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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: “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 — 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: 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 — 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: 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 — Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit

November 2016 Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit by Parker Palmer (Jossey-Bass, 2011) What are the big take-aways? In Healing the Heart of Democracy, educator and sociologist Parker Palmer (no … 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: Reframing Academic Leadership

January 2015 Reframing Academic Leadership by Lee G. Bolman and Joan V. Gallos (Jossey-Bass, 2011) What are the big take-aways? One of the most valuable chapters in this excellent book is the first, in Part I, about “Opportunities and Challenges … Continue reading

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