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Leadership & Resiliency Reading List

November 13, 2015

"It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it." - Lena Horne

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Between Perseverance and Surrender

When do you give up? When do you press on? And what is guiding you to either? This essay is a must-read for anyone who aspires to do difficult things (which I believe is every one of you). 

Learning to Deal With the Impostor Syndrome

Financial planner and author Carl Richards on the impostor syndrome. "It’s at the moment when you’re most vulnerable that all your doubts come crashing in around you.”

Mental minimalism

"We can’t do everything. We can’t say yes to everything. We especially can’t have zero boundaries if we want to have the mental space needed to create things.” Writer Paul Jarvis on mental minimalism. 

Authentic Job Interviews: The Airline Baggage Check Test

Chewse CEO Tracy Lawrence on her definition of an authentic interview. 

“Busy” people are actually not that productive

“We are under the impression that we have this brain that can do more than it can.” Multitasking is awful and trying to be busy is killing your productivity. Slow down and focus, people. 

This is about the time I chose not to die.

Designer, author and entrepreneur Mike Monteiro shares his personal experience with depression. 

Resist and Thrive

Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler in an excellent explanation of Kickstarter’s values. Fuck the monoculture, indeed. 

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