We provide resources on leadership, emotional intelligence, people skills, and personal effectiveness. Simply click on the topics that interest you to view books, articles and web site descriptions.
Index of Topics
- Emotional Intelligence
- Executive Coaching
- Health & Wellness
- Interpersonal Effectiveness
- Personal Effectiveness
- Social Responsibility of Business
- Spirit and Spirituality at Work
- Training and Organizational Development
Many topics include books that we use in our Executive Coaching. We can coach you on how to apply the principles in these books to your specific situations and let their wisdom come alive in your life. You may buy these books now through our association with Amazon.com. Just click on any book below that you want to buy and you will go to that book on Amazon.com.
Please order this book directly from the publisher at 1-888-671-4477. The Great Connection: A Story that Reveals Life’s Most Vital Lesson, How to Connect with Others – Especially Yourself, by Arnie Warren.
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Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You through the Secrets of Personality Type, by Paul Tieger & Barbara Barron-Tieger.
Enhancing Leadership Effectiveness through Psychological Type, by Roger Pearman.
Executive EQ: Emotional Intelligence in Leadership and Organizations, by Robert K. Cooper Ph.D. and Ayman Sawat
People Smart, by Tony Alessandra PhD, and Michael J. O’Connor, PhD and Janice Alessandra
The Character of Organizations: Using Jungian Type in Organizational Development, by Willian Bridges.
Type Talk, or How to Determine Your Personality Type and Change Your Life, by Otto Kroeger and Janet Thuesen.
Type Talk at Work/How the 16 Personality Types Determine Your Success on the Job, by Otto Kroeger and Janet Thuesen.
Working Together : A Personality-Centered Approach to Management, by Olaf Isachsen and Linda V. Berens.
See also our blog on emotional intelligence – link is on navigation bar at top.
See also the topics Interpersonal Effectiveness and Personal Effectiveness below
My Book: UPPING the Downside, by me, William R. Murray, Mike Jay, et. al., Leadership University Press, 2008. My chapter is “Emotional Intelligence for Resilience.”
Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman, et. al., Harvard Business School Press, l962.
Best of HBR on Leadership: Emotionally Intelligent Leadership A Harvard Business Review Collection of 3 articles by Daniel Goleman. To order, click on link or call HBR at 800-988-0886.
Nonviolent Communication, by Wayland Myers.
Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha , by Tara Brach.
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, by Marshall Rosenberg.
Peaceful Living, by Mary Mackenzie.
Beyond the Myth of Dominance: An Alternative to a Violent Society , by Edwin M. McMahon
“Leadership Skills and Emotional Intelligence,” an article by the Center for Creative Leadership
Executive EQ: Emotional Intelligence in Leadership and Organizations, by Robert K. Cooper Ph.D. and Ayman Sawat
Fortune Magazine, February 21, 2000, pages144-154, “So
You’re a Player. Do you Need a Coach?” (MS Word, 72k)
ICF/International Coach Federation
Bill Murray earned the ICF designation of Master Certified Coach in 1999. He was one of the first coaches so honored by this top credentialing agency.
See this article entitled “Why Hire an ICF Credentialed Coach (PDF Document)
CCUI/Corporate Coach U
Bill is a graduate of CCU. Bill is a charter member.
IAC /International Association of Coaches
Bill is a Founding Member.
Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart, by Mary Beth O’Neil.
Narrative Therapy: The Social Construction of Preferred Realities, by Jill Freedman and Gene Combs.
Alliance of Work-Life Professionals is the largest membership organization in the work-life field, with the mission of promotion work-life and personal life balance.
Families and Work Institute is a non-profit organization that addresses the changing nature of work and family life. We are committed to finding research-based strategies that foster mutually supportive connections among workplaces, families, and communities.
Workaholics International Network supports
pride in work ethic, expressed in the slogan “Yes I Am,” and demonstrated with workaholic collectibles which display that pride, while simultaneously using humor, education and discussion to stimulate and assist its members to achieve a more balanced lifestyle.
Workaholics Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from workaholism. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop working compulsively. Try taking the Workaholics Questionnaire.
