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Compassion

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Compassion: Is a vivid portrayal of compassionate person at just the right time. This is a very important piece to the gallery, because of it's nature and beauty so we are offering only 20 8x10 prints for 50.00, unframed. *shipping unavailable.  The story behind this picture comes from a heart of one of the most compassionate men I have ever known. Who takes in the homeless off the street, gives them a meal, or a shirt, or a coat, or maybe a place to sleep for a night or two; whose dream is to completely elimimiate homelessness in America.


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Just a lovely picture on a reall important topic for the future!

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A New Paradigm for Organizational Trust- Trust Across America-Trust Around the World™

A New Paradigm for Organizational Trust- Trust Across America-Trust Around the World™ | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Late last year Trust Across America-Trust Around the World  published the first in a planned series of award-winning books. The book, TRUST INC. Strategies for Building Your Company’s Most Valuable Asset brings together the wisdom of 32 experts and is divided into six chapters:

  1. Why Trust Matters- read our blog of July 18 to find out Why Trust Matters
  2. Trust in Practice- read our blog of July 18 for Trust in Practice from Apple to Africa
  3. Trustworthy Leadership- read our blog of July 19 for Secrets of Trustworthy Leadership
  4. Building Trustworthy Teams- read our blog of July 20 for five great strategies
  5. Restoring Trust- read our blog of July 21
  6. A New Paradigm for Organizational Trust (today’s post)

Over a six day period, our blog has highlighted each chapter. Every strategy stands alone as an excellent resource in helping leaders understand why trust matters, and provides tools for those who choose to implement trust building programs in their organization. Today we complete our six day review.

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If you care about trust in business, this is a must read resource!  #RelationshipCapital

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Gap InternationalVoice: Why Knowledge Isn't Power, And Not Knowing Is

Gap InternationalVoice: Why Knowledge Isn't Power, And Not Knowing Is | Positive futures | Scoop.it
When Sara Blakely came up with the idea for Spanx, she had never taken a business course, had failed the LSAT twice and was selling fax machines door-to-door to make a living. She knew nothing about business, inventing things, or hosiery. And because she knew nothing, she changed the industry


‘Knowledge is power’ is half of the truth,” said Mitzie Hoelscher, Chief Leadership Officer for business performance consulting firm Gap International. “The other half of the truth is that not knowing is equally powerful.”


Via Don Dea
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As a coach and consultant, asking 'stupid' questions is a critical part of my tool set. Curiosity is at least as powerful as knowledge.

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Don Dea's curator insight, Today, 2:10 AM

Embracing the unknown isn’t a role for just anyone. It’s the job of leadership to tap into the disruptive power of not knowing. While a well-run organization maintains its current reality on its own, leaders must take on the task of envisioning and inspiring the unknown future. But it’s not necessarily an easy job.

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What happened at the Global Forum for Business as Agents of Change?

What happened at the Global Forum for Business as Agents of Change? | Positive futures | Scoop.it

In the middle of this month I boarded a plane and made my way to Cleveland, Case Western University and the Fowler Center for Sustainability. The occasion? The Global Forum for Business as Agents of World Benefit. Gathered there were key people from all over the world who've been pushing forward the notion that business can not only do less harm, it can also do great good for society and the life sustaining planet we live on. Yet there are challenges. 

The challenges reside inside the minds of every decision maker who remains fixed on traditional ways of doing things. The challenges also reside outside as the planet's ecosystem integrity and capacity for resilience is undermined by human activity.

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Positive signs at global conference on business for better.

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7 Very Telling Signs Your Job is a Poor Fit

7 Very Telling Signs Your Job is a Poor Fit | Positive futures | Scoop.it
At some point in our work lives, many of us will find ourselves in the wrong job. I hear of this quite often. Specific fault can be difficult (and futile) to assign. However, one day you might look around to find that your work life is dangerously out of sync. Nothing is more alarming than throwing yourself into your role — and realizing things have taken an obvious turn. The important element here? Identifying the problem for what it really is (in very short shrift), and acting to make changes. Poor matches do happen. Jobs morph. Great bosses move on. We grow and change. These all could serve as contributing accelerants.

