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Topic 1: Leadership and Strategy
Element 1: Vision Setting

“Leading Change” by John P. Kotter, 1996 

“The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organisations” by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, 1987 

“Visionary Leadership: Creating a Compelling Sense of Direction for Your Organisation” by Burt Nanus, 1992 

“Strategic Vision: Embraced by the Profession and Its Leaders” by John M. Bryson, 2018 

“The Future of Leadership: Today’s Top Leadership Thinkers Speak to Tomorrow’s Leaders” by Warren Bennis, Gretchen M. Spreitzer, and Thomas G. Cummings, 2001 

“Strategy and Leadership” by Lawrence G. Hrebiniak and William F. Joyce, 1984 

“Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies” by James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras, 1994 

“Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters” by Richard P. Rumelt, 2011 

“Foresight: The Art and Science of Anticipating the Future” by Denise Carleton, 2009 

“The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organisation” by Peter M. Senge, 1990 

element 2: Strategic Decision-Making

“Strategic Management and Business Policy” by Thomas L. Wheelen and J. David Hunger, 2017. 

“Strategy Safari: A Guided Tour Through the Wilds of Strategic Management” by Henry Mintzberg, Bruce Ahlstrand, and Joseph Lampel, 2009. 

“Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters” by Richard Rumelt, 2011. 

“Strategic Decision Making: Multiobjective Decision Analysis with Spreadsheets” by Craig W. Kirkwood, 1997. 

“Strategic Intuition: The Creative Spark in Human Achievement” by William Duggan, 2007. 

“Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works” by A.G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin, 2013. 

“The Strategy Process: Concepts, Contexts, Cases” by Henry Mintzberg, James Brian Quinn, and Sumantra Ghoshal, 2003. 

“HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy” by Harvard Business Review, Michael E. Porter, and various authors, 2011. 

“Strategic Leadership: Theory and Research on Executives, Top Management Teams, and Boards” by Sydney Finkelstein, Donald C. Hambrick, and Albert A. Cannella, 2009. 

“The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist’s Guide to Success in Business and Life” by Avinash K. Dixit and Barry J. Nalebuff, 2008. 

element 3: Change Management

“Leading Change” by John P. Kotter, 1996 

“Change Management: A Guide to Effective Implementation” by Robert A. Paton and James McCalman, 2008 

“The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organisations” by John P. Kotter and Dan S. Cohen, 2002 

“Managing Change: Enquiry and Action” by Nic Beech and Robert MacIntosh, 2012 

“Strategic Change Management in Public Sector Organisations” by David Baker, 2007 

“Change Management: The People Side of Change” by Jeffrey M. Hiatt and Timothy J. Creasey, 2012 

“Strategy and Change: An Examination of Military Strategy, the I-Ching and Ba Gua Zhang” by Tom Bisio, 2009 

“Making Sense of Change Management: A Complete Guide to the Models, Tools and Techniques of Organisational Change” by Esther Cameron and Mike Green, 2009 

“The Change Monster: The Human Forces That Fuel or Foil Corporate Transformation and Change” by Jeanie Daniel Duck, 2001 

“The Dynamics of Change: Insights into Organisational Transition from the Natural World” by Michael Pearn, 2002 

element 4: Influence and Persuasion

Influence: Science and Practice – Robert B. Cialdini, 2009 

Leadership and Performance Beyond Expectations – Bernard M. Bass, 1985 

The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas – G. Richard Shell and Mario Moussa, 2007 

Persuasion in Society – Herbert W. Simons, Jean Jones, and John Arntson, 2011 

Power and Influence – John P. Kotter, 1985 

The Power of Persuasion: How We’re Bought and Sold – Robert V. Levine, 2003 

The Psychology of Attitude Change and Social Influence – Philip G. Zimbardo and Michael R. Leippe, 1991 

Social Influence: Direct and Indirect Processes – Joseph P. Forgas and Kipling D. Williams (Editors), 2001 

Influence Without Authority – Allan R. Cohen and David L. Bradford, 2005 

Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade – Robert Cialdini, 2016 

element 5: Leadership Style Adaptability

“Leadership Agility: Five Levels of Mastery for Anticipating and Initiating Change” – Bill Joiner, Stephen Josephs, 2006 

“Adaptive Leadership: Strategies for Changing Times” – Ron Heifetz, Marty Linsky, Alexander Grashow, 2009 

