Reading for Leading


Reading for Leading is a no-cost electronic community that reads and discusses important and timely books relevant to leading classroom, school, district and state educational improvement.  Each quarter we identify and announce a new book relevant to the challenges of leading, drawing from a variety of fields and authors.

The current Reading for Leading selection for the first quarter of 2020 is:

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

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Join us for our in-person book discussion on Wednesday, March 11 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Lyceum in Hartford.  This is a free event and refreshments will be provided.  We hope you can join us!  Register here to let us know you’re coming

Click here to see the photos from our Reading for Leading Soiree on June 4, 2019

The Fearless Organization is a modern masterpiece — useful, timeless, and a delight to read. Amy Edmondson’s weave of studies, stories, and insights from her decades of research shows why psychological safety is the key ingredient for creating high-performing, humane, and resilient workplaces. This gem is packed with steps that leaders can take so people feel compelled to share mistakes and concerns — confident they won’t be humiliated, ignored, or blamed for speaking up.”

Robert Sutton, Author of Scaling Up Excellence

“Organizations today depend on talent, but there are many reasons that talent alone is not enough. The only way human capacities can truly flourish is in an atmosphere free of fear. Amy Edmondson has devoted 20 years to understanding psychological safety in organizations — and in this timely, important book she shares what she’s learned. She identifies the ways fear can stifle creativity and teamwork — and then offers smart, practical advice for overcoming these obstacles and building an organization free of fear. This is a book that every leader should read and heed.”

Daniel H. Pink, Author of DRIVE

“The overwhelming message of Amy’s book is this: leadership calls us to create workplaces where people feel safe to share ideas and mistakes are embraced as opportunities to learn. Build an organization free of fear and watch remarkable things happen. Not only is it the right thing to do, it’s the ultimate competitive advantage!”

Bob Chapman, Author of Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family

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