The Power of Pause: How to be More Effective in a Demanding, 24/7 World

Pat Bird, MHSA, MA (Conflict Transformation)

Count to ten! Take a deep breath! But what next? The message in this book will be useful to you, whatever your role in working with others.

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Together we'll dig into discussion of books selected for actionable intel.

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Lessons in Leadership: Why You Should Read Colin Powell's It Worked For Me

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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell offers leadership advice through storytelling in this collection of anecdotes and true tales.  Each short chapter derives a lesson from an incident encountered in his military and political service, and occasionally from private life.  Often chatty and rarely preachy, the text is as enjoyable as it is informative. An […]

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You're Never Going to Bounce Back, So Stop Trying: Academic Version

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

I’m in midst of a fantastic read by Navy Seal Eric Greitens called Resilience. If you want your philosophy in the form of a solid gut punch from someone who is trained to kill you about 300 different ways, this is the book for you. Early on in the book, Greitens warns against trying to bounce back […]

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Networking for People Who Hate Networking: A Field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the Underconnected

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If you’re like your correspondent, the very word “networking” sends a trickle of terror down your spine.  Even the thought of mingling at a conference fills you with dread.  But take heart!  “Networking” doesn’t have to be a four-letter word.  As Devora Zack admits, while it might never be fun, it can become doable if, […]

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Go go go...read The Progress Principle

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Don’t let your lab’s fortunes sink like the Titanic, to borrow the opening simile from The Progress Principle.  Read this book instead and find out how to facilitate daily progress among yourself, your coworkers, and your subordinates, leading to “virtuous loops” of small successes (that add up to big victories) and happier, more creative and […]

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Research Manuscripts Should Tell Really Good Stories

Aimee Edgeworth

Does your research paper have a climax? Improve scientific writing with these storytelling techniques from Dr. Rafael E. Luna.

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Email: Do It Well

Julia Phillippi, PhD

Recently I picked up Send: Why People Email so Badly and How to Do It Better; it turned out to be very useful.

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Like It Or Not, You're a Negotiator: Getting To Yes

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“Like it or not, you are a negotiator,” state Harvard Negotiation Project faculty Roger Fisher, William Ury, and Bruce Patton in the introduction to this clear and concise guide to negotiating on principle rather than position.  This book will help you navigate all the negotiations in your life, from hiring lab staff to deciding where […]

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Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

Benjamin Tingey

Are you a genius or a genius maker?

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