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Personal Development Resources

Everyone has the capacity for personal development but not everyone takes advantage of the opportunity.  We are all a work in progress and the work is never done.  There are always ways to improve and get better at how you approach your life and work.

The Virtue and Power of Resilience

In life and business, resilience is a vital trait that determines not just survival but also the ability to thrive amidst challenges. For small business leaders and CEOs, resilience is particularly crucial. It allows them to navigate the turbulent waters of entrepreneurship, adapt to market changes, and steer their companies through both prosperous and difficult

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Mastering the Art of Work-Life Harmony

Never forget that how you manage your life is a choice. As a small business owner or leader, the demands on your time and energy can be overwhelming. Balancing the needs of your business with those of your personal life requires intentional strategies and a commitment to maintaining equilibrium. Let’s explore practical ways to achieve

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Humility is an Essential Virtue in Life and Leadership

“Humility is the most difficult of all virtues to achieve; nothing dies harder than the desire to think well of self.” – T.S. Eliot What is Humility? Humility is highly esteemed across cultures and societies and is a universal virtue. It is the quality of being unpretentious or modest, rooted in a realistic and grounded

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    Recommended Reading

  • The Slight Edge

    Jeff Olson

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    Why is it that some people make dream after dream come true, while others just continue dreaming and spend their lives building dreams for someone else? One simple reason, those that are “successful” have found their SLIGHT EDGE! This book is not just another self-help, motivation tool of methods you must learn in order to […]

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  • How To Be A Leader

    Martin Bjergegaard and Cosmina Popa

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    This book is an insightful guide that delves into the essential aspects of leadership. The book emphasizes that leadership is not merely a position but a choice that individuals make in their everyday lives. The authors argue that leadership starts with personal development, self-awareness, and aligning one’s actions with their purpose. The book is divided […]

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  • High Performance: Lessons from the Best on Becoming Your Best

    Jake Humphrey and Damien Hughes

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    This book uncovers the eight essential habits of the world’s leading sportspeople, coaches and entrepreneurs. From taking responsibility for your situation to finding your ‘Trademark Behaviors’, it reveals how the world’s highest-achieving people unlocked their potential – and how you can too. Anyone can learn the secrets of high performance. ‘Full of valuable principles with […]

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    Favorite Articles

  • Why Do Some People Succeed after Failing, While Others Continue to Flounder?

    In a new paper published in the 150th anniversary issue of Nature, Wang and colleagues developed a mathematical model to pinpoint what separates those who succeed from those who merely try, try again. Along with PhD student Yian Yin and postdoctoral researcher Yang Wang at CSSI, and James A. Evans of the University of Chicago, Wang found that […]

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  • Off the clock: How our perception of time can affect productivity

    Watching the clock drags performance down, and optimism about the future does the opposite. Managers who understand this can help boost engagement. Our personal, internal, and utterly subjective experience of time is pieced together by cooperative neural and perceptual systems that are no less intricate than a finely crafted watch. This internal construction is important. […]

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  • The Hidden Toll of Microstress

    Microstresses are small moments of stress that seem manageable on their own — think a vague, worrying text from your teen flashing on your phone while you’re in a meeting, the appearance of a colleague who always wants to vent to you, or having to tell your team that the project you’ve all been grinding […]

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    Helpful Websites

  • Therapist Aid

    Therapist Aid provides expertly designed, research-informed tools and education for mental health professionals and their clients.

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  • Greater Good Science Center

    The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

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  • Student Guide to Resumes for Nonprofit Jobs and Careers

    Volunteer service is one of the ways people interact with nonprofit organizations (NPOs), with almost 65 million adult Americans donating their time in 2017, according to the Statista Research Department. It’s easy to see how volunteers play a large and important role in the way nonprofits run, but these organizations also hire paid employees. The word […]

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    Reading Excerpts

  • High Performance: Lessons From The Best on Becoming Your Best

    Please click on link to download a copy of this summary   SECTION 1 – HIGH-PERFORMANCE MINDSET  Lesson 1: Take Responsibility He (Albert Badura) speculated that when people don’t believe they have what it takes to complete a task successfully, they would see little point in making an initial effort. When these people did attempt […]

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  • The Obstacle Is The Way

    INTRODUCTION: Every obstacle is unique to each of us. But the responses they elicit are the same: Fear. Frustration. Confusion. Helplessness. Depression. Anger. There have been countless lessons (and books) about achieving success, but no one ever taught us how to overcome failure, how to think about obstacles, how to treat triumph over them, and […]

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  • Myself and Other More Important Matters by Charles Handy

    Click for hard copy Chapter One – Are You Sure? The two zones of work and friendship operate best when they don’t overlap, because the perceptions of who we are do not become confused. The truth is that we all behave differently, in a way are different people, in different circumstances. Those who claim that […]

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Ed’s books on Leadership, Life and Business will elevate your knowledge and give you the confidence to apply it to your personal and professional life.