From The Art and Spirit of Leadership by Judy Brown
Some time back,
we had in mind
into some brambled place.
The Happy Secret to Better Work
TEDx Talk by Shawn Achor
The Endurance: History’s Greatest Shipwreck
Book on Sir Ernest Shackleton’s expedition by Rochelle Pennington
Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life
Book by Martin Seligman
Learning as a Way of Being: Strategies for Survival in a World of Permanent White Water
Book by Peter Vaill
Man’s Search for Meaning
Book by Viktor Frankl
This Poem Should Be a Circle
From The Way Under the Way: The Place of True Meeting by Mark Nepo
I wish you resilience: to part like
the ocean and accept like the sky,
to be held like a root.
I wish you survival: to take in life
like a trapped miner finding an
airhole and praising it as God.
I wish you courage: to ask of
everything you meet, “What
bridge are we?”
I wish you chances to listen:
to all that holds us up.
I wish you endless journey that
seldom appears as we imagine.
I wish you curiosity: to make a
boat of wonder and an oar
About Judy Sorum Brown:
As a Quaker, she is interested in processes that incorporate reflection and inquiry. Judy will lead a conversational exploration to help participants draw on their own inner strengths and recall when they have exhibited those strengths. And she will share examples of useful strategies and encourage participants to follow up by developing greater awareness of their own capacities to deal with these changing times.
A former White House Fellow, Judy’s work with organizations revolves around themes of leadership, change, learning, dialogue and creativity. She has served as Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Labor, Chief Financial Officer, Assistant Dean and Director of Executive Programs of the College of Business and Management at the University of Maryland, and Vice President for Seminars and Cooperative Programs at the Aspen Institute.
An expert in the aging services field, Judy helped develop the LeadingAge Leadership Academy program. She also created and has worked with Kendal’s Leadership Fellows Program since its inception in 2012.
You can learn more about Judy’s background and expertise at judysorumbrown.com.