So, make every attempt to let yourself off the hook and avoid a long-term “soul sucking” experience. Poor fit is a very common experience — and it is important to recognize its symptoms.
David Hain's insight:

If so many people are not fully engaged, this must be true for many. First step in changing things is self-examination.

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Tomorrow’s Leaders Need Diverse Challenges Today

Tomorrow’s Leaders Need Diverse Challenges Today | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Cynthia D. McCauley, coeditor of Experience-Driven Leader Development, introduces a career development lesson from It’s Not the How or the What but the Who by Claudio Fernández-Aráoz.


She draws attention to examples of how good companies rotate high-potentials through different experiences early in their careers to avoid one dimensional leaders dominating the upper echelons of the company


Via Matthew Farmer
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Check out http://www.emergingworld.com/ for amazing developmental experiences that work both ways. @matfarmer

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Matthew Farmer's curator insight, October 30, 3:13 AM

Strong companies already have good talent management processes that enable them to provide more junior high potentials with varied experiences.  However these experiences need to vary more than they used to because the world is becoming more complex and business' role in society is becoming more integrated.


In addition, we need to find ways to expose more established leaders to experiences where they can broaden their perspectives. This can be more difficult because the roles they have are demanding, the salaries they command are more significant and lateral moves can be harder to identify and 'sell' into people.  Shorter, more intense, complex experiences with supported reflection and learning may be the answer.

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Marin Psychologist Blog: How Self-Compassion Can Make You Happier and Healthier

Marin Psychologist Blog: How Self-Compassion Can Make You Happier and Healthier | Positive futures | Scoop.it
This week, I was interviewed by psychotherapist Jacqueline Stone from Sydney, Australia for her Wise Stress Mastery blog.  The topic was self-compassion. We spoke about how a mindset shift to self-compassion can be a turning point in therapy and how much we all struggle to treat ourselves with the same kindness and forgiveness that we extend to everybody else. 
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You deserve self-compassion, says @DrMelanieG

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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning | Positive futures | Scoop.it

The highest-level executive thinking, making connections, and "aha" moments of insight and creative innovation are more likely to occur in an atmosphere of what Alfie Kohn calls exuberant discovery, where students of all ages retain that kindergarten enthusiasm of embracing each day with the joy of learning.


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Well worth knowing about for everyone interested in learning mechanisms.

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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, October 31, 3:59 AM

Innovation and creativity can only emerge in moments of stillness! #mindful #leadership

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 31, 4:19 PM

While stress may be useful for learning not to touch a hot stove, it tends to inhibit the kind of learning that is most needed by students in today's world.

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Shifting to 21st Century Thinking » A Change Theory: Key Concepts for Understanding the Work of Robert Kegan

Shifting to 21st Century Thinking » A Change Theory: Key Concepts for Understanding the Work of Robert Kegan | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Robert Kegan believes that the constantly changing demands of modern life may be developmentally inappropriate for many—perhaps even most—adults.  We should no more blame or punish adults for their inability to meet the challenges of their lives than we would punish an infant for not being able to turn over, or a five-year-old who had not mastered abstract thinking.  Instead of blaming adults for simply being unable to meet these demands, Kegan asks that we learn how to support development—and have the patience to wait for it to come.  He says, “The expectations upon us…demand something more than mere behaviour, the acquisition of specific skills, or the mastery of particular knowledge.  They make demands on our minds, on how we know, on the complexity of our consciousness”


Via Anne Caspari
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A bit academic in tone, but the concept of orders of thinking is well worth reflecting on for individuals and organisations.

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What Are The Habits Of Mind?

