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  1. 5.6 hrs • 3/21/2017 • Unabridged

    A leader's job is to unleash the unlimited store of potential in people. "The vast majority of the workforce in any organization possesses far more talent, intelligence, capability, and creativity than their present jobs require or even allow.” - Dr. Stephen R. Covey That’s what Talent Unleashed is about—unleashing that unlimited store of potential in people. That’s a leader’s job. And how does a leader do that job? Through 3 Leadership Conversations—not just individual events, but ongoing discussions designed to help people give the best they can. In these conversations, leaders trade fear for trust, confusion for clarity, and micromanaging for empowerment. The three vital leadership conversations are:The Performance ConversationThe Voice ConversationThe “Clearing the Path” Conversation Performance Conversations define roles and set clear goals. Leaders hold people accountable for these roles and goals, thus transforming team members from “managed hirelings” to “trusted partners and teammates.” Voice Conversations affirm the worth and potential of each person on a team. Leaders help individuals discover their unique gifts, talents, and abilities and align these gifts, talents, and abilities to the great mission of the organization. It is the process that ignites the inner fire. Clear the Path Conversations turn supervisors into leaders who become sources of help and empower people to succeed in their jobs. Leaders help clear away the obstacles from the success pathway.

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  2. 3.1 hrs • 3/21/2017 • Unabridged

    In today’s hectic work environment, the chances are that you have way too much to do and too little time to get it done. No matter how accomplished and capable you are, achieving your goals can seem almost insurmountable. Why is it that some people consistently seem to get more done than others? The answer is that they know how to set specific, achievable goals for themselves...and then follow through on them. This revised and updated audio edition of Goal Setting offers listeners practical tools and powerful techniques on how to set a goal, make a plan, and achieve an objective. The audio book teaches you how to:act upon your objectives in a precise, targeted wayrecognize obstacles and overcome thembecome more assertivechange counterproductive behaviorestablish prioritiesmake the most of your timeAchieving goals takes hard work and discipline, but it can be done.

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    Goal Setting

    3.1 hrs • 3/21/17 • Unabridged
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  3. 4.4 hrs • 3/20/2017 • Unabridged

    We live in an evolving economic environment, one in which job security and career certainty are distant memories. The old rules for navigating the turbulent waters of employment just don’t apply anymore. In the face of these ongoing changes, it’s easy to become fearful and discouraged. In The Career Catapult, innovative career consultant Roopa Unnikrishnan shows you how to gaze into this uncertain future and shape it to your advantage―regardless of your current position in the hierarchy. Leaping into a revised career trajectory requires quick and purposeful movement. In The Career Catapult, Roopa offers five essential disciplines that will catapult you along the fast track: Dig Deep to Soar. Examine your skills and resources to accurately assess your marketplace value. Stalk Innovations and Trends. Explore the context in which you can offer your value. Jolt Your Network. Use your assets, including networks that can drive significant value. Prototype Possibilities. Free yourself to imagine. Visualize the full array of possibilities and test-drive them. Find ways to don the mantle of the new role. Go Extreme. Is your desired future achievable? Yes! Take that confident leap into your future.

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    The Career Catapult by Roopa Unnikrishnan

    The Career Catapult

    4.4 hrs • 3/20/17 • Unabridged
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  4. 5.5 hrs • 3/20/2017

    Succeed in Any Culture, in Every Situation In today's global economy, the ability to interact effectively across cultures is a fundamental job requirement for just about everyone. But it's impossible to learn the customs and traits of every single culture. David Thomas and Kerr Inkson present a universal set of techniques and people skills that will allow you to adapt quickly to, and thrive in, any cultural environment. You'll learn to discard your own culturally based assumptions and pay careful attention, in a mindful and creative way, to cues in cross-cultural situations. The authors show how to apply cultural intelligence in a series of specific situations: making decisions; communicating, negotiating, and resolving conflicts; leading and motivating others; and designing, managing, and contributing to multicultural groups and teams. This extensively revised third edition has been updated with new stories showing cultural intelligence in action. Thomas and Inkson have broadened the focus beyond business to include organizations of all kinds—nonprofits, governments, educational institutions, and more. And they include a reliable and valid measure of cultural intelligence based on a decade of research by an international team of scholars.

