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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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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 – “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 — 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: “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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Leadership Library Review — Leading from Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead

March 2017 Leading from Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead, edited by Sam M. Intrator and Megan Scribner (Jossey-Bass, 2007) What are the big take-aways? I was recently introduced to this volume at a lovely “mindful pause” retreat, … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: David Ortiz and the Major League Baseball Tribute Video, “If”

October 2016 David Ortiz and the Major League Baseball Tribute Video, “If” What are the big take-aways? In 1910, the controversial English writer and Nobel Laureate in Literature, Rudyard Kipling, wrote a poem entitled “If—.” I first became familiar with … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: Between the World and Me

August 2016 Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Spiegel & Grau, 2015) “The Dreamers will have to learn to struggle themselves, to understand that the field of their Dream, the stage where they have painted themselves white, is … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — Krista Tippett Interview of David Whyte: “The Conversational Nature of Reality”

May 2016 Krista Tippett Interview of David Whyte: “The Conversational Nature of Reality” (OnBeing.org, 4/7/16) What are the big take-aways? Most well known as a globe-trotting rock-star poet (the type who gives readings and keynotes at venues like elite corporate … Continue reading

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