The obsession with measurement is the problem. There is something we can use instead of measurement: judgement. Some of the most important things in the world cannot be measured.”

Henry Mintzberg, Author and Professor

Esalen

Development Opportunities

I’ve always had a burning desire to learn something new about myself and the world – and to find ways of improving everything I do. But in my experience, conventional business schools do not have the same impact on their students. Groundbreaking approaches are the key to promoting personal growth and development. 

www.idler.co.uk

The Idler Academy is a School based in London and offers courses in liberal arts and practical skills. You can educate yourself in the ideas of Plato or improve your singing and drawing. Special skills like playing the ukulele or kalligraphy are trained as well. This place is special and the topics offered are one-of- a-kind. Very healthy for our much too single focused minds.

www.marc.ucla.edu/

Mindful Awareness Research Center at Los Angeles University. This site provides guided meditations, latest news to Mindful Awareness Research, links to lectures and TED Speaches. A wonderful and profound resource for everybody looking to learn more about Mindfulness

www.authentichappiness.org

This site contains a selection of state-of-the-art personal development questionnaires and reports on the latest research into positive psychology. Dr. Martin Seligman, Director of the University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center

www.strengthsfinder.com

Gallup first introduced this online personality profile in “Now, Discover Your Strengths” in 2001. Using this tool you will discover your five best strengths.

www.keirsey.com

Includes a range of personal development tools, and performance, character and personality tests. Tried and tested, reputable and insightful.

www.esalen.org, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California

A center for alternative education, a forum for transformational practices, a restorative retreat, a worldwide community of seekers

www.theschooloflife.com, The School of Life, London

A new social enterprise offering good ideas for everyday living. There you will meet curious, open-minded people in an atmosphere of exploration and enjoyment

www.ted.com

TED: Technology, Entertainment, Design.

Ideas worth spreading. Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world