POETRY CORNER

As I sign the publishing agreement for my fifth book, The Unempty Spaces Between - a collection of some of my poetry - I wanted to share some thoughts and research on the power of poetry for leaders and business.

More than ever, today’s business leaders live in a world of extreme uncertainty and complexity. Their challenge is to communicate simply, concisely, and with meaning to inspire thought and purpose. All attributes foundational to poetry. Research shows that reading fiction and poetry helps develop empathy and compassion, important skills for all leaders. Reading and writing poetry also fosters creativity which can lead to enhanced organizational innovation.

Finally, poetry can teach us to infuse life with beauty and meaning. A challenge in modern management can be to keep ourselves and our colleagues invested with wonder and purpose.

- HBR

Poems by Louis Efron

Asterisk

Express Train

Techtopia

Asphalt Gardens (Spring issue 2024)

Tug of War

Homecoming

Smokestacks and AI

Home by the Sea

Grebes at Salton Sea

Tug of War

Grebes at Salton Sea

Homecoming

(Interview + below poems)

Edge of a Wheat Field with Poppies and Power Lines
(Pushcart Prize Nomination)

Another Lighthouse

Life after Death

Chalk Castles

Empty Attics

Writers Eulogy

Arcadian Eyes

God’s Garden

Short Circuit

Rooms without Nightlights

North Dakota Quarterly
(Coming soon)

God's Garden

Reflection

(Interview)

Arcadian Eyes

Rooms without Nightlights

Requiem for a String Quartet

Ode to the Ballet Dancer

Bigger Picture

Requiem Without a Score

Matchstick Trick

In the Eyes of the Beholder

Beautiful Trees

Oh, Father

Cracked

Sweet Revenge

Lost

Nicked Wedding Ring

A Play with No Name

Little Rowboat

A New Home

(Interview)

The Unempty Spaces Between

Poetry Collection - Buy Now

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