The Leadership Library is a forum where members of our State of Missouri team - from all agencies and from all levels - share books, articles, videos, and other sources that inspire them to think and do differently.

The Library aims to share great ideas to help us better lead ourselves, our teams, and our organizations to serve the citizens of Missouri and make our state stronger.

The Library's collection will grow every week, so please come back regularly.

Who Moved My Cheese Book Cover
Book (with additional video)
Recommended by: Anna Hui, Director, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
How to adapt for success when someone moved your “cheese.”
 
Monday Morning Leadership Book Cover
Book
Recommended by: Cari Pointer, Child Abuse and Neglect Program Development Specialist, Department of Social Services
Tips and tricks to becoming a great manager
 
Daring Greatly Book Cover
Book (with additional video)
Recommended by: Dr. Tara Tubbesing, Director of Psychology, Northwest Missouri Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center, Department of Mental Health
Why vulnerability is our most accurate measure of courage.
 
Beyond Paper or Plastic Book Cover
Book
Recommended by: Brenda Buschjost, Health Program Representative, Department of Health and Senior Services
Why we need to remember those we serve everyday
 
Leadership Library Advice: Fourteen Leadership Principles by Dr. Charles McClain
Article
Recommended by: Zora Mulligan, Commissioner, Department of Higher Education
A more personal reminder of how to lead
 
Let My People Go Surfing Book Cover
Book (with additional video)
Recommended by: Alex Kovac, Assistant District Supervisor, Department of Natural Resources
How investing in your employees and customers produces positive results
 
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking Book Cover
Book (with additional video)
Recommended by: Joel Walters, Director, Department of Revenue
How diversity in approach can make teams stronger
 
The Martian book cover

The Martian (2014) by Andy Weir

Book (with additional video)
Recommended by: Brooke Mayfield, Assistant Director of Investigations, Department of Mental Health
How to use creative problem solving to get you through any situation – even on Mars
 
Start With Why Book Cover
Book (with additional video)
Recommended by: Rob Dixon, Director, Department of Economic Development
Why an organization’s “Why” shapes its success
 
When Pride Still Mattered Book cover
Book (with additional video)
Recommended by: Sarah Steelman, Commissioner, Office of Administration
The story of a master coach and how he built commitment, confidence, and winning teams.
 
Moneyball cover
Book (with additional video)
Recommended by: Drew Erdmann, Chief Operating Officer, Office of the Governor
How an insider overturned “conventional wisdom” and revolutionized how people understand good performance.
 
The Change Agent's Guide to Radical Improvement book cover
Book
Recommended by: Tammy Cavender, Deputy Director, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
How to make organizational change for sustained improvement
 
Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
Book (with additional video)
Recommended by: Colleen Dowd, Planning Unit Manager, Department of Corrections
Learning to give feedback is the critical skill for leading successful teams
 
A Passion for Leadership book cover
Book
Recommended by: Eric Greitens, Governor
Practical wisdom from fifty years of experience on how to change your organization
 

If you have other questions or feedback, please let us know at leadership.library@oa.mo.gov