Resources for Leaders


Leadership is how to be, not how to do. – Francis Hesselbein


 Skillful Communication

Essential Shift E-booklet, Tips for Acknowledging Elephants.  Contains tips and exercises for more skillful dialogue and taming the “elephant’s in the room” (i.e.: talking about those ‘undiscussables’ that are critical to team & organization performance).

Language of Empowerment worksheet. Contains suggestions for words to use and words to lose in your vocabulary for more clear and powerful communication.

Nonviolent Communication, a Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD. An important book about speaking and listening in a way that creates connection rather than division. Full of case examples and exercises.

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Exceptional Leadership Teams

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Competence Framework, a checklist

Social Intelligence & the Biology of Leadership, Article published by Daniel Goleman & Richard Boyatzis

EQ Map, Emotional Intelligence Assessment EQ Map graphic image
is an extensively researched, norm-tested, and statistically reliable tool that measures emotional intelligence in an adult workplace population. EQ Map helps you discover the many facets that make up your personal emotional intelligence and its relationship to your performance, creativity and success.

Package includes the EQ Map Questionnaire, Scoring Grid, Interpretation Guide, and three 1-on-1 coaching sessions with De Yarrison, CPCC. Contact us to get started.

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The emergent field of neuroleadership brings neuroscience findings and knowledge into areas of leadership such as motivation, engagement, relationship-building, and change management. Below are articles, videos, and books to help leaders understand how to work with the functioning of the human brain in influencing and motivating others.

The Neuroscience of Leadership. This article is written by David Rock, PhD, a leader in the field of NeuroLeadership

Managing with the Brain in Mind. Another great article published by David Rock, PhD.

Video – David Rock explains the SCARF Model. The model describes five domains that strongly impact our thoughts, feelings, & behaviors in interactions with others.

Video – Social Issues are Primary. Relationships & social interactions have a powerful impact on our motivations and cognitive functioning.

Video – Four Big Surprises. David Rock shares an overview of the latest brain research and how it is impacting our thinking about leadership.


Personal Development

Worksheet, Shifting My Perspective

Worksheet, Identifying & Prioritizing Personal Values