Tag Archives: poetry

Leading in the Bardo

April 2021 The rupture of bardo inevitably leads to whatever is next…Impermanence is not just an illuminator of loss. It is an illuminator of newness, the ever-unfolding present moment and its creativity.  –Pema Khandro Rinpoche Springtime as Bardo At this … Continue reading

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Lift Up Your Mojitos: Dessa’s “Who’s Yellen Now?”

February 2021 She’s the first that’s led The Council of Economic Advisers, Tresh and the Fed, She needs a three-sided coin that always comes up heads To put the triple crown down when she goes to bed Janet Yellen’s back!  … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — “Beginning” in “Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words” by David Whyte (Many Rivers, Rev. 2019)

January 2021 A collection of short essays that is astounding in its loveliness and profundity all the way through, Consolations is one of those books that can always speak to me at any moment – as the curator of my … 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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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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