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Friday Finds - Job Offers, Negotiation, and Productivity Tips

I'm the luckiest guy in the world--mostly because I'm married to Faith Stevens. So I took her away for 10-days to vacation in Whistler, Vancouver, and Seattle. We had a tremendous time focusing on each other and our marriage. This picture is from one of our hikes.

Now I'm back in the saddle and want to add value to your life by sharing these leadership articles.

The Secret to Negotiating a Better Deal: 3 Ways to Put Yourself Exactly Where You Need to Be via Michael Hyatt

Effective negotiation is not always a natural skill, though it is necessary in many leadership situations. In this enlightening article, Michael Hyatt outlines 3 strategies to equip you for even the trickiest of negotiations. 

What To Consider Before Saying "Yes" To A Job Offer by Katie Bivens via Vanderbloemen Search Group

It's hard to ignore the excitement of a job offer, especially if you've been seeking your next position for some time. However, it can never hurt to spend some time discerning whether or not this is the next step for you. These 4 important considerations from Katie Bivens will shed some light on your impending decision.

Productivity Secrets from Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and More via FastCompany.com

We all want to figure out how to be more productive. I found these tips from some really smart and successful people to be incredibly helpful. For example, take time to "close virtual doors"--meaning turning off email, messaging, and social media for an hour here and there so you can get a project finished. Brilliant, right? Yeah--there's more in this article.  

How to Leave a Legacy as a Leader - Rainer on Leadership #350 via ThomRainer.com

Want some really good leadership advice? Leave your company or organization better off than it was when you started. In this podcast episode, Thom Rainer provides 8 keys to leaving a lasting legacy on your staff. 

What are some articles that you've found this week? Let us know in the comments below.