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Leadership Library Review — A Trifecta of Soul Balms: Three Books for Autumn in the Pandemic

September 2020 A Trifecta of Soul Balms: Three Books for Autumn in the Pandemic Are you nervous about the fall and winter?  I am.  Perhaps like me, you are sensing in autumn’s unfolding an apprehension among those of us in … 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 — 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 Empathy Effect

December 2018 The Empathy Effect by Helen Riess, MD (Sounds True, 2018) What are the big take-aways? In this comprehensive, scientific and complex yet very accessible study of empathy, Riess discusses why this form of emotional connection is critical to … 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 — The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

March 2018 The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, with Douglas Abrams (Avery, 2016) What are the big take-aways? On the occasion of the Dalai Lama’s 8oth birthday, … 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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