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Leadership Library Review – “The Black Swallowtail” by Mary Oliver

October 2019 “The Black Swallowtail” by Mary Oliver What are the big take-aways? Last week, I celebrated the 10th anniversary of my business by hosting a party in Montpelier for local friends and clients of my leadership development practice.  It … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: “The Business Case for Curiosity”

November 2018 “The Business Case for Curiosity” by Francesca Gino (Harvard Business Review,September/October 2018) What are the big take-aways? Two things struck me in this eye-opening article on the benefits to businesses and their leaders of intentionally fostering curiosity (defined … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: Leadership Lessons from Adopting a Shelter Dog

August 2018 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 adopt our first-ever dog.  After months of … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: The Leadership Circle Profile™

July 2018 The Leadership Circle Profile™ What are the big take-aways? Last month I was in Washington, D.C. for a few days to take a certification course in the Leadership Circle Profile, a 360° leadership assessment tool.  (A 360 measures … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems

May 2018 Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems edited by Phyllis Cole-Day and Ruby R. Wilson (Grayson Books, 2017) What are the big take-aways? The beauty of this book is that the editors have taken the time to … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: Design Thinking

February 2018 Design Thinking What are the big take-aways? Design Thinking is a strategy for solving adaptive challenges by embracing the unknown through a structured five-step process. I have recently encountered Design Thinking in several contexts, including in the MiddCORE … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

December 2017 Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans (Knopf, 2016) What are the big take-aways? This book offers the key insights, exercises and recommended thought habits from the “Designing Your … Continue reading

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