Why you should read The Opposable Mind

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For fifteen years prior to this book's publication, author Roger Martin studied successful leaders, interviewing more than fifty of them for up to eight hours at a time, trying to …

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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.  …

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Don't Delay (Or Do). Read Wait: The Art and Science of Delay

Rebecca Helton

Did you know that speakers who frequently pause for short periods are more persuasive than those who don’t?  Or that not lingering on a date that’s going well …

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The Emerging Scientist Holiday Gift Guide

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Not sure what book to get for the academic in your life this holiday season? With the huge amount of literature available, it’s often hard to decide what material …

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Why You Should Read Drive

Rebecca Helton

While it isn’t a quick fix, this is the book for anyone wanting to learn—or remind themselves—what really drives us all, so that with even a few tweaks, work can become more fulfilling, successful, and even fun.

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Excellent Read for the Optimistic Academic: Give and Take by Adam Grant

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Adam Grant's New York Times Best Seller Give and Take has been heralded by Daniel Pink as “A rare work that will shatter your assumptions about how the world works …

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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 …

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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 …

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Where Good Ideas Come From

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Which do you think would help the germ of a thought grow into a brilliant idea: Talking about it with others, who have their own sparkling thoughts and brilliant ideas, …

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Prevent the Email Faux Pas That Gets You Fired: Read Send

Rebecca Helton

Did you know that signing an email with “Sincerely” instead of “Best regards” can irrevocably alter your relationship with a colleague?  Or that “please” and “thank you” can be anything …

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