We hope you find these general resources on Leadership thought-providing and useful.


Lucy Jewel Professor of Law University of Tennessee College of Law The prototypical lawyer-leader is often viewed as an alpha type: brash, competitive, with a silver tongue. These are the typical traits of an extrovert, a person who savors sociality, thinks out loud, and thrives in stimulating settings. But introverts – quiet, introspective, and inquisitive…

Evan S. Rothey J.D. Candidate, 2019 | The University of Tennessee College of Law Leading as Lawyers Law Students Law student, are you a leader? Was your gut reaction a resounding “Yes”? Or did you tell yourself: “I’ll be a leader when I become a lawyer.” “I’ll be a leader when I make partner.” “I’ll…

Jack H. (Nick) McCall* Attorney, Tennessee Valley Authority Knoxville, Tennessee Legal departments of many corporations and large entities are increasingly focusing on efforts to train and equip th…

Lucy Jewel Professor of Law and Director of Legal Writing After watching the end of Game of Thrones this summer, I’ve been thinking about the connection between great television shows and leadershi…

Just over a year ago, in search of a mid-life growth opportunity, I began taking improv (i.e., improvisational performance) classes at a small theater in Pittsburgh. For decades, I had been a fan of improv as a comedy form but did not have the confidence to think that I could step on a stage and…

Before I started my first year of law school, I was warned countless times about the grueling workload, the lack of sleep, the long days, and the overall toll that school would take on my physical/mental health. I was told that I would be kissing my social life goodbye and I would not be able…

When I first started law school, I had one thing on my mind: getting called on in class. Like many students, the fear of public speaking was a constant battle. Despite preparing for class the night before and the morning of, the second I walked into the classroom, my brain shut off. My anxiety about…


Deborah Rhode, Lawyers as Leaders (2013)

Amy Edmondson, The Fearless Organization: Creating psychological safety in the workplace for learning, innovation and growth (2018)

Amy Edmondson, Teaming: How organizations learn, innovate and compete in the knowledge economy (2014)

Cass Sunstein and Reid Hastie, Wiser: Getting beyond groupthink to make groups smarter (2018)

Robin Dunbar, Grooming, Gossip, and the Evolution of Language (1996)



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Presenters for each of the leadership skills workshops provide us with links to helpful resources on their topic. Resources will be added as we receive them, on an ongoing basis.  Please check back regularly. 


The Resilient Leader: Building Your Psychological Capital with Dr. Rumeet Billan (November 13, 2020)


The Inclusive Leader: Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal Profession - Business Case, Barriers and Strategies (February 26, 2020)

Core Skills - The Resilient Leader: Building your psychological capital (February 5th, 2020)


Your Leadership Style – Leveraging Your Unique Impact (September 27th, 2018)


Ignite Your Leadership Potential with Emotional Intelligence (Feb. 7, 2018)

Creative Problem-Solving (Jan. 25, 2018)


The Future of Law and Legal Innovation (Oct. 13, 2016)

Discover Your Leadership Style (Nov. 3, 2016)

  • The Lawyer Personality, Dr. Larry Richard, ABA Journal, Vol 79, 1993
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain, 2013
  • Work Types, Jean M. Kummerow and Nancy J. Barger, 1997
  • 10 Career Essentials: Excel at Your Career by Using Your Personality Type, Donna Dunning
  • Type Talk: The 16 Personality Types That Determine How We Live, Love, and Work, Otto Kroeger and Janet M. Thuesen, 1989
  • Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type, Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron, various editions
  • Introduction to Type and Teams, 2nd edition, Introduction to Type Series published by CPP Inc. (

High Impact Presenting (November 17, 2016)


  • Amy Cuddy - Presence: Bring Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
  • Ted Carmine Gallo: Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds
  • William Arruda: Career Distinction, Stand Out By Building Your Brand
  • Sylvia Ann Hewlett: Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success
  • Susan RoAnne: How To Work A Room
  • Daniel Goleman: Emotional Intelligence
  • Daniel Goleman: Social Intelligence
  • Catherine Kaputa: You Are A Brand
  • Simon Sinek: Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action
  • Dale Carnegie: How To Win Friends & Influence People
  • Keith Ferrazzi: Never Eat Alone
  • Olivia Fox Cabane: The Charisma Myth
  • Mark Bowden: Winning Body Language

Helpful articles and publications:

CTI Center for Talent Innovation: Executive Presence:

Managing Conflict in the Workplace (January 12 2017)

Chapters 3 and 5 from Delee Fromm,  Advance Your Legal Career: Essential Skills for Success.

Social Media: How to Build a Strategic Digital Brand (February 14, 2017)

Using Social Intelligence to Succeed (February 28, 2017)