“Flex: The Art and Science of Leadership in a Changing World” – Jeffrey Hull, 2020 

“The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organisation and the World” – Ronald Heifetz, Marty Linsky, Alexander Grashow, 2009 

“Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading” – Martin Linsky, Ronald A. Heifetz, 2002 

“The Versatile Leader: Make the Most of Your Strengths Without Overdoing It” – Bob Kaplan, Rob Kaiser, 2006 

“Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence” – Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, Annie McKee, 2002 

“Situational Leadership: Managing People and Organisations” – Paul Hersey, Kenneth H. Blanchard, Dewey E. Johnson, 2008 

“Changing on the Job: Developing Leaders for a Complex World” – Jennifer Garvey Berger, 2011 

“Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail” – John P. Kotter, 1995 (Harvard Business Review Article) 

Element 1: Clear Communication

“Clear and Effective Legal Communication” by Peter Tiersma, 2008 

“Communication in Organisations” by Joep Cornelissen, 2017 

“Effective Communication for Colleges” by Brantley Clarke, 2010 

“The Essentials of Interaction Design” by Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, and David Cronin, 2007 

“Strategic Organisational Communication: In a Global Economy” by Charles Conrad and Marshall Scott Poole, 2012 

“Interpersonal Communication: Evolving Interpersonal Relationships” by Pamela J. Kalbfleisch, 1993 

“Handbook of Organisational Communication” by Fredric M. Jablin and Linda L. Putnam, 2001 

“The SAGE Handbook of Organisational Communication: Advances in Theory, Research, and Methods” by Linda L. Putnam and Dennis K. Mumby, 2014 

“Business and Professional Communication: KEYS for Workplace Excellence” by Kelly M. Quintanilla and Shawn T. Wahl, 2016 

“Communicating at Work: Strategies for Success in Business and the Professions” by Ronald B. Adler and Jeanne Marquardt Elmhorst, 2010 

element 2: Conflict Resolution

“The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution” by Bernard Mayer, 2000 

“Conflict Resolution: Theory, Research, and Practice” by James A. Schellenberg, 1996 

“The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice” by Peter T. Coleman, Morton Deutsch, and Eric C. Marcus, 2014 

“Negotiation Theory and Strategy” by Russell Korobkin, 2002 

“Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most” by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen, 2010 

“Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable People” by G. Richard Shell, 2006 

“Mediating Interpersonal Conflicts: Approaches to Peacemaking for Families, Schools, Workplaces, and Communities” by Mark S. Umbreit, 1997 

“Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In” by Roger Fisher, William Ury, and Bruce Patton, 2011 

“Making Conflict Work: Harnessing the Power of Disagreement” by Peter T. Coleman and Robert Ferguson, 2014 

“Conflict Resolution at Work For Dummies” by Vivian Scott, 2009 

element 3: Stakeholder Management

“Stakeholder Theory: The State of the Art” by R. Edward Freeman, Jeffrey S. Harrison, and Andrew C. Wicks, 2010 

“Managing Stakeholders in Software Development Projects” by John McManus, 2004 

“Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach” by R. Edward Freeman, 1984 

“Engaging with Stakeholders: A Relational Perspective on Responsible Business” by Adam Lindgreen and Valérie Swaen, 2019 

“Stakeholder Relationship Management” by Lynda Bourne, 2009 

“The Stakeholder Strategy: Profiting from Collaborative Business Relationships” by Ann Svendsen, 1998 

“Stakeholder Power: A Winning Plan for Building Stakeholder Commitment and Driving Corporate Growth” by Peter Cheverton, 2001 

“Project Stakeholder Management” by Pernille Eskerod and Anna Lund Jepsen, 2013 

“The New Stakeholder Capitalism: Community, Society and the Common Good” by Claude Fussler, 2004 

“Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Conflict” by Jill Solomon and Aris Solomon, 2004 

element 4: Team Collaboration

“Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World” by Stanley McChrystal, 2015 

“Group Dynamics for Teams” by Daniel Levi, 2017 

“Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results” by Morten Hansen, 2009 

“The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable” by Patrick Lencioni, 2002 

“Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances” by J. Richard Hackman, 2002 

“The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organisation” by Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith, 1993 

“Team Genius: The New Science of High-Performing Organisations” by Rich Karlgaard and Michael S. Malone, 2015 

