Tag Archives: polarities

Leadership Library Review — “Proud AND Critical: And-Thinking Applied to Critical Race Theory” by Barry Johnson (Polarity Partnerships, September 2021)

October 2021 If we merge mercy with might, and might with right, then love becomes our legacy and change our children’s birthright…./For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it./If only we’re brave enough to be … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — “Where You Are Is Not Who You Are: A Memoir” by Ursula M. Burns (Amistad, 2021)

August 2021 “I could run this place, I remember thinking.” – Ursula Burns What are the big take-aways? This engrossing memoir by the former CEO of Xerox, and the first African American woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company, is … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — “The Pause Principle: Step Back to Lead Forward” by Kevin Cashman (Berrett-Koehler, 2012)

July 2021 All real change begins with self-change; pause is a catalyst of self-change. – Kevin Cashman I loved Cashman’s previous leadership handbook, Leadership from the Inside Out, which I previously reviewed here in the Leadership Library and wrote about … Continue reading

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All Play

June 2021 The Antidote to Shame “Playfulness and connectedness are antidotes to shame” declares the warm, savvy and spacious team at Pacific Integral, whose enlightening course on “Emergent Leadership” I participated in this spring.  While Pacific Integral’s assertion resonates completely … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: “Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation” by John Lewis

August 2020 “Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation” by John Lewis (New York Times, 7/30/20) “Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called … Continue reading

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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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Leadership Library Review: Seven Things I Am Learning from My Clients in the Pandemic

April 2020 What I Am Learning from My Clients In the weeks since the pandemic began I have been astounded, heartened and elevated by everything that my leadership coaching and consulting clients are teaching me and – insofar as I … 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 — 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 — Simple Habits for Complex Times: Powerful Practices for Leaders

July 2016 Simple Habits for Complex Times: Powerful Practices for Leaders by Jennifer Garvey Berger and Keith Johnston (Stanford, 2015) What are the big take-aways? Rooted in Robert Kegan’s theory of adult development, Berger and Johnston describe “habits of mind” … Continue reading

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