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Looking for more information about leadership, positive psychology, emotional intelligence, and more? Here are some articles, books, and websites I have read that help inform my work as an executive coach. You won't necessarily find these resources in the business section of your local bookstore, or in a business magazine. I share these with you because they support elements of the inner executive.


Outstanding Leadership: It's all in your mind (From the Center for Creative Leadership blog)

The 4 keys to managing a happy, productive team (from The Week)

Why Leaders Need a Triple Focus (By Daniel Goleman)

The Role of Emotional Self Regulation (From the Center for Conflict Dynamics)

Creating a New Mission Statement (From the New York Times)


Dignity: Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict, by Donna Hicks, PhD

Becoming a Life Change Artist: 7 Creative Skills to Reinvent Yourself at Any Stage of Life, by Fred Mandell, Ph.D., & Kathleen Jordan, Ph.D.

Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ, by Daniel Goleman

The Marshmalllow Test: Mastering Self-Control, but Walter Mischel

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Exerience, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Flourish, by Martin E. P. Seligman

The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self -- Not Just Your "Good" Self -- Drives Success and Fulfillment, by Todd Kashdan and Robert Biswas-Diener

How We Decide, by Jonah Lehrer

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, by Daniel Pink

A Long Bright Future: An Action Plan for a Lifetime of Happiness, Health, and Financial Security, by Laura L. Carstensen Ph.D.

The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife, by Marc Freeman


Center for Creative Leadership

VIA Institute on Character Blog

Encore: Second Acts for the Greater Good

Next Avenue: Where Grown Ups Keep Growing 

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