• Center for Leadership

  • Reading List

    Freshman & Sophomore Years

    • Dilecti Amici, Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II to the Youth of the World on the Occasion of the International Youth Year
    • Christfidelis Laici, Apostolic Exhortation of Pope John Paul II on The Lay Members of Christ's Faithful People
    • Render Unto Caesar, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM, Cap.
    • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey
    • The Leadership Challenge 4th Edition, James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
    • The Way of the Lord Jesus, Germain Grisez

    Junior and senior years' reading lists will be added as they are developed.

    Recommended Readings

    On Leadership in General

    • Abuse of Language, Abuse of Power, Josef Pieper (Ignatius Press)
    • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... And Others Don't, Jim Collins (Harper Collins)
    • Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450 Year Old Company that Changed the World, Chris Lowney (Loyola Press)
    • The Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes & Barry Posner (Jossey-Bass)
    • The Pope & the CEO: Leadership Lessons to a Young Swiss Guard, Andreas Widmer (Emmaus Road)
    • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You, John C. Maxwell (Thomas Nelson)
    • Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness, Robert Greenleaf (Paulist Press)
    • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey (Free Press)
    • Virtuous Leadership: An Agenda for Personal Excellence, Alexandre Havard (Scepter Press)
    • Let the Fire Fall, Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR (Franciscan University Press)

    On Vocational Discernment

    • “An Introduction to the Art of Christian Decision-Making When Facing Any of the Alternatives of Life,” in The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola [sections 169-189], St. Ignatius of Loyola (Joseph Wagner Publishers)
    • Lifework: Finding Your Purpose in Life, Rick Sarkisian (Ignatius Press)
    • What Does God Want?: A Practical Guide to Making Decisions, Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR (Franciscan University Press)
    • On Discerning Your Unique Gifts  
    • The Power of Uniqueness: How to Become Who You Really Are, Arthur Miller, Jr. & William Hendricks (Zondervan)
    • The Truth About You, Marcus Buckingham (Thomas Nelson)
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