us make sense of the art and get better at it. Models employ pictures, diagrams, and words to helps us see how a concept is worked out in practice. Tools are practical resources that help us do the work of leadership. Here are some tools I have found helpful. Simply click the links to Download.

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Outstanding Articles & Videos:

  1. Self Leadership: "Managing Oneself" by Drucker
  2. Christianity & Culture: God Isn't Dead in Gotham
  3. Change: Leading Change. Why Transformational Efforts Fail by Kotter
  4. On Doris Kearns Goodwin. I appreciate her work immensely. "The Rise and Rise of Doris Kearns Goodwin"
  5. Lessons From Past Presidents, TED talk by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  6. Leadership Lessons from Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin (HBR)
  7. HBR- Building Your Company's Vision (Collins and Porras)
  8. HBR - If I Read One More Platitude-Filled Mission Statement (Greg McKeown)
  9. HBR - To Lead, Create A Shared Vision (Kouzes/Posner)
  10. HBR - Make Your Values Mean Something (Lencioni)
  11. HBR - What Is Strategy? (Porter)
  12. My Love-Hate Relationship With Vision (Mike Bonem)


  1. Kiedis Ph.D. Dissertation: A Comparative Analysis of Leadership Development Models
  2. Kiedis Ph.D. Dissertation Project Research Summary
  3. The Romans 12:8 Leadership Gift