Tag Archives: emergence

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 — 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 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 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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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: Who Do We Choose To Be? Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity

August 2017 Who Do We Choose To Be? Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity by Margaret J. Wheatley (Berrett-Koehler, 2017) What are the big take-aways? Teacher, consultant and leader Margaret Wheatley – the best-selling author of Leadership and the New … 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 — Krista Tippett Interview of David Whyte: “The Conversational Nature of Reality”

May 2016 Krista Tippett Interview of David Whyte: “The Conversational Nature of Reality” (OnBeing.org, 4/7/16) What are the big take-aways? Most well known as a globe-trotting rock-star poet (the type who gives readings and keynotes at venues like elite corporate … Continue reading

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