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Episode 10: An interview with Rohit Bhargava, a leading authority on marketing, trends, and innovation. He is the Wall Street Journal best-selling author of six business books, including Non-Obvious: How to Think Differently, Create Ideas, and Predict the Future, and he teaches a popular course on marketing and storytelling at Georgetown University. 

Episode 9: An interview with Ambassador Wendy Sherman, author of Not for the Faint of Heart: Lessons in Courage, Power, and Persistence, and known as the lead negotiator for the United States State Department on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Ambassador Sherman served as a special adviser on North Korea to President Bill Clinton, and became the first female undersecretary of state for political affairs in 2011. In this episode, Ambassador Sherman shares what it takes for leaders to find common ground even amid deep and long-standing differences, and why courage, power, and persistence are among the necessary ingredients for leaders to negotiate lasting solutions to thorny issues

Episode 8: An interview with Annie Duke, author of Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts. Ms. Duke has devoted her career to the study of decision-making under pressure, combining her academic studies in cognitive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania with real-life decision making at the poker table. She is the only woman to have won both the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions and the NBC National Poker Heads-Up Championship. She is also the co-founder of the Alliance for Decision Education, an organization dedicated to improving lives by empowering students to be better decision-makers in the modern world.

Episode 7: An interview with Kristi Hedges, author of The Inspiration Code: How the Best Leaders Energize People Every Day, and a leadership coach specializing in executive communications.

Episode 6: An interview with Ira Chaleff, author of The Courageous Follower: Standing Up to and for Our Leaders and Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You’re Told to Do Is Wrong, and founder and president of Executive Coaching & Consulting Associates in Washington, DC.

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Episode 5: An interview with Christine Porath, author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace, associate professor at McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, and international consultant to organizations and government agencies.

Episode 4: An interview with Daniel Pink, bestselling author, contributing editor at Fast Company and Wired, and business columnist for The Sunday Telegraph.

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Explains how to develop diversity training programs for staff, supervisors, and managers. Suggests ways to manage a diverse workforce, enhance productivity, and foster employees' understanding of one another. Includes instructions on how to assess the need for diversity training, develop a curriculum, find and work with faculty, and build support for the training. An annotated list of readings and training videotapes is also provided. The Center can assist with program development and with finding a consultant to meet the court unit's needs. 

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A magazine that reported Center research and education activities in a concise format. In this issue of FJC Directions:

  • The Future of Judicial Education, by Denis J. Hauptly, page 2
  • Cost-Effective Training for Court Support Personnel, by Emily Z. Huebner, page 8
  • Educational Videos and the Federal Judiciary, by Jody E. George, page 12
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A magazine that reported Center research and education activities in a concise format. In this issue of FJC Directions:

  • New Developments in Court Education: Taking It to the People, by Emily Z. Huebner, page 1
  • Defining a Role for Court-Appointed Experts, by Joe S. Cecil and Thomas E. Willging, page 6

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