What Are The Habits Of Mind? | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Employing Habits of Mind requires a composite of many skills, attitudes cues, past experiences, and proclivities. It means that we value one pattern of thinking over another, and therefore it implies choice making about which habit should be employed at which time. It includes sensitivity to the contextual cues in a situation signaling that it is an appropriate time and circumstance to employ this pattern.
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6 characteristics of effective problem-solvers, via TeachThought.

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5 Ways to Prevent the Negative Effects of Being Positive #peopleskills - Kate Nasser

5 Ways to Prevent the Negative Effects of Being Positive #peopleskills - Kate Nasser | Positive futures | Scoop.it
I have a very positive attitude about life and deliver inspirational keynotes to lift others up. I have also met people who try to convert me to their version of optimism before seeing how positive I already am!  This turns me off to what they have to offer.


To prevent this misstep …
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Positive is good, but even better when it's promoted with empathy - @KateNasser

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Left vs Right Brain Infographic

Left vs Right Brain Infographic | Positive futures | Scoop.it

The Left vs Right Brain Infographic is a visualization of brain preferences and learning styles with some hints on developing both sides of the brain.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 28, 6:21 PM

Really straightfoward and helpful in summarizing. It is important to integrate activities for both sides and activities that help the two sides talk to each other.

Matthew Farmer's curator insight, October 22, 1:48 AM

I love the design of this infographic.  It's very eye catching and colourful (that' the right hand side of my brain talking) but I'm not sure how useful the advice section is (that's my left brain right there). 


My premise is that it is better to be able to think (and act) with both sides of your brain so advice should be tailored to how people with preferences on one side of the brain can become more effective with processes associated with the other.

 

It seems to me that the latest thinking with regard to learning styles is that they are not engrained but that they remain preferences.  Therefore we should look to find ways of helping people with different preferences to engage with other forms of learning in order to make them richer.

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6 Ways to Power Up Your Brain

6 Ways to Power Up Your Brain | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Read six scientifically proven ways to increase your brain health, and discover why brain fitness is every bit as important as body fitness.

Via Anne Leong, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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"The empires of the future will be empires of the mind" ~ Churchill.  We'll need healthy brains, then...

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See Serendipity As A Way to Stay Relevant | LinkedIn

See Serendipity As A Way to Stay Relevant | LinkedIn | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Meghan M. Biro, in her Forbes column, advocates reverse mentoring, a method I believe spurs serendipitous discovery of unexpected shared sweet spots of mutual interest, as well as social learning.

Biro cites my former colleague at the Center for the Edge, John Hagel. “Formal schooling and degrees give workers about five years’ worth of useable skills,” according to Hagel and others at Harvard Business Review.

Staying open to serendipitous introductions increases the chances you’ll cultivate a flexible mindset, recognizing more sides to a situation and discover more breakthroughs in your areas of strongest interest.

Plus you’ll open more doors to unexpected happenings in the adventure story you are truly meant to live, with others.
David Hain's insight:

Stay open to serendipity to increase your learning.

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How can I use action learning to make personal development time a business as usual activity?

How can I use action learning to make personal development time a business as usual activity? | Positive futures | Scoop.it
How can I use action learning to make personal development time a business as usual activity?

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Good question!

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A Beautiful Visual on The 4 Ways Technology Is Changing The Ways We Learn ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Beautiful Visual on The 4 Ways Technology Is Changing The Ways We Learn ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Positive futures | Scoop.it

No two could argue over the drastic changes technology has brought upon our learning habits. Gradually, we are moving towards a whole new learning culture that lends itself to the ethos of digitality. Here is one personal example of how technology has changed one of my learning habits which is reading. Few years ago printed-based materials (books, newspapers, academic journal articles..etc) were the norm in my reading lists; however since I started using Kindle app three years ago most of my readings are done electronically. I have a growing digital library of more than 300 non-fiction books and I hardly ever read a paper version. I find the features provided by these reading apps (in this example Kindle) way more practical and useful . I could easily highlight any section I want in a book, use integrated dictionary to explain any word with one click, add notes to passages and access them anywhere anytime.

you might think of other examples of how technology affects your learning but the key point here is that digitality has definitely transformed some aspects of our learning and will probably continue to do so in the future. In this context, Shift Learning has some other suggestions to cite here. For them technology's impact on the way we learn is manifested in these four main changes:

1. A shift from individual learning to collaborative learning

2. A shift from passive to active or brain-based learning

3. The rise of differentiated instruction

4. The phenomenon of multitasking


Via Lynnette Van Dyke, Roger Francis
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Get with the shift - it's already happening!

