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Rick Miller

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Rick Miller of the Center for Applied Leadership reflects on a Forbes article listing the personal skills needed to be successful in the marketplace by the year 2020.  Among the skills are "sensemaking" (connecting things into new ideas) and "social intelligence" (connecting with people and asking the right questions).

Rick Miller with the Center for Applied Leadership discusses the "five-hour rule" for self-fulfillment and self-improvement inspired by inventor, scientist and statesman Benjamin Franklin.

Rick Miller of the Center for Applied Leadership discusses an article by psychologist Amy Cuddy on "10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression."  According to Dr. Cuddy, it is more important to be viewed as "trustyworthy and likable" than "skilled, experienced and capable."

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Ron Mader, Flickr, Creative Commons

Rick Miller with the Center for Applied Leadership analyzes a recent Inc. magazine article on "37 Words and Phrases that Immediately Increase Your Credibility."  The most powerful word, according to the article, is "you."  Another very influential word: "because."

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Diatribes and Ovations

Rick Miller with the Center for Applied Leadership discusses "10 words and phrases to drop from your vocabulary," that, when spoken in meetings and other group situations, tend to undercut the credibility and authority of person using them.

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Rick Miller with the Center for Applied Leadership discusses a soon-to-be released book "Intentional Living: Choosing a Life That Matters" by leadership consultant John C.

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Rick Miller with the Center for Applied Leadership discusses a recent segment of "CBS This Morning," based on a Wall Street Journal article about procrastination, in which social psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson says that procrastination is caused not by laziness but by stress.  One way to fight procrastination, she says, is to break intimidating tasks down into manageable pieces.

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Rick Miller of the Center for Applied Leadership discusses the "myth of multitasking," in which we may kid ourselves that we're able to do several things at once, and do them all well.  One strategy for making better use of your time is to have only one priority every day; while you may do other things, the priority is the one thing that must be done and be done well.

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Huffiington Post

Rick Miller with the Center for Applied Leadership discusses a recent article, "'No' is a complete sentence," and says in a healthy relationship "no" doesn't always require an excuse.

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Rick Miller of the Center for Applied Leadership discusses the concept of "habit creep," which can be used to develop good habits as well as bad ones.

Our personal technology commentator Rick Miller has tips on a moisture-wicking towel and automatic-flushing toilet technology for the home.

Our personal technology commentator, Rick Miller, describes some new products that may bring clean drinking water to people around the world who desperately need it, including a "drinkable book" and the "Lifestraw."

The Blacklands Cafe's personal technology commentator Rick Miller says a new product will protect your car against hail, even if you have to leave it outside the garage. And Rick says crank-operated radios may not be high-tech, but they're sure good to have in event of a power failure.

KETR's personal technology commentator Rick Miller on the practical applications of controversial Google Glass, the arrival of Ultra HD television, and something called "the recharging bowl."

Our personal technology commentator Rick Miller says the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas featured dozens of amazing new tech wonders, including "onesies," that will help parents take better care of babies, and Google Glass, which is having a positive effect on law enforcement.

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