The Centered Leadership model is based on several years of research by Joanna Barsh, McKinsey Consulting. This powerful model summarizes what she learned in interviewing successful women leaders
The book Leadership Presence by Halpern and Lubar takes lessons from acting to help us cultivate an authentic and powerful presence.
What does centered power feel like? How do I stand firm in what I know and stay open to those around me?
The book, Drive by Daniel Pink debunks the most common myths on how to motivate people. It turns out the carrot (v the stick) is not much better and can actually diminish intrinsic motivation.