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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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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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