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“Forged in Crisis:” Inspiration on the Power to Lead

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There are so many books on leadership it may seem there are no more “secrets” of leadership to be revealed to us. So for anyone writing on the subject, the challenge is: (1) make the subject more interesting, more vivid, and (2) give the reader the realistic reassurance that, yes, maybe I, too, can be a leader. In this, Nancy Koehn admirably succeeds in her work, Forged in Crisis: The Making of Five Courageous Leaders (Scribner). Koehn, a professor and historian at the Harvard Business School where she holds the James E. Robison chair of Business Administration, writes a historical narrative of five extraordinary people who mastered a crisis in order to prevail and became great leaders in the process: polar explorer…

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#AmericaRecycles: Our Picks for the Environmentally Conscious Reader

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For the past few decades, we have been celebrating #AmericaRecycles as a way for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to recognize our nation’s progress on recycling, making a better future for generations to come. Go green today and pick up one of these environmentally conscious reads… and don’t forget to recycle when you are done!   Silent Spring, Rachel Carson Silent Spring has come a long way, where it was first published as excerpts in 1962. The book itself changed the way we look at the environment, and actually spurred revolutionary changes in that laws that affect our air, land, and water in America today. And who better to talk about the future of our planet itself than Rachel Carson, who has…

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