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What the Brain Wants

Emily and Paul are just trying to get some work done. But they don’t do it very well until they learn to understand their brains. Author David Rock uses their stories to illustrate how the brain works in the fascinating book “Your Brain

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The Perils of Criticism

I have a confession to make: I sometimes rather enjoy a well-written snarky movie review. Like this one about Jupiter Ascending that made me laugh out loud. And this one about Fifty Shades of Grey. Opinions will vary and viewpoints

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Whole Life Fitness

Whole Life Fitness is a fun and simple way to develop strengths in all dimensions. It’s  personal development for busy people. The world faces an energy crisis. Levels of engagement at work are abysmally low (only 29% in the U.S.

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It’s Not Just Who You Know (Book Review)

“It’s Not Just Who You Know” by Tommy Spaulding is the May choice of the 12 Books group at Goodreads. The author starts out strong with engaging stories that describe how the relationships he developed helped him to overcome a

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The Surprising Truth About the Workforce Gap

…and the secret reason for it. Why Soft Skills are Lacking and What You Can Do About It. Soft Skills are Lacking In a recent State of the Economy and Employment Survey conducted by Adecco Staffing US, 44% of respondents

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Skills Employers Want #10 – Ability to Sell or Influence Others

The ability to sell or influence others is the number ten skill on the list of top ten skills employers are looking for. Selling is something we all must do at times, whether we are at a job interview or

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Compelling People

I began following the books chosen by the 12 Books group at Goodreads with the April choice, “Compelling People: the hidden qualities that make us influential” by John Neffinger and Matthew Kohut.  The authors are partners in KNP Communications, a

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