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Personality & Emotional Intelligence
Who are you? What do you want out of your career? What career suits your personality type? How do you read other people? How do you respond to others' personalities? Where is Gamora? Who is Gamora? Why is Gamora? How do I stop asking you questions?
Whether you'd like a deep-dive into self-exploration and self-actualization or insight into best practices in reading and responding to your employers and colleagues, we've got an array of works from social psychologists and business gurus to meet that need.
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Smarter Faster Better by
Call Number: BF431 .D8185 2016
Publication Date: 2016-03-08
"NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER
From the author of "The Power of Habit" comes a fascinating book that explores the science of productivity, and why managing "how" you think is more important than "what" you think with an appendix of real-world lessons to apply to your life. At the core of "Smarter Faster Better" are eight key productivity concepts from motivation and goal setting to focus and decision making that explain why some people and companies get so much done. Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics as well as the experiences of CEOs, educational reformers, four-star generals, FBI agents, airplane pilots, and Broadway songwriters this painstakingly researched book explains that the most productive people, companies, and organizations don t merely act differently. They view the world, and their choices, in profoundly different ways. A young woman drops out of a PhD program and starts playing poker. By training herself to envision contradictory futures, she learns to anticipate her opponents missteps and becomes one of the most successful players in the world. A group of data scientists at Google embark on a four-year study of how the best teams function, and find that "how" a group interacts is more important than "who" is in the group a principle, it turns out, that also helps explain why "Saturday Night Live" became a hit. A Marine Corps general, faced with low morale among recruits, reimagines boot camp and discovers that instilling a bias toward action can turn even the most directionless teenagers into self-motivating achievers. The filmmakers behind Disney s "Frozen" are nearly out of time and on the brink of catastrophe until they shake up their team in just the right way, spurring a creative breakthrough that leads to one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. What do these people have in common? They know that productivity relies on making certain choices. The way we frame our daily decisions; the big ambitions we embrace and the easy goals we ignore; the cultures we establish as leaders to drive innovation; the way we interact with data: These are the things that separate the merely busy from the genuinely productive. In"The Power of Habit, " Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Charles Duhigg explained why we do what we do. In "Smarter Faster Better," he applies the same relentless curiosity, deep reporting, and rich storytelling to explain how we can improve at the things we do. It s a groundbreaking exploration of the science of productivity, one that can help anyone learn to succeed with less stress and struggle, and to get more done without sacrificing what we care about most to become smarter, faster, and better at everything we do.
Praise for "Smarter Faster Better"
"A pleasure to read . . . Duhigg s skill as a storyteller makes his book so engaging to read." ~"The New York Times Book Review"
"Not only will "Smarter Faster Better" make you more efficient if you heed its tips, it will also save you the effort of reading many productivity books dedicated to the ideas inside." ~"Bloomberg Businessweek"
"Duhigg pairs relatable anecdotes with the research behind why some people and businesses are not as efficient as others." ~"Chicago Tribune"
"The book covers a lot of ground through meticulous reporting and deft analysis, presenting a wide range of case studies . . . with insights that apply to the rest of us."
~"The Wall Street Journal"
The Rules to Break by
Call Number: BF632 .T476 2015
Publication Date: 2014-07-11
From a very young age you've been inundated with other people's rules - parents, teachers, friends - helpful principles, friendly advice, and little pointers to help you get on in life. So, how do you free yourself from these false or unhelpful beliefs that have somehow become ingrained in the deepest recesses of your mind? In this brand new book, international bestselling author Richard Templar exposes the most common imposter rules, and offers a refreshing perspective and a new way of thinking. Above all, Templar helps you master the ability to truly think for yourself, and follow a path that you've chosen, rather than blindly following someone else's.
