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Emotional Intelligence

Goleman, D. (2006). Emotional intelligence. New York: EBantam Dell. [reserve]

Stein, S. (2009). Emotional intelligence for dummies [Safari ebook version]. Mississauga, Ont: John Wiley & Sons Canada. [read now]


Tan, C.-M. (2012). Search inside yourself: Increase productivity, creativity and happiness. London: HarperCollins. [reserve from OhioLINK]

Search Inside Yourself Blog

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. At SIYLI, we know the most powerful leadership tool you have is your mind, so it pays to develop good mental habits. Projecting positivity is an excellent attribute for business and life. When people are drawn to you, you become a natural leader.

There are two ways to develop these positive mental habits: Kindness and Empathy.

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How We Decide

Lehrer, J. (2009). How we decide. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. [reserve from OhioLINK]

The Essence of Leadership

All work and no play?

"Technological advance in the mobile space have produced a paradigm shift in business practices and etiquette. Gone is the eight-hour workday."


Petrecca, L. (2013, March 7). All work and no play? Mobile wipes out 8-hour workday. USA Today. Retrieved from

Digital Stress and Your Brain

"Having several tabs open at once on your computer may make you feel like you're getting more done, but multi-tasking can actually hinder more than it helps." 

Online Universities. (2012, June 18) Digital stress and your brain. Retrieved from


Chocolate or strawberry? Life or death? We make tons of quick decisions unconsciously; others we hem and haw over in agony. We choose actions and form opinions via mental processes which are influenced by biases, reason, emotions, and memories. Some question whether we really even have free will; others believe it is well within our power to make choices that will lead to greater well-being. Here's a reading list to tackle while you're on that fence.


From Psychology Today's Psych Basics (decision-making)

Transformational Leadership

"The author shows that transformational leadership is more effective and satisfying than constructive transactions, and constructive transactions are more effective and satisfying than corrective ones."
Bass, B. M. (1998). Transformational leadership: Industrial, military, and educational impact. Mahwah, N.J: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. [reserve]


Gladwell, M. (2005). Blink: The power of thinking without thinking. New York: Little, Brown and Co. [reserve from OhioLINK]
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