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    Cultural Intelligence by Kerr C. Inkson, David Thomas
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  5. 4.6 hrs • 3/14/2017 • Unabridged

    In an inspiring new motivational book, management consultant and speaking guru Brian Biro describes how we can seize and act upon the Windows of Opportunity that we encounter to transform our lives. In There Are No Overachievers, renown speaker and former U.S. Swimming coach Brian Biro distills a lifetime of lessons on how to be more energized and passionate about work and life by seizing the WOO. A WOO is a Window of Opportunity--a precious, unrepeatable moment that can impact, redirect, and even reshape our lives, once we recognize and choose to seize them. By enhancing our ability to relate to others, increasing our personal energy, fostering greater teamwork, and better partnering with those around us, he shows us how we can create windows of opportunity each and every day that can change our careers and our lives. Organized in a series of short, targeted chapters, There Are No Overachievers encourages us to engage others, overcome our incessant need for approval, and go beyond our limits to deliver breakthrough results.  Interweaving personal stories and anecdotes from his life as a top national swimming coach and executive vice president with insights and action steps we can apply to our lives, Biro reveals the secrets to living a rich and dynamic life, and a successful and fulfilling career. From the Hardcover edition.

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    There Are No Overachievers

    4.6 hrs • 3/14/17 • Unabridged
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  6. 3.2 hrs • 3/7/2017 • Unabridged

    Why do some people succeed at change while others fail? It’s the way they think! Liminal thinking is a way to create change by understanding, shaping, and reframing beliefs. What beliefs are stopping you right now? You have a choice. You can create the world you want to live in, or live in a world created by others. If you are ready to start making changes, read this book.

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    Liminal Thinking by Dave Gray

    Liminal Thinking

    Foreword by Richard Saul Wurman
    Read by Dan Woren
    3.2 hrs • 3/7/17 • Unabridged
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  7. 3.2 hrs • 3/7/2017 • Unabridged

    A fun, yet factual guide to thrive not only in Silicon Valley, but in the emerging Global Silicon Valley.Silicon Valley has become synonymous with big ideas, start-ups, and inventing the future. But today, the magic of Silicon Valley has gone viral and global. From Austin to Boston, from Shanghai to Dubai, a Global Silicon Valley is emerging.In THE GLOBAL SILICON VALLEY HANDBOOK, bestselling author, venture capitalist, and global thought leader, Michael Moe, maps out an insider's guide to Silicon Valley and the hottest emerging markets from around the world. The audiobook highlights need-to-knows, including who the top VCs and angel investors are, phrases to avoid in a pitch, or even where to close a deal over dinner or beers. THE GLOBAL SILICON VALLEY HANDBOOK aspires to inspire the entrepreneur in all of us.

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    The Global Silicon Valley Handbook

    3.2 hrs • 3/7/17 • Unabridged
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  8. 6.0 hrs • 3/1/2017 • Unabridged

    A blueprint for managing people, not generations Unfairly Labeled challenges the very concept of "generational differences" as an unfair generalization, and offers a roadmap to intergenerational understanding. While acknowledging that generational stereotypes exist, author Jessica Kriegel argues that they are wrong-and that it's unreasonable to assume that the millions of people born in the same 20-year time span are motivated by the same things, attracted to the same things, and should be dealt with in the same way. Kriegel's experience as Organizational Developer at Oracle puts her squarely in the talent strategy realm, where she works to optimize leadership development, team effectiveness, and organizational design. Drawing upon her experiences with workers of all ages and types, she shows how behaviors know no generational boundaries and how to work with people based on their talents, strengths, and weaknesses rather than simply slapping on a generational label and fitting them into an arbitrary slot. There are 80 million Millenials in America, yet there are myriad books on "managing Millenials" and "working with Millenials" and "the problem with Millenials." This audiobook shows that whether you're working with Millenials, Generation X, or Baby Boomers, age is not the issue-it's the interpersonal dynamics that matter most.Examine the concept of "generational issues"Explore the disparate reality of each 20-year generational spanLearn to understand and work effectively with other generationsFacilitate intergenerational understanding sessions The human mind craves categorization, so the tendency to lump people together is natural. It may, however, be holding your organization back. The members of each generation have only one thing in common-their age-and even that varies by two whole decades. Why assume that they should all be managed the same way? Unfairly Labeled shows you a better way, and provides a roadmap to a more effective organizational strategy.

