Resources and Recommended Reading

Research Studies and Articles

 

Books

  • Improving School Board Effectiveness: A Balanced Governance Approach, Thomas L. Alsbury and Phil Gore
  • What School Boards Can Do, Donald R. McAdams
  • The 4 Disciplines of Execution, Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling
  • The Future of School Board Governance, Thomas L. Alsbury
  • Boards That Make A Difference, John Carver
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't, Jim Collins
  • Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck—Why Some Thrive Despite Them All, Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen
  • Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Simon Sinek
  • The Infinite Game, Simon Sinek
  • The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization, Peter M. Senge
  • Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change, Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg
  • Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg
  • Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, Chip Heath and Dan Heath

 

School Board Training

 

State Accountability (TEKS, STAAR, A–F)