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Leadership Development Program (LDP) Resources

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The books and articles below have been identified to support participants of the LDP, a program available to MnDOT employees. These resources are organized by LDP competencies. The Competency Guide is available to employees via iHub under the Leadership Development Program

Book titles are linked to their catalog records for more details. If you need help checking out a book or accessing full text of an article, please contact library staff at 651-366-3791 or library.dot@state.mn.us
Competencies
Awareness: Cultural-Political-Professional-Personal
Coaching - Empowerment
Communication
Conflict Management - Negotiation - Impact and Influence
Creative Thinking - Innovation
Customer Service - Customer Focus - Building Customer Relationships
Decision Making - Delegation
Ethics - Integrity
Financial Management
Leadership
Organizational Knowledge
Personal Confidence - Motivation
Problem Analysis - Critical Thinking
Process Management
Project Management
Resilience - Flexibility - Adaptability
Safety
Strategic Thinking - Planning - Foresight
Team Building - Collaborative Thinking
Technical Knowledge
Time Management
Vision - Mission
 


Awareness: Cultural-Political-Professional-Personal

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Smart2smarter: how emotional and social connections bring humanity into the workplace: seven skills every smart person needs and every employer wants
BF576 .K58 2011


Emotional intelligence 2.0.book cover
BF576 .B73 2009


Social intelligence: the new science of human relationships
HM1106 .G66 2006

Working with emotional intelligence
book coverHD38.2 .G647 1998


Emotional intelligence at work : the untapped edge for success
HF5548.8 .W433 1998

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Coaching - Empowerment

The 5 languages of appreciation in the workplace : empowering organizations by encouraging people.audiobook cover
HF5549.5.M63 C438 2011 (book or audiobook/CD)
 
Coaching winners : a coaching & development guide : a leader’s toolkit for coaching & developing talent
HF5549.5.T7P34 2011
 
book coverSuccessful manager’s handbook : develop yourself, coach others
HD57.7.S83 2010

 

Masterful coaching
HD66.H37 2008
 
book coverThe leader's mentor : inspiration from the world's most effective leaders
HD57.7.L43 2005
 
Recent articles about Coaching and Empowerment.

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Communication

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Well said! : presentations and conversations that get results
HF5718.22 .P75 2012


Quiet : the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking
BF698.35.I59C35 2012 (book or audiobook/CD)


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The art of asking: ask better questions, get better answers
HD30.3.F33 2009

 

The language of success : business writing that informs, persuades, and gets results
HF5718.3.S26 2008
 
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Email : a write it well guide : how to write and manage email in the workplace
HD30.37.C43 2008


Recent articles about Communication

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Conflict Management - Negotiation - Impact and Influence

Handling angry & hostile customers
HF5415.5.B44 2011


book coverEnchantment : the art of changing hearts, minds, and actions
HD30.3 .K38 2011


Difficult conversations : how to discuss what matters most.book cover
BF637.C45S78 2010


Defusing hostile customers workbook : for the public sector.book cover
HF5415.5.B33 2010


Just listen : discover the secret to getting through to absolutely anyone
HF5718 .G68 2010


Recent articles about Conflict Management in the workplace

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Creative Thinking - Innovation
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Disciplined dreaming : a proven system to drive breakthrough creativity
HD53 .L56 2011


Eyeballs out : how to step into another world, discover new ideas, and make your business thrive
HF5386 .S78 2010
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Where good ideas come from: the natural history of innovation
BF408 .J56 2010
 

Borrowing brilliance : the six steps to business innovation by building on the ideas of others
HD53 .M87 2009
 

Insourcing innovation : how to achieve competitive excellence using TRIZ
HD45 .S456 2008
 

Leading and managing creators, inventors, and innovators: the art, science, and craft of fostering creativity, triggering invention, and catalyzing innovation
HD53 .L43 2007
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Meeting the innovation challenge : leadership for transformation and growth
HD57.7 .I83 2006

 

Explaining creativity : the science of human innovation
BF408 .S284 2006

 

Recent articles about creative thinking and innovation

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Customer Service - Customer Focus - Building Customer Relationshipsbook cover

Handling angry & hostile customers
HF5415.5 .B44 2011

Defusing hostile customers workbook : for the public sector
HF5415.5 .B33 2010
 

Excellence every day : make the daily choiceinspire your employees and amaze your customers
HF5415.5 .A778 2008
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Toast Kaizen : an introduction to continuous improvement & lean principles
DVD BF449 .T63 2008


Recent articles about customer service

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Decision Making - Delegation
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Making telework work : leading people and leveraging technology for high-impact results
HD2336.35.U6 O35 2009

 

Think twice : harnessing the power of counterintuition
HD30.23 .M377 2009
 
Recent articles on decision making.

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Ethics - Integrity
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Smart trust : creating prosperity, energy and joy in a low-trust world
HF5387 .C68 2012


Moral intelligence 2.0 : enhancing business performance and leadership success in turbulent timesbook cover
HF5387 .L466 2011


The speed of trust : the one thing that changes everything
HF5387 .C68 2008


Integrity : the courage to meet the demands of reality.book cover
BJ1533.I58 C56 2006


The 7 habits of highly effective people : restoring the character ethic
BF637.S8 C68 2004

 

Living the 7 habits : stories of courage and inspiration
BF637.S8 C685 1999


Recent articles on ethics and integrity

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Financial Management

Assessing return on investment in Minnesota's state highway program
HE196.5 .A88 2013
Get Connected logo
Get Connected website for information about Minnesota transportation funding