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    Unfairly Labeled

    6.0 hrs • 3/1/17 • Unabridged
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  9. 3.8 hrs • 3/1/2017 • Unabridged

    How to achieve extraordinary results with class How can you improve your leadership results beginning right now? The First Two Rules of Leadership: Don't be Stupid, Don't be a Jerk provides a clear path to increased results and higher job satisfaction for the leader and the people he is leading. Written for the leader who wants to do great things, but is overwhelmed with the complexities of leading, it is an audiobook with a very simple message: think your decisions through and take care of your team. Written by bestselling author David Cottrell, The First Two Rules of Leadership: Don't be Stupid, Don't be a Jerk offers tried-and-true leadership strategies that stand the test of time-all of which you can put into practice today to positive results. The principles discussed apply to businesses in every industry, as well as schools, hospitals, churches, and even homes. By following the two rules outlined in the book's title, you'll improve morale, decrease turnover, increase your own job satisfaction, and have a whole lot more fun leading.Lead with confidence and classMake better decisions and develop synchronization on your teamCoach smart, deal with poor performers, and focus on what's really importantListen to your team, encourage positive performance, and attack complacencyYou can lead your team to achieve extraordinary results! The First Two Rules of Leadership: Don't be Stupid, Don't be a Jerk gives you the expert tips and tricks you need to treat your team with dignity and respect-so you can all enjoy the benefits of winning with class.

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    The First Two Rules of Leadership

    3.8 hrs • 3/1/17 • Unabridged
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  10. 3.4 hrs • 3/1/2017 • Unabridged

    "The Ostrich Paradox boldly addresses a key question of our time: Why are we humans so poor at dealing with disastrous risks, and what can we humans do about it? It is a must-hear for everyone who cares about risk." -Daniel Kahneman, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and author of Thinking, Fast and Slow We fail to evacuate when advised. We rebuild in flood zones. We don't wear helmets. We fail to purchase insurance. We would rather avoid the risk of "crying wolf" than sound an alarm. Our ability to foresee and protect against natural catastrophes has never been greater; yet, we consistently fail to heed the warnings and protect ourselves and our communities, with devastating consequences. What explains this contradiction? In The Ostrich Paradox, Wharton professors Robert Meyer and Howard Kunreuther draw on years of teaching and research to explain why disaster preparedness efforts consistently fall short. Filled with heartbreaking stories of loss and resilience, the book addresses:How people make decisions when confronted with high-consequence, low-probability events-and how these decisions can go awryThe 6 biases that lead individuals, communities, and institutions to make grave errors that cost livesThe Behavioral Risk Audit, a systematic approach for improving preparedness by recognizing these biases and designing strategies that anticipate themWhy, if we are to be better prepared for disasters, we need to learn to be more like ostriches, not less Critically important, The Ostrich Paradox is a must-hear for anyone who wants to understand why we consistently underprepare for disasters, as well as private and public leaders, planners, and policy-makers who want to build more prepared communities.

