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Making Time for Lower Priority Tasks

20 June 2017

Janie read 3 Ways to Make Time for the Little Tasks You Never Make Time For by Dorie Clark and appreciated her suggestions for ways to get those minor, but necessary, tasks done.



What Motivates You?

18 July 2017

Janie read Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink, and contemplated Pink’s research on the science behind motivation.



Training My Mind to Be 10% Happier

15 August 2017

Janie read 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works—A True Story, by Dan Harris, and was excited to read a book about meditation that was written for meditation skeptics.



Tips for Better Productivity

12 September 2017

Janie read Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, and was pleased to find that she learned some valuable tips for better project management.



Finding Inspiration in Unexpected Places

10 October 2017

Janie re-read The Little Engine That Could by Wally Piper, and was reminded that we can find inspiration everywhere if we just pay attention.



Models of Work-Life Balance

7 November 2017

Janie read Your Feelings About Work-Life Balance Are Shaped by What You Saw Your Parents Do, by Iona Lupu, and thought about one of her own role models for working life.



Embracing Imperfection

5 December 2017

Janie re-read The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown, and was reminded of the importance of letting go of perfection.



Netflix and HR

2 January 2018

Janie read How Netflix Reinvented HR by Patty McCord, and enjoyed learning about the HR practices of one of her favorite sources of television.



Staying Outside the Comfort Zone

30 January 2018

Janie read If You’re Not Outside Your Comfort Zone, You Won’t Learn Anything by Andy Molinsky, and was pleased to see that his advice aligns well with strategies she’s been using recently.  



Take a Break for Better Decisions

27 February 2018

Janie read When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, by Daniel Pink and enjoyed learning more about the science behind timing.



Reducing My Smartphone Dependence

27 March 2018

Janie read 6 Ways to Counteract Your Smartphone Addiction, by Larry Rosen, and was pleased to read some new strategies for reducing dependence on her phone.



Sneaking Mindfulness Into Busy Days

24 April 2018

Janie read How Busy Working Parents Can Make Time for Mindfulness by Michelle Gale and resolved to add more small moments of mindfulness to her daily tasks.



What Style of Innovator Are You?

22 May 2018

Janie read The Ten Faces of Innovation by Tom Kelley and was eager to learn more about the ten personas that IDEO considers so integral to fostering creativity and innovation in an organization.



When the Best Idea Wins

19 June 2018

Janie read The Power Of An Idea Meritocracy by Edward D. Hess and was interested to read his research on the power of listening to ideas over experience.



Leadership in Our New Power World

17 July 2018

Janie read New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World—and How to make It Work For You by Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms and found herself pondering how to be a good leader in this new power world.



Lessons in Culture from Netflix

14 August 2018

Janie read To See the Future of Competition, Look at Netflix by Bill Taylor, and was surprised to learn that some aspects of the culture at Netflix are similar to our ways of working at Allison Partners.



For Better Solutions, Try Empathy

11 September 2018

Janie read Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sector by Jeanne Liedtka, Randy Salzman, and Daisy Azer and considered the impact that empathy can have when we’re trying to solve problems.



Be a Better Learner by Asking Questions

9 October 2018

Janie read Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive by Bradley Staats and thought about how asking questions can help her to be a better learner.



Feeling Grumpy? Get More Sleep

6 November 2018

Janie read The Simplest Way to Drastically Improve Your Life: More Sleep by Tim Herrera and appreciated the timely reminder of how important it is to make getting enough sleep a priority.



Dream Big Like Stan Lee

4 December 2018

Janie read What Stan Lee Knew About Managing Creative People by Sydney Finkelstein and enjoyed learning more about the man behind some of her favorite superheroes.



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