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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” (MLB Video, 9/30/16) 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 … 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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