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Leadership Library Review — “The Pause Principle: Step Back to Lead Forward” by Kevin Cashman (Berrett-Koehler, 2012)

July 2021 All real change begins with self-change; pause is a catalyst of self-change. – Kevin Cashman I loved Cashman’s previous leadership handbook, Leadership from the Inside Out, which I previously reviewed here in the Leadership Library and wrote about … Continue reading

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In Praise of Ambiguity (The Rubber Chicken of Reality)

November 2020 Suffering, possibility and leadership In recent weeks I have been finding solace and sanity in contemplating this astonishing nugget from Pema Chödrön’s When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Shambhala, 2016, p. 52): As human beings, … Continue reading

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Leadership Library: “You Make the Path by Walking”

October 2020 “You Make the Path by Walking” A favored quotation of poet David Whyte’s is this one from the 19th-century Spanish writer, Antonio Machado: Pathmaker, your footstepsare the path and nothing more;pathmaker, there is no path,you make the path … 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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Understanding Implicit (Unconscious) Bias

July 2020 Understanding Implicit (Unconscious) Bias As a self-described progressive white, middle-aged woman I was initially taken aback by the results of the three Implicit Association Tests I took a few years ago at Harvard’s Project Implicit website which revealed … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: Seven Things I Am Learning from My Clients in the Pandemic

April 2020 What I Am Learning from My Clients In the weeks since the pandemic began I have been astounded, heartened and elevated by everything that my leadership coaching and consulting clients are teaching me and – insofar as I … 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: The Senegalese “Thinker”

October 2018 The Senegalese “Thinker” What are the big take-aways? The photo at right is of the wooden “Thinker” carving that my husband Chris and I brought back from our trip to Senegal last month.  It is a common item … 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 — 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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