Useful Links

The following web sites and many more, may provide a rich vein of content and analysis on the subject of leadership. Some of the sites are purely commercial and others a distinctly social orientation. Some of the sites offer free self-assessment feedback which is useful for raising self-awareness as part of a personal development plan.

12manage is a management portal that summarises over 400 management methods and theories and explains over 1,500 management terms, combining scientific rigor with practical relevance.

Official Dr Meredeth Belbin site on team building.

A favourite source of free materials, articles and ideas for ethical personal and organisational development, compassionate leadership, self-help and self-fulfilment.

Center for Creative Leadership.

The Center for Innovative Leadership.

Independent site for resources for coaching and mentoring. is a user driven site which serves both as a sounding board for fresh leadership ideas and a repository for lessons learned and experience gained.

The Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT™) is a test designed to measure the four branches of the emotional intelligence ability model of Mayer and Salovey.

Institute for Applied Emotional Intelligence.

Articles and information on Emotional Intelligence.

The Greenleaf Center is an international, not-for-profit institution headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Its goal is to help people understand the principles and practices of servant-leadership.

This is the official website of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

Institute of Directors website with access to some useful business and management fact sheets, available to non-members.

Official website of  Jim Collins,  author of Good to Great.

Official website of Professor John Adair.

Official website of The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes and Posner.

Good on 'thought leadership'.

Dedicated to building a 'community of leaders' and the site contains some articles for reflection.

weLEAD is committed to the ideal that great leaders are forged by knowledge, opportunity, experience and self-sacrifice. It is an organisation developed by leaders, to promote positive leadership development worldwide.

A favourite: Mick Yates on leadership using his 4Es model. Has a self-assessment tool and many useful articles and ideas on leadership.

US based Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management.

Leadership and Management Network.  This website aims to help you achieve your business goals through building Management and Leadership capabilities.

Official Myers & Briggs Foundation web site.

Take a free Myers Briggs personality test online.

Great but quirky “Big Dog, Little Dog” web site as a resource for leadership and performance management.

Official site of Stephen R Covey of the seven habits of highly effective people fame. His recent book, The Eight Habit, is good on leadership.

A free on-line leadership community with interesting and some off-the-wall discussion on leadership. Serious underlying resource with a frivolous side.

Commercial website but free self-assessment sections such a Myers Briggs test.

On Leadership

Doherty and Thompson (2003)
“Leadership is not a thing.  It is the ability to lead.  The ability to generate ideas, communicate them and create belief in followers that the idea or mission is worthwhile.”

Useful Links

Leadership and Management Network
This website aims to help you achieve your business goals through building Management and Leadership capabilities.

John Adair Leadership & Management
Official website of Professor John Adair.


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