Negotiating the Nonnegotiable by
Call Number: BF637.N4 S437 2016
Publication Date: 2016-04-19
** Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 Nautilus Book Award ** Are you struggling to deal with conflict in your life? In Negotiating the Nonnegotiable, Harvard negotiation expert Daniel Shapiro introduces a groundbreaking method to bridge the toughest divides--whether with family members, colleagues, or in the polarized world of politics. He reveals the hidden power of identity in fueling conflict, and presents a practical framework to reconcile even the most contentious situations. Field-tested around the world, the results are empowering.
Do What You Are by
Call Number: BF698.9.O3 T54 2014
Publication Date: 2014-04-15
The bestselling guide to finding career success and satisfaction through Personality Type is now thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated. Do What You Are -- the time-honored classic that has already helped more than a million people find truly satisfying work -- is now updated to include jobs in today's hottest markets, including health services, education, and communications technology. With the global economy's ups and downs, the advent of astonishing new technology, the migration to online work and study, and the ascendancy of mobile communication, so much has changed in the American workplace since this book's fourth edition was published in 2007. What hasn't changed is the power of Personality Type to help people achieve job satisfaction. This fifth edition is especially useful for millennials and for baby boomers experiencing midlife career switches. The book leads readers step-by-step through the process of determining and verifying Personality Type. Then it identifies occupations that are popular with each Type, provides helpful case studies, and offers a rundown of each Type's work-related strengths and weaknesses. Focusing on each Type's strengths, Do What You Are uses workbook exercises to help readers customize their job search, ensuring the best results in the shortest period of time.
Get Big Things Done by
Call Number: HC79.I55 D52 2015
Publication Date: 2015-02-24
An insightful look at the new phenomenon called connectional intelligence, and how to make it work for youDigital, social, and mobile connection has exploded. 1.2 billion people- almost 20% of the population of our planet- use Facebook. About 250 million use Twitter. For the first time in history we're all in touch with one another-but how connected are we? Yes, it's good to have "friends" who "like" you, or contacts that can help you get a new job. But solving big problems, creating amazing products, changing social policy, discovering a cure that saves lives-that's a lot more meaningful than sitting at a laptop and giving a thumbs up to a post or feverishly playing a game. And that's what Connectional Intelligence is all about. As game-changing a concept as emotional intelligence was in the 90s, connectional intelligence is the human capability to pool knowledge and ambition towards big, significant ends. It quickly, efficiently and creatively helps individuals enlist helpers, analyze information and find solutions. Through engaging stories like a local amateur pumpkin grower who's helping solve the global food crisis and the determined mother who got "pink slime" out of our food products, authors Erica Dhawan and Saj-nicole Joni show how businesses, individuals and communities working together on our greatest challenges can create a better world for everyone.
Career Match by
Call Number: HF5381 .Z467 2007
Publication Date: 2007-02-09
For some, a job is just a way to pay the bills. For others -- those whose careers fit their passions and personalities -- it is a source of great satisfaction and success.Career Match is designed to help people discover their ideal work. Using the author's revealing ten-minute self-assessment, the book helps readers determine their personality style, then walks them through the range of career choices best for them. This indispensable guide will enable anyone to:
* identify the type of work that will inspire and exhilarate them
* recognize the type of boss and work environment they need to thrive
* confirm the rightness of the path they are on -- or help them find a better one
* speed up their job search
The book includes in-depth chapters for each personality type, detailed explanations of career options, and inspiring real-life stories of people who have found fulfillment in work that suits their personality. This invaluable resource will help anyone in need of direction match who they are with what they should do -- for a lifetime of gratifying work and greater success.
