Catherine Lombardozzi, Ed.D.

Embracing seasonality

By |2024-05-22T01:41:14+00:00May 14th, 2024|Book Reviews, Ruminations|

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven. ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1 In his latest book, Cal Newport advises us to embrace seasonality – to work at a more natural pace. He points out that humans evolved with an innate understanding of seasons – a lived experience of seasons [...]

Make Talent Your Business

By |2022-09-03T20:06:40+00:00September 3rd, 2022|Book Reviews, Developing People|

Over the last five months, I’ve been “blogging a book” on the leader’s role in developing people. Early on, I lamented that there wasn’t enough written on the subject, and called dibs on authoring a good book on the subject. In the meantime, I’ve run across Make Talent Your Business by Wendy Axelrod and Jeannie [...]

Growth is not necessarily about learning

By |2022-04-22T13:52:19+00:00April 22nd, 2022|Book Reviews, Career Development, Developing People|

You know me, I’m all about learning. But in her new book, Julie Winkle Giulioni makes a compelling argument that when employees say they want career growth, there are many possible means to that end – and learning is only one of them. Giulioni’s conceptualization of the dimensions of career development implies that we need [...]

The Extended Mind

By |2021-05-25T16:10:43+00:00May 25th, 2021|Book Reviews, Learning Theory|

Annie Murphy Paul’s new book, The Extended Mind: The power of thinking outside the brain, is an enlightening exploration of how we use extra-neural resources to “focus more intently, comprehend more deeply, and create more imaginatively.” Drawing from theories and research around embodied cognition, situated cognition, and distributed cognition, Paul explains and illustrates the ways [...]

Two lies about work

By |2019-10-31T03:02:14+00:00September 19th, 2019|Book Reviews, Learning Culture|

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of hearing Ashley Goodall speak at an event sponsored by PSPS (Philadelphia Society of People and Strategy). He is co-author, with Marcus Buckingham, of Nine Lies About Work: A freethinking leader’s guide to the real world. He came well-prepared with common-sense questions, research-based counterpoints to widespread misconceptions, inspiring examples of [...]

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