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The Five Self-Help Books That Rocked My World

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Writing a book in the personal development/self-help field is daunting; I should know, I wrote one! The one thing I learned is that there is a fine line between self-help and total bullshit. What’s even more interesting is that line is different for everyone. Below, find my top five self-development books (that for me held the least amount of BS). Emotional Intelligence, Dan Goleman I was 23 just beginning my career. The company I worked for offered the option to continue our education and rewarded us for it. “Wait, so if I read this book I get points towards a monetary raise? Ummmm… sure!” The first book on the list was Dan Goldman’s Emotional Intelligence. When I was growing up…

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The Secret to Boosting Your Personal Brand

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We all know about elevator pitches but could you boil your personal brand down to three powerful, essential words? By knowing who you are, what you do better than anyone else and being true to that vision you can align yourself for success.   What three words make up your personal brand? Share in the comments below.   This post first appeared on April 20, 2015

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Elle Luna Finds True Calling at the Crossroads of Should and Must

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Are you a poet trapped inside a lawyer? A stay-at-home parent who yearns to travel? An executive who wants to devote herself to helping the needy? Each one of us has struggled at some time or another to find our “true calling.” Some of us struggle with that every day. We’re standing, in the words of author Elle Luna, at the crossroads between what we should do (what we feel we ought to be doing, what is expected of us) and what we must do (what we dream of doing, the thing that’s our heart’s desire). Luna first addressed this conundrum in an online essay she published that absolutely blew up the Internet—it was tweeted to more than five million…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Marshall Goldsmith about his new book, Triggers

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Don’t miss world-recognized executive coach Marshall Goldsmith on BookTrib Friday, May 29 at 2 p.m. EST. In his new book he explains that the key to personal and professional growth is understanding your environment and the psychological triggers that can throw us for a loop. We don’t realize how many environmental influences exert their considerable power over us every day — or the power of a seemingly innocuous event, which triggers an irrational reaction. Can we accurately pinpoint the trigger? And if so, what are we going to do about it? It’s about confrontation, not evasion.  Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts – Becoming the Person You Want to Be (Crown Business, May 19, 2015) examines  triggers that lie all around us.…

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Kate White: What phrase must you strike from your vocabulary?

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There is one phrase, five little words, that you must immediately strike from your vocabulary if you want to lead. It’s so innocuous it will probably surprise you, but getting into the habit of not saying it can build your confidence, your decision-making ability and increase respect of your subordinates. What is it? The answer is revealed in the video.   What phrase have you stricken from your vocabulary? Share in the comments.

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Matilda Kahl’s uniform idea doesn’t have to be boring

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When I first read Matilda Kahl’s article, “Why I Wear the Exact Same Thing to Work Every Day,” for Harper’s Bazaar, I was a little appalled. I love fashion way too much to narrow my daily possibilities to black pants and a white shirt with a bow—Kahl’s “uniform” of choice. But the more I thought about it, the more sense it started to make. Every day, so many of us wake up early and rush to get ready for work, juggling our hair, makeup, breakfast, that gym bag we forgot to pack the night before…the list goes on and on. So why not cut out the time we spend staring at our closets, wondering what to wear for the day?…

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Kate White on handling problem employees

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Every manager dreads having to fire an employee—it’s a decision that can have lasting repercussions on both your lives. But what to do when you have someone who just doesn’t seem to get it no matter how many discussions and directives are shared? Here’s a surprising tip that can work to the mutual benefit of both of you.   How do you deal with a problem person on your staff? Share your answer in the comments.

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Is your body language undermining your success?

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Have you ever wondered what sort of silent messages you might be sending when you meet with others? Carefully choosing your words isn’t enough if what you say is undermined by twitchy behaviors that broadcast nervousness or a lack of confidence. Here are some tips to help polish your personal presentation — including a little something from George Clooney’s wife.   What body language do you notice during business meetings? Do you need advice on how to control your own body language? Let us know in the comments.

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Now What? Fulfilling your need to change

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So maybe you feel lost. You’ve been out of work seemingly forever. You have skills, you have passion—heck, you even have a resume that blows away most of your peers—but you just can’t seem to find a way to land the dream job that you’ve been looking for, despite your best efforts. And now, you’re at the point where even looking for a job seems pointless. Or perhaps you’re just stuck. You successfully climbed the ladder, you’re in the job that you searched for your entire life, and you’ve had it for years. You have everything you thought you ever wanted, including a good paycheck. But still, something seems—wrong. Somehow, you know this isn’t where you really want to be.…

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Kate White on the one meeting new bosses shouldn’t have

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There’s a new sheriff in town — and it’s YOU. How do you get off on a the right foot with your new reports? What can you do to make a good impression while also learning what really goes on in your new office? It might surprise you that the very thing most new managers do is the one you should avoid. What is it? Find out below.   What helped you when you began a new position? Share in the comments below.

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Kate White on the two kinds of mentors you should have

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I don’t have to tell you that you need mentors in your career. When polled, almost all career women say they recognize the value of this. I want to share some research reported in the Harvard Business Review. According to a recent study men are more likely to be promoted through a mentor than women are. Why is that? In this video I describe two specific kinds of mentors that you may not be aware that you should have. After you watch it, leave me a comment below and let me know what you think.  

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Listen to Kate White — doing your job well isn’t enough

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We’re over the moon—a rock star has arrived at BookTrib. Kate White, the woman who helped make Cosmopolitan magazine into the bestselling publication in America—and then built it into an international phenomenon—will be dispensing her career wisdom (with a healthy dash of wit) each week right here. Excited to see what we’re talking about? Then check out White’s video about the career mistake you didn’t even know you were making:   In her trademark style, White has followed her 14 years as editor-in-chief at Cosmo by reinventing herself as a bestselling author. Her career guide, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion, and Create the Career You Deserve is loaded with witty, wise…

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