For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return.
"Give ‘Til it Helps - Your Company"
In The Distracted Mind, leading psychologist Larry Rosen and pioneering neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley explain why our minds have become addicted to email, text messages, virtual worlds, and social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Through compelling true stories and scientific research, they show how digital distractions affect every aspect of life, from work, safety, and communication to our relationships and health.
In Friend and Foe, researchers Galinsky and Schweitzer explain why this debate misses the mark. Rather than being hardwired to compete or cooperate, humans have evolved to do both. It is only by learning how to strike the right balance between these two forces that we can improve our long-term relationships and get more of what we want.
Terra and his mate Fienna have begun to raise their firstborn child, as a dark force from beyond the Barrier Mountains threatens all life on their world. Terra must first return to his long-forgotten past life to determine if the humans can or will help in the struggle to come. He then needs to find and convince the remaining land nymphs and elves to join in the dangerous fight. Can one man, even a man as powerful as Terra, unite all on Tone to save their world?
"Love, Strength, and Soul"
Laura Adams, host of the top-rated "Money Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life" podcast, takes you step-by-step through exactly what you need to do get out of debt and stay there. Laura's 10 steps will give you the guidance you need to deal with all kinds of debt, from credit card and medical bills, to mortgages and car loans. She'll help you assess your current financial situation and create a personalized plan you can live with.
Meet Patch Adams, M.D., the revolutionary doctor who has challenged the foundations of modern medicine not only by making healthcare personal, but also by making it free. This extraordinary story was made into a major motion picture starring Robin Williams as Patch Adams.
"Loved it! Made me laugh and cry"
The Dragon Healer of Tone is an epic fantasy about the life of Terra, the human whose fate is tied to the Dragon World of Tone's future. Many seasons ago, a great wizard started a war that drove the humans to the misty valleys along the coast. Terra was the first male born with the magic of healing for hundreds of sets of seasons. He is the hope of the world, even though few know of his existence. As a child, he was taken from his family and was raised by the great coastal dragons. Only the dragons and a few others that have been awaiting his birth know of him and his powers.
"The Dragon Healer of Tone"
A step-by-step guide for determining whether a mistake merits a corporate apology and, when it does, for crafting and delivering an effective message.
The insufferable coworker. The abusive boss. When it comes to conflict in the workplace, we tend to think that people are the problem. There is some truth to this idea. From differing values and backgrounds to personal insecurities, individual characteristics are often an important source of conflict. However, by focusing on individuals and their personality traits, we ignore a crucial ingredient in the conflict cocktail: one’s structural position in the organization.
"Supreme Court Tie Blocks Obama Immigration Plan" is from the June 23, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Adam Liptak and Michael D. Shear and narrated by Caroline Miller.
"Supreme Court Appears Divided on Obama's Immigration Plan" is from the April 18, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Adam Liptak and Michael D. Shear and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.