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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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Leadership Library Review: Krista Tippett Interview of David Whyte: “The Conversational Nature of Reality”

May 2016 Krista Tippett Interview of David Whyte: “The Conversational Nature of Reality” (OnBeing.org, 4/7/16) What are the big take-aways? Most well known as a globe-trotting rock-star poet (the type who gives readings and keynotes at venues like elite corporate … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: “Will Democracy Trump Fascism”

April 2016 “Will Democracy Trump Fascism” by Parker Palmer (OnBeing.org, 3/23/16) What are the big take-aways?  One of my favorite weekly columnists on the on “On Being” website (or anywhere else, for that matter), Parker Palmer is an educator, activist … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

March 2016 Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert (Riverhead Books, 2015) What are the big take-aways? In the vein of “how to be the leader of your own life,” I highly recommend the earnest, amusing and insightful … Continue reading

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