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Leadership Library Review — “Where You Are Is Not Who You Are: A Memoir” by Ursula M. Burns (Amistad, 2021)

August 2021 “I could run this place, I remember thinking.” – Ursula Burns What are the big take-aways? This engrossing memoir by the former CEO of Xerox, and the first African American woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company, is … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: Three Excellent Resources for Understanding Race, Caste and Antiracism

March 2021 What’s the problem with being “not racist”?  It is a claim that signifies neutrality: “I am not a racist but neither am I aggressively against racism.”  But there is no neutrality in the racism struggle.  The opposite of … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — A Trifecta of Soul Balms: Three Books for Autumn in the Pandemic

September 2020 “Joy is the kind of happiness that doesn’t depend on what happens.” –David Steindl-Rast A Trifecta of Soul Balms: Three Books for Autumn in the Pandemic Are you nervous about the fall and winter?  I am.  Perhaps like … Continue reading

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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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Leadership Library Review — “Vulnerability: The Key to Courage” Interview of Brene Brown by Dan Harris (“10% Happier” Podcast #185, 2019)

February 2020 “Vulnerability: The Key to Courage,” Interview of Brene Brown by Dan Harris (10% Happier Podcast #185, 2019) What are the big take-aways? While the word “vulnerability” makes many people cringe, social scientist and leadership researcher Brene Brown asserts, … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — “Research: Women Score Higher Than Men in Most Leadership Skills”

August 2019 “Research: Women Score Higher Than Men in Most Leadership Skills” by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman in Harvard Business Review (June 25, 2019) What are the big take-aways? Citing stark statistics about how women occupy tiny, single-digit percentages – … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness

June 2019 Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness by Rick Hanson, Ph.D. (Harmony, 2018) What are the big take-aways? I loved Hanson’s book from 10 years ago, Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, … 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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Leadership Library Review: The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership

January 2019 The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership by Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman and Kaley Warner Klemp (Chapman, Dethmer & Klemp, 2014) What are the big take-aways? The authors posit that there are two “locations” of leadership consciousness: above the line … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: Leadership Lessons from Adopting a Shelter Dog

August 2018 Leadership Lessons from Adopting a Shelter Dog 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 … Continue reading

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