Tag Archives: paradox

To What Leadership Opportunities Are We Awakening?

June 2020 To What Leadership Opportunities Are We Awakening? The pandemic news is tough; it’s relentless, emotionally exhausting, and carries more information and questions and implications than our brains can comprehend.  Anxiety is a natural response to such extreme incoherence … Continue reading

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For Leaders, What Does “Planning” Look Like Now?

May 2020 For Leaders, What Does “Planning” Look Like Now? Whether we choose to adopt this perspective or not, we humans are being individually and collectively transformed – as a species – by the Covid-19 global phenomenon.  The pandemic is … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — “Vulnerability: The Key to Courage” Interview of Brene Brown by Dan Harris (“10% Happier” Podcast #185, 2019)

February 2020 “Vulnerability: The Key to Courage,” Interview of Brene Brown by Dan Harris (10% Happier Podcast #185, 2019) What are the big take-aways? While the word “vulnerability” makes many people cringe, social scientist and leadership researcher Brene Brown asserts, … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — Navigating Polarities: Using Both/And Thinking to Lead Transformation

December 2019 Navigating Polarities: Using Both/And Thinking to Lead Transformation by Brian Emerson and Kelly Lewis (Paradoxical Press, 2019) What are the big take-aways? A “polarity” is a pair of apparent opposites that are actually two equally valuable, interdependent parts … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review – “The Black Swallowtail” by Mary Oliver

October 2019 “The Black Swallowtail” by Mary Oliver What are the big take-aways? Last week, I celebrated the 10th anniversary of my business by hosting a party in Montpelier for local friends and clients of my leadership development practice.  It … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — Scaling Leadership: Building Organizational Capability and Capacity to Create Outcomes that Matter Most

March 2019 Scaling Leadership: Building Organizational Capability and Capacity to Create Outcomes that Matter Most by Robert J. Anderson and William A. Adams (Wiley, 2019) What are the big take-aways? Anderson (creator of the Leadership Circle Profile™ or LCP) and … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership

January 2019 The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership by Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman and Kaley Warner Klemp (Chapman, Dethmer & Klemp, 2014) What are the big take-aways? The authors posit that there are two “locations” of leadership consciousness: above the line … 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 — 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: “Accepting This”

May 2017 “Accepting This” by Mark Nepo What are the big take-aways? My three-month spring Leadership Book Group began last week, and the theme of it is “Leadership, Poetry and Paradox.”  We are discussing topics such as the paradoxical natures … Continue reading

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