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Resource List: Leadership of Self

In all aspects of leadership, expanding knowledge and mindset is key. That’s why – to compliment the experiential learning you’ll get on our programmes - we have compiled choice selections of our favourite leadership skills resources from elsewhere.
These include important contributions from prominent thought leaders – people and ideas we think everyone should be talking about.
This list is all about Leadership of Self.
Caroline Webb video on a computer

How to have a good day – the essential toolkit for a productive day at work by Caroline Webb. Summary of key concepts: video. A full Talk at Google: video.

Manage your energy not your time. A classic HBR* article.

The obstacle is the way - turning Adversity to Advantage. Summary of key concepts: video.

The ego is the enemy - the fight to master our greatest opponent, by Ryan Holiday. Summary of key concepts: video.

How to be your best self in times of crisis, by Susan David. TED Talk interview.

Cultivating Resilience and Emotional Agility, another resource from Susan David: Podcast.

The authenticity paradox. By Professor Herminia Ibarra. Video. Article.

Thinking fast and slow. By Daniel Kahneman. Video summary of key concepts.

Lean In – Women, work and the will to lead. By Sheryl Sandberg.  Watch a TED talk or this Interview with Sheryl.

Quiet. The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking, by Susan Cain in this TED talk.

Immunity to change – how to overcome it and unlock the potential in yourself and your organisation, by Robert Kegan. Video of Robert talking about the concepts.

Kelly McGonigal video on a computer

How to make stress your friend, with Kelly McGonigal. Video.

How to succeed? Get more sleep! That’s what Arianna Huffington tells us in this Video.

To round off the list, a couple of absolute classics:

Mindset. Changing the way you think to fulfil your potential, by Carole Dweck. Video of key concepts.

Daniel Coleman video on a computer

Emotional Intelligence. By Daniel Goleman. Video on key concepts. TED talk on why aren’t we more compassionate?


For more recommended resources to enhance leadership capability, click on a tag at the top of this page, or browse the whole library of Insights for Leaders.

*Here at MF we love HBR! If you have trouble accessing an article that may be because you’ve read another free one from them recently. You may wish to take out a subscription or try viewing it in a private web browser window whilst making a note to subscribe properly as soon as you or your organisation can. We highly recommend it.


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