Are We Negotiating? Always!


Are We Negotiating? Always! Written By Hannah Ferguson This year, I studied several negotiating books ranging from classics like “Getting to Yes” by Roger Fisher to more modern and contemporary books like “Persuade and Get Paid” by Phil M. Jones. The book I found most interesting, however, was one written by a former international hostage [...]

Are We Negotiating? Always!2023-02-21T15:57:44-05:00

Work Clean


Work Clean Written By: Sydney Grierson “Mental mise-en place is the idea that students can’t master physical organization without first organizing their minds.” - Dan Charnas work clean If you’ve ever watched Food Network, you’ve likely heard chefs talk about the importance of mise-en place. In the culinary world, this refers to the [...]

Work Clean2023-01-11T14:08:08-05:00



De-Escalate: How to Calm an Angry Person in 90 Seconds or Less Written By: Allison Delaney Have you ever encountered a screaming toddler, a teenager who doesn’t want to talk or a boss that loves to yell? Have you had your partner come home from work more angry than when they left? Do you know [...]


Bargaining for Advantage


Hannah’s Book Recommendation: Written by Hannah Ferguson Earlier this year, I decided I wanted to become a better negotiator. Whether it’s your spouse, significant other, kids, boss, or salesperson, we negotiate (or “argue”) with people every single day, which is why I thought it would be a great skill to develop. I started looking for [...]

Bargaining for Advantage2022-05-10T10:17:28-04:00

Making Mornings Work for You


Making Mornings Work for You Written By: Sydney Grierson “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” - Socrates  It’s no secret that COVID-19 has had a strong impact on the way we go about our daily lives, especially when examining from [...]

Making Mornings Work for You2022-01-07T16:47:15-05:00

“Not Nice”


Book Recommendation:“Not Nice” Written by Jessica Gerber “Not Nice,” written by Aziz Gazipura, is one of my favorite books I’ve read in 2021. Aziz Gaz ipura analyzes the concept of being nice. Typically, being nice is something that is admired and encouraged in society. However, Aziz Gazipura takes a deeper look at what it means [...]

“Not Nice”2022-01-07T16:42:18-05:00

The Art of Charm


Podcast: The Art of Charm Written by: Jess Goodman Personal development is valued and encouraged at Germer. While working on personal and professional development with colleagues, I have gotten more into audiobooks and podcasts. During my search for more personal development podcasts, I stumbled upon The Art of Charm. The Art of Charm is a [...]

The Art of Charm2022-03-29T09:07:58-04:00

The Greatest Salesman in the World, by OG Mandino


The Greatest Salesman in the World, by OG Mandino By: Sydney Grierson “Failure will never overtake you if your determination to succeed is strong enough (Mandino, 49). This is my favorite quote from the book The Greatest Salesman in the World. It sheds light on one of the most important lessons to the reader: one must [...]

The Greatest Salesman in the World, by OG Mandino2021-02-22T10:53:31-05:00

The Art of Learning


 The Art of Learning, by Joshua Waitzkin By: David Naider Joshua Waitzkin is a prodigy. In his book, The Art of Learning, a journey into the pursuit of excellence, Joshua Waitzkin speaks on the learning processes that he used from the time he was a child after he fell in love with the game of chess. [...]

The Art of Learning2020-12-31T12:02:27-05:00
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