Duarte, N. (2020). Good leadership is about communicating, “Why.” Harvard Business Review Digital Articles, 2–4. This resource explains the importance of communication in leadership, particularly with regard to setting purpose and direction.
Ibarra, H., & Scoular, A. (2019). The leader as coach. Harvard Business Review, 97(6), 110–119. This resource explains the merits of different types of coaching—directive, nondirective, and situational—and notes that sometimes no coaching at all is appropriate. It also describes how managers can use the four-step GROW model to become more skilled at listening, questioning, and drawing insights out of the people they supervise.
Pedler, M. (2010). A manager’s guide to leadership. [electronic resource] : an action learning approach (2nd ed. / Mike Pedler.). McGraw-Hill. Chapter 6 will guide you through setting purpose and direction and understanding how both aid in leadership.
Salacuse, J. W. (2006). Leading leaders how to manage smart, talented, rich, and powerful people. New York, NY: AMACOM. Chapter 6 provides additional background on leadership and skills related to leadership, breaking down leadership into seven daily tasks.