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Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.

Brené Brown studies vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame.


Jon Kabat-Zinn, often called the 'father of modern mindfulness', shares his groundbreaking ideas to help us live more mindfully and contribute to a happier, wiser and more compassionate world.



Daniel Goleman, the author of Emotional Intelligence, explains the skills of EQ in this short video.

Kelly McGonigal Ph.D.

How to Make Stress Your Friend

Most of us believe that stress is bad.  We believe that it affects our health, our performance, and our relationships in negative ways.  

Kelly McGonigal's research and personal experience say otherwise.  Stress is the body's way of rising to the occasion.

What's really mind-blowing about stress she says, is that how we think about stress has measurable effects on our body and mind.  Our underlying mindset about stress can make all the difference in the world.



In this insightful and entertaining TED talk, Dr. Martin Seligman talks about the emergence of positive psychology.

Mindfulness, Sports & Performance | George Mumford, Rich Fernandez

Increasingly, many people's initial introduction to meditation is through sports. Athletes and coaches recognize how clarity and remaining calm can impact their performance and look to mindfulness practices for support. George Mumford has taught mindfulness to some of the world's greatest athletes, from Michael Jordan to Kobe Bryant and worked with Phil Jackson during six championship runs with the Chicago Bulls and the L.A. Lakers.

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation

Yi-Yuan Tang, Britta K. Hölzel

 & Michael I. Posner

Published March 2015

A bullet point short summary of the study with just the salient info. 

The Feedback Fallacy

This article from the Harvard Business Review, March-April 2019 issue, can broaden your perspective on the role of feedback in cultivating excellence in your work place and beyond. 

Criticizing others inhibits learning.  The authors suggest a better way.


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Professor of management practice at Harvard Business School and former chair and CEO of Medtronic

Lead True is a curated collection of Bill George's most popular media articles, with new commentary from the best-selling author, Harvard Business School professor and former Medtronic CEO.  This book is a generous offering by Bill sharing his experience and insights.

Get your free copy by clicking on the image above.

Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On?

by Daniel Goleman, Richard E. Boyatzis

Harvard Business Review February 2017


Search Inside Yourself - The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace) 

by: Chade Meng Tan     Available on Amazon.com

Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body

by: Daniel Goleman, Richard J. Davidson    Available on Amazon.com

Self Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind To Yourself

by: Kristin Neff, Ph.D.       Available on Amazon.com

Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being

by: Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D.       Available on Amazon.com

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts

by Brené Brown     Available on Amazon.com

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.  Available on Amazon.com

The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Pure Performance

by George Mumford   Available on Amazon.com


Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute -  https://www.siyli.org
Harvard Business Review - https://hbr.org
Fast Transformational Techniques - Dr. Richard D. Gillett https://www.doctorgillett.com/
Prasada - Wholebeing@Work   - https://prasadawholebeing.com