MnDOT financial management and legislative briefing package
HE213.M6 M561935x

MnDOT transportation funding webpage


The 4 disciplines of execution : achieving your wildly important goalsbook cover
HF5549.5.G6M33 2012 (book or audiobook/CD)


Recent articles on financial management

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Leadership

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Lean in : women, work, and the will to lead
HD6054.3.S265 2013 (book or audiobook/CD)

Leadership for engineers : the magic of mindset
HD57.7.B46 2012


The five levels of leadership : proven steps to maximize your potential
HD57.7.M39 2011


21st century leadership and management techniques for state DOTs
AASHTO HE206.2.B76 2009


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Leadership from the inside out : becoming a leader for life
HD57.7.C373 2008


Predictable results in unpredictable times
HD57.7 .C68 2009


The 8th habit : from effectiveness to greatness
BF637.S4 C68 2004 (book or DVD)


Recent articles about Leaders hip

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Organizational Knowledge

Governor Dayton's Plan to Fix Minnesota's Transportation System

 

The 4 disciplines of execution : achieving your wildly important goals.book cover
HF5549.5.G6M33 2012 (book or audiobook/CD)


MnDOT's current organization chart


MnDOT's Vision, Mission and Core Values


Minnesota's transportation vision, Minnesota GO


We Are MnDOT website which includes videos

 

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A brief history of MnDOT

 

MnDOT also has a collection of historical newsletters, maps, and photos in Minnesota Reflections.

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Personal Confidence - Motivation
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Moxie : the secret to bold and gutsy leadership
HD57.7 .B35 2014


The 5 languages of appreciation in the workplace : empowering organizations by encouraging people
HF5549.5.M63 C438 2011
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Drive : the surprising truth about what motivates us
BF503 .P475 2009

The world's most powerful leadership principle : how to become a servant leader
HD57.7 .H878 2004

Recent articles on personal conficence and motivation

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Problem Analysis - Critical Thinking
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Wiser : getting beyond groupthink to make groups smarter
HM746 .S86 2015

Breakthrough thinking : brainstorming for inspiration and ideas
BF408 .S68 2007

Business process improvement toolbox. 2nd ed
HD58.87 .A53 2007
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The leadership challenge
HD57.7 .K68 2007

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Process Management
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Business process improvement toolbox. 2nd ed
HD58.87 .A53 2007

Design for six sigma : innovation for enhanced competitiveness
TS156 .W38 2005

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Project Management
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A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK® guide)
HD69.P75 G946 2013


A project manager's book of forms : a companion to the PMBOK® guide
HD69.P75 S689 2009
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Project management : a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling
HD69.P75 K47 2009

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Resilience - Flexibility - Adaptability
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Real happiness at work : meditations for accomplishment, achievement, and peace
BF575.H27 S25 2014


Successful manager's handbook : develop yourself, coach others
HD57.7 .S83 2010

 

Leadership from the inside out : becoming a leader for life
HD57.7 .C373 2008

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Safety

MnDOT Employee Safety Handbook. (PDF 722.01 KB, 52 pp.)
via iHub


Professional safety
MAGAZINES: contact library.dot@state.mn.us to be added to the routing list for this magazine
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Safety at the sharp end : a guide to non-technical skills
T55.2 .F55 2008


Traffic safety
MAGAZINES: contact library.dot@state.mn.us to be added to the routing list for this magazine


Workplace safety : your rights and obligations
KF3319.6 .W67 2011 (DVD)

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Strategic Thinking - Planning - Foresight

The 4 disciplines of execution : achieving your wildly important goals
HF5549.5.G6M33 2012 (book or audiobook/CD)
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Good idea. Now what? : How to move ideas to execution
HD53 .L436 2012


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Good to great and the social sectors : why business thinking is not the answer
A monograph to accompany Good to great : why some companies make the leap--and others don't
HD57.7 .C645 2005


Recent articles about Strategic Thinking and Strategic Planning

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Team Building - Collaborative Thinking book cover

Generations at work : managing the clash of boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers in the workplace
HF5549.5.M5 Z45 2013

 

Team players and teamwork :  new strategies for developing successful collaboration
HD66 .P37 2008

Wikinomics : how mass collaboration changes everything
HD69.S8 T37 2008


The wisdom of crowds : why the many are smarter than the few and how collective book coverwisdom shapes business, economies, societies, and nations
JC328.2 .S87 2004

The 17 essential qualities of a team player : becoming the kind of person every team wants
HD66 .M38 2002


When teams work best : 6,000 team members and leaders tell what it takes to succeed
HD66 .L33 2001

 

Recent articles about Team Building and Collaboration

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Technical Knowledge book cover

ArcGIS - click for list of items

 

Microsoft Office - click for list of items

Microsoft Excel 2013 : step by step
HF5548.4.M523 F79 2013


Microsoft Outlook 2013 : step by step
HF5548.4.M5255 L36 2013


Microsoft Powerpoint 2013 : step by step
P93.53.M534 C69 2013

 

What every engineer should know about Excel
HF5548.4.M523 H65 2006

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Time Management
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The 5 choices : the path to extraordinary productivity
HD69.T54 K64 2015


Extreme productivity : boost your results, reduce your hours
HD69.T54 P678 2012
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Getting things done : the art of stress-free productivity
BF637.T5 A45 2001

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Vision - Mission
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Leading change
HD58.8 .K65 2012


Start with why : how great leaders inspire everyone to take action
HD57.7 .S549 2011


book coverThe leadership challenge
HD57.7 .K68 2007

 

Strategic planning for public and nonprofit organizations : a guide to strengthening and sustaining organizational achievement
HD30.28 .B79 2011

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