Virtues project™ (Linda Kavelin-Popov, Dan Popov, John H. Kavelin) – a simple but highly effective holistic model to work with the authentic self irrespective of the group, individual or level. Virtues are what we are as humans and can transform us and our world.
Authentic leadership (Bill George, Harvard professor of management and former Chairman and CEO of Medtronic; Dr L Levy, NZ; Peter Cammock, NZ). There are many other thought leaders in the field of authenticity and leadership. It combines the theories of transformational leadership, positive psychology and ethics/ moral leadership.
The Shambala Institute for Authentic Leadership
Nonviolent communication – a language for life (Dr M Rosenberg, Centre for non-violent communication) – originated more in psychology and anger-management – a beautiful simplistic but effective model aligned to most corporate training type communication models and tools.
Optimism work (Dr M Seligman) - the leader in positive psychology field. A range of research and knowledge, and robust optimism-related assessment tools.
Sedona method (co-founded by Hale Dwoskin) – a tool for lasting happiness, success, peace and emotional well-being. Simple, effective and quick to learn.
Values at Work (Henderson, Henderson and Thompson) – specialise in supporting organisations to understand and align their culture with its performance strategies and its people.
Tetramap (Yoshimi & Jon Brett) – a training tool for better behaviour and performance in the work place.
DISC personality and type assessment tool – used and recognised worldwide.
'Axiology' (Robert S Hartman) – measures a person's capacity to make value judgments concerning the world and one's self. This is one of the most insightful inventories available.
Stephen Covey's extensive range of work within business and leadership, and beyond.
Kenneth Blanchard's extensive business and leadership work.
Systems thinking (Peter Senge).
Center for Creative Leadership, USA (a one-stop shop on creative leadership).
Margaret Wheatley (one of the most innovative and influential organisational thinkers of our time).
World Café and Open Space technology models of communication and engagement.
Inner child work/theory – psychology based and linked intrinsically to inner emotional wellbeing and success in adult life.
Neale Donald Walsch
Many, many other inspirational people and resources
and most of all...
My son, Oscar