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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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Understanding Implicit (Unconscious) Bias

July 2020 Understanding Implicit (Unconscious) Bias As a self-described progressive white, middle-aged woman I was initially taken aback by the results of the three Implicit Association Tests I took a few years ago at Harvard’s Project Implicit website which revealed … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — Story Mastery: Leading with Inspiration

July 2019 “Story Mastery: Leading with Inspiration” in Leadership from the Inside Out by Kevin Cashman (Berrett-Koehler, rev. 2017) What are the big take-aways? This leadership handbook has been a favorite of mine since the 2008 edition, and now I am … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

March 2018 The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, with Douglas Abrams (Avery, 2016) What are the big take-aways? On the occasion of the Dalai Lama’s 8oth birthday, … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

September 2017 The National Museum of African American History and Culture (Curator: Lonnie Bunch) What are the big take-aways? One year ago, the newest Smithsonian museum opened on a corner of the Mall, close to the Washington Monument.  I was … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: “Hidden Figures”

February 2017 “Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox, 2016) What are the big take-aways? To my mind, the uplifting film “Hidden Figures” is three suspenseful (even though you think you know how they all turn out…) movies in one. In some … 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 — Discover Your True North Fieldbook: A Personal Guide to Becoming an Authentic Leader

December 2015 Discover Your True North Fieldbook: A Personal Guide to Becoming an Authentic Leader by Bill George, et al. (Wiley, 2015) What are the big take-aways? This is a superb revamp of Bill George et al.’s original handbook, Finding … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review — Mo’Ne Davis: Remember My Name

September 2015 Mo’Ne Davis: Remember My Name by Mo’Ne Davis with Hilary Beard (Harper, 2015) What are the big take-aways? An unusual autobiography written by a teenager, Remember My Name tells the first-hand story about how an African-American girl from … Continue reading

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Leadership Library Review: “Inside Out”

August 2015 “Inside Out” (Pixar, 2015) What are the big take-aways? Ostensibly a kid’s animated feature film about an 11-year-old girl’s transition to a new home and new school, “Inside Out” is a sophisticated piece of edu-tainment that seems equally … Continue reading

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