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Content and thought leadership that I find useful, gathered in one place for your convenience.

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Shirzad Chamine

Positive Intelligence

Positive Intelligence, developed by Shirzad Chamine, is a concept and framework that focuses on improving mental fitness and emotional well-being. It involves developing a strong "positive intelligence quotient" (PQ) by building self-awareness, managing self-sabotaging thoughts, and cultivating positive mental habits.

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Carol Dweck


The growth mindset, coined by Carol Dweck, is a belief system that emphasizes the belief in the malleability and potential for growth in one's abilities and intelligence. It suggests that individuals who embrace a growth mindset perceive challenges as opportunities for learning and view failure as a stepping stone towards improvement. This mindset fosters resilience, perseverance, and a willingness to put in effort to develop skills and achieve personal and professional growth.

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Tom Dotz

NLP The Essential Guide

"NLP: The Essential Guide to Neuro-Linguistic Programming" is a comprehensive book that provides an introduction to the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Written by experts in the field, the book covers the fundamental principles, techniques, and applications of NLP, offering practical tools for personal growth, effective communication, and behavioral change. It serves as a valuable resource for those interested in understanding and applying NLP concepts to enhance their relationships, personal development, and professional success.

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Carmine Gallo

How to Look and Sound Confident During a Presentation

This article emphasizes the importance of how you look and sound during a presentation and how these factors contribute to forming impressions of your competence and trustworthiness. It provides practical tips for looking confident, such as making eye contact, maintaining an open posture, and using gestures to emphasize key points. The article encourages practice and perseverance to improve these skills and align the power of your presence with the power of your ideas.

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Daniel Goleman

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence, as introduced by Daniel Goleman, refers to the ability to recognize, understand, and manage emotions, both in oneself and in others. It encompasses skills such as self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, and social skills. Developing emotional intelligence can lead to improved interpersonal relationships, effective communication, and better decision-making abilities.

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Stephen Covey

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey is a self-help book that presents a holistic approach to personal and professional effectiveness. It outlines seven principles or habits that individuals can adopt to become more proactive, prioritize their goals, enhance interpersonal relationships, and continuously improve themselves. These habits cover areas such as self-awareness, goal-setting, effective communication, collaboration, and personal renewal, providing a comprehensive guide for personal growth and success.

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Jennifer Porter

To Improve Your Team, First Work on Yourself

To Improve Your Team, First Work on Yourself by Jennifer Porter emphasizes the importance of self-awareness and personal development as a leader in order to effectively improve your team. The article highlights the need for leaders to reflect on their own behavior, strengths, and weaknesses, and make intentional efforts to enhance their own skills and mindset before seeking to enhance their team's performance. By focusing on personal growth, leaders can set a positive example and create a more productive and motivated team environment.

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Thomas Erikson

Surrounded by Idiots

Surrounded by Idiots is a book by Thomas Erikson that explores the concept of the four different communication styles, represented by colors: Red, Yellow, Green, and Blue. The book delves into understanding these styles, how they influence behavior and decision-making, and provides insights on how to effectively communicate and interact with individuals who have different styles, ultimately helping readers navigate diverse social and professional relationships more effectively.

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Travis Bradbury/Jean Greaves

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

"Emotional Intelligence 2.0" is a book that provides a practical and step-by-step guide for developing and enhancing emotional intelligence (EQ). It focuses on four core EQ skills: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. The book offers strategies, exercises, and assessments to help individuals improve their emotional intelligence and apply it in various aspects of their lives, ultimately unlocking their full potential for success in today's competitive and ever-changing world.

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Joe Navarro

Be Exceptional

Be Exceptional by Joe Navarro is a leadership book that presents five powerful principles that distinguish exceptional individuals. Drawing from his extensive experience as an FBI agent, Navarro explores self-mastery, observation, communication, action, and psychological comfort as key aspects of exceptional leadership. Through case studies, real-life anecdotes, and scientific insights, the book offers practical strategies to improve leadership skills and transform one's approach to leading and influencing others.

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ArentFox Schiff

Transformative Listening: Invigorating Your Life with Each Conversation

Transformative listening is described as a practice that allows for deeper understanding, validation, shifts in perception, connection, and even creativity, highlighting its relevance in leadership, relationships, and fostering productive environments. Transformative listening encourages readers to embrace the practice as a way to enhance communication and promote positive change.

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Stephen Drum

Life on the X

Life on the X is a book that offers strategies and tactics used by top performers to thrive in high-stress and challenging situations. Drawing from the experiences of elite athletes, military special operators, and successful business leaders, the book provides insights on how to prepare, execute, and assess actions in critical moments. By learning from these high performers, readers can approach life's demanding situations with courage and confidence, ultimately achieving world-class results.

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