Leadership Library


Leadership Library

At KLI we believe that experiencing leadership in one thing, but how about taking a look at the research and scholarship side? Learning about leadership from scholarly journals articles to analysis articles give us a different way to learn about leaders, leadership, and how it can impact us and our own leadership. Browse through our collection of articles. We hope this will help guide you during your leadership development journey!



How Friendship Holds Women Back in Their Careers—and What They Can Do About It

“Doing deals with your buddies is a time-honored way to build your book of business. But women tend to struggle when it comes to mixing money and friendship, cutting themselves off from one of the most effective tactics in the constant struggle to get ahead. So why is it that we’re so hesitant to do deals with our friends—the very people we know have our backs?”

Professor Ronald Riggio comments on the differences between men and women in this Fortune article.

The Atlantic:

‘Find Your Passion’ Is Awful Advice

A major new study questions the common wisdom about how we should choose our careers.

Recent scientific evidence suggests that passions are not discovered like buried treasure; rather, they are nurtured and developed. Maybe it’s time to stop telling people to find their passion because as noted in the article, it’s through a process of investment and development that you develop an abiding passion in a field. And KLI is here to help you do just that.


Psychology Today:

The 4 R’s of Managing Anxiety

Understanding the difference between fear and anxiety.

Professor Ronald Riggio digs into understanding the difference between fear and anxiety:

1 & 2. Recognizing Resistance

3. Relationships

4. Re-commit


The Washington Post:

Musk blows up, brawls and bullies. And his followers love him anyway.

Professor Jay Conger explains ‘cognitive tribalism’ to explain Musks followers.