APTA's Leadership Development Committee curated the following resources to help physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) embrace the responsibilities of leadership to influence growth of the profession of physical therapy.
These resources are grouped according to the 4 core competencies described on the Leadership Development page: vision, self, people, and function.
Links to online articles and videos are provided. Find books through your provider of choice.
Improve Your 'Vision' Skills:
Improve Your 'Self' Skills:
- Who Killed Change? (Blanchard, Ken; Britt, John; Hoekstra, Judd; Zigarmi, Pat)
- The Truth About Leadership (Kouzes, Jim; Posner, Barry)
- How to Win Friends and Influence People (Carnegie, Dale)
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (Covey, Stephen)
Improve Your 'People' Skills:
- Getting to Yes (Fisher and Ury)
- UnMarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging. (Stratten, Scott)
- Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High (Patterson, Kelly; Grenny, Joseph; McMillan, Ron; Switzler, Al)
- Crucial Accountability: Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior-2nd ed (Patterson, Kerry; Grenny, Joseph; McMillan, Ron; Switzler, Al; Maxfield, David)
Improve Your 'Function' Skills: