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Must Reads

There is so much to read, so much to know, so many sources to follow. And the volume of news and information just keeps growing exponentially. How to keep up? Even more, how to rediscover the serendipity of learning something new and interesting for its own sake?

Here, for your enjoyment and interest, are the articles Temin and Company considers "must reads." They are primarily on the topics of reputation and crisis management, the media, leadership and strategy, perception and psychology, self-presentation, science, girls and women, organizational behavior and other articles of interest.

They are listed below with the most recent articles first, and to the side, by category.

We hope you enjoy them and would appreciate your comments. And whenever you have any favorite articles for us to add, please let us know so that we might include them for other readers to enjoy.

6 Secrets Of Excellent Conversationalists

Jacqueline Whitmore, Business Insider, August 5, 2014

The solution to the age-old problem of understanding others may be as simple as taking the time to improve your active listening skills. This article shares six tips to help you become a better listener and actually hear what others are saying, not just what you think they are saying or what you want to hear. [ more]

10 Things You Need To Know Today

Sam Ro, Business Insider, August 14, 2014

This article's author shares ten things you need to know on August 14th, including that "Europe Is A Disaster," "Markets Bounce," "Cisco Is Cutting Jobs," and "Wal-Mart Announces Earnings." [ more]

Video: How can we tackle mental health disorders?

Barbara Sahakian, World Economic Forum, April 11, 2014

One in four of us will experience mental health problems at some point in our lives, and because many of these disorders start before the age of 24 early diagnosis is crucial, says this article's author, a Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at Cambridge University. [ more]

To Get What You Want, Find a Similarity

"The Management Tip," HBR Blog Network, August 14, 2014

When you're beginning an intense negotiation, building trust early is important: it makes the work of aligning both interests easier (and makes the person across the table more likely to honor her commitments). You can establish trust by creating a sense of similarity between the two of you. [ more]

The craft of incentive prize design

Jesse Goldhammer, Kwasi Mitchell, Anesa "Nes" Parker, Brad Anderson and Sahil Joshi, Deloitte University Press, June 18, 2014

Incentive prizes, deceptively simple in concept, are often challenging to construct in a way that drives the desired outputs and supports the desired outcomes. How can prize designers get it "right"? [ more]

Unequal pay for women: 'I was told men should make more'

Jana Kasperkevic, The Guardian, August 13, 2014

Most American women are still not getting paid as much as their male colleagues.The Guardian US and ProPublica readers share their stories of finding out that they were paid less than their male colleagues. [ more]

Ten Reasons Winners Keep Winning, Aside from Skill

Rosabeth Moss Kanter, HBR Blog Network, August 1, 2012

Whether the game involves competing every four years in the Olympics or every day in a business, winning brings advantages that make it easier to keep winning. This article's author compared perpetual winners with long-term losers in professional and amateur sports and then matched the findings to business case studies. She discovered that winners gain ten important advantages as a result of victory — and that smart leaders can cultivate and build on these advantages to make the next success possible. [ more]

The Big Idea: 21st-Century Talent Spotting

Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, Harvard Business Review, June 2014

As business becomes more volatile and complex, and the global market for top professionals gets tighter, this article's author believes that organizations and their leaders must transition to what he thinks of as a new era of talent spotting—one in which our evaluations of one another are based not on brawn, brains, experience, or competencies, but on potential. [ more]

This CEO is out for blood

Roger Parloff, Fortune, June 12, 2014

Elizabeth Holmes founded her revolutionary blood diagnostics company, Theranos, when she was 19. It's now worth more than $9 billion, and poised to change health care. [ more]

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