Leadership Development

The District Attorney is committed to Leadership Development for his staff and Yolo County as a whole. In furtherance of this goal, we will post relevant leadership articles and links on this site to share internally and beyond.

Five Irrefutable Paradoxes Of Leadership

The paradox of leadership is that sometimes actual leaders have to embrace qualities that don’t come naturally to them.  In this article, we will explore the five paradoxes of leadership and look at how they can make you a more effective leader.

By Andreas Jones


Want to Succeed?  First, Become Self-Aware

By Daniel Goleman


Practices for Effective Local Government Leadership


How Great Leaders Ask Great Questions

By Ron Ashkenas


How well do you ask questions? Great leaders know how to ask great questions of themselves and others. This is a skill that can be learned. The attached article link provides a good discussion of the issue and the video is just fun.

7 Habits Of Natural Leaders

By Carolyn Gregoire


 Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

By Simon Sinek

An intriguing analysis of how great leaders build a culture of trust in successful organizations.

 Why Most Leaders Need to Shut Up and Listen

By Mike Myatt


Social Intelligence and Leadership

This video can be viewed in High Definition on the Harvard Business Review

Daniel Goleman, psychologist, encourages you to see how you can use emotional and social intelligence to improve your own and your organization's performance.

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

By David Cory, M.A.

EITC Article Science of People Skills | EITC Article Leaders with EI | EITC Leading with EI (2010)

What Makes a Leader?

By Daniel Goleman


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