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1 January 2011

Allison read Turn Your Face: How to Be Heard and Get What You Want Most of the Time by Barbara J. Linney. (In fact, you could say she lived it.)

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6 January 2011

Allison explored the Great Place to Work® website.

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13 January 2011

Allison read Guardians of Being by Eckhart Tolle with illustrations by Patrick McDonnell, the creator of Mutts. (Books don't have to have lots of words to say a lot.)

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31 January 2011

Allison re-read some chapters from Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type by Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron. (Even though this book is about careers, you can also use it to consider your type and work more effectively with people.)

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10 February 2011

Allison referenced her go-to article about diversity, "Rethinking Political Correctness," by Robin J. Ely, Debra E. Meyerson and Martin N. Davidson from the September 2006 issue of the Harvard Business Review

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18 February 2011

Allison read Silos, Politics and Turf Wars by Patrick Lencioni. We love it when clients give us reading assignments.

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3 March 2011

Allison read Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best . . . and Learn from the Worst by Robert I. Sutton, PhD. We read just about everything we can find on the topic of bosses.

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11 March 2011

Allison read It's Okay to Be the Boss: The Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming the Manager Your Employees Need by Bruce Tulgan for a second time and she's ready to make a bold proclamation . . . this is the best boss book on the market.

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30 March 2011

Allison is glad that a Virginia Festival of the Book event prompted her to reread The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Sometimes books can challenge our thinking in important ways.

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13 April 2011

Allison watched Brené Brown’s TED Talk after a client suggested that “The Power of Vulnerability” might provide good insights for our professional coaching work.

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22 April 2011

 Allison referenced FYI: For Your Improvement by Michael Lombardo and Robert Eichinger a lot this month and remembered why it made our reading list of our seven all-time favorite books.

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14 May 2011

Allison reviewed a classic article about the importance of sleep before teaching Choosing Balance and Leadership at Stanford University’s hospital. In "Sleep Deficit: The Performance Killer," Harvard Medical School Professor, Charles A. Czeisler, gives the shortest, most compelling argument for making sleep a priority no matter what.

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23 May 2011

Allison took a free 60-second quiz from the article “Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time” by Tony Schwartz and Catherine McCarthy and you can too. Often the answers are in the questions and this is one of those times.

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26 May 2011

Allison watched the last Oprah show and reflected on 25 years of good life lessons and the things she’ll always remember from Oprah’s final love letter to her viewers.

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8 June 2011

Allison spent five minutes reading The Gift of Nothing and found a new point of view for the remainder of the week.

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14 July 2011

Allison read and listened to some of her favorite poems that always help her to reboot her brain and find the path back to a little more balance.

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30 July 2011

Allison enjoyed her annual Barrett Boyz summer weekend and remembered a good lesson from Gordon Lawrence’s People Types & Tiger Stripes.

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Leadership Wisdom from the Baseball Diamond

8 November 2011

Allison read Built to Win: Inside Stories and Leadership Strategies from Baseball's Winningest GM and was happy to learn that the former General Manager of the Atlanta Braves, John Schuerholz, believes one of the secrets to his success was establishing clear, mutually understood expectations with every member of the organization. (It’s nice when one of your heroes affirms a closely held belief.)

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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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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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