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Entries tagged with: Janie Read


Lean In

7 April 2015

Janie read Lean In, and pondered the challenges of balancing career and family.

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Practicing Patience

8 June 2015

Janie read What You Can When You Can: Healthy Living on Your Terms and found herself giving some serious thought to the notion of patience, particularly the idea of practicing better patience with herself.

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Managing Your Ego

13 July 2015

Janie read Why a Big Ego Could Be Your Downfall (and Seven Tips to Help You Hone Your Humility) by Edward D. Hess, and appreciated his concrete tips on ways to quiet your ego and develop more empathy for others.

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Hurray for a New Allison Partners Blogger!

14 July 2015

Allison read Janie Kast’s blog post, Managing Your Ego, and was delighted to welcome another regular contributor to the What We’re Reading Now blog.

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Cultivating New Habits

27 August 2015

Janie read Better than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin to learn about Rubin’s research on habit formation and, in particular, why some people find establishing habits much easier than others.

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Dealing with Conflict

14 October 2015

Janie read Clash of the Teammates: How the Ideal Team Works Through Conflict by Kristin J. Behfar and enjoyed learning about common traits of high performing teams.

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The Importance of Your Mindset

11 January 2016

Janie read Mindset: The New Psychology of Success and was amazed by all the ways that mindset can affect day-to-day life.

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Increasing Productivity

5 April 2016

Janie read How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the Eisenhower Box by James Cleary and learned a new strategy for increasing daily productivity.

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Improving Your Empathic Listening

24 May 2016

Janie read Three Ways Leaders Can Listen with More Empathy, and was excited to have some concrete suggestions on ways to improve her listening skills.

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Developing Better Execution

14 June 2016

Janie read 4 Ways to Be More Effective at Execution, by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, and was relieved to find some suggestions to make sure that getting more done doesn’t need to mean working longer hours.

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Confidence

12 July 2016

Janie read How to Fake It When You’re Not Feeling Confident and found herself nodding and smiling in agreement with much of the advice presented.

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Anticipating (and Preventing) Project Mishaps

16 August 2016

Janie watched Pinkcast 1.6: How to anticipate (and prevent) big mistakes and decided to try incorporating this technique the next time she’s managing a large scale project.

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Feeling Busy?

4 October 2016

Janie read The Busy Person’s Lies, by Laura Vanderkam, and was fascinated to read about the differences between the stories we tell ourselves about time and the reality of how we live our lives. 

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Thinking About Time Differently

8 November 2016

Janie conducted the time-tracking experiment she wrote about in her last blog post, Feeling Busy, and was surprised to see that overall, her time was more balanced than she thought.

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Strategies for Making an Effective New Year’s Resolution

3 January 2017

Janie read Gretchen Rubin’s 9 Tips if You’re Making Work-Related New Year’s Resolutions, and found some suggestions to help pursue her goals.

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Storytelling and Creativity

31 January 2017

Janie read Maurice Sendak on Storytelling, Creativity, and the Eternal Child in Each of Us: His Marvelous Forgotten 1970 Conversation with Studs Terkel and reflected on the link between children’s literature and creativity.

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Why is Sleep So Important?

28 February 2017

Janie read The Sleep Cure: The Fountain of Youth May Be Closer Than You Ever Thought, and appreciated a timely reminder about the importance of sleep.

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Presence

28 March 2017

Janie read Presence: Bringing your Boldest Self to your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy, and reflected on the idea that developing presence starts with being authentic.

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Sharing Your Passion

25 April 2017

Janie read Life’s Work: An Interview with Alice Waters and enjoyed learning more about a chef who she has long admired.

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Cultivating Quiet

23 May 2017

Janie read The Busier You Are, the More You Need Quiet Time by Justin Talbot-Zorn and Leigh Marz, and reflected on ways to add more quiet time to her daily life.

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