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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.

Trust Inc. Wins Nautilus Book Award

Barbara Kimmel, Trust Across America, April 20, 2014

Barbara Kimmel's book "Trust Inc., Strategies for Building Your Company's Most Valuable Asset" has received a 2014 Nautilus Silver award in business/leadership, an honor given to books promoting social or environmental justice. [ more]

Can Charisma Be Taught?

Gretchen Gavett, "The Shortlist," HBR Blog Network, April 18, 2014

This story shares five articles from around the web on: a former introvert who teaches leaders how to be charismatic; how a Chinese company 3D-printed ten houses in a day; how the "tentacles of bureaucracy" can make companies irrelevant; a Polish member of parliament who headed to London to learn why so many of his countrymen were drawn there; and changes that may be forthcoming at Microsoft under the leadership of its new CEO. [ more]

Your Tendency to Put Things Off May Have Been Inherited

Andrew O'Connell, "The Daily Stat," HBR Blog Network, April 18, 2014

Your tendency to procrastinate may be genetic, according to a study of hundreds of sets of twins that found that 46% of the trait of procrastination is due to genetic influences. [ more]

7 Ways to Boost Leadership EQ

Casey Mulqueen, Chief Learning Officer, April 16, 2014

The latest research on brain function shows that focusing on just a few emotional intelligence, or EQ, behaviors can have a significant impact on overall performance. This article shares seven ways to boost leadership EQ. [ more]

The New Academic Celebrity

Christopher Shea, The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 14, 2014

Today, academic stardom is more likely to be achieved by speakers at "ideas" conferences than the doyens of the past, according to this article's author. [ more]

Pulitzer Prizes Awarded for Coverage of N.S.A. Secrets and Boston Bombing

Ravi Somaiya, The New York Times, April 14, 2014

The Washington Post and Guardian U.S. won the Pulitzer Prize for public service, among the most prestigious awards in journalism, for their articles based on National Security Agency documents leaked by the former government contractor Edward J. Snowden. [ more]

Beyond the Finish Line

Josh Haner, The New York Times, April 10, 2014

Nearly a year after the Boston Marathon bombing, The New York Times reposts this slideshow that chronicles the progress of Jeff Bauman, a survivor who lost both legs in the bombing, in the months following the tragedy. [ more]

Stop Believing that Everything Is Urgent

"The Management Tip," Harvard Business Review, April 8, 2014

In an ever-accelerating business culture, where smaller teams are taking on increasing workloads, it's impossible to get everything done as fast as we'd like. This article suggests that figuring out the difference between trifles and true priorities and responding accordingly will help create the bandwidth you need to tackle those truly urgent projects. [ more]

Poll Results: Should Banks Monitor Social Media Sites?

"Bank Technology News," American Banker, April 4, 2014

The poll results are in, responding to the question of whether banks should adopt a Wells Fargo-style "war room" strategy of monitoring and responding to social media. [ more]

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