Author Archives: Susan Palmer Consulting, LLC

Leadership Library: “You Make the Path by Walking”

October 2020 “You Make the Path by Walking” A favored quotation of poet David Whyte’s is this one from the 19th-century Spanish writer, Antonio Machado: Pathmaker, your footstepsare the path and nothing more;pathmaker, there is no path,you make the path … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — A Trifecta of Soul Balms: Three Books for Autumn in the Pandemic

September 2020 A Trifecta of Soul Balms: Three Books for Autumn in the Pandemic Are you nervous about the fall and winter?  I am.  Perhaps like me, you are sensing in autumn’s unfolding an apprehension among those of us in … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: “Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation” by John Lewis

August 2020 “Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation” by John Lewis (New York Times, 7/30/20) “Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called … Continue reading

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Understanding Implicit (Unconscious) Bias

July 2020 Understanding Implicit (Unconscious) Bias As a self-described progressive white, middle-aged woman I was initially taken aback by the results of the three Implicit Association Tests I took a few years ago at Harvard’s Project Implicit website which revealed … Continue reading

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To What Leadership Opportunities Are We Awakening?

June 2020 To What Leadership Opportunities Are We Awakening? The pandemic news is tough; it’s relentless, emotionally exhausting, and carries more information and questions and implications than our brains can comprehend.  Anxiety is a natural response to such extreme incoherence … Continue reading

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For Leaders, What Does “Planning” Look Like Now?

May 2020 For Leaders, What Does “Planning” Look Like Now? Whether we choose to adopt this perspective or not, we humans are being individually and collectively transformed – as a species – by the Covid-19 global phenomenon.  The pandemic is … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: Seven Things I Am Learning from My Clients in the Pandemic

April 2020 What I Am Learning from My Clients In the weeks since the pandemic began I have been astounded, heartened and elevated by everything that my leadership coaching and consulting clients are teaching me and – insofar as I … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: “Understanding the Leader’s ‘Identity Mindtrap’: Personal Growth for the C-Suite”

March 2020 “Understanding the Leader’s ‘Identity Mindtrap’: Personal Growth for the C-Suite” by Jennifer Garvey Berger and Zafer Gedeon Achi (McKinsey Quarterly, McKinsey & Company, 2020) What are the big take-aways? Followers of the Leadership Library may remember last year’s … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — “Vulnerability: The Key to Courage” Interview of Brene Brown by Dan Harris (“10% Happier” Podcast #185, 2019)

February 2020 “Vulnerability: The Key to Courage,” Interview of Brene Brown by Dan Harris (10% Happier Podcast #185, 2019) What are the big take-aways? While the word “vulnerability” makes many people cringe, social scientist and leadership researcher Brene Brown asserts, … 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) I want to open 2020 by honoring Congressman Lewis and by lifting up the practice of “love in action” he described to Krista Tippett in … Continue reading

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