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

Why (Atomic) Habits are Important


Why (Atomic) Habits are Important By Hannah Ferguson No matter how old you are or how long you have been at Germer International, personal development and learning is something we value and always encourage. I have read a lot of books throughout my two and a half years here, and I can genuinely say, I [...]

Why (Atomic) Habits are Important2020-12-31T12:18:07-05:00



Untamed, by Glennon Doyle By Allison Flitter Untamed by Glennon Doyle was one of the best books I read in 2020. Glennon Doyle wrote this novel about her experience finding her voice and how others could find their voice (specific to women, but could be applied to men as well). She takes the reader through [...]


The Power of Habit


The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg By Les Schafer You might be asking yourself why this recruiter is writing this short review of this book and for that matter why you should care. Truth be told, we here at Germer International are constantly on a journey of growth. We are trying to be better [...]

The Power of Habit2020-12-31T12:16:14-05:00
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