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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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Leadership Library Review: A “20-20-20” Resiliency Practice

April 2017 A “20-20-20” Resiliency Practice What are the big take-aways? Last month I was interviewed by the executive director of Vermont’s nonprofit network, Common Good Vermont, in a live call-in show on community television as part of a series … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: The Mindful School Leader

October 2015 The Mindful School Leader by Valerie Brown and Kirsten Olson (Corwin, 2015) What are the big take-aways? An extraordinarily practical handbook for PreK-12 educators, The Mindful School Leader masterfully navigates between the science of mindfulness, its benefits, the … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: “Inside Out”

August 2015 “Inside Out” (Pixar, 2015) What are the big take-aways? Ostensibly a kid’s animated feature film about an 11-year-old girl’s transition to a new home and new school, “Inside Out” is a sophisticated piece of edu-tainment that seems equally … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: Online Guided Meditations for Stress Reduction

July 2015 Online Guided Meditations for Stress Reduction What are the big take-aways? As we all keep hearing in the news media, scientific evidence is mounting that mindfulness practices reduce stress and promote resilience.  In my view, cultivating the mind-body … Continue reading

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