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Leadership is a process of social influence in which a person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task.
Leaders achieve things that could not have been done without them. They do this by releasing a hidden business power: the power of employees who have been empowered to achieve this. The second reason for being a leader is that there is a glass ceiling for managers. Managers can only   get you so far in any organization. The third reason is the fulfilment gained from the job you do. Being a leader is significantly more fulfilling than being a manager. 
A leader should always take responsibility of the decision and be open, fair and transparent, not just in words, but also in a manner that can be seen by other. Leaders should be able to absorb shocks” -  Praveer Sinha, CEO and managing Director, TPDDL
Leadership is the energetic process of getting people fully and willingly committed to a new and sustainable course of action, to meet commonly agreed objectives, whilst having commonly held values.
"Leadership is trusting your staff. A leader should be able to provide employees with inputs and resources, so that they are able to give shape to their dreams"-.Zebin Lal Karkaria, CEO, VFS Global
“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
This resource guide, prepared by the library staff aims to list useful sources of information on the subject, that are available in JGU Library and elsewhere, both in print and electronic forms. It also includes important links to useful free & open access web resources. 
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Global Library holds a number of print books and e-books on Leadership

A ready to use list of books in the JGU Library on Leadership is available here: Books on Leadership

A list of videos in JGU Library is available here: Videos on Leadership

Books on Leadership related subjects can be found in the library in the following shelf sequences:

303.34                                                 Social interaction and Leadership

363.20684                                          Police Leadership

658.4092                                            Business Leadership


Majority of the E-Books held/subscribed by the Library can be discovered using the online library catalogue at http://koha.jgu.edu.in


E-books can also be accessed through the following general resources:

✓      E-Books collection of EBSCOHost,


Individually acquired e-books titles are hosted on JGU's Institutional E-archives http://dspace.jgu.edu.in:8080/jspui/handle/10739/56

To access Leadership, updated major reference collection, visit shelves (Central Block of the Global Library).  Some reference collection on Leadership, as follow:
Reference works, secondary and tertiary sources are the starting point to begin your research. Some major reference works on Leadership are listed below. Links to the JGU library catalogue have been provided with the sources that are available in the library.
Stogdill, Ralph M,  Handbook of leadership, Free Press 1981- 
Rickards, Tudor, Handbook for creative team leaders  Gower, 1999 
E-Journals on Leadership
Below is a list of top rated peer-reviewed journals on Leadership
Elsevier (At present, we are not subscribing this journal) (This Journal is available through ScieceDirect database too,   at present, we are not subscribing this database)
(This Journal is available through Emerald database, at present, we are not subscribing this database)
Publisher: Regent University (At present, we are not subscribing this journal Business Source Complete 2013 to present DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals 2005 to present 
Publisher: North American Business Press (At present, we are not subscribing this journal Business Source Complete 2013 to present
Publisher: Dove Medical Press (This Journal is available through DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals 2010 to present) 
(Publisher: Sage Periodicals Inc. at present, we are not subscribing this journal, this Journal is also available through Business Source Complete 2002 - 2007 )
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated (At present, we are not subscribing this journal)
Publisher: Executive Excellence Publishing (At present, we are not subscribing this journal)
In addition of the above mentioned top ranked journals, click here to access a number of databases subscribed by Global Library which consist numerous journals, research and working paper on    Leadership through   Proquest ABI INForm, JSTOR , SSRN etc.
Magazine & Newsletters:
Leadershiponline : This magazine is aimed at dynamic middle and senior business managers and Directors, entrepreneurs, an influential political class and those who aspire to leadership roles, across all sectors of the economy.  One on one with leaders within South Africa and around the word, we learn from them what it takes to be a leader and their personal stories of what it means to be leader.
Forbes - Leadership Information and Leadership News : It is a leading business magazine that helps  business managers and Directors, entrepreneurs, an influential political class and those who aspire to leadership roles, across all sectors of the economy
Leadership Magazine :  This magazine is the only worldwide magazine that deals with the broad range of leadership thoughts and visions of the world's most influential people. It is a quarterly forum for those select individuals who, by their position of leadership, exercise inherent influence and commanding authority over the allocation of the world's human and material resources.
The Wall Street Journal Leadership Information and News : This is an English-language international daily newspaper with a special emphasis on business and economic news. It provides the insights to those who aspire to leadership roles. 
Knowledge Wharton Leadership Information and Leadership News :  It  is the online business analysis journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. This is a leading online Journal on Management and leadership.
Executive Leadership: It is a monthly subscription newsletter published by Business Management Daily, a division of Capitol Information Group, Inc. For last 25 years, Executive Leadership has served as the nation's premier newsletter for leaders and managers. 
Ignite! Newsletter: Each month ignite! explores a different topic designed to help HR, L&D, and training professionals improve productivity, employee engagement, and customer retention by exploring best practices in management training and leadership development.
Centre for creative Leadership: This e-Newsletter summarizes and delivers articles on leadership and management to practicing managers who face the daily challenges of leading. Monthly issues explore the best of CCL's ongoing research and training experiences with leaders from across the country and around the world. Each e-mail provides leadership articles that present a balanced view and cover the following topics:
Leadership Lessons Newsletter: It is published in monthly rotation with The Fred Factor eZine. In Leadership Lessons Mark offers insightful analysis as topical as today’s headlines on the trials, tribulations and triumphs of today’s leaders along with valuable lessons that you can apply in your career and life.
USSourceLINK: This is the America’s largest resource network for entrepreneurs. Every year it published research reports on Leadership.
Organizational Leadership Assessment Report : This report assess organizational health based on six key areas of effective organizational leadership. These key areas of organizational and leadership practice are critical to achieving optimal organizational health.


