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Your link to success begins at the library. With each week of "In The Know," 
  you to a business book or magazine that will inspire, teach, inform, or elevate you, professionally and personally. This week:

Whatever Works
by Thalma Lobel

An internationally renowned psychologist shows us how overlooked factors in our work days--our physical environments, our unconscious habits, and even traits like our faces and voices--have the power to make or break our careers.

In Whatever Works: The Small Cues That Make a Surprising Difference in our Success at Work—and How to Create a Happier Office, Thalma Lobel, one of the world's leading experts on human behavior, explores groundbreaking psychological research on job performance, satisfaction, and creativity. Lobel goes beyond obvious considerations like salary, title, and company culture to shed light on the hidden factors--often unrecognized, counterintuitive, or invisible--that have profound effects on how well we can do our jobs and how happy we are at work.

Did you know that just doodling in a certain way can increase your creativity? That looking at something green for forty seconds will improve your attention? That crossing your legs similarly to an interviewer could get you the job? That the mere presence of a smartphone on your desk can lessen your performance, even if it's turned off? That being in a warmer room makes you more likely to want to conform with the group, affecting your decision-making? These are the invisible factors that nudge our behavior on a daily basis, and combined, have a real and significant bearing on our success--or failure--at work.
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