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Be A Better Listener

Humans have an average eight-second attention span. You’re going to need to do better if you want to get things done.

Enjoy this article by Fast Company.

(quick summary below)

“We are living in a time when it’s more challenging to be consistently aware and intentional because so many things are demanding our attention. […]

Reading Group… at work

This is a great way to have a “get to know you event”. We have a book reading club. We suggest books and pick just one, short books have a *bonus* (favored by the group), but we have picked such a variety of books in the last 2 years.

We find reviews that describe our […]

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

Have you been told that you are TOO AGGRESSIVE at work? If you ask a large group, hands of women will go up, ask again, how many MEN have been told they are TOO AGGRESSIVE a few hands will go up (or maybe none)!

And is that little girl TOO BOSSY? Or is […]

John F Kennedy Elementary School

JFK is a winner in so many ways…. now they have “WON” an $1000 Service Award from Wells Fargo. I applied for this grant and the school was selected. I requested money for books for the kids I read to — this feels oh so good!!

John F Kennedy Elementary School’s mission? This school […]

Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em, a book abandoned in the lunch room

There it is, ownerless, sitting on the lunch room table and waiting for a reader. Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em, a book. It is part of a Leadership reading program. It promises “26 Engagement Strategies for Busy Managers”. (Written by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans)

I am hooked by page 5: “Why do we ask […]

Curious Writers Solve Big Problems

It gets back to: WHAT DO YOU WANT? and WHEN DO YOU WANT IT? Fast Times in Life.

Summer Reading that will help you say “Ahhh” while you fill your brain. Learning more about creativity is never wasted, you can use it all your life.

Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New […]

30: Listening to the Not-So-Listless Elephant Brain

A new book by MONA LISA MOON!!

Mona Lisa Moon is an innovative, energetic blogger of style, life and being your own self, steps out with a Book! She is full of life and spontaneity and has accomplished this feat, rather than merely talking about it. Congratulations on your new decade, your enthusiasm for […]

What about Millennials?

I know who they are….. they have earbuds on in BART. They nearly get run over by crossing against the light even though they are in the crosswalk. I love their energy. But do I get them?

They’re online all the time. … or holding their phones. They’re early adopters of any innovation. Actually […]

Kaiser Fung – Numbersense

Big Data is almost a dinner-time word, at least in my home. Kaiser Fung makes it painless to learn more.

How to make simple sense of complex statistics–from the author of Numbers Rule Your World

We live in a world of Big Data–and it’s getting bigger every day. Virtually every choice we make hinges […]

Study Tips for your Learning Style

Ever wonder why some classes are a torture, and others come easy? Are you taking certification exams and failing? Are you test traumatized? Finding it hard to remember the key points of a work-related seminar?

It often has to do with the combination of HOW you learn best and HOW the class is presented.

Get […]