Author Archives: Susan Palmer Consulting, LLC

Leadership Library Review: The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

September 2017 The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (Curator: Lonnie Bunch) What are the big take-aways? One year ago, the newest Smithsonian museum opened on a corner of the Mall, close to the Washington Monument.  I … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: Who Do We Choose To Be? Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity

August 2017 Who Do We Choose To Be? Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity by Margaret J. Wheatley (Berrett-Koehler, 2017) What are the big take-aways? Teacher, consultant and leader Margaret Wheatley – the best-selling author of Leadership and the New … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas

July 2017 A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas by Warren Berger (Bloomsbury, 2014) What are the big take-aways? A More Beautiful Question is a thorough and enlivening “inquiry into inquiry.” The book insightfully explores … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: 2017 Harvard Law School Commencement Address by Sally Yates

June 2017 2017 Harvard Law School Commencement Address by Sally Yates What are the big take-aways? Sally Yates was fired as acting Attorney General of the United States on Monday, January 30, 2017, three days after the Trump administration issued … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: “Accepting This”

May 2017 “Accepting This” by Mark Nepo What are the big take-aways? My three-month spring Leadership Book Group began last week, and the theme of it is “Leadership, Poetry and Paradox.”  We are discussing topics such as the paradoxical natures … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: A “20-20-20” Resiliency Practice

April 2017 A “20-20-20” Resiliency Practice What are the big take-aways? Last month I was interviewed by the executive director of Vermont’s nonprofit network, Common Good Vermont, in a live call-in show on community television as part of a series … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: Leading from Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead

March 2017 Leading from Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead, edited by Sam M. Intrator and Megan Scribner (Jossey-Bass, 2007) What are the big take-aways? I was recently introduced to this volume at a lovely “mindful pause” retreat, … Continue reading

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