ABI Inform Complete: The most comprehensive ABI/INFORM™ database, this comprises ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline. The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Large no. of full text articles is available on this subject.

ACCESS: Via the Proquest Database

Access from the advanced search option.  Once there scroll down to the heading 'Document type' and tick the 'Case studies' box.  Enter keywords and undertake your search as you usually would. Global Library have subscription of this database.

Emerald Database(EEMCS): It is an online collection of peer-reviewed journals focusing on business decision making and management development throughout key global emerging markets.  Cases are written by case writers working in or closely with developing economies, offering local perspectives with global appeal.  The collection receives regular content updates throughout the year and all contents  benefit from a supportive peer-review process to ensure the highest quality content.

For information and subscription click on the database   Emerald Database  (We did not have subscription of this database)

EbscoHost Database: It is an online collection of peer-reviewed journal database focusing on business decision making and management development throughout key global emerging markets.

For information and subscription click on the database EBSCOHost Business Source Complete Database (We did not have subscription of this database)


Audio Visual Lecture & Tutorials:

MITOPenCourseware : This link provide a very good collection of classroom video tutorial on Leadership. In all these video tutorial, two dramatically different types of Leadership, Small and Medium Enterprise Leadership (SME) and Innovation Driven Enterprise Leadership (IDE) are discussed as well as what this distinction means for aspiring entrepreneurs.

TEDx : It is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). It covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues".


Academic Earth : It is a website launched by Richard Ludlow and co-founders Chris Bruner and Liam Pisano. Which offers free online video lectures from universities such as UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Michigan, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale.


E-Archives, Online Courses, Course Material:

MITOpenCourseware on Leadership : This link provide a very good collection of classroom courseware archive on Leadership

Popular Schools: The schools listed below are not free but are popular choices among   users. Tuition and costs will vary across programs and locations. Be sure to always request tuition information before starting a program.

Course Name

University/ Institution

Degree Level

Program Prerequisites

MBA in Leadership Studies

Baker College Online


Prior to enrolling in the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Leadership Studies program at Baker College, students should have their bachelor's degree and be interested in developing leadership skills. Applicants to Baker College's graduate programs must have at least three years of full-time work experience

MBA in Leadership

Grand Canyon University


The Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Leadership program is designed for individuals interested in business leadership. Though specific program requirements may vary, applicants to Grand Canyon University's graduate programs should have already earned a bachelor's degree.

BS in Business Admin - Org Leadership

Southern New Hampshire University

Bachelor ’s

Individuals interested in this online program may have experience in a leadership role, such as a student body officer or sports team captain. In addition, good communication and interpersonal skills could prove beneficial. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Organizational Behavior/Leadership

Binghamton University



Coordinator for OB/Leadership: Prof. Francis Yammarino

Wharton Executive Education –Leadership

Wharton University of Pennsylvania

Certificate program

Successful leaders know their value lies not only in managing teams and running organizations, but in inspiring others, setting purposeful goals, executing strategic visions, and creating cultures of excellence.

