Doppelt, B. (2003)
Leading Change Toward Sustainability Sheffield
UK: Greenleaf Publishers.

As the world struggles to cope with the growing threat of a global carbon crisis, Bob Doppelt has revised one of the best books ever written about change management, leadership and sustainability to focus on de-carbonization. To significantly slash greenhouse gases and prepare for climate change, organizations of all sizes will need to undergo an enormous shift in their thinking, cultures, practices and policies. Making this shift will require the use of proven sustainability-based organizational change strategies.


Goleman, D. (1996)
Emotional Intelligence
London: Bloomsbury.

He defines emotional intelligence in terms of self-awareness, altruism, personal motivation, empathy and the ability to love and be loved by friends, partners, and family members. People who possess high emotional intelligence are the people who truly succeed in work as well as play, building flourishing careers and lasting, meaningful relationships. Because emotional intelligence isn't fixed at birth, Goleman outlines how adults as well as parents of young children can sow the seeds.


Goleman, D. (2002)
The New Leaders
London: Little Brown.

As business reinvents itself at broadband speed, what makes leaders effective has inevitably been transformed. Old assumptions and old modes no longer hold; a new style of leadership that works has emerged amidst the chaos of change. This new leader excels in the art of relationship, the singular expertise which the changing business climate renders indispensable. Excellence is being defined in interpersonal terms as companies have stripped out layers of managers, as corporations merge across national boundaries, and as customers and suppliers redefine the web of connection.


Hopkins, R. (2008)
The Transition Handbook
Totnes: Green Books.

We live in an oil-dependent world, and have got to this level of dependency in a very short space of time, using vast reserves of oil in the process without planning for when the supply is not so plentiful. Most of us avoid thinking about what happens when oil runs out (or becomes prohibitively expensive), but The Transition Handbook shows how the inevitable and profound changes ahead can have a positive outcome.


Whitefield, P. (2004)
The Earth Care Manual
Hampshire: Permanent Publications

The Earth Care Manual offers an inspirational yet practical vision of a sustainable future invaluable to those new to the subject as well as to the experienced practitioner. It gives a vision of a sustainable future and the practical steps we can take towards it, both large and small, urban and rural - it explains in depth how to apply permaculture to any situation, from the smallest of buildings or apartments, to houses, gardens, orchards, farms and woodlands. It covers subjects vital to sustainability including food, energy, water, microclimate and shelter.


Centre for Alternative Technology (2010)
Zero Carbon Britain: A New Energy Strategy.

Capra, F. (2010)
Life and Leadership: A Systems Approach, A Management Seminar.

Doppelt, B. (2000)
Overcoming the Seven Sustainability Blunders, The Systems Thinker, Vol. 14, No 5.

Fisher, J. M. (2003) The Process of Transition. A free resource.

Russell, H (2001)
Joseph Rowntree Foundation Findings available at:

SoL Sustainability Consortium website includes a toolkit and advice on Leadership, Active Practice, Balancing Action and Reflection and Collaboration

Tippett, J. (2009)
Informing Choice, Leading Change…towards a sustainable future. An Improving Sustainability Skills and Knowledge in the Workplace, Project Report. The University of Manchester, Sustainable Consumption Institiute.

Wenger, E and Snyder, W. M. (2000)
Communites of Practice: The Organizational frontier. Harvard Business Review.