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    The Ostrich Paradox

    3.4 hrs • 3/1/17 • Unabridged
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  11. 5.7 hrs • 3/1/2017 • Unabridged

    Get your finances in order with smart budgeting and money mindfulness You Only Live Once is the guide to achieving your best life through smart money moves. Before you even begin making a budget, you need to think about why. Where do you see yourself financially in ten years? Five years? This time next year? What does money do for you? Once you know your destination, you can begin charting your course. Step-by-step guidance walks you through the budgeting process, and shows you how to plan your financial path to point toward your goals. You'll learn how to prioritize spending, how to save efficiently, and how to take advantage of simple tools you didn't know you had. Next comes the most important part: taking control. You need to really look at how you perceive and use money day-to-day. Chances are, changing a few habits could give you some breathing room and help you reach your goals sooner. You work hard for your money, yet there never seems to be enough. You don't need to live like a pauper, but you need to be truly aware of just where your money is going, and why. Financial awareness is the key to a financially secure future, and this audiobook unpacks it all to help you get where you want to go.Accept past decisions and articulate your financial goalsAlign your lifestyle with your budgetExplore your relationship with moneyRe-evaluate financial habits and behaviors You know you need a budget, but you never seem to get around to doing it. Or maybe you did, but you can never seem to stick to it. Smart planning is a major factor in financial security, and it involves just as much introspection as math. You Only Live Once is more than a budgeting guide-it's a guide to revamping your financial behaviors to achieve the life you want.

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    You Only Live Once

    5.7 hrs • 3/1/17 • Unabridged
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  12. 5.8 hrs • 3/1/2017 • Unabridged

    Innovate your way toward growth using practical, research-backed frameworks The Art of Opportunity offers a path toward new growth, providing the perspective and methods you need to make innovation happen. Written by a team of experts with both academic and industry experience-and a client roster composed of some of the world's leading companies-this book provides you with the necessary tools to help you capture growth instead of chasing it. The visual frameworks and research-based methodology presented in The Art of Opportunity merge business design thinking and strategic innovation to help you change your growth paradigm. You'll learn creative and practical methods for exploring growth opportunities and employ a new approach for identifying what "opportunity" looks like in the first place. Put aside the old school way of focusing on new products and new markets, to instead applying value creation to find your new opportunity, craft your offering, design your strategy and build new growth ventures. The changing business ecosystem is increasingly pushing traditional thinking out to pasture. New consumers and the new marketplace are demanding a profound adjustment to the way companies plan and execute growth strategies. This book gives you the tools to create your roadmap toward the new state of growth, and gain invaluable insight into a new way of thinking. The Art of Opportunity will help you to:Start looking at business growth from a new perspectiveCreate value for the customers, company and ecosystemInnovate strategically and design new business modelsDevelop a new active business design thinking approach to innovation Your company's goal is to grow, and to turn non-customers into customers. The old ways are becoming less tenable and less cost-effective. The Art of Opportunity outlines the new growth paradigm and gives you a solid framework for putting new ideas into practice.

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    The Art of Opportunity

    5.8 hrs • 3/1/17 • Unabridged
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  13. 5.3 hrs • 3/1/2017 • Unabridged

    Big new ideas rarely make great businesses . . . Laboring on a business plan can be a waste of time . . . You are going to need dramatically more start-up money than you think you do. Counterintuitive concepts like these have helped the world's best entrepreneurs succeed. Yet most of us only learn them the hard way. Len Green, an experienced investor, entrepreneur, and business professor, shares inside secrets and proven tactics for launching a business. Based on his popular Ultimate Entrepreneurship course, the audiobook explains how to:Locate sure-bet opportunities for improving productsGet serious about positioning, distributing, and licensingFind fundingTake calculated risks and minimize failureAnd much more. The Entrepreneur's Playbook allows you to become a virtual student: dozens of exercises (which you can submit online for feedback) and hundreds of examples make the learning stick. Why stumble your way to possible failure when you can tap into the best ideas for making your venture work.

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    The Entrepreneur's Playbook

    By Leonard C. Green, with Paul B. Brown
    5.3 hrs • 3/1/17 • Unabridged
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  14. 4.2 hrs • 3/1/2017 • Unabridged

