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Leadership and Management Resources

BYU-Idaho encourages its employees and students to work towards growing as leaders through the gospel perspective. Student and faculty can find reliable resources in ways to develop as an effective leader.
Disciple Leader Conference – Jan 2020
Leadership from a Gospel Perspective
The following readings focus on leading others from a gospel perspective. The purpose of these trainings is to help leaders across campus use gospel principles and examples when giving feedback, managing others, etc.

Gospel Perspective Resources

August 09, 2022 07:34 PM
Spencer W. Kimball teaches how to pattern our leadership after Jesus Christ.
August 09, 2022 07:34 PM
Find out how to love and defend BYU-Idaho's unique learning environment.
August 09, 2022 07:34 PM
Scriptural counsel for how to lead with gospel principles.
August 09, 2022 07:34 PM
Tips for corrective feedback based on the scriptures.
Group of faculty talking together
Developing as a Manager
Effective managers seek to learn more about themselves and those they manage through reading and practicing new ways of accomplishing goals in the workplace and want to help others do the same. The following materials cover a wide range of topics, from effective supervision to giving and receiving feedback.

Manager Development Resources

August 09, 2022 07:51 PM
Training manual for supervisory duties and management practices.
August 09, 2022 07:51 PM
Clear definition and principles of delegation.
August 09, 2022 07:51 PM
Identify work that can be delegated, communicate expectations, and follow up.
August 25, 2022 04:23 PM
Tips for how and when to give corrective feedback.
August 25, 2022 04:23 PM
How to encourage feedback and handle negative responses.
August 09, 2022 07:51 PM
Explanation of the interview process tips for successful interviews.

Must Read Book List

Guide to Workplace Law (American Bar Association)
A clear and concise guide to all work-related law for employees and employers.
Counseling with Our Councils (M. Russell Ballard)
Elder Ballard explains how councils help to plan for success. Learn how to conduct effective council meetings.
The Flight of the Buffalo (James Belasco)
Using different metaphors for leadership, the authors challenge leaders to lead with team-based management.
Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done (Larry Bossidy)
Focuses on essential qualities for a team to get things done by illustrating the value of execution and its building blocks.
How to Say No without Feeling Guilty (Patti Breitman)
Teaches practical skills for time and resource management by embracing what's important.
How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)
This landmark book explores how to understand and value others and influence others by improving your behavior.
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey)
BYU professor Stephen Covey explores seven timeless and universal character ethics that generate success.
The Essential Drucker (Peter Drucker)
Covers basic principles and concerns of management and its problems, challenges, and opportunities.
The Fine Art of Small Talk (Debra Fine)
Effective communication techniques and strategies to help you feel more comfortable in any type of social situation.
Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence (Daniel Goleman)
A book that coined "emotional intelligence" into the workplace, and how to become resonant in a complex world.
Stepping Up to Supervisor (Marion Haynes)
Introduces the reader to basic supervisory tasks, managing many personalities, and working with groups.
The Balanced Scorecard (Robert Kaplan and David Norton)
Explores four performance measures: financial, customer knowledge, internal processes, and learning and growth.
The 80/20 Principle (Richard Koch)
Explains how 80% of your results come from 20% of your effort. Reveals how to identify the 20% to influence the 80%.
Leading Change (John Kotter)
An eight-step process to achieve goals and practical counsel about how to be successful in the face of change.
The Leadership Challenge (James Kouzes and Barry Posner)
Develop leadership skills to help you to become an impactful leader who aspires, inspires, and achieves more.
Maslow on Management (Abraham Maslow)
Renowned psychologist explores how human psychology affects business management.
Everyone Communicates, Few Connect (John Maxwell)
Explores how the most effective leaders know how to connect with people.
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (John Maxwell)
Outlines core leadership principles that will make leaders more effective, influential, and successful.
Supervisory Management (Donald Mosley)
Employs practical knowledge and skills to help supervisors become effective leaders.
The Power of Positive Confrontation (Barbara Pachter)
Teaches skills and strategies to handle effectively confrontational situations with confidence and assurance.
Crucial Conversations (Kerry Patterson)
Teaches how to improve your life by improving the quality your dialogues and conversations.
Difficult Conversations (Douglas Stone)
Learn how to turn difficult conversations into positive, problem-solving experiences