Books, articles and links

Below are some suggestions for books, articles and links that would be helpful for those seeking to learn more about the broad subject of systems theory, emotional intelligence and personal mastery (e.g. effective communication, understanding one’s emotions, learning from one’s mistakes, self-awareness, etc.].

More theoretical books on systems theory, learning organizations, presence, and emotional intelligence:

Personal Mastery: communication, creative power, motivation, mindfulness, leadership, self-awareness, etc. [Note: This is just a basic list and the books are not listed in any order of relevance. I used many of them in the development of my personal mastery curriculum.]

  • Marshall B. Rosenberg. Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life.
  • Diana McLain Smith. The Elephant in the Room.
  • Christopher Chabris & Daniel Simons. The Invisible Gorilla.
  • Lynn Grabhorn. Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting.
  • Hazrat Inayat Khan. The Art of Being and Becoming.
  • Susan Jeffers. Feel the Fear . . . and Do It Anyway.
  • Daniel H. Pink. Drive.
  • Sandy C. Newbigging. Thunk!
  • Brandon Bays & Kevin Billett. Consciousness: The New Currency.
  • Debbie Ford. The Secret of the Shadow.
  • Robert Bly. [William Booth, ed.] A Little Book on the Human Shadow.
  • Connie Zweig & Jeremiah Abrams (eds). Meeting the Shadow: The Hidden Power of the Dark Side of
    Human Nature.
  • Connie Zweig & Steve Wolf. Romancing the Shadow: A Guide to Soul Work for a Vital, Authentic Life.
  • Chalmers Brothers. Language and the Pursuit of Happiness.
  • Laura Whitworth. Co-Active Coaching.
  • Robert K. Greenleaf. Servant Leadership.
  • James W. Sipe. Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership.
  • Stephen Wolinsky. Quantum Consciousness.
  • Carlos Castaneda. The Power of Silence
  • Gregg Braden. The Divine Matrix.
  • Lynne McTaggart. The Intention Experiment.
  • Lynne McTaggart.  The Bond.
  • Penney Peirce. Frequency.
  • Dr Candice Pert. Molecules of Emotion.
  • Bruce H. Lipton. The Biology of Belief.
  • Joe Dispenza. Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself.
  • David R. Hawkins. Dissolving the Ego, Realizing the Self.
  • David R. Hawkins. Along the Path to Enlightenment.
  • David R. Hawkins. Power v. Force.
  • David R. Hawkins. Transcending the Levels of Consciousness.
  • Gerald G. Jampolsky. Forgiveness, the Greatest Healer of All.
  • Anodea Judith. Eastern Body, Western Mind.