Our Online Library

Our online library is the main digital repository for Macdonald Associates Consultancy’s materials. It is the companion to the full MAC website which provides a review of the theoretical background to MAC’s work; the services it provides; and examples of the impressive results they have achieved over more than thirty years of practice. It can be found here: Macdonald Associates Website.


In this online library there are three sources of information:

Public Library

The Public Library provides freely available material that can be downloaded and used within the restrictions shown on the Public Library page.

Members’ Library

The Members’ Library is password-protected and is only available to a limited group of people who have been specifically authorised by Macdonald Associates.

Macdonald Associates’ Publications

The Publications page provides links to two of the most important and recent publications about our work. The first, Creating Positive Organisations 2nd Edition (2018) provides comprehensive coverage of the complete theory, concepts and models that go to make up Systems Leadership. It also contains numerous practical worked examples.

The second book, Improving Schools Using Systems Leadership:Turning Intention into Reality (2019), demonstrates how effective Systems Leadership modelling can be in the educational sector.