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Engineering Leadership Program: Leadership Skills & Issues

Researching Leadership Skills

There are a number of leadership skills, attributes, & issues you may wish to learn more about.  The libraries have a number of books, articles and other resources that can help you become a stronger leader.  

This page has some general research techniques you can use to find information in the library and on the web.  The "Skills & Virtues" box has tabs for specific issues you may want to explore, with book, subject term, and journals recommended to you to help you learn more about the topic.  Research strategies you can use to find sources of information on these topics, like the sources recommended in the "Skills & Virtues" box, are below.  

Books

You can search OneSearch to find books and eBooks on leadership related topics.  If you have a book in mind you'd like to read, type in the title.  Or, you can type in a couple of keywords to find books on a topic:

Subject Terms

Subject terms are assigned to books to help users find books about specific subjects. Suggested subject terms related to each leadership skill are on the tabbed pages in the "Skills & Virtues" box below.  You can click on the subject term to see all the books the CU University Libraries have on that subject.  If you've found a helpful book about a certain topic, you can click on the subject terms listed on the book's page to find more books on the same subject.  Or, if you are having trouble finding books on your topic you can search for a subject term related to your topic.  Visit the library's classic catalog and use the drop down menu to search by subject.

Articles & Journals

There are journals that publish research on many of the leadership skills, attributes, & issues.  Find scholarly journal articles in library databases:

You can also look for journals that publish research exclusively on your topic.  Use OneSearch to find journals (print and electronic) that publish on your topic:

 

Subject terms are assigned to journals just as they are to books, so you can use the subject terms you used to find books to find journals on your subject.   Click on the subject terms on the tabbed pages of the "Skills & Virtues" box to see both books and journals on that subject.

Skills & Virtues

Suggestions of subject terms to search to find books & journals on topics related to accountability & assessment include:

Other keywords you also might try searching with include:

  • Accountability

 

A sample of books on this topic include:

 

A sample of scholarly journals that publish research related to accountability, assessment, & evaluation include:

Suggestions of subject terms to search to find books & journals on topics related to collaboration include:

Other keywords you also might try searching with include:

  • Collaboration
  • Team building

 

A sample of books on this topic include:

 

A sample of scholarly journals that publish research related to collaboration include:

Suggestions of subject terms to search to find books & journals on topics related to diversity & inclusivity include:

Keyword searching for topics related to diversity & inclusively will also bring a number of results.

 

A sample of books on this topic include:

 

A sample of scholarly journals that publish research related to diversity & inclusively include:

Suggestions of subject terms to search to find books & journals on topics related to decision making include:

 

A sample of books on this topic include:

Suggestions of subject terms to search to find books & journals on topics related to ethics include:

 

A sample of books on this topic include:

Suggestions of subject terms to search to find books & journals on topics related to communication issues include:

Other keywords you also might try searching with include:

  • Listening
  • Empathy

 

A sample of books on this topic include:

 

A sample of scholarly journals that publish research related to interpersonal communication include:

Suggestions of subject terms to search to find books & journals on topics related to interpersonal conflict include:

 

A sample of books on this topic include:

Suggestions of subject terms to search to find books & journals on topics related to motivation & inspiration include:

Other keywords you also might try searching with include:

  • Persuasion
  • Motivation
  • Inspiration

 

A sample of books on this topic include:

 

A sample of scholarly journals that publish research related to motivation & inspiration include:

Suggestions of subject terms to search to find books & journals on topics related to organizational culture include:

Other keywords you also might try searching with include:

  • Organizational culture
  • Organizational climate

 

A sample of books on this topic include:

 

A sample of scholarly journals that publish research related to organizational culture include:

Suggestions of subject terms to search to find books & journals on topics related to problem solving include:

Other keywords you also might try searching with include:

  • Innovative problem solving
  • Innovation
  • Creativity

 

A sample of books on this topic include:

 

A sample of scholarly journals that publish research related to problem solving include:

Suggestions of subject terms to search to find books & journals on topics related to project management include: 

 

A sample of books on this topic include:

Suggestions of subject terms to search to find books & journals on topics related to public speaking include:

 

A sample of books on this topic include:

Suggestions of subject terms to search to find books & journals on topics related to strategic planning include:

Other keywords you also might try searching with include:

  • Planning
  • Strategizing
  • Vision 
  • Goal-setting

 

A sample of books on this topic include:

A sample of scholarly journals that publish research related to stragetic planning include:

Suggestions of subject terms to search to find books & journals on topics related to self-awareness include:

 

A sample of books on this topic include:

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