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I hope you enjoy reading some of my articles below. Themes range from personal growth to leadership lessons to business frameworks, but all are based in what I've learned over the years and what I learn with my clients each week.

Check out more of my writing on Medium @jasonrwaller, where I'm a top writer in Leadership.

 
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How to Read Body Language, According to an Intelligence Officer

I spent the last half of my military career as an intelligence officer. No, I wasn’t doing anything you’d see in the movies (although I guess that depends on the movie). Most of my work was in analysis and data. That said, human intelligence was always a factor. On deployment, I could meet with a few dozen individuals a day. Knowing what to look for and how to read someone — especially across different cultures and with an interpreter between you — was critical. In this artic

52 Things to Do When You’re Bored Out of Your Gourd

Oh no, another listicle on random things to do! I know, but this one’s pretty great. Yes, I wrote this because it’s top-of-mind for me and my clients during this coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic, with some people in quarantine or self-quarantining. But it’s applicable to boredom in general. As someone who’s been working from home for a while, 90% of this comes from my own idle ponderings. So, you want some ideas on how to reframe your boredom when you’re stuck at home? Let’s g