The Dorothea F. Peterjohn Leadership Library


The vision of the COLE Dorothea F. Peterjohn Leadership Library is to serve as a leading resource of leadership and ethics for academics, practitioners and students. The library is the repository of materials such as books, videos, working papers, and course syllabi. COLE also seeks out new materials from respected authors, scholars and business leaders worldwide as they are available to provide the most relevant and practical information for use in research and practice. Leadership and ethics books and articles are available for circulation at the Fuqua School of Business Ford Library.

The Dorothea F. Peterjohn Leadership Library was created in May of 2005 with a generous donation in honor of Dorothea F. Peterjohn.

Library Content:


The COLE Dorothea F. Peterjohn Leadership Library houses various books on Leadership and Ethics that students, scholars, and business practitioners will find pertinent to their leadership development. These 600+ books, articles and papers include books written and co-authored by Duke faculty.

Periodically, COLE Center Scholars, Leadership Fellows and Management staff suggest books they have determined to be of best use to other scholars, practitioners, and students.

Published and Working Papers

The COLE Dorothea F. Peterjohn Leadership Library features a comprehensive collection of research papers by COLE Center Scholars, Fuqua Professors and academics in the international community. This sharing of knowledge among top researchers and practitioners in their respective fields will facilitate the advancement of leadership and ethics globally.

Videos - Fuqua/Coach K Leadership Conference

The COLE Dorothea F. Peterjohn Leadership Library features archived highlights from past Fuqua/Coach K Leadership Conferences. This includes video clips of conference sessions featuring prominent and thoughtful leaders in business, education, sports, and the non-profit sector.

COLE Thought-Pieces



January 30, 2015

How Coach K Wins Consistently -

Launched Nov. 2014

#ExceptionalCareers Series - Huffington Post

August 2014

What Will it Take to Educate the Next Generation of Thought Leaders? - The SMS Teaching Community.

March 18, 2014

Create Value for Others - WSJ

February 27, 2014

Rethinking Your Office Design - WSJ

February 19, 2014

Being a Woman MBA candidate is a Beautiful Thing - Huffington Post

January 31, 2014

Three Qualities to Look for in Prospective Hires - WSJ

September 30, 2013

Escaping the Networking Rut: Why Good Leaders Keep Unlikely Company -

August 16, 2013

Why We Need a Few Good Men -

July 24, 2013

Lessons Leaders Can Learn from the British Royal family - HuffPost Business

July 18, 2013

Want to Be a More Effective Leader? Start by Stepping Into Your Followers' Shoes - HuffPost Business

January, 3 2013

What makes a great federal Leader -

September 26, 2012

Go Get Offended. It’ll Be Good For Us All - Huffington Post

September 26, 2012

Women, Leadership, and Sports: Looking back on London 2012 -

August 14, 2012

You Can Only Win in Sports, or Anywhere Else, if You're Ready for Chaos -

April 23, 2012

A Winning Message for Sports and Business -- Restore Credibility! - Huffington Post

January 25, 2012

How to Lead the "Uncommitted"? - CHARACTER CONNECTIONS- USAFA Center for Character and Leadership Development

March 14, 2005

Leadership as Layup? - Wall Street Journal