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36 Mobility | February 2017 MEMBER PICKS: BOOKS THAT MAKE US BETTER About our reviewer: Shannon Brown has more than 14 years of experience in the mobility industry. She spent 13 years on the corporate side of relocation with a large, privately held global firm. She recently transitioned to the service partner side and is now the relocation director for Fazendin Realtors in Wayzata, Minnesota. In addition to her Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) ® designa- tion, she is a certified Professional of Human Resources (PHR). She is a member of the Minnesota Employee Relocation Council (MERC) and the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) as well as Worldwide ERC ® . She is president-elect of MERC and serves on the board of directors for MERC and CERC. "I enjoy making connections, and I thrive on helping corporations and transferees put all the relocation pieces together," Brown says. A mother, dog lover, and an avid Minnesota Twins fan who grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis, when not working on relocation, Brown may be found cheering on her daughter at a dance competition, rooting for her son's Little League baseball team, or spending time with her parents and beloved dogs. Presence was written to motivate. What kind of motivation does it offer? Its purpose is to ignite your inner personal power and to help you ignite the inner personal power of others by believing in yourself, being involved and engaged in life, listening to people, and learning to actively appreciate what others bring to any situation. Let's start with the idea of inner personal power. What does author Amy Cuddy mean by that? Feeling powerful versus feeling powerless impacts productivity. Research has proven that feelings of powerlessness and anxiety undermine a human's executive functions—defined as high-order cogni - tive tools such as reasoning, task flexibility, working Personal Power Book by Amy Cuddy Reviewed by Shannon Brown, CRP

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