Director of the ann and john Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University . New york times bestseller “A myth-destroying book that will make you rethink both the theory and practice of leadership. Daniel H. With spark as a blueprint, anyone can become a catalyst for change, and any organization can identify and develop Sparks.
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Even the best jobs are filled with stress, impatient bosses, tough deadlines, seemingly endless meetings—all the ills of harried life. But as science increasingly shows, meditation is the antidote. It shows readers how to be more creative, organized, and accomplished in order to do better, more productive work.
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Work does not have to destroy us. Reboot is a journey of radical self-inquiry, helping you to reset your life by sorting through the emotional baggage that is holding you back professionally, and even more important, in your relationships. Jerry has taught ceos and their top teams to realize their potential by using the raw material of their lives to find meaning, to build healthy interpersonal bonds, and to become more compassionate and bold leaders.
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If everyone would take the lessons of this book to heart, it could truly change the world. Joshua foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein. His groundbreaking work, captured in this brilliantly useful book, provides us with a blueprint for achieving the most important and life-changing work possible: to become a little bit better each day.
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Peak distills three decades of myth-shattering research into a powerful learning strategy that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring new abilities. Rest assured that the book is not mere theory.
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Finally, harris stumbled upon an effective way to rein in that voice, something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless: meditation, a tool that research suggests can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain.10% happier takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to the bizarre fringes of America’s spiritual scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that could actually change their lives.
10% Happier Revised Edition: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story #ad - Winner of the 2014 living Now Book Award for Inspirational Memoir. The #1 new york times bestseller"An enormously smart, clear-eyed, brave-hearted, and quite personal look at the benefits of meditation. Elizabeth gilbertnightline anchor dan harris embarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers a way to get happier that is truly achievable.
A lifelong nonbeliever, a mysterious self-help guru, he found himself on a bizarre adventure involving a disgraced pastor, and a gaggle of brain scientists.
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You can be yourself, as an English major, and thrive in sales. You will learn how to create jobs that don't exist yet, and to translate your campus achievements into a new style of expression that will make employers' eyes light up. In you can do anything, george anders explains the remarkable power of a liberal arts education - and the ways it can open the door to thousands of cutting-edge jobs every week.
The key insight: curiosity, creativity, and empathy aren't unruly traits that must be reined in. You will discover why people who start in eccentric first jobs - and then make their own luck - so often race ahead of peers whose post-college hunt focuses only on security and starting pay. Our destinies have been reduced to a caricature: learn to write computer code or end up behind a counter, pouring coffee.
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Unfortunately, it’s also full of brazen impostors. But olmsted does more than show us what foods to avoid. Real foods that are grown, produced, raised, and prepared with care by masters of their craft. Olmsted brings readers into the unregulated food industry, honey, revealing the shocking deception that extends from high-end foods like olive oil, juice, wine, and Kobe beef to everyday staples such as coffee, and cheese.
A bona fide gourmand, he travels to the sources of the real stuff to help us recognize what to look for, eat, fresh-caught grouper from Florida, and savor: genuine Parmigiano-Reggiano from Italy, authentic port from Portugal. In this entertaining and important book, Olmsted helps us fall in love with the real stuff and steer clear of the fraudsters.
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Leading from the front will show you how to start leading your life rather than allowing your life to lead you. Angie morgan and courtney Lynch weren't born leaders-they became leaders during their years in the U. S. Now they pass the leadership know-how and experience from that training on to you. They weren't taught to be decisive, commanding, and ready to take risks.
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Hi, Anxiety: Life With a Bad Case of NervesDey Street Books #ad - That she would end up just like her mother. Now, as a successful media personality, Kat still battles anxiety every day. That anxiety manifests in strange, and deeply personal ways. With humor, hi, bravery, and writing that brings bestsellers like Laurie Notaro and Jenny Lawson to mind, Anxiety tackles a difficult subject with amazing grace.
Though she is a strong advocate for seeking medical intervention, Kinsman implores those suffering to come out of the shadows—to talk about their battle openly and honestly. Taking us back to her adolescence, hand flapping, Kat speaks eloquently with pathos and humor about her skin picking, when she was diagnosed with depression at fourteen, “nervousness” that made her the recipient of many a harsh taunt.
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Feeling anxious? can’t sleep because your brain won’t stop recycling thoughts? Unable to make a decision because you're too afraid you’ll make the wrong one? You’re not alone. In hi, editor, beloved food writer, Anxiety, and commentator Kat Kinsman expands on the high profile pieces she wrote for CNN.
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