Substance Abuse and Alcoholism offers a wide variety of resources for addictions.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a Fellowship of men and women who have lost the ability to control their drinking and have found ourselves in various kinds of trouble as a result of drinking. We attempt – most of us successfully – to create a satisfying way of life without alcohol. For this we find we need the help and support of other alcoholics in A.A. See the Alcoholics Anonymous Questionnaire.
Al-Anon: Al-Anon is for families, relatives and friends whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Many adults question whether they have been affected by alcoholism. If someone close to you has, or has had a drinking problem, the following questions may help you in determining whether alcoholism affected your childhood or present life and if Al-Anon is for you.
Women For Sobriety, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions. It is an alternative to AA, created for women by women. Focuses on self-esteem and self-confidence.
Enhanced Healing Through Relaxation Music is a web site dedicated to relaxation music, positive affirmations and online counseling for reducing stress and anxiety, promoting health, wellness and healing and improving self esteem.
Crucial Conversations, by Kerry Patterson, et.al.
What Your Boss Doesn’t Tell You Until It’s Too Late, by Robert Bramson.
Getting the Love You Want, by Harville Hendrix.
Don’t Say Yes When You Want to Say No, by Herbert Fensterheim & Jean Baer.
Stop Blaming, Start Loving: A Solution-Oriented Approach to Improving your Relationship, by Bill O’Hanlon and Pat Hudson.
Do you have suggestions for links that don’t quite fit our other categories? If you wish, we might put them here.
Ossining Design Guild gives you a cost-effective, one-stop resource to implement your participation on the Internet. Whether you’re a beginner looking for a Homepage, or a demanding commercial enterprise, we are fully prepared to get you up and running with a high-quality presence on the world wide web.
Professional Home Organizer – Sande Nelson is a professional home organizer who can offer you ideas, information, structure, solutions, and systems which will increase your production and reduce stress.
Visit YourMarriageCounselor.com for marriage counseling information by Dr.Marty Tashman, a respected therapist in the field.
The Surprising Purpose of Anger, by Marshall B. Rosenber, PH.D.
Act on Life not on anger, by Georg H. Eifert, PH.D. , Mathew Mckay, PH.D. , John P. Forsyth, PH.D. and Steven C. Hayes, PH.D (Foreward)
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey.
Healing the Purpose of Your Life, by Matthew Linn, Sheila Linn and Dennis Linn.
Inner Work: Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth, by Robert Johnson.
Self-Sabotage Syndrome : Adult Children of Alcoholics in the Workplace, by Janet Geringer Woititz.
Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions, by James W. Pennebaker.
Let Your Body Interpret Your Dreams, by Eugene T. Gendlin, Carl Gustav Jung
Harvard Business School Publications – Bill is an MBA alumni of the Harvard Business School. He recommends their publication search engine.
Harvard Business School resource program called Working Knowledge offers great web sites and other resources for executives. We highly
recommend this listserv.
Business Week Business Books Business Week magazine’s web site offers a good collection of sample book chapters, together with book reviews from the magazine back to 1996 and monthly best-seller lists. Reviews can be searched by title, author, or issue date.
Business.com is the only comprehensive Directory and search engine that focuses exclusively on business. We enable business users to find what they are looking for and improve how they work to help them do their jobs better. A team of industry experts and library scientists have sifted through the web to find relevant sites for the Directory. Business.com’s Directory now contains more than 25,000 categories and subcategories and includes more than 400,000 business-oriented web sites.
The mission of the Consortium is to aid the advancement of research and practice related to emotional intelligence in organizations. The Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations is currently made up of eight founding members and 15 additional members who are individuals with a strong record of accomplishment as applied researchers in the field.
Work Index Human Resource Executive magazine and Cornell University provide a search engine for articles, books, etc. Good for executives
looking for articles regarding leadership, staffing, and other human resource issues.
