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The following are selected websites that may be of interest to those wishing to develop their understanding of emotionally intelligent leadership and teamwork. We have also included sites that are not directly associated with emotional intelligence, but those that we believe may be of interest.
Sites are listed with the recent additions first.
For a link to The Center for Movement Education and Research (CMER) – a non-profit organization dedicated to the use of movement and dance as a creative and integrated source for improving educational, medical, social and cultural domains. Click here For information on Warren Lamb including reference to his work on Movement Pattern Analysis (MPA): Click Here
For a web-link to thought provoking compositions by Martin Firrell, including examples of his work projected onto St Paul’s Cathedral, The National Gallery and other locations etc. Click here:
For Trans4mind, described as being ‘dedicated to introducing the best available personal development methods for transformation of body, mind and spirit – to free us of the shackles of the past by reawakening awareness of our true identity in the present’. ‘Meditation’, ‘Communication & Relationships’, plus ‘Emotional Intelligence’ are just 3 of the subject areas in the free resource section of the website. Click here
For Tom Wojick’s ‘EcoDomain Model’, designed to help individuals and organizations discover their path to peak performance by clarifying purpose, building emotional intelligence, increasing resiliency and reducing stress. Click Here
For a taster of The Field’s Chapter 2 ‘The Sea of Light’ – including the thought provoking ‘Everything in your world, anything you hold in you hand, no matter how dense, how heavy, how large, on its most fundamental level boils down to a collection of electrical charges interacting with a background sea of electromagnetic and other energetic fields – a kind of electromagnetic drag force.’ Click Here
For ‘Living The Field’ – including a download of Stefen Maylaers’ piano piece ‘The Field’, and his interpretation of its message that everything is energy. Click Here
For the ‘Intention Experiment’ – a series of web-based experiments with Lynne McTaggart and leading scientists around the world to test the power of our thoughts to change the physical world. Click Here
For access to range of PDF downloadable papers on leadership, teamwork and organisational dynamics by Manfred Kets de Vries, Professor of Leadership, INSEAD: Click Here
For a link to the resources section of the ‘Leader to Leader Institute’, with access to a wide range of articles from well known authors, on leadership and associated topics: Click Here
A direct link to an extract from Peter Senge’s ‘The Ecology of Leadership’ – a favourite author and an inspiring champion of leadership, learning and change, which includes a useful ‘Asking the right questions’ checklist starter for every leader seeking to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the organisation: Click Here
For a link to the answers.com website section on Rosa Parks, credited with starting the modern civil rights movement in the USA through refusing to be treated with less respect than white passengers on an Alabama city bus in 1955. While Rosa Parks’ act of defiance may not have been instigated at the time by a vision of civil rights, it epitomises how one person’s action can create a contagion effect through being a catalyst for positive change. Click Here
The futility of leadership ego is encapsulated in Percy Bysshe Shelley’s sonnet, ‘Ozymandias’ – which paraphrases the inscription on the statue which inspired it: ‘King of Kings am I, Ozymandias. If anyone would know how great I am and where I lie, let him surpass one of my works’. Link as follows – but do scroll down the page to find more information: Click Here
Anwers.com is a site that provides integrated reference answers rather than just search engine links that you may like to try. For main site page link: Click Here
For a link to the Apter International Ltd which builds on the revolutionary ‘Reversal’ theory work of psychologist Professor Michael Apter, and articles on reversal theory, leadership and management: Click Here
Dealing with Workplace Bullying – For links to workplace bullying and related issues via the Field Foundation, set up by Tim Field to oversee and carry on his work in identifying and addressing bullying: Click Here. For UK National Workplace Bullying Advice line: Click Here. For Tim Field’s case study on bullying in the public sector: Click Here.
Charity commissions – Charities need trustees with a variety of skills and experience from a range of different backgrounds ‘Get on Board’ is a joint campaign from TimeBank and the Charity Commission, to dispel myths around trusteeship, highlight the benefits and encourage more people to become trustees. The Commission emphasizes that being a trustee does not have to be purely altruistic, it’s also an opportunity for you to develop new skills and improve your career prospects. The site link includes access to ‘What kind of leader are you?’ quiz: Click Here. To register for more information on how to become a trustee and the opportunities available: Click Here. To check out all the latest trustee opportunities: Click Here.
