5 Best Reads of The Week

1. 3 Ways to Stand Up and Be Heard When You’re on a Competitive Team
“Who doesn’t love to work on a high-performing team? It’s motivating to work with smart, dedicated colleagues who constantly add value to projects and are quick to execute on their responsibilities, then ask, ‘What’s next?’

But in some high-performing teams, collaboration gets put aside as competition heats up. Co-workers play verbal ping-pong in meetings, constantly promote their achievements, and put in long hours to try to gain an edge over their colleagues.

So what does it take to speak up and have a voice when you work in a highly competitive team?”

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2. How Sleep Resets The Brain’s ‘Emotional Compass’

“As most of us know all too well, lack of sleep and a bad mood often go hand-in-hand.

But a poor night’s sleep doesn’t just put a damper on your own emotions. New research from The University of California, Berkeley suggests that it may also hinder your ability to accurately read the emotions of others – an impairment that may have wide-ranging consequences for our social interactions.”

Find out more about the study on The Huffington Post

3. 8 Must-Reads for New Leaders

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“Some people are born leaders, others have to learn – sometimes the hard way. As we all know, whether from toiling away beneath the unwatchful eye of an especially inept leader or by botching instructions ourselves, leadership is one of those things that’s easier said than done. The trick, though, is to learn the all-important leadership lessons from someone else’s mistakes before you have the chance to make them yourself.

Whether you’re a new leader already or not, these eight books are packed with leadership lessons that will make you a smarter, more effective young professional.”

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4. 25 Super-Successful Leaders Give Their Best Career Advice for Millennials

If ‘follow your passion,’ ‘give 110%,’ and ‘be true to yourself’ just aren’t cutting it for you anymore, perhaps advice like, ‘don’t work too hard’ and ‘relax’ are more up your alley.

These successful people including the likes of Marissa Mayer, Suze Orman and Alexa von Tobel have offered some of the best – and oftentimes least conventional – advice for people in their 20s.

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5. 15 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Pursue Your Dreams

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“Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.” — Nelson Mandela.

Following your dreams is usually easier said than done. A little motivation and inspiration from people who have successfully pursued their dreams can help you get started.

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