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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.

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.

Study: Publicizing female CEO appointments comes with a cost

Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, Chicago Tribune, June 14, 2016

Given the push for more women in the C-suite, companies might wish to shout from the rooftops when they appoint a female CEO. But the more they shout, the more their share price might suffer, a new study finds — not necessarily because investors are biased, but because they think others are. [...read more]

Period. Full Stop. Point. Whatever It’s Called, It’s Going Out of Style

Dan Bilefsky, The New York Times, June 9, 2016

One of the oldest forms of punctuation may be dying

The period — the full-stop signal we all learn as children, whose use stretches back at least to the Middle Ages — is gradually being felled in the barrage of instant messaging that has become synonymous with the digital age

So says David Crystal, who has written more than 100 books on language and is a former master of original pronunciation at Shakespeare's Globe theater in London — a man who understands the power of tradition in language [...read more]

FOMO: This Is The Best Way To Overcome Fear Of Missing Out

Eric Barker, Barking Up The Wrong Tree, June 5, 2016

You hear about FOMO a lot these days. In fact, the word was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013. What does it really mean? A recent study on the subject defined it as: ...''the uneasy and sometimes all-consuming feeling that you're missing out – that your peers are doing, in the know about, or in possession of more or something better than you''. Under this framing of FoMO, nearly three quarters of young adults reported they experienced the phenomenon. It's certainly not a good thing. [...read more]

Unless You’re Oprah, ‘Be Yourself’ Is Terrible Advice.

Adam Grant, The New York Times, June 4, 2016

We are in the Age of Authenticity, where "be yourself" is the defining advice in life, love and career. Authenticity means erasing the gap between what you firmly believe inside and what you reveal to the outside world. But for most people, "be yourself" is actually terrible advice. [...read more]

This Is How To Make Good Habits Stick: 6 Secrets From Research

Eric Barker, Barking Up The Wrong Tree, May 29, 2016

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones... and then we don't do it. Why? Well, building solid personal habits can be hard. In fact, research shows it takes an average of 66 days to build a new good habit. But it doesn't have to be that difficult. This article takes a look at the scientific tricks to building good habits — and ones that stick. [...read more]

Social Network Effects in Hiring

Laura W. Geller, Strategy+Business, May 21, 2016

Job seekers are keenly aware that who they know matters. A contact at a prospective employer can push a resume to the top of the pile, put in a good word, or arrange an introductory lunch. Companies, for their part, are happy to oblige. Employee referrals help them cut through the noise, target searches, and save money. Social networks play a positive role in the hiring process. But what can these useful connections tell us about performance on the job? Does the advantage of knowing someone carry over once an individual joins a firm? [...read more]

How To Be Persuasive: 7 New Secrets From Hostage Negotiation

Eric Barker, Time, May 17, 2016

We all have to have difficult conversations. And they'd be easier if you knew how to be persuasive. Whether it's dealing with family members, buying a car or negotiating a raise, persuasion is always a useful skill. But much of what you read doesn't work in tough scenarios. So this article's author asked the FBI's lead international hostage negotiator, Chris Voss, who has handled the most challenging scenarios imaginable — ones where lives are on the line — to share a few of the techniques he uses. [...read more]

Hearsay Social Founder: It’s a Huge Mistake for CEOs to Leave Social Media to Millennials

Clara Shih, Fortune, May 16, 2016

To bring about wholesale business transformation, company leaders must personally own and drive Social Business strategy—including and starting with the CEO. This article's author shares three ways CEOs can do this. [...read more]

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