How to Have a Good Day by
Call Number: HF5548.8 .W35 2016
Publication Date: 2016-02-02
In How to Have a Good Day, economist and former McKinsey partner Caroline Webb shows readers how to use recent findings from behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience to transform our approach to everyday working life. Advances in behavioral sciences are giving us an ever better understanding of how our brains work, why we make the choices we do, and what it takes for us to be at our best. But it has not always been easy to see how to apply these insights in the real world--until now. In How to Have a Good Day, Webb explains exactly how to apply this science to our daily tasks and routines. She translates three big scientific ideas into step-by-step guidance that shows us how to set better priorities, make our time go further, ace every interaction, be our smartest selves, strengthen our personal impact, be resilient to setbacks, and boost our energy and enjoyment. Through it all, Webb teaches us how to navigate the typical challenges of modern workplaces--from conflict with colleagues to dull meetings and overflowing inboxes--with skill and ease. Filled with stories of people who have used Webb's insights to boost their job satisfaction and performance at work, How to Have a Good Day is the book so many people wanted when they finished Nudge, Blink and Thinking Fast and Slow and were looking for practical ways to apply this fascinating science to their own lives and careers. A remarkable and much-needed book, How to Have a Good Day gives us the tools we need to have a lifetime of good days.
The Introverted Lawyer by
Call Number: KF300 .B75 2017
Publication Date: 2017-08-01
While naturally loquacious law professors, law students, lawyers, and judges thrive in a world dominated by the Socratic question-and-answer method and rapid-fire oral discourse, quiet thinkers and writers can be sidelined. The introverted Lawyer illuminates the valuable gifts that introverted, shy, and socially anxious individuals bring to the legal profession-including active listening, deep thinking, empathy, impactful legal writing, creative problem-solving, and thoughtful communication. The first half of this book: (1) explains the differences among introversion, shyness, and social anxiety and how each can manifest in the legal context, (2) explores the impact on quiet individuals of the push toward extroversion in law school and law practice, and (3) highlights greatly valued proficiencies that quiet individuals offer the legal profession through nurturing instead of repressing innate strengths. Further, to help quiet law students and lawyers become authentically powerful advocates, the second half of this book outlines a practical seven-step process to empower introverted, shy, and socially anxious individuals to amplify their voices without compromising their quiet assets. With increased self-awareness and a holistic approach, and buoyed by collaboratively compassionate and motivating professors and law office mentors, introverted, shy, and socially anxious law students and lawyers will transform the legal profession.
Understanding and Overcoming Cognitive Biases for Lawyers and Law Students by
Call Number: KF300 .F78 2018
Publication Date: 2018-02-05
Did you know that cognitive biases can affect your relationships with clients? Do you know the most important cognitive bias for defense attorneys in jury trials? Do you know why traditional sexual harassment training doesn't work? Did you know that it is easy to make an ethical violation, even if you didn't intend to? Did you know that cognitive biases can lead to malpractice suits? This book helps lawyers and future lawyers understand the cognitive biases that can affect their law practices. It introduces lawyers to cognitive biases and how to overcome them. It demonstrates how to think more clearly and how to avoid being manipulated by others through cognitive biases. It also explains how you can use cognitive biases in persuasion. Finally, it demonstrates how attorneys can avoid unconscious ethical lapses. The first part of this book (Chapters 1-5) introduces cognitive biases. It will help you understand these biases, show how these biases work in the law and legal profession, and give exercises so that you can develop the ability to overcome your cognitive biases. Chapter 6 will go into more depth by showing how the cognitive biases fit into a model of moral reasoning. Chapter 7 will demonstrate how cognitive biases affect legal ethics (behavioral legal ethics). Chapter 8 will present special problems concerning cognitive biases and the legal profession. Chapter 9 will contain additional exercises on cognitive biases in general, and Chapter 10 contains review exercises focused on lawyers and the practice of law.
The Creative Lawyer by
Call Number: KF300.Z9 M45 2007
Publication Date: 2007-09-27
The Creative Lawyer is a self-help book for lawyers. It is a practical, fun, inspirational guide to building and maintaining a life that is personally and professionally satisfying. The book responds to a huge and completely unsatisfied need: the desire of lawyers to be more fulfilled, by showing how lawyers can design an optimal career and life that corresponds to who he or she actually is.