    Magnetic: The Art of Attracting Business is a look at how consistently successful businesses are able to attract a steady and ever-increasing flow of customers. This innovative text examines a range of simple, powerful strategies that businesses of any size or type can use to attract new customers. The key is to do those things that harness the power of the single most important factor in buying decisions: positive word of mouth and referrals from happy existing customers. Magnetic businesses are intentional, strategic, and focused on creating positive experiences that become the stories their customers tell about them. Whether on the internet or face to face, it's what satisfied customers say about you that is the most powerful driver of growth for your business. Becoming Magnetic and attracting business, truly is an art, rather than a science, because every business is different, and uses a unique combination of strategy, people, and purpose to achieve success and growth. There is no one-size-fits-all formula, but with creativity and focus, any business can create a powerful revenue growth engine that continuously works to build and sustain success.Learn how to match successful growth strategies with your people, purpose, and culture to create your own unique 'magnetism' to attract business.Discover the simple, powerful keys to growth used by a range of market leading businesses, from a snowboard manufacturing startup company and a website design professional to a minor league baseball team and an family owned upscale grocery store. All of them utilize ideas that you can put to work immediately in your business to become Magnetic.Create a magnetic mindset in your people that leads not only to happier customers who refer others to you, but to more satisfied employees who help attract and recruit great new employees to keep your momentum going. Simplify and clarify how you think about your business to have your entire team become more focused, efficient, and effective in doing those few vitally important things that matters most in driving growth and sustaining success.

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    Magnetic

    4.2 hrs • 3/1/17 • Unabridged
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  15. 4.2 hrs • 2/28/2017 • Unabridged

    A timely, counterintuitive defense of Wall Street and the big banks as the invisible—albeit flawed—engines that power our ideas, and should be made to work better for all of us Maybe you think the banks should be broken up and the bankers should be held accountable for the financial crisis in 2008. Maybe you hate the greed of Wall Street but know that it’s important to the proper functioning of the world economy. Maybe you don’t really understand Wall Street, and phrases such as “credit default swap” make your eyes glaze over. Maybe you are utterly confused by the fact that after attacking Wall Street mercilessly during his campaign, Donald Trump has surrounded himself with Wall Street veterans. But if you like your smart phone or your widescreen TV, your car or your morning bacon, your pension or your 401(k), then—whether you know it or not—you are a fan of Wall Street. William D. Cohan is no knee-jerk advocate for Wall Street and the big banks. He’s one of America’s most respected financial journalists and the progressive bestselling author of House of Cards. He has long been critical of the bad behavior that plagued much of Wall Street in the years leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, and because he spent seventeen years as an investment banker on Wall Street, he is an expert on its inner workings as well. But in recent years he’s become alarmed by the cheap shots and ceaseless vitriol directed at Wall Street’s bankers, traders, and executives—the people whose job it is to provide capital to those who need it, the grease that keeps our economy humming. In this brisk, no-nonsense narrative, Cohan reminds us of the good these institutions do—and the dire consequences for us all if the essential role they play in making our lives better is carelessly curtailed.Praise for William D. Cohan “Cohan writes with an insider’s knowledge of the workings of Wall Street, a reporter’s investigative instincts and a natural storyteller’s narrative command.”—The New York Times “[Cohan is] one of our most able financial journalists.”—Los Angeles Times “A former Wall Street man and a talented writer, [Cohan] has the rare gift not only of understanding the fiendishly complicated goings-on, but also of being able to explain them in terms the lay reader can grasp.”—The Observer (London)

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    Why Wall Street Matters

    4.2 hrs • 2/28/17 • Unabridged
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  16. 4.7 hrs • 2/28/2017 • Unabridged

    If Chris Cooper has a superpower, it’s the ability to make mistakes faster than anyone else. Fortunately, none have been fatal, and they can help OTHER gym owners build happier lives. Chris brings a “big picture” perspective unmatched by anyone else in the industry. After thousands of hours spent one-on-one with gym owners, hundreds of blog posts and more interviews than he can recall, Chris shares his best lessons in the second edition of “Two-Brain Business.” From Australia to Europe to North America, these are what Chris’ clients—some of the best gyms in the world—are doing RIGHT. This is the follow-up to Two-Brain Business, one of the most popular fitness business books of all time. But its content is all new, with fresh stories, smart ideas and proven tactics.

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    Two-Brain Business 2.0

    4.7 hrs • 2/28/17 • Unabridged
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