Must Reads

The publications below have been recommended by the ICRE community members as interesting and exciting "must read" articles. Please feel free to send your recommendations for the next issue to

Spring 2017

I'm a young black woman. Why do so many people assume I’m not a doctor? by Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu for STAT. Published on October 15, 2016.
This article describes the disappointment of minority health professionals who are often not recognized as members of their profession, citing the example of the Delta flight attendant who told a black female doctor, "We are looking for actual physicians," when a medical incident unfolded on the plane.

How to Avoid Influence Killers: 4 Speech Habits to Eliminate Now by Sabina Nawaz for Inc. Published on October 24, 2016.
“Are sloppy speech habits holding you back as a leader? Discover simple changes you can make to instantly increase your ability to influence others and raise your status as a speaker and leader.” [Note: Sabina Nawaz is an ELAM facilitator.]

How Achieving Emotional Agility Can Help You – at Work and in Life for Knowledge@Wharton. Published on October 26, 2016.
"Just like physical agility, emotional agility is important to overall health, well-being and successful relationships at work. But in a fast-paced world fraught with so much stress and upheaval, how do you achieve it? Psychologist Susan David, a lecturer at Harvard Medical School, offers insights in a new book titled Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life. She spoke with Knowledge@Wharton about the 'critical skill set' needed to achieve emotional balance."
Why We Can't Finish Things by Allison M. Vaillancourt for Vitae. Published on October 31, 2016.
And why we have difficulty even getting started.

Why Introverts Can Make Incredible Leaders by Sheryl Sandberg and Susan Cain for Heleo. Published on January 18, 2017.
Susan Cain and Sheryl Sandberg on why there's no contradiction between being quiet and being a great leader.

What's The Best Leadership Advice You Ever Received? for Fast Company. Published on January 9, 2017.
Wise words on rejecting popularity, seeking advice, inspiring people, and more.

Avoiding gender bias in reference writing for the University of Arizona Commission on the Status of Women. Published on October 20, 2015.
Got a great student? Planning to write a super letter of reference? Don't fall into these common traps based on unconscious gender bias.

Women, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering report released by National Science Foundation for ScienceDaily. Published on January 31, 2017.
The NSF published new research on women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering. "Women have reached parity with men in educational attainment but not in [science and engineering] employment. Underrepresented minorities account for disproportionately smaller percentages in both [science and engineering] education and employment," said a press release from the NSF, published on ScienceDaily.

Mastering the Art of Presenting by Christine Kelly for Inside Higher Ed. Published on February 6, 2017.
Being able to give an effective presentation is essential to your career success, writes Christine Kelly, who provides six pointers on how to do so.

If You Want to Get Promoted, Say So by Sabina Nawaz for Harvard Business Review. Published on January 5, 2017.
"Both Bohdan and Jason had worked hard to prove their capabilities and had delivered exceptional business results. The difference was that Jason had never asked his bosses what it would take for him to get promoted."

Interested in Leadership Roles? by Judith S. White for Inside Higher Ed. Published on February 8, 2017.
Then you should tell someone. Judith White offers advice for how to prepare for such a conversation.

How to Trim Your Inbox, Stop Checking Email and Be More Productive by Sabina Nawaz for Inc. Published on February 13, 2017.
Field-tested secrets from super users.

The Art of 'No' by Robin Bernstein for The Chronicle of Higher Education. Published on March 20, 2017.
Don't allow yourself to be treated as a checked box on someone else's to-do list.


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