Category Archives: Leadership Library

Leadership Library Review: Dare to Lead: Daring Greatly and Rising Strong at Work

February 2019 Dare to Lead: Daring Greatly and Rising Strong at Work by Brene Brown (Random House, 2018) What are the big take-aways? Brown’s Dare to Leadbuilds on her extraordinary professional expertise studying vulnerability, shame, courage and empathy in order to … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership

January 2019 The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership by Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman and Kaley Warner Klemp (Chapman, Dethmer & Klemp, 2014) What are the big take-aways? The authors posit that there are two “locations” of leadership consciousness: above the line … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: The Empathy Effect

December 2018 The Empathy Effect by Helen Riess, MD (Sounds True, 2018) What are the big take-aways? In this comprehensive, scientific and complex yet very accessible study of empathy, Riess discusses why this form of emotional connection is critical to … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: “The Business Case for Curiosity”

November 2018 “The Business Case for Curiosity” by Francesca Gino (Harvard Business Review,September/October 2018) What are the big take-aways? Two things struck me in this eye-opening article on the benefits to businesses and their leaders of intentionally fostering curiosity (defined … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: The Senegalese “Thinker”

October 2018 The Senegalese “Thinker” What are the big take-aways? Here is a photo of the little wooden “Thinker” carving that my husband Chris and I brought back from our trip to Senegal last month: Why do I like it? … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: Claiming Your Place at the Fire: Living the Second Half of Your Life on Purpose

September 2018 Claiming Your Place at the Fire: Living the Second Half of Your Life on Purpose by Richard J. Leider and David A. Shapiro (Berrett- Koehler, 2004) What are the big take-aways? In many ways a leadership book for … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: Leadership Lessons from Adopting a Shelter Dog

August 2018 What are the big take-aways? On a cold day in early April, when there were still dribs and drabs of snow on the ground, my husband Chris and I decided to adopt our first-ever dog.  After months of … Continue reading

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