Books

Annie McKee, Fran Johnston, and other Teleos consultants have been widely published in books, journals and magazines over the last two decades. Topics range from emotional intelligence and social intelligence to leadership development and organizational change. Some of our most recent writings appear in the Journals, Articles and Chapters section. For more articles, please see the individual biographies of consultants.

New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence
Hardcover: ISBN-1591391849
Publication Date: April 2004
Authors: Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Length: 336p

Synopsis

Drawing from decades of research within world-class organizations, the authors show that great leaders - whether CEOs or managers, coaches or politicians-excel not just through skill and smarts, but by connecting with others using Emotional Intelligence competencies like empathy and self-awareness. The best leaders, they show, have "resonance" - a powerful ability to drive emotions in a positive direction to get results - and can fluidly interchange among a variety of leadership styles as the situation demands. Groundbreaking and timely, this book reveals the new requirements of successful leadership.

 

Resonant Leadership - Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others Through Mindfulness, Hope and Compassion
Hardcover: ISBN-1591395631
Publication Date: October 2005
Authors: Richard Boyatzis, Annie McKee
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Length: 272p

Synopsis

The blockbuster best seller Primal Leadership introduced us to "resonant" leaders -- individuals who manage their own and others' emotions in ways that drive success. Leaders everywhere recognized the validity of resonant leadership, but struggled with how to achieve and sustain resonance amid the relentless demands of work and life. Now, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee provide an indispensable guide to overcoming the vicious cycle of stress, sacrifice, and dissonance that afflicts many leaders. Drawing from extensive multidisciplinary research and real-life stories, Resonant Leadership offers a field-tested framework for creating the resonance that fuels great leadership. Rather than constantly sacrificing themselves to workplace demands, leaders can manage the cycle using specific techniques to combat stress, avoid burnout, and renew themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally. The book reveals that the path to resonance is through mindfulness, hope, and compassion and shows how intentionally employing these qualities creates effective and enduring leadership. Great leaders are resonant leaders. Resonant Leadership offers the inspiration--and tools--to spark and sustain resonance in ourselves and in those we lead.

 

Management: A Focus on Leaders
ISBN: -13 9780132575904
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Author: Annie McKee
Copyright: 2012
Format: Paper; 720pp

Synopsis

Financial crises, catastrophic disasters, and business scandals are constantly making today’s headlines. Annie McKee, author of the new textbook Management: A Focus on Leaders, believes that amidst these issues we are experiencing a unique opportunity to add new fervor to the way we prepare students for the future. Directly addressing the challenges and opportunities in our changing world, Management: A Focus on Leaders shows future managers how to lead in a complex, yet exciting, global environment.

 

Becoming a Resonant Leader: Develop Your Emotional Intelligence, Renew Your Relationships, Sustain Your Effectiveness
Paperback: ISBN: 9781422117347
Publication Date: Mar 1, 2008
Authors: Richard Boyatzis, Annie McKee and Frances Johnston
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Length: 224pp
Price: $24.95

Synopsis

What distinguishes great leaders? Exceptional leaders capture passion. They lead for real: from the heart, smart and focused on the future, and with a commitment to being their very best.

As Annie McKee and Richard Boyatzis have shown in their bestselling books Primal Leadership and Resonant Leadership, they create resonance with others. Through resonance, leaders become attuned to the needs and dreams of people they lead. They create conditions where people can excel. They sustain their effectiveness through renewal.

McKee, Boyatzis, and Frances Johnston share vivid, real-life stories illuminating how people can develop emotional intelligence, build resonance, and renew themselves. Reflecting twenty years of longitudinal research and practical wisdom with executives and leaders around the world, this new book is organized around a core of experience-tested exercises. These tools help you articulate your strengths and values, craft a plan for intentional change, and create resonance with others.

Practical and inspiring, Becoming a Resonant Leader is your hands-on guide to developing emotional intelligence, renewing and sustaining yourself and your relationships, and taking your leadership to a whole new level. This book is ideal for anyone seeking personal and professional development and for consultants, coaches, teachers, and faculty to use with their clients or students.

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