Summary: Most personal and organizational problems are the result of a little-known....+
Most personal and organizational problems are the result of a little-known phenomenon called “self-deception.” We deceive ourselves into thinking we’re doing the right thing for the right reason, but people won’t follow a leader whose motives are selfish. The tricky thing is, we don’t know that our motivation is flawed. Through an entertaining and highly instructive story, this audiobook explains what self-deception is, how people get trapped in it, how it undermines relationships and organizational achievement, and--most importantly--the surprising way to solve it.
Summary: Blow away the competition--and your own expectations--using advice that starts....+
Blow away the competition--and your own expectations--using advice that starts with one simple concept: focus!
There are countless books, seminars, and consultants that offer the secrets to everlasting business success. After heeding their advice, perhaps you manage your time more efficiently, write a compelling pitch letter, or close a few more deals. But after a week or a month, you revert to your old bad habits and mediocre performance, until the next hot new program comes along. The only lasting way to enhance your productivity and growth is to focus on a handful of basic concepts and repeat them week after week--and teach your staff to do the same.
This book shows how to tune up virtually every area of your business, systematically, with just a little disciplined focus. Spend an hour per week on each “impact area” of your business and you will be astonished at how much you can accomplish.
Summary: A fascinating, eye-opening, and often shocking look at what lies ahead for....+
A fascinating, eye-opening, and often shocking look at what lies ahead for the United States--and the world--from one of our most incisive futurists.
George Friedman has become a leading expert in geopolitical forecasting, sought after for his unmatched grasp of both historical and contemporary trends. In The Next 100 Years, Friedman turns his eye to the future. Drawing on a profound understanding of geopolitical patterns dating back to the Roman Empire, he shows that we are now, for the first time in half a millennium, experiencing the dawn of a new historical cycle.
Friedman predicts that the US–Jihadist war will conclude, to be replaced by a second confrontation with Russia; China will undergo a major internal crisis, and Mexico will emerge as an important world power; there will be at least one global war, but armies will be smaller and wars less deadly; and technology will focus on space, both for military uses and for energy. This book is a compelling, eye-opening portrait of the future.
Summary: Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He....+
Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world’s biggest companies--and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable. But for Kevin, hacking wasn’t just about technological feats--it was an old fashioned confidence game that required guile and deception to trick the unwitting out of valuable information. Driven by a powerful urge to accomplish the impossible, Mitnick bypassed security systems and blazed into major organizations including Motorola, Sun Microsystems, and Pacific Bell. But as the FBI’s net began to tighten, Kevin went on the run, engaging in an increasingly sophisticated cat-and-mouse game that led through false identities, a host of cities, plenty of close shaves, and to an ultimate showdown with the feds, who would stop at nothing to bring him down. Ghost in the Wires is a thrilling true story of intrigue, suspense, and unbelievable escape and a portrait of a visionary whose creativity, skills, and persistence forced the authorities to rethink the way they pursued him, inspiring ripples that brought permanent changes in the way people and companies protect their most sensitive information.
Summary: Forget the old concepts of retirement and a deferred life plan. There is no....+
Forget the old concepts of retirement and a deferred life plan. There is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. For living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This expanded edition includes dozens of practical tips and case studies from readers who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book. Also included are templates for eliminating email and negotiating with bosses and clients, how to apply lifestyle principles in unpredictable economic times, and the latest tools, tricks, and shortcuts for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.
Summary: Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision....+
Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; ...who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”--Theodore Roosevelt. Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable, or to dare greatly. Whether the arena is a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family conversation, we must find the courage to walk into vulnerability and engage with our whole hearts. In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on twelve years of research, her book argues that vulnerability is not weakness but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection. The book that Dr. Brown’s many fans have been waiting for, Daring Greatly will spark a new spirit of truth--and trust--in our organizations, families, schools, and communities.
Summary: Leadership is leadership, no matter where you go or what you do. Yet sometimes....+
Leadership is leadership, no matter where you go or what you do. Yet sometimes life can be difficult, and even the most seasoned leaders can find themselves in need of encouragement. In Life Promises for Leaders, motivational teacher and trainer Zig Ziglar provides a collection of inspirational readings and Bible promises to encourage strong leadership in families, in friendships, at work, with finances, and at church. Filled with easily applicable Bible verses, reflective questions, and inspiring readings, Life Promises for Leaders is the perfect daily encouragement for all those looking to reach their potential, strengthen their relationships, and inspire others to do the same.
Summary: Change the way you think about leadership. At the age of 33, Dr. Albert Mohler....+
Change the way you think about leadership. At the age of 33, Dr. Albert Mohler became the youngest president in the 153-year history of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was the driving force behind the school’s transformation into a thriving institution with an international reputation characterized by a passionate conviction for truth. In the process, he became one of the most important and prominent Christian voices in contemporary culture. What will it take to transform your leadership? Effective leaders need more than administrative skills and vision. They need to be able to change the hearts and minds of those they lead. Leadership like this requires passionate beliefs that can stand up to pressure from outside and within. Now, for the first time, Dr. Mohler reveals 25 principles to crystallize your convictions, while revolutionizing your thinking, your decision making, your communication, and ultimately those you lead.
