September 30, 2023 | Book Reviews | Denise Gifford

“The Creative Act” by Rick Rubin is More Art Than Craft

Rubin explores creativity through nuggets of inspiration and insight  

Creativity is an in-demand business skill. It’s always been important, but as more companies seek to leverage the power of technology, especially AI, creativity is a must-have to stay competitive and know how to best leverage the new tech capabilities. …

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  • August 14, 2023 | Insights | Helen S. Cooke

    A Responsible Approach to Using AI in Project Management

    we want to preserve the professional capability while tapping a new tool

    Artificial intelligence is a topic getting a lot of headlines and airtime lately. The technological breakthroughs are likely to affect a lot of things in our work and in our lives. At this point there are more questions than answers, …

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  • July 25, 2023 | Book Reviews | Denise Gifford

    For Business Negotiations, Chris Voss’ “Never Split the Difference” Has Unique Insights

    A veteran FBI negotiator, Voss knows what to do when the stakes are high

    The type of negotiating most of us do in our lifetimes doesn’t include life or death situations. We negotiate the mundane, like children’s bedtimes, or the important, like salaries or business contracts. So it’s intriguing to get a look at …

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  • June 25, 2023 | Insights | Helen S. Cooke

    Project Managers Are the Leaders We Need

    in the age of job hopping and quiet quitting, project managers are a source of stability

    Those of us craving leadership in today’s work culture are having a hard time of it. We hear about “the great resignation” and “quiet quitting.” We see it among our friends and colleagues. We read about it in the news. …

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  • May 30, 2023 | Book Reviews | Denise Gifford

    In “Peak,” Author Anders Ericsson Explored the Science of Expertise

    How does a person become an expert? Does it require talent you’re born with, or can you become an expert through practice? And what does it mean to be an “expert” in the first place? To answer these questions, psychologist …

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