Author Archives: Susan Palmer Consulting, LLC

Leadership Library Review: Design Thinking

February 2018 Design Thinking What are the big take-aways? Design Thinking is a strategy for solving adaptive challenges by embracing the unknown through a structured five-step process. I have recently encountered Design Thinking in several contexts, including in the MiddCORE … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: Women & Power: A Manifesto

January 2018  Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard (Liveright, 2017) What are the big take-aways? “When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice,” observes Mary Beard in her Preface to Women … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

December 2017 Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans (Knopf, 2016) What are the big take-aways? This book offers the key insights, exercises and recommended thought habits from the “Designing Your … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: Khizr Khan interview on “Face the Nation” regarding his book, An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice

November 2017 Khizr Khan interview on “Face the Nation” regarding his book, An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice (Random House, 2017) What are the big take-aways? In honor of Veterans Day this month, and in awe of … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead

October 2017 The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier (Box of Crayons Press, 2017) What are the big take-aways? With robust humor, sneaky homages to A.A. Milne, and lots … Continue reading

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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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