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Inner Work -

Inner Work - | Positive futures | Scoop.it
I learned early in life that I am highly motivated to make a difference.

There have been times when I was happy to work hard to put someone else’s vision into practice. I was good at getting things done, achieving results, accomplishing goals. If you wanted something to happen on time and under budget, I was your guy.

My passion was for making things work. My focus was on When? and How?, the goals and objectives side of the spectrum. With a few good people, I could find a way to do anything.

One day I realized there were questions beyond How? and When? I discovered Why?
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The importance of working on who you are to realise your potential. @StrategicMonk

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Does How You Dress and Look Impact Your Career? Sadly, Yes | LinkedIn

Does How You Dress and Look Impact Your Career? Sadly, Yes | LinkedIn | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Don't forget that hiring or promoting someone who conforms, even if only in dress and deportment, makes a high percentage of the people making those decisions feel like they're taking a little bit less of a risk. I know I was viewed -- admittedly with good reason -- as a wild card, and I'm sure that impacted my promotability.

David Hain's insight:

Jeff Haden tackles the conform or be yourself conundrum. Thoughtful piece, although I'm not sure I agree with his conclusions. How do you feel about dressing the part and it's impact on your career?

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Leadership For The Millennial Generation: An Interview With Lindsey Pollak

Leadership For The Millennial Generation: An Interview With Lindsey Pollak | Positive futures | Scoop.it
I also wrote this book because I am frustrated by the common portrayal of Millennials as “entitled,” narcissistic and overall a “lost” generation. I believe very strongly that today’s young people have tremendous potential, but they do need some guidance on “soft skills,” such as face-to-face communication, work ethic and professional patience. This book is my attempt to provide that guidance and support this huge generation of out world’s future leaders.
David Hain's insight:

"To best develop Gen Y leaders, organizations need to understand their deep desire for personal and professional development." ~ Lindsay Pollak

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The Way We Work is Evolving: Are You Ready?

The Way We Work is Evolving: Are You Ready? | Positive futures | Scoop.it

“The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!” —Earl Nightingale

By Elizabeth Stincelli, DM
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What dent do you want to make in your career? Build the skill set, tool set, mind set and get ready to gig!

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The Future of Online Learning

The Future of Online Learning | Positive futures | Scoop.it

The increasingly disparate needs and expectations of individual learners are fueling the growth of a rich ecosystem of semi-structured, unorthodox learning providers at the “edges” of the traditional higher educational system.



Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Career life will be a series of gigs - fortunately  there will be many places to learn how to master them!

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 28, 5:33 PM

This profound report from Dupress University Press highlights that Individuals increasingly face the prospect of not just multiple jobs but multiple careers over a lifetime, and of constantly changing technology and environments within a job.


The shelf life and relevance of skills are decreasing, while new occupations, roles, titles, and functions are being created at a rapidly accelerating pace.


Educational institutions will need to decide where to compete and where to cede the floor, but those that succeed will find ways to remain relevant, embrace the forces shifting the broader global environment, and begin building their own futures now, before it gets harder to claim a meaningful space in this emerging landscape.


The report can be accessed directly here: http://dupress.com/articles/future-of-online-learning


BILL ROSS's curator insight, October 30, 12:48 PM

You have to see this awesome video and see how this completely FREE system  will work for you like it did for me.

