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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: The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

November 2019 The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss (Penguin, 2019) What are the big take-aways? In 2020, Americans will celebrate the centennial anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment, which granted women … 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 — “Research: Women Score Higher Than Men in Most Leadership Skills”

August 2019 “Research: Women Score Higher Than Men in Most Leadership Skills” by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman in Harvard Business Review (June 25, 2019) What are the big take-aways? Citing stark statistics about how women occupy tiny, single-digit percentages – … 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 — Women & Power: A Manifesto

January 2018  Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard (Liveright, 2017) What are the big take-aways? “When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice,” observes Mary Beard in her Preface to Women … 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: 2017 Harvard Law School Commencement Address by Sally Yates

June 2017 2017 Harvard Law School Commencement Address by Sally Yates What are the big take-aways? Sally Yates was fired as acting Attorney General of the United States on Monday, January 30, 2017, three days after the Trump administration issued … 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: Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia

January 2017 Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia What are the big take-aways? I am surprised by how affected I’ve been by the passing of the complex, hilarious and courageous actor Carrie Fisher last week on December 27th, a few days after … Continue reading

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