Tag Archives: complexity

Leadership Library: “You Make the Path by Walking”

October 2020 “You Make the Path by Walking” A favored quotation of poet David Whyte’s is this one from the 19th-century Spanish writer, Antonio Machado: Pathmaker, your footstepsare the path and nothing more;pathmaker, there is no path,you make the path … 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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For Leaders, What Does “Planning” Look Like Now?

May 2020 For Leaders, What Does “Planning” Look Like Now? Whether we choose to adopt this perspective or not, we humans are being individually and collectively transformed – as a species – by the Covid-19 global phenomenon.  The pandemic is … Continue reading

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

April 2020 What I Am Learning from My Clients In the weeks since the pandemic began I have been astounded, heartened and elevated by everything that my leadership coaching and consulting clients are teaching me and – insofar as I … Continue reading

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

March 2020 “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 … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — Navigating Polarities: Using Both/And Thinking to Lead Transformation

December 2019 Navigating Polarities: Using Both/And Thinking to Lead Transformation by Brian Emerson and Kelly Lewis (Paradoxical Press, 2019) What are the big take-aways? A “polarity” is a pair of apparent opposites that are actually two equally valuable, interdependent parts … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps: How to Thrive in Complexity

April 2019 Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps: How to Thrive in Complexity by Jennifer Garvey Berger (Stanford, 2019) What are the big take-aways? This is a deceptively slim volume that offers powerful tools.  Jennifer Garvey Berger – one of my favorite thought leaders … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — Scaling Leadership: Building Organizational Capability and Capacity to Create Outcomes that Matter Most

March 2019 Scaling Leadership: Building Organizational Capability and Capacity to Create Outcomes that Matter Most by Robert J. Anderson and William A. Adams (Wiley, 2019) What are the big take-aways? Anderson (creator of the Leadership Circle Profile™ or LCP) and … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — Dare to Lead: Daring Greatly and Rising Strong at Work

February 2019 Dare to Lead: Daring Greatly and Rising Strong at Work by Brene Brown (Random House, 2018) What are the big take-aways? Brown’s Dare to Lead builds on her extraordinary professional expertise studying vulnerability, shame, courage and empathy in order … Continue reading

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