Category Archives: Leadership Library

Leadership Library Review: Leadership Purpose

April 2018 Leadership Purpose What are the big take-aways? My state’s Republican governor, Phil Scott, said in a recent statement he plans to sign the new gun laws that were just passed at the end of March by the Vermont … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

March 2018 The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, with Douglas Abrams (Avery, 2016) What are the big take-aways? On the occasion of the Dalai Lama’s 8oth birthday, … Continue reading

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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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