 

http://www.foryoursuccessonline101.com/

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Autoethnography, an introduction

Autoethnography, an introduction | Positive futures | Scoop.it
What were some of the key activities, conversations, or internal thoughts that I experienced today?
What are my feelings toward the group, and what are the possible reasons for my reactions?
What exactly happened today? (This is a description of events, experiences, or a process you have been through).
What did I find inspiring about this project, and what was good about this experience?
What was frustrating or boring about this to me?
What key events did I pay the most attention to?
What would I do differently next time if I researched the same group or event?
What in my past can I connect to this incident that possibly impacts my feelings now?
Are there any assumptions or prejudices that I brought into this research? If so, are they interfering with an objective evaluation?
How do I feel about what happened?
What are some of the key details that the typical quantitative or qualitative research might leave out (this might include the facial expressions of the participants, the level of frustration (or joy) expressed by the participants, etc.
What did I learn from this experience? What did the other participants learn?
What would I like to change and why?
How can I describe this situation so that others would fully understand what happened?
What action could I have realistically taken to change the situation?
Are there any key principles that others might find useful about this group or event?
What type of duties or responsibilities did I have?
Why did I think the process was successful or unsuccessful?
Are there unexplainable holes in my general understanding of the people or event?
Will this research help others cope with or better understand their situations?
How can I apply this research to my teaching?

Via diane gusa, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Written for teachers, but the self-review method applies for anyone!

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, October 28, 10:28 AM

Well, interesting... not going into the wild savannahs of Africa or Australia but discovering your own world with the tools of a "normal" ethnographs ...:-)))  

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The Art of Self-Renewal: A Timeless 1964 Field Guide to Keeping Your Work and Your Soul Vibrantly Alive

The Art of Self-Renewal: A Timeless 1964 Field Guide to Keeping Your Work and Your Soul Vibrantly Alive | Positive futures | Scoop.it

In 1964, the prolific social science writerJohn W. Gardner published Self-Renewal: The Individual and the Innovative Society(public library) — a forgotten book of extraordinary prescience and warm wisdom, which rings even timelier today. It’s a must-read as much for entrepreneurs and leaders seeking to infuse their organizations with ongoing vitality as it is for all of us as individuals, on our private trajectories of self-transcendence and personal growth.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Tom Wojick
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"The renewal of societies and organizations can go forward only if someone cares. Apathy and lowered motivation are the most widely noted characteristics of a civilization on the downward path." ~ John W. Gardner

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 22, 9:46 PM

John W. Gardner's book is a gem!!! 


I also recommend that you read a speech given by John W. Gardner that I Scooped earlier: Personal renewal.  

Tom Wojick's curator insight, October 23, 8:22 AM

This is one book everyone needs to read not tomorrow - Today! 

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How Millennials Really Feel About Leadership

How Millennials Really Feel About Leadership | Positive futures | Scoop.it
"[Millennials] don't really view titles as a determination of leadership," Borchardt told Business News Daily. "They can be leaders whether or not they have a vice president or director title. The traditional hierarchy of leadership is dated — organizations with a flatter structure have better [career] development, higher engagement and better leadership."

The reason this generation is so eager to take on leadership roles so early in their careers is because they truly want to make a difference in all aspects of their lives, said PJ Neal, senior product manager at Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) and lead developer of HBP's New Leader Program.
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24% of millennials received no leadership development last year, 50% of the rest weren't satisfied with what they got!

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7 Mistakes Your Brain Makes Every Day – And How To Fix Them

7 Mistakes Your Brain Makes Every Day – And How To Fix Them | Positive futures | Scoop.it
This article reveals seven common mistakes your brain makes every day and suggests concrete solutions based on a regular mindfulness practice.

Via Roger Francis
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Mindfulness matters!

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Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success

Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Career success today often requires you to promote yourself. Here are the new rules for success by Dan Schawbel, author of Promote Yourself.

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You may not like the thought, but it's important to promote yourself.  Do it with class and integrity!

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