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Download PowerPoint SlidesEverything from your career to your personal life relies on healthy communication. With skills gained in this Fortune 500-approved course, you’ll develop stronger relationships, improve decision-making outcomes, and be able to navigate high-stake conversations.

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We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter by Celeste Headlee

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The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene

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Wikipedia Article: "2017 in the United States"

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Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect by Matthew D. Lieberman

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Andrew Ericsson & Robert Pool

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams

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Connected: The Amazing Power of Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives by Nicholas A. Christakis & James H. Fowler

Real Influence: Persuade Without Pushing and Gain Without Giving In by Mark Goulston  & Dr. John Ullmen

From the Mayo Clinic: Positive thinking: Stop negative self-talk to reduce stress

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Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt

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The  Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene

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Radical Candor: Fully Revised & Updated Edition: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott