Author Archives: Susan Palmer Consulting, LLC

Leadership Library Review — “Vulnerability: The Key to Courage” Interview of Brene Brown by Dan Harris (“10% Happier” Podcast, 2019)

“Vulnerability: The Key to Courage,” Interview of Brene Brown by Dan Harris (10% Happier Podcast, 2019) What are the big take-aways? While the word “vulnerability” makes many people cringe, social scientist and leadership researcher Brene Brown asserts, “There is no … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: “Love in Action”

January 2020 “Love in Action,” Krista Tippett Interview of Congressman John Lewis (OnBeing.org, updated 1/26/17) What is the relevance of this particular “On Being” episode at this moment? I want to open 2020 by honoring Congressman Lewis and by lifting … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — Navigating Polarities: Using Both/And Thinking to Lead Transformation

December 2019 Navigating Polarities: Using Both/And Thinking to Lead Transformation by Brian Emerson and Kelly Lewis (Paradoxical Press, 2019) What are the big take-aways? A “polarity” is a pair of apparent opposites that are actually two equally valuable, interdependent parts … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

November 2019 The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss (Penguin, 2019) What are the big take-aways? In 2020, Americans will celebrate the centennial anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment, which granted women … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review – “The Black Swallowtail” by Mary Oliver

October 2019 “The Black Swallowtail” by Mary Oliver What are the big take-aways? Last week, I celebrated the 10th anniversary of my business by hosting a party in Montpelier for local friends and clients of my leadership development practice.  It … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review – Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change

September 2019 Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change by Stacey Abrams (Picador, 2019) What are the big take-aways? With candor, insight and flair, Stacey Abrams – the first woman and first person of color … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — “Research: Women Score Higher Than Men in Most Leadership Skills”

August 2019 “Research: Women Score Higher Than Men in Most Leadership Skills” by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman in Harvard Business Review (June 25, 2019) What are the big take-aways? Citing stark statistics about how women occupy tiny, single-digit percentages – … Continue reading

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