Business for Social Responsibilty Resource Center presents valuable overviews of topics such as corporate governance, leadership, community involvement, and environmental responsibility. Each area is divided into subtopics with basic facts, links to other resources, and specific examples from policies and procedures of individual companies. This web site is a US based global resource for companies seeking to sustain the commercial success in ways that respect ethics, people, communities and the environment.
In the wake of the devastating terrorist attacks, The Conference Board sees its mission – to bring executives together to learn from one another and to disseminate knowledge about management and the marketplace to help businesses strengthen their performance and better serve society – as more important than ever. A not-for-profit, non-advocacy organization, The Conference Board’s membership includes more than 3,000 companies and other organizations in 67 countries.
Institute of Noetic Sciences is a nonprofit membership organization that both conducts and sponsors research into the workings and powers of the mind, including perceptions, beliefs, attention, intention, and intuition. We are bold enough to inquire about phenomena that don’t fit into the conventional scientific model.
National Cooperative Business Association is the only organization in the U.S. serving all types of cooperatives, so anyone can join NCBA. Our dynamic organization is a leader of the cooperative business community in our nation’s capital and across the nation.
Founded in 1987 by some of the nation’s most visionary leaders in socially responsible entrepreneurship and investment, Social Venture Network (SVN) is a nonprofit network committed to building a just and sustainable world through business.
The World Business Acacemy’s mission is to explore and clarify the fundamental paradigm shifts underway globally. Its goal is to enable Academy Members to integrate this knowledge into their lives and business practices and to disseminate it into the world to rekindle the human spirit in business.
Roberts Enterprise Development Fund (REDF), is a pioneer in a practice they’ve dubbed “social venture capital” in which “social purpose business ventures” employing homeless and low-income individuals are supported with capital investments and technical and management support. They’ve filled this Web site with information not just about what they do, but about the ideas behind them. Read the FAQ or scan the Nonprofit Marketplace for a list of social purpose enterprises.
The Nonprofit FAQ, sponsored by the Seattle-based Evergreen State Society, has collected this extensive compendium of resources, tips, advice, and answers to questions on a wide range of topics of interest to nonprofit organizations. The FAQ is organized into five main topics: Organization, Management, Regulation, Resources, and Development — each with dozens of subtopics beneath them. Members of the nonprofit community are active in using the Web to communicate with one another; this guide brings their expertise together in a useful and well-organized form.
TechSoup.org Is it soup yet? This portal site for small- to mid-sized nonprofits offers one-stop technology shopping, connecting nonprofits with technology companies that want to donate tools, technology, and expertise. Techsoup.org also provides recommendations on hardware, software, and training. The site has a relationship with CompuMentor, a clearinghouse for low-income communities in search of technology, and an interesting resource in its own right.
The July 2001 Fortune cover article, “God and Business” was Fortune’s best selling issue of the year. It features several individuals telling how they express their spirituality in the business world.
Bill, a Harvard Business School graduate, has noted that Harvard Business School is exploring spirituality among managers. Eagle Alliance Executive Coaching is on the cutting edge of this trend. The following article describes the efforts of Harvard Business School professionals and graduates. Once on the Harvard Business School site, click on Bulletin, then click on Past Issues and scroll down to find the April 1999 issue and click on it. The article Spirit at Work is the second article, so scroll down.
Converting 9 to 5: A Spirituality of Daily Work, by John Haughey.
Your Work Matters to God, by Doug Sherman and William Hendricks.
Simple Ways to Pray for Healing, by Matthew Linn, Sheila Linn and Dennis Linn.
Belonging: Bonds of Healing and Recovery, by Matthew Linn, Sheila Linn and Dennis Linn.
Loving Yourself More, 101 Meditations for Women, by Virginia Ann Froehle.
The Association for Spirit at Work Our mission is to provide community, information, education, and understanding for those who are integrating their work and their spirituality and for those who are called to support societal transformation through organizational development and change.
The Center for Baptismal Living Our mission is to join with others in reclaiming the centrality of Baptism in the life of the Church and the life of every Christian through providing a multifaceted effort to support, encourage, enhance, and equip congregations and individuals in the ministry and vocation of the Baptized. While the Episcopal / Anglican Church is our primary mission, we welcome and share with all Christians.
