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Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up – Patricia Ryan Madson

In an irresistible invitation to lighten up, look around, and live an unscripted life, a master of the art of improvisation explains how to adopt the attitudes and techniques used by generations of musicians and actors. Let’s face it: Life is something we all make up as we go along. No matter how carefully we formulate a “script,” it is bound to change when we interact with people with scripts of their own. Improv Wisdom shows how to apply the maxims of improvisational theater to ...    Read More >

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don’t – Nate Silver

One of Wall Street Journal‘s Best Ten Works of Nonfiction in 2012   New York Times Bestseller “Not so different in spirit from the way public intellectuals like John Kenneth Galbraith once shaped discussions of economic policy and public figures like Walter Cronkite helped sway opinion on the Vietnam War…could turn out to be one of the more momentous books of the decade.” —New York Times Book Review   “Nate Silver’s The Signal and the Noise is The Soul of a New Machine for the 21st century.” —Rachel Maddow, author of Drift “A serious ...    Read More >

Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations – Dan Ariely

Bestselling author Dan Ariely reveals fascinating new insights into motivation—showing that the subject is far more complex than we ever imagined. Every day we work hard to motivate ourselves, the people we live with, the people who work for and do business with us. In this way, much of what we do can be defined as being “motivators.” From the boardroom to the living room, our role as motivators is complex, and the more we try to motivate partners and children, friends and coworkers, the ...    Read More >

Emotional Intelligence: Become The Leader That Everyone Likes And Boost Your Work Performance By Positive Psychology – Russell Strong

Being an efficient leader goes beyond being a principled and a no-nonsense team leader. Certain qualities make you a leader that everyone loves to work with; one of these qualities is your level of intelligence. Your level of intelligence plays a very vital role in determining how good a leader you can be; however, intelligence is not the only, or the most important trait you need to have in order to succeed as a leader. Every effective leader became so due to his/her emotional quotient ...    Read More >

The Content Trap – Bharat Anand

“As Bharat Anand shows in this eminently readable book, connections are now more important than content.”—Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and To Sell Is Human Harvard Business School Professor of Strategy Bharat Anand presents an incisive new approach to digital transformation that favors fostering connectivity over focusing exclusively on content. Companies everywhere face two major challenges today: getting noticed and getting paid. To confront these obstacles, Bharat Anand examines a range of businesses around the world, from The New York Times to The Economist, ...    Read More >

Bridging Engagement Gaps: An Essential Resource Guide to Strengthen Workplace Engagement – Vincent Miholic

Vincent Miholic, Ph.D. guides readers, managers, workers in finding confluence of head, heart. Bridging Engagement Gaps provides a comprehensive synthesis that provides contexts and thought-provoking questions for introspection for all levels of business practice and students considering workplace dynamics. “Given the extensive research and suggested practices related to helping workers actualize their passion, meaning at work, discretionary effort and connecting purpose to organizational goals, why do workplaces continue to struggle with motivating and engaging each other?” In his new book, author Vincent Miholic, Ph.D. asks ...    Read More >

How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck (2nd Edition) – Avery Breyer

In the brand new 2nd edition of this timeless bestseller, you’ll learn how you can finally take control of your money, avoid the 11 most common budget traps, plus, an easy system for managing your money that takes only 15 minutes a week to keep up. You’ll also get free lifetime access to The Money Tracker, a brilliant tool that makes it quick and easy to keep an eye on your money. See how to maintain your motivation with the 5 biggest benefits to using ...    Read More >

Designing Your Life – Bill Burnett & Dave Evans

#1 New York Times Bestseller  At last, a book that shows you how to build–design–a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home–at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve. In this book, Bill Burnett ...    Read More >