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

April 2020 Seven Things I Am Learning from My Clients in the Pandemic Over the past three weeks I have been astounded, heartened and elevated by everything that my leadership coaching and consulting clients are teaching me and – and … Continue reading

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

“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 review of … Continue reading

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

“Vulnerability: The Key to Courage,” Interview of Brene Brown by Dan Harris (10% Happier Podcast, 2019) What are the big take-aways? While the word “vulnerability” makes many people cringe, social scientist and leadership researcher Brene Brown asserts, “There is no … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia

January 2017 What are the big take-aways? I am surprised by how affected I’ve been by the passing of the complex, hilarious and courageous actor Carrie Fisher last week on December 27th, a few days after she suffered an apparent … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: Between the World and Me

August 2016 Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Spiegel & Grau, 2015) What are the big take-aways? A shattering memoir on race relations in the form of a letter to his teenage son following the fatal shooting of … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — Simple Habits for Complex Times: Powerful Practices for Leaders

July 2016 Simple Habits for Complex Times: Powerful Practices for Leaders by Jennifer Garvey Berger and Keith Johnston (Stanford, 2015) What are the big take-aways? Rooted in Robert Kegan’s theory of adult development, Berger and Johnston describe “habits of mind” … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization

June 2016 An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey (Harvard Business Review Press, 2016) What are the big take-aways? The bottom-line message, and the biggest idea the book offers, is that – … Continue reading

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