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Leadership Library Review — “Waking Up” with Sam Harris: Introductory Course

September 2021 “The purpose of meditation isn’t merely to reduce stress or to make you feel better in the moment—it’s to make fundamental discoveries in the laboratory of your own mind.”  –Waking Up website What are the big take-aways? Writing … Continue reading

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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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