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Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change

by William R. Miller This bestselling work for professionals and students is the authoritative presentation of motivational interviewing (MI), the powerful approach to facilitating change. The book elucidates the four processes of MI–engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning–and vividly demonstrates what they look like in action. A wealth of vignettes and interview examples illustrate the “dos…

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Tony Wagner’s Transforming Education Blog

TONY WAGNER currently serves as an Expert In Residence at Harvard University’s new Innovation Lab and as a Senior Research Fellow at the Learning Policy Institute. Tony’s previous work experience includes twelve years as a high school teacher, K-8 principal, university professor in teacher education, and founding executive director of Educators for Social Responsibility. Tony is a frequent…

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Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

by William Derseiwicz As a professor at Yale, William Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the nation’s brightest minds, were adrift when it came to the big questions: how to think critically and creatively and how to find a sense of purpose. Now, he argues that elite colleges are turning…

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Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice

by Clayton Christensen How do companies know how to grow? How can they create products that they are sure customers want to buy? Can innovation be more than a game of hit and miss? Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen has the answer. A generation ago, Christensen revolutionized business with his groundbreaking theory of disruptive…

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Self-Renewal: The Individual and the Innovative Society

by John W. Gardner This is above all a book about the individual. Individuals create societies and make them vital; and individuals bring them to moldering ruin. So this is a book about you. Buy the book here.

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Harvard Business Review’s Latest Articles

Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) was founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University, reporting into Harvard Business School. Their mission is to improve the practice of management in a changing world. Their thought leadership is focused on higher education and corporate learning. Read the articles here.

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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s famous investigations of “optimal experience” have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. Flow teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness…

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Adam Grant’s The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers

How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re…

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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

by Charles Duhigg In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of…

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Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise

by Anders Ericsson Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. Peak distills three decades of myth-shattering research into a powerful learning strategy that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring new abilities. Whether you want to stand out at work, improve your…

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