“If Humble People Make the Best Leaders, Why Do We Fall for Charismatic Narcissists?”

“People are drawn to those who look and act the romanticized role of the leader. But charismatic leadership can have a dark side.”

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/if-humble-people-make-the-best-leaders-why-do-we-fall-for-charismatic-narcissists?utm_source=pocket-newtab

by Margarita Mayo for Harvard Business Review on Pocket Worthy

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July 8, 2019

 

 

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With planned effort, “Give your yard back to nature” and reclaim all your grass cutting time

https://www.popularmechanics.com/home/lawn-garden/a28197493/give-your-yard-back-to-nature/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

by Jessie Kissinger for Popular Mechanics

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July 7, 2019

 

“The Four Stages of Life”

As we transition through life, we experience traumas, reshuffle priorities, and lost relationships. But this all allows us to reach out true potential.

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-four-stages-of-life?utm_source=pocket-newtab

by Mark Manson for Pocket Worthy

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Innovator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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July 4, 2019

How to Reclaim Our Professional Writing Skills and Our Professional Reputation

Like anything new, what is new can be used for good, or not.

Take for instance, social media writing and its impact on our formal writing skills.

Online we often write in short form, avoid punctuation, create acronyms, and employ emojis not only for texting, but also in emails and online correspondence.

Then when we sit down to write a formal letter for professional purposes, many of us bring our new habits to writing a formal document that is supposed to represent us professionally, which it does, but not always in a good way these days.

To counter what I discovered is my own writing sloppiness and laziness born of the new online age, I realized a library visit was in order. Serendipity being what it is, the library had pulled several books about writing and arranged a prominent display, so I was not surprised when Sam Leith’s “Write to the Point A Master Class on the Fundamentals of Writing for Any Purpose” figuratively jumped off the library display table into my hands.

Sam’s book refreshes one’s approach and reboots forgotten skills by pointing out the obvious and not-so-obvious new bad writing habits. With a friendly conversational tone, his voice also reveals in-depth historical and present English Standard knowledge. He presents the updated norms of what is considered formal professional writing now, including changes in punctuation use that can make or break our document and therefore the image we present.

No matter what we write or the media we use, our language skills and writing still provide an image of us to others online or on paper. And as a professional writer, I am grateful for the work of Sam Leith and others who guide us with skill and deftness through the waves of change impacting our primary communication tool of words.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Innovator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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July 3, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This is the most impressive resume I’ve ever seen – based on my 20 years experience hiring and interviewing”

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/26/most-impressive-resume-ever-based-on-20-years-of-hiring-and-interviewing.html?utm_source=pocket-newtab

by Gary Burnison for “Makeit”

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Innovator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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July 2, 2019

“The Seven Stupidest Things We Do With Money”

“Rich or poor, people tend to make the same money-wasting errors again and again. It doesn’t have to be that way.”

https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2019/06/13/the-stupidest-things-with-money/e2GeBtYWqADCbD57YDtcrI/story.html?utm_source=pocket-newtab

by Susan Moeller for Your Money Magazine

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July 1, 2019

Happy Canada Day!

Hooray, we are celebrating how fortunate we are to live in Canada, whether as new citizens or citizens from a line of immigrants from around the world.

We celebrate Native Americans who were here before us too.

We are a diverse nation still learning to be inclusive, but we are getting better at it.

We are all Canadians!

HAPPY CANADA DAY!

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Innovator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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July 1, 2019