In this section you can find various resources, including questionnaires, articles and links which will help you to develop your capacity to motivate and lead others.
Author Steve Macaulay of the Cranfield University School of Management (USA) discusses the characteristics of successful role models and modelling.
Social Intelligence and Leadership
Harvard Business School Interview with Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence at Work, discussing the:
Goleman argues that successful leaders are socially intelligent communicators, and that these are skills we can develop.
Success in management requires interpersonal skills to understand and be able to deal effectively with other people.
What makes a great leader?
Deepak Chopra, perhaps better known for his work on matters of the Mind, Body and Spirit, speaks about his book, The Soul of Leadership in which Chopra discusses the importance - in businesses and organisations as well as society in general - of self-awareness, effective self-management and the ability to effectively manage our relationships.
The surprising truth about what motivates us
Dan Pink the narrator offers a compelling perspective (backed up with
evidence), contrasting external motivators - like pay and other
‘rewards’ - with our internal motivations, for what we do. Produced by
the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and
Commerce) and presented from a business perspective, the ideas Pink
discusses have universal application
In this article, the discussion is broken down into bite-sized chunks, with lots of links to other complementary reading on the site.
The National Standards for Community Engagement set out best practice guidance for engagement between communities and public agencies.