Tag Archives: African-American

Leadership Library Review: “Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation” by John Lewis

August 2020 “Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation” by John Lewis (New York Times, 7/30/20) “Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called … Continue reading

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Understanding Implicit (Unconscious) Bias

July 2020 Understanding Implicit (Unconscious) Bias As a self-described progressive white, middle-aged woman I was initially taken aback by the results of the three Implicit Association Tests I took a few years ago at Harvard’s Project Implicit website which revealed … Continue reading

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To What Leadership Opportunities Are We Awakening?

June 2020 To What Leadership Opportunities Are We Awakening? The pandemic news is tough; it’s relentless, emotionally exhausting, and carries more information and questions and implications than our brains can comprehend.  Anxiety is a natural response to such extreme incoherence … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: “Love in Action”

January 2020 “Love in Action,” Krista Tippett Interview of Congressman John Lewis (OnBeing.org, updated 1/26/17) I want to open 2020 by honoring Congressman Lewis and by lifting up the practice of “love in action” he described to Krista Tippett in … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

November 2019 The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss (Penguin, 2019) What are the big take-aways? In 2020, Americans will celebrate the centennial anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment, which granted women … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review – Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change

September 2019 Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change by Stacey Abrams (Picador, 2019) What are the big take-aways? With candor, insight and flair, Stacey Abrams – the first woman and first person of color … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: The Senegalese “Thinker”

October 2018 The Senegalese “Thinker” What are the big take-aways? The photo at right is of the wooden “Thinker” carving that my husband Chris and I brought back from our trip to Senegal last month.  It is a common item … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

September 2017 The National Museum of African American History and Culture (Curator: Lonnie Bunch) What are the big take-aways? One year ago, the newest Smithsonian museum opened on a corner of the Mall, close to the Washington Monument.  I was … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: “Hidden Figures”

February 2017 “Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox, 2016) What are the big take-aways? To my mind, the uplifting film “Hidden Figures” is three suspenseful (even though you think you know how they all turn out…) movies in one. In some … 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) “The Dreamers will have to learn to struggle themselves, to understand that the field of their Dream, the stage where they have painted themselves white, is … Continue reading

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