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DLIELC Library

Dean's Corner: 2021


Lt Col Brasse's recommended readings...



The Art of Caring Leadership: How Leading with Heart Uplifts Teams and Organizations

by Heather R. Younger

Published 2021

Conscientious Decision-Making: Being Effective When Stress Shuts You Down

by Leanne Hoffman

Published 2017

This article provides the Eisenhower matrix for priorities when we are busy to the point of inaction or ineffectiveness. I use a similar process when I have many competing priorities and need a system for ranking them. Even when I decided to delay writing this email [Weekly Commander's Message], it was a conscious prioritization of time based tasks and priority of impact!

-- Lt Col Brasse 

20210429_Weekly_Vol LXIX (26-30 Apr)

Thanks for the Feedback

by Douglas Stone & Sheila Heen

This is a classic about how to receive feedback well and as they say "Even when it is off base, unfair, poorly delivered and frankly you are not in the mood." I thought this would be relevant for our annual appraisal season.

-- Lt Col Brasse 

20210408_Weekly_Vol LXVII (5-9 Apr)

The Shape of Things to Come: Why the Pentagon Must Embrace Soft Power to Compete with China

by Kyle J. Wolfley

Published 3 March 2021

Slightly different read this week. It's an article discussing a need to shift to soft power, such as ours, as it relates to Great Power Competition.

-- Lt Col Brasse 

20210401_Weekly_Vol LXVI (29 Mar - 2 Apr)

Leading Change

by John P. Kotter

His processes are famous in an 8 step format for figuring out how you plan and implement change.

-- Lt Col Brasse 

20210311_Weekly_Vol LXIV (8-25 Mar)

Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons

by Julia Gillard and Njozi Okonjo-Iweala


20210304_Weekly_Vol LXIII (1-5 Mar)

Real Leaders Are Forged in Crisis

by Nancy Koehn

Published 3 April 2020


20210225_Weekly_Vol LXXII (22-26 Feb)


Women are Better Leaders During a Crisis

by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman

Published 30 December 2020

We all grow from different experiences. In sports you put the right type of player in for the right situation, why don't we do the same for leadership challenges?

-- Lt Col Brasse 

20210204_Weekly_Vol XVVI (1-5 Feb)

Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence

by Daniel Goleman

EQi has been a hot topic over the past year and this book offers insight for aspiring leaders on ways to improve their emotional intelligence to lead better.

-- Lt Col Brasse 

20210205_Weekly_Vol XVVI (1-5 Feb)