No matter your level, Wharton programs are designed to challenge your perceptions about leadership and the values that shape it, encouraging you to think differently

eCornell Executive Leaderships Certificate program

Cornell University

Certificate program

Forget what you’ve heard: leaders are made, not born. Executive leadership is a rigorous discipline of learning and application, but it begins with cultivating the right mindset. Companies need thoughtful, influential leaders with balanced analytical and interpersonal skills. Today’s executive leaders are coaches, creative problem solvers, skilled decision makers, and savvy negotiators.

Vanderbilt University Executive Leaderships Certificate program

Vanderbilt University


Some people seem to have a natural gift for transforming an organization, creating a high-performance culture and driving change. For most of us, however, leading teams and organizations is an acquired skill.

By the end of this highly interactive, three-day program, conducted by one of the nation’s leading business experts on the subject, you’ll be equipped to become a more effective leader and to achieve your professional and organizational goals.




Organization Development Network: Share ideas and information with other Organization Development professionals through this site's links. Find a mentor or an internship, email discussion lists. Resource Directory has wide range of Web links to Organizational Development writings.

ceoexpress.com : A great site for managers or leaders in organizations.


Leadership Directories Inc : It provides high-quality contact information for the leaders of major United States government, business and professionals.
Crunchbase : This is a database of companies and start-ups, which comprises around 500,000 data points profiling companies, people, funds, funding’s and events.
American Society for Training and Development : ASTD's mission is to provide leadership to individuals, organizations, and society to achieve work-related competence, performance, and fulfillment.
The Society for Leadership of Change :  The Society for Leadership of Change is an association that offers a forum for sharing knowledge of the proven tools and philosophies for successfully leading and implementing change within organizations. 
Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management : This website inspired by Father of Modern Management, Peter Drucker. Suggested resources for further reading on knowledge management and leadership.
Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership : Non-profit organization promoting leadership through service to others. View the home page for their philosophy and links to articles describing how the Center's philosophy and consulting service helps improve organizations.
Warren Bennis - The Leadership Advantage (Full-text article) : Warren Bennis (March 8, 1925 – July 31, 2014) was an American scholar, organizational consultant and author. He is thought to be a pioneer of Leadership studies. This website provide the full text article to educates, energizes the future leadership.
Institute for Mindful Leadership: Our world needs mindful leaders, people who embody leadership presence. We need leaders who not only understand themselves but who are not afraid to be open- hearted and who have the strength of character to make ethical choices. The problems we see all around us are not insurmountable, but they do require a new kind of leadership. 
LeaderValues : It focuses on helping growth firms improve both their leadership skills and customer strategies, based on a deep and uniquely connected understanding of leadership devcelopment, global brand marketing, retail and the application of Big Data analytics and insight. This website has has one of the widest collections of free resources available on the web for you to browse and study.
World Forums
World Leaders Forum : This Forum is an outstanding platform for leaders to address the pressing issues before them in this globalized world. 
Global Leadership Fellows Programme : As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, the once well-defined line between the public and private sectors continues to blur, making it difficult for anyone organization to act effectively in isolation. To succeed in such a fast-changing environment, institutions – both private and public – must bring together numerous stakeholders to approach problems more efficiently, develop strategies and capitalize on opportunities. World Economic Forum offers numerous fellowship for young leader.
Change Leaders Forum:  How can you make change happen in your organization? This forum helps leaders identify the root causes of organizational inertia and provides proven tools to drive change.
Innovation Leadership Forum : This Forum believe in working with people, much more so than organisations


Blogs & APPS

Leadership Blog of HBR.ORG : It is a blog that is focused at providing helpful business and leadership tips.

Michael Rogers @secondgleader (Consultant, coach and Author): This blog, main focus is on leadership, but also covers many other topics including meetings, time management, teamwork and coaching.

Chris  Locurto @ChrisLoCurto (This blog offers a range of personal insights on leadership, managing people, and financial stewardship, posting articles 5 times a week.

Jon  Gordon @JonGordon11(Main focus of this blog is on providing leaders with ideas for inspiring people and organizations to work with more vision, passion, positivity and purpose.

Tanveer Nasseer @TanveerNaseer ( is on helping managers to help to develop leadership and team-building competencies to guide organizational growth and development, and create a fulfilling sense of purpose in what they do.

Tom Schulte Linked2Leadership @tomschulte : This blog is run by one editing author and many other contributors globally with a main focus on leadership development, organizational health, and personal & professional career growth.

Mark Sandborn @Mark_Sanborn (Author, consultant, speaker): This blog focuses mainly on leadership development, personal development, better customer service, and teambuilding.