Christian Leadership World offers leaders encouragement to be leaders. Whether your leadership is in the church or the work place, you will find food for thought, material to refresh your skills, prayer support and much more.
The Crossroads Center for Faith and Work serves women and men of all faiths (and all works), by surfacing the connections and blurring the lines between our faith, spirituality, and deepest values and our day-to-day work as professionals, volunteers, homemakers and family members. The Center is a clearinghouse for ideas, a meeting place for learners, a haven for reflection and a catalyst for action.
Fellowship of Companies for Christ International is an evangelical organization that assits Christian business owners to apply their Christian faith on the job. FCCI helps owners view their business as their ministry. Their motto is “Changing the world for Christ, one business at a time.” The North Carolina FCCI representative is Steve Campbell, telephone 910-867-7551.
The Message Company produces international conferences on consciousness in the fields of business, science and altered states. We also host Business Spirit Journal Online, which offers information, inspiration and resources for anyone who wants to be more conscious, spiritual and whole in their business or place of work. Our extensive A/V library features many of the leading thinkers, movers and shakers who are on the leading edges of a silent yet profound cultural transformation.
Ministry of Money is a loving, prophetic Christian ministry which encourages all persons to become free from their attachment to cultural values regarding money and to live out joyfully God’s call for their lives and resources. We offer weekend retreats, pilgrimages to developing countries, a quarterly newsletter and special-topic one-day workshops in an attempt to help individuals explore, understand and address issues of money and faith in their own lives, as well as in their families, political systems, institutions, and world. Ministry of Money creates opportunities for relationship and dialogue and serves as a consistent resource as people continue on their own personal and collective faith and money journeys.
The Servant Leadership School Training leaders to be, say and do the Gospel.
Spirituality At Work is an organization of business professionals committed to the awakening of soul at work and the transformation of work and the workplace into arenas where life is nourished.
SPIRITUALITY: God and Business, an article from Fortune Magazine by Marc Gunther: “Bringing spirituality into the workplace violates the old idea that faith and fortune don’t mix. But a groundswell of believers is breaching the last taboo in corporate America.”
SDI/Spiritual Directors International – Bill is a member and is available for spiritual companioning.
American Society for Training and Development The American Society for Training and Development is a professional association representing more than 70,000 members in the field of workplace learning and performance. ASTD’s mission, products, and services. A few nice features: First, it provides a table of contents and abstracts of the most recent issues of Training & Development magazine. Second, it puts up the results of an annual survey ASTD has conducted on the training industry. Lastly, it offers information on ASTD conferences, memberships, and related services.
The American Society for Training and Development – Research Triangle Area Chapter is made up primarily of members living in the vicinity of (but not limited to) Research Triangle Park, Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, NC. The chapter shares and embraces the goals and objectives of the national organization. We are an organization of training and HRD professionals who wish to share and stay abreast of current trends in human resource development.
The Triangle Organizational Development Network of North Carolina is an organization development community providing opportunities for personal and professional learning, development, and support. TODN recognizes the many challenges to realizing the potential of OD. These challenges are not just the external forces within society and organizations but are also within ourselves. TODN works to better understand and develop effective responses to these challenges and to increase the awareness of the essential humanity of organizations.
The Organization Development Network is an association of organization development practitioners representing a range of professional roles in a wide variety of organizations. The Organization Development Network is a values-based community which supports its members in their work in human organization and systems development. The Network is a community where the full diversity of the field is present, from research and teaching to consulting, and where learning practitioners come together in love and commitment to truly create a model learning community.
The Training Registry is a comprehensive directory of training and consulting services.
The Management Courses Information Site is an information source: details of over 1600 executive management courses from Universities and Business Schools in 60 countries.
Association for Quality and Participation The Association for Quality and Participation is an international not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to improving workplaces through quality and participation practices.
Corporate Storytelling Training sessions, seminars and workshops for the Corporate Executive which transmutes the age old techniques of storytelling into the presenter’s most powerful tool.