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Leadership Library Review: Leadership Purpose

April 2018 Leadership Purpose What are the big take-aways? My state’s Republican governor, Phil Scott, said in a recent statement he plans to sign the new gun laws that were just passed at the end of March by the Vermont … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: 2017 Harvard Law School Commencement Address by Sally Yates

June 2017 2017 Harvard Law School Commencement Address by Sally Yates What are the big take-aways? Sally Yates was fired as acting Attorney General of the United States on Monday, January 30, 2017, three days after the Trump administration issued … 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: Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia

January 2017 What is the headline? 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 heart … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: David Ortiz and the Major League Baseball Tribute Video, “If”

October 2016 David Ortiz and the Major League Baseball Tribute Video, “If” What are the big take-aways? In 1910, the controversial English writer and Nobel Laureate in Literature, Rudyard Kipling, wrote a poem entitled “If—.” I first became familiar with … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: “Mike Birbiglia’s 6 Tips for Making It Small in Hollywood or Anywhere”

September 2016 “Mike Birbiglia’s 6 Tips for Making It Small in Hollywood or Anywhere” by Mike Birbiglia (New York Times, 9/2/16) What are the big take-aways? I went and saw the comedian Mike Birbiglia’s new movie, “Don’t Think Twice,” a … 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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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 — Discover Your True North Fieldbook: A Personal Guide to Becoming an Authentic Leader

December 2015 Discover Your True North Fieldbook: A Personal Guide to Becoming an Authentic Leader by Bill George, et al. (Wiley, 2015) What are the big take-aways? This is a superb revamp of Bill George et al.’s original handbook, Finding … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — Mo’Ne Davis: Remember My Name

September 2015 Mo’Ne Davis: Remember My Name by Mo’Ne Davis with Hilary Beard (Harper, 2015) What are the big take-aways? An unusual autobiography written by a teenager, Remember My Name tells the first-hand story about how an African-American girl from … Continue reading

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