“Win People Over: 75 Simple and Powerful Ways to Influence Anyone” By Karen Leong “‘Like most young children they also have an erratic attention span. We use trips to McDonald’s, the promise of a weekend trip to the beach, more pocket money… the usual stuff we all use to get them to study.’ A number of […]Read more "Book: Win People Over"
“The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups” By Daniel Coyle Negative archetypes: “the Jerk (an aggressive, defiant deviant), the Slacker (a withholder of effort), and the Downer (a depressive Eeyor type).” “Safety is not mere emotional weather but rather the foundation on which strong culture is built.” “Belonging cues possess three basic qualities:1. […]Read more "Book: The Culture Code"
“Suddenly in Charge: Managing Up, Manage Down, Succeeding All Around” By Roberta Chinsky Matuson “Get as much detailed information as possible about your boss’s goals, strengths, weaknesses, and preferred working style and about the pressures on your boss.” “Make an honest self-appraisal about your own needs, objectives, strengths, weaknesses, and personal style.” “Armed with this […]Read more "Book: Suddenly in Charge"
“Braving The Wilderness: The Quest for Tue Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone” By Brene Brown “You are only free when you realize you belong no place–you belong everyplace–no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great.” “not belonging in our families is still one of the most dangerous hurts.” “And […]Read more "Book: Braving The Wilderness"
“How Did I Not See This Coming?: A New Manager’s Guide to Avoiding Total Disaster” by Katy Tynan “But the things that made you great at your old job wont’ help you in your new one.” “As we talked, I realized that unlike Sigmund, Abraham didn’t believe we needed to be pushed hard to be […]Read more "Book: How Did I Not See This Coming?"
“Young China: How the restless generation will change their country and the world” by Zak Dychtwald “China’s is a culture of treated meals, of buying things for other people, and of having things bought for you. The buying is an expression familiarity and affection. ‘Among friends, there is need for thank you’” “My Chinese friends […]Read more "Book: Young China"
“When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing” by Daniel H. Pink “When the researchers crunched the numbers, they found a ‘consistent and strong bimodal pattern’—twin peaks—during the day. The women’s positive affect claimed in the morning hours until it reached an optimal emotional point’ around midday. Then their good mood quickly plummeted and stayed low […]Read more "Book: When"