Wally Bock Three Star Leadership @wallybock (Author and consultant): all level, this blog offers particular insights, information, tips, lists and pointers to help managers to perform at a better or higher level.



There are several free and for purchase apps, available for Android devices that can assist with Leadership information updates. Android Apps for Leadership can be found in the following general sources: Leadership APP


Leadership Toolkit

University of Florida Leadership Toolkit : This website is designed to provide you with tools to enhance the leadership qualities you already possess, while cultivating new strengths through education and training.

London Leadership Academy Leadership Toolkit : There are many definitions of leadership and management, and as many views of the importance of one as compared to the other. This toolkit recognises the importance of both and seeks to provide a source of support to all those who have responsibility for others. It also recognize that building effective leadership and management skills is a journey that starts with managing oneself, moves on to leading and managing others.



School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL) : This Facebook page co-created by 32 leading companies offering PGPM programs. It provides holistic education that builds inspired leaders by enabling people to know, who they are, recognize their purpose and realize their full potential to build organization of consequences.

Teamwork and leadership Facebook Page : This Facebook page owner Mike Rogers. Mike's passion is seeing people succeed through coaching, speaking and writing. Click "Like" to receive updates from my official page and get a FREE downloadable DVD and Discussion Guide ($79.98 value) at our blog aking and writingaking and writing. For any questions or comments, please drop him a line at aking and writing. For any questions or comments, please drop him a line at

Gordon Tredgold Facebook page: He has thirty years hand-on experience of leading global $200m departments, $100m+ projects. Author, Speaker and Leadership coach recognized by Inc. Magazine as Top 100 Leadership and Management Expert, Inc. Top 100 Great Leadership Speaker and #1 Leadership Expert. 

Equip Leadership : This Facebook page founded by John C. Maxwell & training and mobilizing Christian leaders in 188 countries across the globe to transform their world.

Leaders for Tomorrow : It is a not-for-profit youth leadership movement established mainly in college campuses. We conduct LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT programmes, SKILLS development programmes and SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Programmes to create Leaders For Tomorrow !



Leadership Insights : Great leadership is vital in all aspects of our lives, but what is it? Advice and articles about leadership theory, great leaders and leadership in action. About 4,770 Twitter users follow this.

Mark Babbitt: Leadership mentor and speaker Mark Babbitt currently holds two executive positions and recently co-authored "A World Gone Social: How Companies Must Adapt to Survive" (AMACOM, 2014). Babbitt has more than 34,000 followers and provides a fresh take on careers and business leadership through a social media lens.

Michelle Glover : About 54,000 Twitter users follow Michelle Glover, an entrepreneur dedicated to helping women grow online businesses "one leaf at a time."  The CEO of one company and co-founder of another, Glover provides a mix of Leadership inspiration, startup tips and business articles.



Leadership Skills Development for First-Time Managers: When top-performing employees are promoted to management through succession planning, it is usually because their exceptional individual performance has been recognized. But the leadership skills development it takes to succeed as a manager of human capital can be drastically different from what they may have done in their prior role; succession planning based on previous success may not be enough. So as a result, many new managers have to take on leadership skills development on the fly—many times in addition to their other responsibilities—or end up failing completely.

John Maxwell The 5 Levels of Leadership: New York Times Best-Selling Author, Dr. John C. Maxwell teaches the high points of The 5 Levels of Leadership at The Chick-Fil-A Leader cast.

Bibliographic/Citation Management Tools:

Zotero : Free, web-based tool that works as a browser plug-in. Zotero also has a desktop client that works well on all platforms.

Mendeley : It is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.

EndNote : This software designed to collect and organize research; compatible with EndNote Web. At present, we are not subscribing this Citation management tools.




Conference Alerts: This website provide all the updates about upcoming conference event of your interest in India and worldwide. It covers an array of topics like Business and Economics, Social Sciences & Humanities, Law, Education, Health and medicine etc. To get regular update on upcoming conference, you can set up an email alert.

Allconferencealerts : This website provides all the updates about upcoming conference event of your interest in India. To get regular update on upcoming conference, you can set up an email alert.


Funding Opportunities : 

Ocean Leadership : The Consortium for Ocean Leadership is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization that represents 89 of the leading public and private ocean research education institutions, aquaria and industry; working to advance research, education and sound ocean policy.  The organization also manages ocean research and education programs in areas of scientific ocean drilling, ocean observing, ocean exploration, and ocean partnerships.

Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW) : It is a fund that has been set up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands to improve the position of women and girls in developing countries. Despite global agreements on the rights, opportunities and safety of women and girls, limited progress has been made in this area and gender inequality is still widespread.

Compton Foundation Leadership Funds : This foundation provides grants to scholars to conduct research in various fields of social sciences. It believe that the most effective leaders focus not only on strategizing, organizing, and campaigning, but also on personal relationships.

Brainerd Foundation – Leadership Initiative : This foundation explores how organizations support leadership and how our resources might strengthen these efforts.

American Express - Leadership Grant : It appreciate the impact that talented leaders can have on business and society as a whole, and we dedicate significant resources to attract, develop and retain talented employees. We are seeking the best methods, programs and partners that provide current and future nonprofit leaders with practical opportunities to learn and build leadership skills. We are especially interested in proposals that cultivate leadership opportunities for diverse communities within the nonprofit sector or that focus on innovative leadership development programs for emerging leaders of world-class institutions.  

National Institutes of Health - Leadership Grant for a Clinical Research Network on Antibacterial Resistance : The Leadership Group (LG) will have overall responsibility for designing, prioritizing, implementing and managing the network’s clinical research agenda to address antibacterial resistance (AR) scientific priorities.  Applications for the LG must include an overview component and three functional components: a Leadership and Operations Center (LOC), a Laboratory Center (LC) and a Statistics and Data Management Center (SDMC).

Dean's Leadership Fund -HBS :  The Dean’s Leadership Fund is the cornerstone of our mission and impacts nearly all areas of the institution. These unrestricted funds allow Dean to remain steadfast in our commitment to world-class research and teaching, while fostering creativity and the pursuit of new ideas. This fund supports the majority of student activities in the arts, athletics, advising, career services, international programs, and residential life, resulting in opportunities for Harvard College students that have a life-changing impact.

Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), provides grants to scholars to conduct research in various fields of social sciences which have a theoretical, conceptual, and methodological or policy orientation on the subject of their choice. The research projects may belong to any one of the following social science disciplines or may be interdisciplinary in nature.

Social Impact Fellowships:


Leadership Interest 

Sample Recent Grant

C. Charles Jackson Foundation




Supports institutions of higher

learning, pre- and postsecondary

schools, and nonprofit

organizations in their quest

to develop human potential

in the areas of leadership,

character, life skills, resiliency,

positive psychology, and

related disciplines that promote

human potential for both youth

(K–College) and diverse adult


Provides $5,000 to Mansfield

University of Pennsylvania

Mountaineer Leadership

Program for a noncredit

leadership development

certificate program

William T. Grant Foundation



Offers grants for research and

activities that provide young

people with the chance to meet

their full potential

Provides $497,136 to the

University of Virginia to

support research on mentoring

relationship and youth outcomes

within their Young Women

Leaders Program (YWLP)

Lilly Endowment



Supports causes of community

development, education, and

religion; special emphasis placed

on projects that benefi t young

people and promote leadership


Awarded Morehouse College

$2 million to focus on building,

strengthening, and enhancing

the efforts of the chapel and the

college to interweave vocation—

alongside ethics, leadership, and

spirituality—into campuswide


MacArthur Foundation



Helps groups and individuals

foster lasting improvement

in the human condition;

focuses on international issues

and human and community



Awarded nearly $700,000

to develop a leadership

training program in Nigeria for

reproductive health practitioners


Rockefeller Foundation



Values developing leadership

to build upon the needs and

values of people and to inspire

the aspirations and potential of

others in the nonprofit sector

Provides $250,000 of support

to Dartmouth College for

emergency relief in Haiti by

sending six teams of doctors

and nurses, together with

the necessary medical supplies,

to work in its clinics and

affiliated hospitals throughout



Subject Guides of other Library websites

Binghamton University Subject Guide on Leadership

Chapman University Library Subject Guide on Organizational Leadership and Human Resources

University of Lowa Library Subject Guide on Leadership

Staff of Global Library gratefully acknowledge contribution of Mr. Buddhi Prakash Chauhan, Additional Registrar and Chief Librarian for his leadership in preparation of this Resource Guide, and Dr. C Gopinath, Dean Jindal Global Business School (JGBS) and Lt. Gen (Retd) Rajesh Kochhar, Director of the Jindal Institute of Leadership Development and Executive Education (JILDEE),for evaluating the draft and making valuable additions to the resource guide.