Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 1. Professional Communication in a Digital, Social, Mobile World
"Thankfully, I’d done my homework.
"Mental strength is just like any other skill: It takes time to develop.
"At the center of it all, Jobs was the showman who used the classic components of narrative to inspire his audiences," says Carmine Gallo (photo, left) in a piece at BusinessInsider.
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"Mental strength takes a long time to develop.
"After studying the daily habits of 177 self-made millionaires over the course of five years, Thomas C.
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"Everyone is enjoying the food and conversation when someone decides to take out his phone — not for an urgent call, but to check email, Instagram, and Facebook.
"With the publication of her 2015 book Presence, Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy let readers in on a secret.
"The Happiness Equation author and 1000 Awesome Things creator Neil Pasricha [photo, left] came by to talk about criticism.
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"As it turns out, some recent scientific research suggests that it is possible to draw inferences about someone's personality based on his relationship to his phone.
"Unless you’re already a creative genius, having a helter-skelter work space is likely to hinder you from feeling productive, happy, or inspired.
"Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done.
"It's a problem many of us have faced in some fashion: knowing what the healthy choice is, yet lacking the motivation to make it," writes Shana Lebowitz in a BusinessInsider.
"Right before I go out onstage, I think about punching every audience member directly in the mouth.
"To help you tackle the specific work issues you’re likely to face, we tapped three work-from-home experts for their tips on how to maximize four key areas of home-based office life so you can boost productivity and success.
"Just as your home is, in some sense, a reflection of you, a company’s office says a lot about its culture.
"The ancient Stoic philosophers are often dismissed as joyless and boring intellectuals.
"Tal Ben-Shahar [photo, left] taught the most popular class at Harvard University — and it was all about happiness.
"In most organizations, continuous learning and self-improvement isn’t a formal requirement, but it’s one of the top unwritten ones.
"We all know a few people — probably just a few, actually — who win over everyone they meet.
"So here's what I want you to do: Challenge yourself to learn something new every day.