Stay on top of the latest leadership literature from here and overseas. LDC's library provides members with a free borrowing service of over 200 leadership books.


  • Check out our library resource list below for all the titles we have on offer.
  • Request a book
  • We will record your details and the item you have borrowed and post or courier the item to you, or you are welcome to pick it up from the LDC office.
  • You can borrow an item for up to one month.


  • After you have had an item for three weeks, we will remind you that the borrow period (one month) is soon to end. You are able to renew the item for another month, unless the item has been reserved by another member. (Please see renewals information below.)
  • Please post, courier or hand-deliver your item to LDC.

Leadership Development Centre
PO Box 2460
Level 13, Prime Property Tower, 88 Lambton Quay
Wellington 6140


  • You can renew your item for another month unless another member has requested it.
  • After you have had the resource for a further three weeks, we will remind you that you need to return it. (Please see the returns information above.)

 Wait listing

  • If you want to borrow one of our popular items which is already on loan, you can be added to a waitlist. We will let you know where you are on the list and the approximate date that we will be able to send the item to you.
  • When we have the item back on our shelves, we will contact you and confirm whether you would still like the item.

 Overdue items

  • We send reminder notices to you a week before an item is due, and again the day it is due back. We will follow-up on items not returned.

 Items not returned, lost or damaged

  • If an item is not returned, lost, or damaged, we may charge you the replacement cost.

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100 Things you need to know: Best People Practices for Managers and HR

by Robert W. Eichinger, Michael M. Lombardo and Dave Urlich

A compilation of research-based critical HR and people process related facts you need to know. This...

101 Design Methods

by Vijay Kumar

  A step-by-step guidebook in deploying design  thinking for innovation: Design thinking is a mindse...

9 Things successful People do Differently

by Heidi Grant Halvorson

Take your cues from 'Nine Things Successful People Do Differently', where the strategies of the wor...

A Bias for Action

by Heike Bruch and Sumantra Ghoshal

What makes real leaders truly effective? The answer is deceptively simple: Willpower. If you think ...

A Guide to the Project Management of Body of Knowledge

by Project Management Institute Standards Committee

Provides a basic reference for anyone interested in the profession of project management.

A Practical Guide to Leadership Coaching

by Kirsty Hayes

Filled with everything a manger needs to know about this vital aspect of leadership. The content is...

A Tale of "O"

by Rosabeth Moss Kanter

There are two kinds of characters in this story, the people found in very large numbers (the X's) a...

A Whole New Mind

by Daniel H. Pink

If it's likely that someone in China or India can do your work more cheaply than you can, or a comp...


by John Kotter

In Accelerate, John Kotter provides a fresh, persuasive take on achieving strategic agility in the ...

Adding Value to Policy Analysis and Advice

by Claudia Scott and Karen Baehler

This book explores ways of adding value to policy analysis and advice in Australia and New Zealand,...

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