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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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Leadership Library Review: Three Excellent Resources for Understanding Race, Caste and Antiracism

March 2021 What’s the problem with being “not racist”?  It is a claim that signifies neutrality: “I am not a racist but neither am I aggressively against racism.”  But there is no neutrality in the racism struggle.  The opposite of … 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: 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: “Understanding the Leader’s ‘Identity Mindtrap’: Personal Growth for the C-Suite”

March 2020 “Understanding the Leader’s ‘Identity Mindtrap’: Personal Growth for the C-Suite” by Jennifer Garvey Berger and Zafer Gedeon Achi (McKinsey Quarterly, McKinsey & Company, 2020) What are the big take-aways? Followers of the Leadership Library may remember last year’s … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review – Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change

September 2019 Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change by Stacey Abrams (Picador, 2019) What are the big take-aways? With candor, insight and flair, Stacey Abrams – the first woman and first person of color … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: “The Roadmap to Nobility”

May 2019 “The Roadmap to Nobility, ”TEDx Talk by Cindy Wigglesworth (2014) What are the big take-aways? In “The Roadmap to Nobility,” former Exxon human resources director Cindy Wigglesworth tells the story of how – after 20 years in corporate … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps: How to Thrive in Complexity

April 2019 Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps: How to Thrive in Complexity by Jennifer Garvey Berger (Stanford, 2019) What are the big take-aways? This is a deceptively slim volume that offers powerful tools.  Jennifer Garvey Berger – one of my favorite thought leaders … 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 — Claiming Your Place at the Fire: Living the Second Half of Your Life on Purpose

September 2018 Claiming Your Place at the Fire: Living the Second Half of Your Life on Purpose by Richard J. Leider and David A. Shapiro (Berrett- Koehler, 2004) What are the big take-aways? In many ways a leadership book for … Continue reading

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