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Leadership Library Review: “Your Body Is Your Brain” by Amanda Blake (Trokay Press, 2018)

March 2022 There is one thing that, when cultivated and regularly practiced, leads to deep spiritual intention, to peace, to mindfulness and clear comprehension, to vision and knowledge, to a happy life here and now, and the culmination of wisdom … 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 — 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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