Category Archives: Leadership Library

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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Leadership Library Review: The Leadership Circle Profile™

July 2018 The Leadership Circle Profile™ What are the big take-aways? Last month I was in Washington, D.C. for a few days to take a certification course in the Leadership Circle Profile, a 360° leadership assessment tool.  (A 360 measures … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: The Choice: Embrace the Possible

June 2018 The Choice: Embrace the Possibleby Dr. Edith Eva Eger (Scribner, 2017) What are the big take-aways? The Choice is a memoir, a call-to-vocation and a how-to guide to freedom from self-limiting beliefs.  It describes Dr. Eger’s survival of the … Continue reading

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