The following links are from Harvard Business School’s – ‘Working knowledge for business leaders’ website. While there are a multitude of topics to chosen from via the site, you may find the following especially useful: For ‘Tips for Mastering E-mail Overload’: Click Here. For a paper on ‘Moral leadership’: Click Here. For ‘Tapping into your team’s emotional intelligence’: Click Here. Inspired leaders ‘Inspired Leaders’ are a network of over 800 leaders from business and the public sector, who share practical ideas and insights gleaned from transforming their organisations. For further information: Click Here.
Although military and economic measures often have been taken in an effort to contain terrorism and violent conflicts, long-term security cannot happen without dealing with the emotional dimension of conflict. The ideas in ‘Beyond Reason’, by Roger Fisher and Dr Daniel Shapiro (further details in ‘Books section) , are the foundation of a new Harvard initiative, “International Negotiation Initiative” (INI), Harvard Negotiation Project. aimed at reducing global violence. This initiative researches the emotional dimension of terrorism and ethno political conflict and offers practical ideas to improve relations between divided groups.
For emotional intelligence as a ‘hot topic’ on the bbc website, plus a fun quiz that you may find interesting – designed to identify the sex of your brain! Quiz based on ‘The Brain Pack’ by VanDer Meer and Dudlink and donated by the Science Museum, London: Click Here
For the Challenge! Forum’s paper on ‘Institutional integrity’. The paper looks at how the institutions of the industrial world deal with relatively massive forces and hugely complex relationships, and the importance of trust: Click Here
For a wide collection of free leadership resources via the Leader Values website, including magazine articles, links and quotations. The following will take you directly to the ‘featured leaders’ section: Click Here
For access to comprehensive resources on a range of leadership and management topics, free online articles, materials, and resources for the ethical development of people, business and organizations, visit Business Balls: Click Here
For a very detailed description of the 5 Factor model of personality, visit the website of the Center for Applied Cognitive Studies: Click Here
For a comprehensive overview of leadership theories, the Changing Minds website is hard to beat: Click Here
For information on the Academy for Chief Executives: Click Here
The website of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations: Click Here
The online encyclopaedia, Wikipedia, is a truly major open source web encyclopaedia that is created by its users. Not only is its breadth of coverage amazing, but it exists because those who submit articles do so primarily to benefit the rest of the world’s Internet users: Click Here
Costa and McCrae’s “OCEAN model” of personality consists of Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism – there is more detail about it at and links to an open source personality test via the following: Click Here
Simon Baron-Cohen, a Cambridge Professor and co-director of the Autism Research Centre there, describes empathy in his book The Essential Difference (Allen Lane: 2003). Baron-Cohen’s questionnaire is included in his book and is also available on-line via the following: Click Here
The inspiring story of Viktor Frankl and how he dealt with suffering and degradation while incarcerated in a Nazi prison camp during World War 2 is testament to the ability to deal with adversity through managing own emotions. The following are just 2 websites with information that may be of interest, including reference to Frankl’s first book ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’, written following his prison camp experiences: Click Here
If you want to develop your awareness of non-verbal signals and understand their complexity, an excellent source of reference is David Givens’ Nonverbal Dictionary of Gestures, Signs and Body Language Cues. Givens runs the Center for Nonverbal Studies, a private, non-profit research centre in Spokane, Washington, USA, and maintains the dictionary, which has become widely referenced as the most comprehensive source of information on the topic. Click Here
Don Clark’s website on Leadership (The Art and Science of Leadership) is well worth reading for a good overview of the topic (and also for news of his dog!): Click Here
If you want to learn more about personality theory and, in particular, the 5 Factor model, visit The Personality Project, a very comprehensive site run by William Revelle, Director of the Graduate Program in Personality in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University: Click Here
For summary extracts from Stephen Covey’s ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’, visit: Click Here
Given the role of Mayer and Salovey in first putting the concept of EI on the map, then John Mayer’s website is a must for anyone wanting to learn about his ideas on its development and application. There are also links from this website to the Mayer, Salovey and Caruso EI Test (MSCEIT) website: Click Here
For free extracts from the new book ‘Seven Secrets of Inspired Leaders’, visit: Click Here
A link to the BBC World Service site and their handy guide to the gurus of management – with some useful highlights on leadership by Warren Bennis. The link includes access to a PDF download of a Bennis radio interview. Click Here
A brief outline of classical and transformational leadership theories that may be of interest to those seeking an overview to compare and contrast a range of leadership approaches. Click Here