“Collaborative Intelligence: Thinking with People Who Think Differently” by Dawna Markova and Angie McArthur, 2015 

“Making the Team: A Guide for Managers” by Leigh Thompson, 2018 

“Collaboration: What Makes It Work” by Paul W. Mattessich, Marta Murray-Close, and Barbara R. Monsey, 2001 

element 5: Cross-Cultural Competency

“Cultures and Organisations: Software of the Mind” by Geert Hofstede, Gert Jan Hofstede, and Michael Minkov, 2010 

“Riding the Waves of Culture: Understanding Diversity in Global Business” by Fons Trompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner, 1997 

“The Cultural Dimension of Global Business” by Gary P. Ferraro and Elizabeth K. Briody, 2017 

“When Cultures Collide: Leading Across Cultures” by Richard D. Lewis, 2006 

“Beyond Culture” by Edward T. Hall, 1976 

“Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behaviour Across Cultures without Losing Yourself in the Process” by Andy Molinsky, 2013 

“The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business” by Erin Meyer, 2014 

“Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: The Bestselling Guide to Doing Business in More Than 60 Countries” by Terri Morrison and Wayne A. Conaway, 2006 

“Intercultural Competence: Interpersonal Communication Across Cultures” by Myron W. Lustig and Jolene Koester, 2012 

“Managing Across Cultures: The Seven Keys to Doing Business with a Global Mindset” by Charlene Solomon and Michael S. Schell, 2009 

Element 1: Talent Development

“Talent Management: Cases and Commentary” by Eddie Blass, 2009 

“The Talent Management Handbook: Creating Organisational Excellence by Identifying, Developing, and Promoting Your Best People” by Lance A. Berger and Dorothy R. Berger, 2011 

“The Oxford Handbook of Talent Management” by David G. Collings, Kamel Mellahi, and Wayne F. Cascio, 2017 

“Strategic Talent Development: Develop and Engage All Your People for Business Success” by Janice Caplan, 2013 

“The Talent Development Platform: Putting People First in Social Change Organisations” by Heather Carpenter and Tera Wozniak Qualls, 2015 

“Talent Development: A Practitioner’s Guide” by Elaine Cox and David Clutterbuck, 2020 

“Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics” by Gary Cokins, 2009 

“Human Resource Development: Learning and Training for Individuals and Organisations” by John P. Wilson, 2005 

“Linking Learning and Performance: A Practical Guide to Measuring Learning and On-the-Job Application” by Toni Hodges DeTuncq, 2002 

“Strategic Human Resource Development” by Jim Stewart and Clare Rigg, 2011 

element 2: Performance Measurement

“Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics” by Gary Cokins, 2009 

“Performance Management: Changing Behaviour that Drives Organisational Effectiveness” by Aubrey C. Daniels and Jon S. Bailey, 2014 

“Performance Management: A New Approach for Driving Business Results” by Elaine D. Pulakos, 2009 

“Strategic Performance Management: A Managerial and Behavioural Approach” by Bernard Marr, 2009 

“Performance Measurement and Management Control: Innovative Concepts & Practices” by Eric G. Flamholtz, 2010 

“The Oxford Handbook of Performance Management” by Adrian Wilkinson, 2017 

“Performance Measurement: Linking Balanced Scorecard to Business Intelligence” by Stefano Tonchia and Andrea Tramontano, 2010 

“Performance Measurement: Theory and Practice” by Wim Van der Stede, Kenneth A. Merchant, and Walter A. Van der Stede, 2006 

“Linking Learning and Performance: A Practical Guide to Measuring Learning and On-the-Job Application” by Toni Hodges DeTuncq, 2002 

“Advanced Performance Management” by Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), 2012 

element 3: Feedback Provision

“Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well” by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen, 2014 

“Feedback in Higher and Professional Education: Understanding it and Doing it Well” by David Boud and Elizabeth Molloy, 2013 

“The Power of Feedback: 35 Principles for Turning Feedback from Others into Personal and Professional Change” by Joseph R. Folkman, 2006 

“Feedback That Works: How to Build and Deliver Your Message” by Sloan R. Weitzel, 2000 

“The Feedback Imperative: How to Give Everyday Feedback to Speed Up Your Team’s Success” by Anna Carroll, 2014 

“Effective Feedback Skills” by Tim Russell and Michael Auzenne, 2008 

“Feedback Toolkit: 16 Tools for Better Communication in the Workplace” by Rick Maurer, 2011 

