What’s Dennis Reading – July 3rd

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This week, Vice President Dennis Pruitt is reading:

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“Connect, Then Lead” by Amy J.C. Cuddy, Matthew Kohut, and John Neffinger

Is it better to be loved or feared? It is an age-old question that many leaders have found themselves asking. Research now shows that the most successful leaders are those who are both loved and feared. The real question is, “which is it better to come off as first, compassionate or strong?” This article takes a look at which traits are respected by leaders and how followers are affected by your first impression.

“The Suicide Detective” by Kim Tingley

Despite advances in medicine, counseling and awareness, the rate that individuals are dying from suicide is currently higher than murder and warfare combined. Matthew Nock and his research team at Harvard are currently using new research techniques to see if they can detect suicidal behaviors in an individual before it is too late. They are hoping that they will be able to develop techniques that can be used within the Army and other programs to help decrease the number of deaths cause by suicide.

Let Dennis know if you are reading the same articles or if you have questions/comments about what he is reading!

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