GWIMS Readings and Resources

Resources & Learning Materials

Recommended Readings

Female Leadership 

Give and Take – Adam Grant

Lean In—Sheryl Sandberg

The Credibility Code—Cara Hale

The Charisma Myth—Olivia Fox Cabanas    Click here to read a synopsis by the RJOS Mentoring Committee

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges—Amy Cuddy (Power Pose)

The Confident Woman—Majorie Hansen Shaevitz


Option B—Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

Emotional Agility—Susan David

Grit—Angela Duckworth

Small Miracles—Yitta Halberstam


Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Lead—Liz Wiseman

Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard—Chip Heath

The Heart of Mentoring—David Stoddard

Resonant Leadership—Richard Boyatzis and Anne

Essentialism—Greg McKeown

Beyond Talent—John C. Maxwell

Failing Forward—John C. Maxwell

Laws of Leadership—John C. Maxwell

The Difference Maker—John C. Maxwell

Extreme Ownership: How US Navel Seals Lead and Win—Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills that Transform Individuals—Michael Simpson

Leadership is an Art-- Max DePree

Crucial Conversations—Kerry Patterson

How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie    Click here to read a synposis provided by the RJOS Mentoring Committee

Negotiation Strategy 

Pushback: How Smart Women Ask and Stand Up for What they Want—Selena Rezvani

Presentation Strategy 

Steal the Show from speeches to Job Interviews to Deal-Closing Pitches--- Michael Port

Talk Like TED—Carmine Gallo

Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs—Carmine Gallo (similar to talk like TED)

How To Deliver a TED Talk--- Jeremy Donovan

Magic of Impromptu Speaking—Andrii Deniev

Business Highlights

Digital Disruption— James McQuivey

The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge—Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble

Research Recommendations 

Originals—Adam Grant

Peak: The New Science of Expertise—Anders Ericcson

Smartcuts—Shane Snow

The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs—Carmine Gallo

Everything is Obvious Once You Know the Answer—Duncan Watts

Drive-- Daniel Pink

Deviate--- Beau Lotto

Thinking Fast and Slow—Daniel Kahneman

Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change—Joseph Grenny

Start with the Why—Simon Sinek

The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable—Nassim Nicolas Taleb

Seeing What Others Don’t See—Gary Klein

Linked: How Everything is Connected to Everything Else— Albert-Iaszlo Barabasi

Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age—Duncan Watts

Connected: The Surprising Power of Social Networks—Nicholas A. Christakis

Impossible to Ignore: Creating Memorable Content to Influence Decisions—Carmen Simon

Fun/Socially Popular Recommendations:

Tipping Point—Malcom Gladwell

Blink—Malcom Gladwell

Outliers- Malcom Gladwell

Good to Great—Jim Collins

When Breath Becomes Air—Paul Kalanithi

Leadership Skills Training Courses
Career Level Program Specific Topics and Goals Application Deadline Program Dates
Medical Student Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Medical Student Service Leadership Project Grant
3y grant awarded to medical student team/institution to support leadership development for medical students February 3 year grant
Assistant & Associate Professors, Prog  Directors, Assistant Deans, & Administrative leaders Leadership and Management Foundations for Academic Medicine and Science The only seminar designed specifically for new and aspiring leaders in academic medicine. TBD TBD
Assistant Professor AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar Develop leadership behaviors and goals, networking TBD TBD
Associate Professor AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar Advancement beyond existing leadership roles, networking, negotiations, finance TBD TBD
Professor Executive Leaders of Academic Medicine Professional and personal development for women leaders in academic medicine TBD TBD
Professor AAMC Leadership Development for CMO, Deans, Chairs, and other Executives For new leaders entering executive roles; how to face challenges with these positions TBD TBD
Professor Wharton/Deloitte Physician Leadership Academy For new leaders entering executive roles; how to face challenges with these positions TBD 3 days on site, 3 times/year
Professor American Association for Physician Leadership Curriculum designed to fulfill requirements to achieve Certified Physician Executive designation TBD Variable, self-study combined with on site sessions
Professor Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women Scholarships to support research advancing the study of women in the medical profession through AMA July Year-long scholarship
Professor The Samson Global Leadership Academy Program to help clinicians create a leadership development plan Varies by program 1- or 2-week curriculum

Additional Resources

AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS)