There are a number of free downloadable resources for you to use which come from the book and links to some articles about Authentic Leadership which we hope you will find of interest. We have also compiled a list of suggested further reading of books, articles and academic papers.

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Free resources from our best-selling book ‘United by Chocolate, Divided by Gender: Differences in the Boardroom’

The 3 Pillars Model of Authentic Leadership - PDF - Click here

The 10 Principles of Authentic Leadership - PDF - Click here

The People/Task Continuum - PDF - Click here

The Extreme Male Brain Theory - PDF - Click here

The Corporate Model - Love is the Answer

Love Is The Answer - Division of Occupational Psychology Conference Presentation 2017

NEW - Healthy Self Love

NEW - Love Life Audit

NEW - Corporate Love Model Summary

NEW - Love in the Workplace Research Results

NEW - Love Is The Answer - DOP Conference Presentation 2017

Articles about Authentic Leadership

Authentic Leadership: development of a new 3 Pillar Model, Fiona Beddoes-Jones and Stephen Swailes, Strategic HR Review, Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp 94-99, June 2015. 
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Authentic Leadership: the key to Building Trust, Fiona Beddoes-Jones, People Management magazine, August 2012.

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Authentic Leadership: the 21st Century Imperative?, Fiona Beddoes-Jones, Business Leadership Review, VIII:II, April 2011.

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Having the Courage to Lead, Fiona Beddoes-Jones, Training Journal September 2011.
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A Mind of Its Own: How your Brain Distorts and Deceives
Cordelia Fine, pub by Icon Books, ISBN: 978 184 046 7987
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Delusions of Gender: The Real Science behind Sex Differences
Cordelia Fine, pub by Icon Books, ISBN: 978 184 831 2203
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Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths go to Work
P. Babiak and R. Hare, pub by Harper Collins, ISBN: 978 006 114 7890
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The Hubris Syndrome: Bush, Blair and the Intoxication of Power
Dr. David Owen, pub by Methuen, ISBN: 978 184 275 2197
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The Winner Effect: How Power Affects Your Brain
I. Robertson, pub by Bloomsbury, ISBN: 978 140 882 4733
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Thinking Styles: Relationship Strategies that Work!
Dr. Fiona Beddoes-Jones, pub by BJA Associates Ltd. ISBN: 978 095 353 1004
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Why Him Why Her?
Dr. Helen Fisher, pub by One World Publications. ISBN: 978 185 168 7923
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These are articles that can be downloaded without payment or subscription.


  • ‘Testing the ‘Extreme Female Brain’ Theory of Psychosis in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder with or without C-Morbid Psychosis’ by F. Larson, M-C Lai, A. Wagner, MRC AIMS Consortium, S. Baron-Cohen, A. Holland (2015) in PLOS ONE DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0128102. PDF - Click here

  • The Davies Annual Progress Report into Women on Boards. The 2011 report and the 2015 5 Year Summary are both available through - PDF - Click here

  • The 2015 Cranfield Female FTSE Board Report - - PDF - Click here

  • ‘National differences in gender-science stereotypes predict national sex differences in science and math achievement’, by B.A. Nosek, F.L. Smyth, N. Sriram, N.M. Lindner, T. Devos, A. Ayala et al. (2009) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106, (26), 10593 – 10597. PDF - Click here

  • ‘Social incentives for gender differences in the propensity to initiate negotiations. Sometimes it does hurt to ask.’ By H.R. Bowles, L. Babcock and L. Lai (2007) in Organisational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes, 103, pp84-103. PDF - Click here

  • ‘Sex discrimination in the labor market’, by J. Hersch (2006) in Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics, vol. 2, (4), pp 281-361. PDF - Click here

  • ‘Women at the Top’, Director Magazine, July/August 2015, pp.68-73. PDF - Click here

  • ‘Gender and perceptions of leadership effectiveness: A meta-analysis of contextual moderators’ by S.C. Paustian-Underdahl, L.S. Walker and D.J. Woehr (2014) in Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol.99, (6), pp. 1129-1145. PDF - Click here

  • ‘They just can’t help it’ by Simon Baron-Cohen (2003) PDF - Click here

  • ‘The extreme male brain theory of autism’ by S. Baron-Cohen (2002) in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, vol. 6. (6) pp. 248-254. PDF - Click here

  • ‘Four Primary Temperament Dimensions Poster’ by H.E. Fisher, J. Rich, H.D. Island, D. Marchalik, L. Silver and D. Zava, in Session Division 6 # ind100247, at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, August 14 2010. Available from

  • ‘WE HAVE CHEMISTRY! The Role of Four Primary Temperament Dimensions in Mate Choice and Partner Compatibility’ by H.E. Fisher (2012) in The Psychotherapist, 52, pp. 8-9. Available from

  • ‘Lust, Romance, Attachment: Do the side effects of serotonin-enhancing anti-depressants jeopardise romantic love, marriage and fertility?’ by H.E. Fisher and J.A. Thomson, Jr. (2007) on Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience, edited by S.M. Platek, J.P. Keenan and T. K. Shackelford, pp. 245-283. PDF - Click here

  • ‘Longitudinal evidence that fatherhood decreases testosterone in human males’ by Gettler et al. (2011) in PNAS, vol 108, (39), pp. 16194 – 16199.  PDF - Click here

  • ‘Testosterone as a social inhibitor: Two case studies of the effect of testosterone treatment on language’ by Pennebaker et al. (2004) in Journal of Abnormal Psychology, vol. 113, (113) pp. 172-175. PDF - Click here

  • ‘Autism spectrum disorders in adults living in households throughout England: report from the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey 2007 by T. Brugha for The NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care. PDF - Click here 

  • ‘Assessing Leadership: A View from the Dark Side’ by R. Hogan and J. Hogan (2001)available from




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