Category Archive: Book Report

No person, situation or leader is perfect, and that is okay

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By: Alexandra Watts For this assignment, I decided to read Brené Brown’s “The Gift of Imperfections: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.” As mentioned… Continue reading

On The Road to Being Decent

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“The mental space that was once occupied by moral struggle has gradually become occupied by the struggle to achieve. Morality has been displaced by utility,” writes David Brooks, the famed New York Times… Continue reading

Jonah Berger reveals the secret of contagiousness

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Jonah Berger in his book “Contagious” presents six principles of contagiousness: social currency, triggers, emotions, public, practical value, story. These principles he compiled into one acronym: STEPPS. According to him, these traits could… Continue reading

Work on emotional intelligence hard, but it’s worth it

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Book – Emotional intelligence 2.0 By Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves For me emotions are one of the most important parts of individuality. That’s why my choice was this book. It turned out… Continue reading

Book review: Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull

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By Miguel Otárola Living your life based on the quotes of other people doesn’t offer much room for flexibility. The same goes for leadership. I know there is not one specific formula to… Continue reading

Some realism in leadership

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By Marta Cerava An easy choice this time Seems that most of the choices I have to make takes a village.. . However this time I decided to rely on my most beloved magazine… Continue reading

Drive, The (Not So Surprising) Truth About What Motivates Us

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Before I read my book, Drive, by Daniel Pink, I had seen a Ted Talk of his online that fascinated me. In his talk he makes pretty bold statements about how everything businesses… Continue reading

Life & Death: Marcus & I

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This semester is a wonderful affirmation of the leader I’ve become, and a stark reminder of all that I’m yet to be. You see, I’ve taken my share of leadership courses growing up,… Continue reading

7 Habits: the best way to change your mind

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Alla Nadezhkina  Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, rea destiny. Stephen Covey In this blog I would like… Continue reading

Book Review: Players First

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John Calipari’s Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out was not only a smooth, easily digestible read, it offered lessons regarding building and managing a team that I feel are applicable outside of the… Continue reading

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