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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

MMSL 6150 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Bourne, L., & Walker, D. (2005). Visualizing and mapping stakeholder influence. Management Decision, 43(5/6), 649–661.

Cashman, K. (2008). Leader for life. Leadership Excellence, 25(5), 15.

Davis, A. (2009). Are you talking to your people or at them? Conference Board Review, 46(2), 42–46.

Flynn, A., & Mangione, T. (2008). Five steps to a winning project team. Healthcare Executive, 23(1), 54–55.

Flynn, M., & Flynn B. (2009). Sustainability step one: Who are stakeholders and why should we engage them? Paperboard Packaging, 94(2), 28–30.

Garvin, D., Edmondson, A., & Gino, F. (2008). Is yours a learning organization? Harvard Business Review, 86(3), 109–116.     Please note:  the online survey associated with this article is no longer active on the Harvard Business Review website.

Goldsmith, M. (2007). Growth Feedback. Leadership Excellence, 24(9), 10–11.

Goldsmith, M., & Balash, J. (2009). High-value strategies. Leadership Excellence, 26(6), 12–13.

Goleman, D., & Boyatzis, R. (2008). Social intelligence and the biology of leadership. Harvard Business Review, 86(9), 74–81.

Harkins, P. (1999). Powerful leaders. Executive Excellence, 16(11), 20.

Harkins, P. (2006). High-impact team leaders. Leadership Excellence, 25(12), 3–4.

Joiner, B. (2009). Guide to agile leadership. Industrial Management, 51(2), 10–15.

Kearney, E., & Gebert, D. (2009). Managing diversity and enhancing team outcomes: The promise of transformational leadership. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94(1), 77–89.

Küpers, W. (2004). Learning organization. In Encyclopedia of Leadership. Retrieved from

Lewis, L., Hamel, S., & Richardson, B. (2001). Communicating change to nonprofit stakeholders: Models and predictors of implementers’ approaches. Management Communication Quarterly, 15(1), 5–41.

Masood, S., Dani, S., Burns, N., & Backhouse, C. (2006). Transformational leadership and organizational culture: The situational strength perspective. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Engineering Manufacture, 220(6), 941–949.

Mintzberg, H. (2009). Rebuilding companies as communities. Harvard Business Review, 87(7), 140–143.

Nelson, A. (2009). Short-shelf-life learning. Chief Learning Officer, 8(6), 38–41.

Quinn, R. (2005). Moments of greatness. Harvard Business Review, 83(7/8), 74–83.

Rigby, D., Gruver, K., & Allen, J. (2009). Innovation in turbulent times. Harvard Business Review, 87(6), 79–86.

Rooney, J., & Hopen, D. (2005). Part 4: Getting to the bottom of things. Journal for Quality and Participation, 28(2), 15–21.

Ryan, J. (2009). Learning agility equals leadership success. Retrieved from

Tichy, N., & Bennis, W. (2007). Making judgment calls. Harvard Business Review, 85(10), 94–102.

Zachary, L. (2007). Mentoring culture. Leadership Excellence, 24(5),16.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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