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How to Be a More Mindful Communicator

How to be a better communicator, and get the information you need, by being a more considerate communicator.

How to Be a More Mindful Communicator
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Don’t Add Your Two Cents in Economic Development

Don't give your opinion on everything just because you can.

Don’t Add Your Two Cents in Economic Development
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Managing Up in Economic Development

How to be a much better communicator and manage your boss.

Managing Up in Economic Development
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How to Write in Economic Development

A masterclass in effective writing in just 10 bullet points.

How to Write in Economic Development
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When You're Unmotivated

The next time you're feeling particularly unmotivated, do the boring stuff first.

When You're Unmotivated
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Buffalo Hunting in Alabama: A Novel

What if economic development was a cross between Jurassic Park, James Bond and Jack Reacher?

Buffalo Hunting in Alabama: A Novel
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Polite Persistence in Econ Dev

Don't just be polite. Be politely persistent.

Polite Persistence in Econ Dev
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Get Personal in Econ Dev

When I first started in economic development: I thought that there was a hierarchy.

Get Personal in Econ Dev
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Think Like a Bronze Medal Winner, Especially in Economic Development

An Olympics-related metaphor to guide your professional development as an econ dev.

Think Like a Bronze Medal Winner, Especially in Economic Development
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Why You Should Brag About Yourself at Work

Don't try to make your work sound better than it is. Just describe it exactly as good as it was.

Why You Should Brag About Yourself at Work