“Making Feedback Work: The Key to Building Effective Teams” by Joan D. Kofodimos, 2001 

“Feedback: The Communication of Praise, Criticism, and Advice” by Robbie M. Sutton, Matthew J. Hornsey, and Karen M. Douglas, 2012 

“360 Degree Feedback: The Powerful New Model for Employee Assessment & Performance Improvement” by Mark R. Edwards and Ann J. Ewen, 1996 

element 4: Succession Planning

“Effective Succession Planning: Ensuring Leadership Continuity and Building Talent from Within” by William J. Rothwell, 2015 

“The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership Powered Company” by Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter, and James Noel, 2001 

“Building Leaders: Blueprints for Developing Leadership at Every Level of Your Organisation” by Jay A. Conger and Beth Benjamin, 1999 

“Succession: Mastering the Make-or-Break Process of Leadership Transition” by Noel M. Tichy, 2014 

“The Succession Challenge: Building and Sustaining Leadership Capacity Through Succession Management” by David Clutterbuck, 2012 

“Planning for Succession: A Toolkit for Board Members and Staff of Nonprofit Arts Organisations” by Thomas Wolf, 2011 

“Succession Planning and Management: A Guide to Organisational Systems and Practices” by David Berke, 2005 

“Developing Leadership Talent” by David V. Day and Stephen J. Zaccaro, 2007 

“Succession Planning for the 21st Century: How to Pass on Your Organisation to the Next Generation” by Lyle Sussman and Robert C. Fields, 1999 

“Leadership Succession in the World of the Multinational Corporation” by Luc Stervinou and Susan Schneider, 2003 

element 5: Employee Engagement

“Employee Engagement: Tools for Analysis, Practice, and Competitive Advantage” by William H. Macey and Benjamin Schneider, 2009 

“The Employee Experience Advantage: How to Win the War for Talent by Giving Employees the Workspaces they Want, the Tools they Need, and a Culture they Can Celebrate” by Jacob Morgan, 2017 

“Employee Engagement: A Literature Review” by Dilys Robinson, 2006 

“Magic: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Employee Engagement” by Tracy Maylett and Paul Warner, 2014 

“Employee Engagement and Communication Research: Measurement, Strategy and Action” by Susan Walker, 2012 

“The Oxford Handbook of Employee Engagement, Motivation, and Self-Determination Theory” by Marylène Gagné, 2014 

“Engaging the Workforce: Innovation, Productivity, and Performance” by John Purcell, 2014 

“Work Engagement: A Handbook of Essential Theory and Research” by Arnold B. Bakker and Michael P. Leiter, 2010 

“Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” by Daniel H. Pink, 2011 

“The Truth About Employee Engagement: A Fable About Addressing the Three Root Causes of Job Misery” by Patrick Lencioni, 2007 

Element 1: Process Optimisation

The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to Nearly 100 Tools for Improving Process Quality, Speed, and Complexity – Michael L. George, John Maxey, David Rowlands, Malcolm Upton, 2004.

The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer – Jeffrey K. Liker, 2004.

Process Improvement Essentials: CMMI, Six Sigma, and ISO 9001 – James R. Persse, 2006.

Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation – James P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones, 2003.

Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution – Michael Hammer, James Champy, 1993.

Design for Operational Excellence: A Breakthrough Strategy for Business Growth – Kevin J. Duggan, 2011.

Value Stream Mapping: How to Visualise Work and Align Leadership for Organisational Transformation – Karen Martin, Mike Osterling, 2013.

The Six Sigma Way: How to Maximise the Impact of Your Change and Improvement Efforts – Peter S. Pande, Robert P. Neuman, Roland R. Cavanagh, 2000.

The Theory of Constraints and Its Implications for Management Accounting – Eric W. Noreen, Debra A. Smith, James T. Mackey, 1995.

Total Quality Management: Text, Cases and Readings – Joel E. Ross, Susan Perry, 1999.

element 2: Financial Acumen

Operational Excellence: Journey to Creating Sustainable Value – John S. Mitchell, 2015.

Financial Management for Operational Excellence: Tools and Techniques for Competitive Advantage – David E. Vance, 2011.

The Role of Financial Analysis in Operational Decision Making – Edward J. Blocher and Kung H. Chen, 2017.

Cost Management: Strategies for Business Decisions – Marc Wouters, Frank Selto, Ronald Hilton, 2016.

