20 in 2020: Happier Hour with Einstein

20 books worth talking about (in Rich Gassen’s opinion) My book suggestion for this week is actually a group of materials by Dr. Melissa Hughes, Ph.D. She has written two books on neuroscience and how it affects the brain: Happy Hour with Einstein and Happier Hour with Einstein: Another Round. Having worked with learners from the classroom to the boardroom, Hughes has spent the better … Continue reading 20 in 2020: Happier Hour with Einstein

20 in 2020: Brave Leadership

20 books worth talking about (in Rich Gassen’s opinion) My next installation of 20 in 2020 is Brave Leadership by Kimberly Davis. I’ll start with the web summary: THIS BOOK WILL HELP READERS BE BRAVE. While we may think that we need to follow some kind of prescription to get results, the most amazing leaders are those who dare to be their true selves, powerfully. … Continue reading 20 in 2020: Brave Leadership

20 in 2020: DRIVE by Dan Pink

20 books worth talking about (in Rich Gassen’s opinion) As mentioned in my last article, I am a print production manager at UW-Madison’s Digital Publishing and Printing Services, and also the chair of a community of practice on the UW campus called Campus Supervisors Network (CSN). Because of these two commitments, I research and read about leadership more than I had in the past. Last … Continue reading 20 in 2020: DRIVE by Dan Pink

20 in 2020: Range by David Epstein

20 books worth talking about (in Rich Gassen’s opinion) I read a lot. I didn’t use to; it really started as I completed a degree five years ago at the age of 45 and then filled my study time with practical things like professional development and reading. I usually have two or three books going at once, sometimes more. I am a supervisor at UW-Madison’s Digital … Continue reading 20 in 2020: Range by David Epstein

Give a little bit part two

My son is on a team raising funds for LLS (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society) with some classmates. They are learning, through their actions, the power of social media for good. It’s amazing the reach you have when you start with a small group, and they share with their respective networks from there. He’s already seen friends of friends donating to his campaign and asked how … Continue reading Give a little bit part two

Patience is the key to joy.

My workmate got a fortune cookie once that said: “Patience is the key to joy.” Today, more than ever, this statement holds true: we are so programmed for instant gratification, and sometimes (most times) the satisfaction of waiting for something more than ketchup to come out of the bottle ends up increasing the reward of that thing’s completion or delivery. The moment between stimulus and … Continue reading Patience is the key to joy.