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Practice Your Way to Optimism

26 June 2012

Allison read Jane Brody’s A Richer Life by Seeing the Glass Half Full from the 5 May 2012 New York Times and was glad a friend sent the blog post her way (the Allison Partners team likes adding to our Happiness Matters resources list).

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Candor is One of Our Favorite Things

19 June 2012

Allison read Keith Ferrazzi’s one-page article on Candor, Criticism, and Teamwork from the January-February 2012 Harvard Business Review and was glad to learn three great tips for helping people have meaningful conversations in meetings and ultimately stronger relationships.

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Sleep is Essential and Six Hours is Not Enough

12 June 2012

Allison read the cover of USA Today and learned about some troubling new research on the link between lack of sleep and stroke risk. Perhaps this is the data that will convince people they need more than six hours of sleep a night.

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How to Listen Even When You Don’t Understand

5 June 2012

Allison read a blog post by her brother, the Reverend George Linney, about his recent Boston Marathon experience and was reminded about an important but often difficult part of being a good listener and truly helping someone feel heard.

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It’s All about Relationships and Managing Expectations

29 May 2012

Allison read The Art of Client Service because a local advertising, marketing and public relations client wanted to use the book as part of a team workshop. We really like it when people give us reading assignments (our blog is called What We’re Reading Now after all) and this time was no exception. Robert Solomon’s book is a quick and easy read geared primarily to his industry, but with useful messages for professionals providing service in all walks of life.

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