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Leadership Library Review — “Waking Up” with Sam Harris: Introductory Course

September 2021 “The purpose of meditation isn’t merely to reduce stress or to make you feel better in the moment—it’s to make fundamental discoveries in the laboratory of your own mind.”  –Waking Up website What are the big take-aways? Writing … Continue reading

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Leadership Library: “You Make the Path by Walking”

October 2020 “You Make the Path by Walking” A favored quotation of poet David Whyte’s is this one from the 19th-century Spanish writer, Antonio Machado: Pathmaker, your footstepsare the path and nothing more;pathmaker, there is no path,you make the path … 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: “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 – “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: “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 — 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 — Dare to Lead: Daring Greatly and Rising Strong at Work

February 2019 Dare to Lead: Daring Greatly and Rising Strong at Work by Brene Brown (Random House, 2018) What are the big take-aways? Brown’s Dare to Lead builds on her extraordinary professional expertise studying vulnerability, shame, courage and empathy in order … 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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