Author Archives: Harry Katz

Super blood wolf moon lunar eclipse

Tonight’s rare “super blood wolf moon” lunar eclipse coincided with an equally rare clear January night in Seattle.  My little point-and-shoot digital camera didn’t do it proper justice, but it gives you an idea of what we saw. Eclipses are … Continue reading

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Dare to Lead

Brené Brown’s latest book, Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts, is about courage. The book is pitched towards managers and executives to help them build the courage they need to lead their organizations. But I think the book could just as easily have been titled Dare to Live because it applies to many aspects of our lives. Continue reading

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The Deepest Well

The Deepest Well is a book about the life-long health impacts of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Continue reading

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Origin Story

Origin Story: A Big History of Everything By David Christian Little, Brown and Company, New York, 2018 Every religion, every culture, and every nation has its origin story. Origin stories tell us who we are, where we come from, how … Continue reading

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On Writing

On Writing:  A Memoir of the Craft By Stephen King Scribner, New York, 2000 I’ve posted before that there are two kinds of books about writing: those that focus mainly on the craft of writing, and those focused on the … Continue reading

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The Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Narrow Road to the Deep NorthBy Richard FlanaganAlfred A. Knopf, New York, 2014 The Narrow Road to the Deep North is brilliantly written and utterly harrowing. During World War II, an estimated 200,000 Asian civilian laborers and 60,000 Allied … Continue reading

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Informal Leadership: Leading Without Authority

During a lunchroom conversation at work the other day, a colleague asked how you can lead without authority. How can you be an effective leader without having the formal or positional authority of a VP, director or manger? It’s a … Continue reading

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