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For Professors Seeking Textbooks and Course Materials

So you want to find a textbook

Learn below about which Berrett-Koehler books are used as supplementary reading materials in graduate and undergraduate courses. Perhaps you might find an interesting book to assign your students.

If you already use a Berrett-Koehler book, and are looking for supplementary teaching materials, look at the product page to see if anything is available. If you don't find what you need, consider visiting the author bio page and contacting the author.

Do you teach leadership courses?

The following Berrett-Koehler books are popular with professors who teach leadership in MBA courses.

  • A HIGHER STANDARD OF LEADERSHIP- Lessons from the Life of Gandhi
  • LEADERSHIP AND THE NEW SCIENCE- Discovering Order in a Chaotic World
  • POSITIVE LEADERSHIP- Strategies for Extraordinary Performance
  • REAL LEADERSHIP- Helping People and Organizations Face Their Toughest Challenges

Do you teach courses on creativity and innovation?

Here are some Berrett-Koehler books on innovative thinking that are commonly requested as textbooks.

  • CORPORATE CREATIVITY- How Innovation and Improvement Actually Happen
  • THE NEW ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADER- Developing Leaders Who Shape Social and Economic Opportunity

Is your specialty organizational culture or change management?

These cutting-edge books have helped thousands of students come to terms with these heady and complex topics.

  • TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT- New Ways of Leading and Changing Organizations
  • STEWARDSHIP- Choosing Service Over Self-Interest
  • THE COURAGEOUS FOLLOWER- Standing Up To and For Our Leaders

Do you want to make sure your students have strong management skills?

Professors who teach management have found especial value in the following:
  • MANAGERS AS FACILITATORS- A Practical Guide to Getting Work Done in a Changing Workplace
  • TEAMWORK IS AN INDIVIDUAL SKILL- Getting Your Work Done When Sharing Responsibility
  • MAKE THEIR DAY!- Employee Recognition That Works
  • SHOW ME THE MONEY- How to Determine ROI in People, Projects, and Programs

Are you interested in making organizations more diverse and ethical?

Socially responsible business is one of Berrett-Koehler's main specialties. These seem to be the books along those lines that are getting used most in schools:

  • CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS- Theory, Research, and Practice
  • MORAL CAPITALISM- Reconciling Private Interest with the Public Good

Do you train your students to enter the "caring" professions? 

 (By which we mean social work, nursing, nonprofits, etc.) If so, the following book has been a wildly popular text:

  • TRAUMA STEWARDSHIP- An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others

Do you teach politics or social sciences courses?

These books about troubling trends in American society have proved popular in college classes.

  • AFFLUENZA- How Overconsumption Is Killing Us- and How to Fight Back
  • COMMUNITY- The Structure of Belonging