Operational Excellence in the Pharmaceutical Industry: An Architecture for Emerging Markets – Prabir Basu, 2014.

Integrating Financial Management and Operational Strategy for Competitive Advantage – Anne Coughlan and Ronald T. Coughlan, 2018.

Metrics for Sustainable Business: Measures and Standards for the Assessment of Organisations – Sean C. Bennett, 2016.

Financial and Business Management for the Doctor of Nursing Practice – KT Waxman, 2018.

The Handbook of Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private, and Not-for-Profit Board Members – Richard Leblanc, 2016.

Lean Management of Global Supply Chain – Yasuhiro Monden, 2015.

element 3: Risk Management

“Enterprise Risk Management: From Incentives to Controls” – James Lam, 2014

“Risk Management and Financial Institutions” – John C. Hull, 2015

“The Essentials of Risk Management” – Michel Crouhy, Dan Galai, Robert Mark, 2014

“Operational Risk Management: A Complete Guide to a Successful Operational Risk Framework” – Philippa X. Girling, 2013

“Managing Risks in Business: Proven Practices” – Michael Blyth, 2013

“Risk Management: Concepts and Guidance” – Carl L. Pritchard, 2014

“Handbook of Operational Risk” – John R. S. Fraser, Betty J. Simkins, Kristina Narvaez, 2016

“Risk Culture: Building a Robust Risk Management Framework” – James Lam, 2017

“Quantitative Risk Management: Concepts, Techniques, and Tools” – Alexander J. McNeil, Rüdiger Frey, Paul Embrechts, 2015

“Operational Excellence: Journey to Creating Sustainable Value” – John S. Mitchell, 2016

element 4: Resource Allocation:

“Cultivating Knowledge Sharing and Trust in Online Communities for Educators” – Joanne C. Preston, 2017 

“Building Organisational Culture that Stimulates Creativity and Innovation” – Evelina M. Rog, 2014 

Resource Allocation Theory Applied to Farm Animal Production – W. G. Hill, 2009.

Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management – Jay Heizer, Barry Render, Paul Griffin, 2021.

The Theory of Constraints and Its Implications for Management Accounting – Eric W. Noreen, Debra A. Smith, James T. Mackey, 1995.

Multi-Resource Allocation: Theory and Practice – Imed Kacem, 2018.

Principles of Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management – Jay Heizer, Barry Render, Chuck Munson, 2020.

Resource Allocation in Project Management – G. M. Zavadskas, A. Zakarevicius, 2010.

Optimal Resource Allocation: With Practical Statistical Applications and Theory – John J. Bartholomew, Fiona Steele, Irini Moustaki, Jane Galbraith, 2012.

Decision Making in Operations Management and Operations Research: Applying Analytical Techniques for Better Resource Allocation – Robert J. Kuo, 2015.

Operations Research for Resource Allocation in Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges – M. A. Rauner, S. V. Brailsford, 2021.

Effective Resource Management in Manufacturing Systems: Optimisation Algorithms for Production Planning – Stanisław Strzelczak, 2006.

element 5: Compliance and Governance

“Corporate Governance and Accountability” by Jill Solomon, 2018.

“Compliance Management: A How-to Guide for Executives, Lawyers, and Other Compliance Professionals” by Nitish Singh, Thomas J. Bussen, 2015.

“Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance: It Can’t Happen to Us – Avoiding Corporate Disaster While Driving Success” by Richard M. Steinberg, 2011.

“The Culture of Compliance: Ethical Conduct and the Regulatory Environment” by Donna Boehme, 2016.

“Integrating Corporate Governance and Enterprise Risk Management” by Mark S. Beasley, Bruce C. Branson, 2010.

“Operational Risk Management: Best Practices in the Financial Services Industry” by David Loader, 2018.

“Handbook of Compliance and Ethics” edited by Joseph E. Murphy and Jordan T. Biegel, 2019.

“The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance” edited by Mike Wright, Donald S. Siegel, Kevin Keasey, Igor Filatotchev, 2013.

“Compliance Programmes and the Corporate Sentencing Guidelines: Preventing Criminal and Civil Liability” by Jeffrey M. Kaplan, Joseph E. Murphy, Winthrop M. Swenson, 2019.

“Enterprise Compliance Risk Management: An Essential Toolkit for Banks and Financial Services” by Saloni Ramakrishna, 2014.