Summary: How did American military leaders in the brutal POW camps of North Vietnam....+
How did American military leaders in the brutal POW camps of North Vietnam inspire their followers for six, seven, and even eight years to remain committed to the mission, resist a cruel enemy, and return home with honor? What leadership principles engendered such extreme devotion, perseverance, and teamwork? In this powerful and practical audio book, Lee Ellis, a former Air Force pilot, candidly talks about his five and a half years of captivity and the fourteen key leadership principles behind this amazing story. As a successful executive coach and corporate consultant, he helps leaders of Fortune 500 companies, healthcare executives, small business owners, and entrepreneurs utilize these same pressure-tested principles to increase their personal and organizational success. In Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton, you will learn: • Courageous lessons from POW leaders facing torture in the crucible of captivity. • How successful teams are applying these same lessons and principles. • How to implement these lessons using the Coaching sessions provided in each chapter.
Summary: Crazy co-workers stressing you out? Here's the solution. Let’s face it. Some....+
Crazy co-workers stressing you out? Here's the solution. Let’s face it. Some people just don’t listen, don’t care, and aren’t willing to compromise. And you probably work with some of them. The incomprehensible supervisor. The person in the next office who chats more than works. The customer who, by the way, isn’t always right. The good news is, it doesn’t take two people to change a relationship in the workplace. It takes one--you! Now the bestselling author of Living Successfully with Screwed-Up People offers expert advice to help you not only get along with co-workers who get under your skin, but actually succeed at work in spite of them. You’ll learn how to be unflappable, imperturbable, and unflustered in every workplace situation. Less stress at work can start today. So what are you waiting for?
Summary: You don't have to be controlled by difficult people! Strange as it may seem,....+
You don't have to be controlled by difficult people! Strange as it may seem, other people are not nearly as committed to our happiness as we are. In fact, sometimes it seems like they’re on a mission to make us miserable! There’s always that one person. The one who hijacks our emotions. The one who seems to thrive on drama. If we could just “fix” that person, everything would be better. But we can’t fix other people. We can only make choices about ourselves. In this cut-to-the-chase audio book, communication expert Mike Bechtle shows you how to stop being a victim of other people’s craziness. With commonsense wisdom and proactive advice that you can put into practice immediately, Bechtle gives you a proven strategy to handle crazy people -- and stay sane while doing it. There will always be difficult people. But this fresh perspective on dealing with them can change your life -- starting today!
Summary: Want to live a satisfying life? Figure out your purpose on the planet? Leave....+
Want to live a satisfying life? Figure out your purpose on the planet? Leave a powerful legacy? In The Way of the Wise, New York Times best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman reveals ten life-changing principles -- all packed in six amazing little verses by the wisest man of all, King Solomon. They have everything to do with who you are, where your heart is, who you think God is, and who you want to become. This audio book is crafted to jump-start or revitalize your life by unlocking the secrets of those ten powerful principles. It’ll give you hope, courage, inspiration, a fresh perspective, and lots of humor along the way. Dr. Leman says, “This [audio] book is for all those who believe in the almighty guy ‘up there,’ those who aren’t sure, and those, like me, who took a long while to be convinced.” No matter where you are on your journey in life, you can take the way of the wise.
Summary: Finally, a much-needed biblical resource for individuals and small groups that....+
Finally, a much-needed biblical resource for individuals and small groups that addresses money and ministry in the marketplace. Every life requires a spiritual foundation. “Grandfather, you left this . . . .” Julio lifted the leather-bound journal and stepped toward the old man. “It is yours now,” said Antonio, with a gleam in his eye. “I’ve lived my life according to the twelve principles recorded in it. And if you will apply its principles as I did, your success will be greater than you could ever imagine.” Be a minister in the marketplace. Terry Felber's story of the monk and the merchant, set in Rome during the Renaissance, is full of sixteenth-century adventure and real-world truth. As his tale unfolds, Felber asks and answers questions about family, creativity, innovation in business, and God. As he explains in a new foreword, this book helped Dave Ramsey rediscover the marketplace as a mission field -- and merchants as ministers. Now let it open your eyes to the opportunities for service and leadership all around you. Are you ready for a change? The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant will change the way you see yourself, your job, and your purpose.
Summary: The Oz Principle is the groundbreaking work that demonstrates the vital role....+
The Oz Principle is the groundbreaking work that demonstrates the vital role of accountability in the achievement of business results and the improvement of both individual and organizational performance. With more than a half million copies sold, The Oz Principle has emerged as one of the most influential and useful business ideas of recent times. The Oz Principle shows how to overcome The Blame Game that is so prevalent in organizations today. By taking the Steps to Accountability® and helping people See It®, Own It®, Solve It®, and Do It®, the authors help people move Above the Line® to take ownership for overcoming obstacles and getting results. The audio book spells out how to capture the power of positive accountability by helping people at every level of the organization ask the question, “What else can I do?” to achieve the result. The Oz Principle changed the fate of hundreds of companies because it works! People want to be accountable. Taking ownership of a business is exciting. So is improved performance. That’s why accountability has become a core management value for thousands of organizations throughout the world.
Summary: Is appreciation communicated regularly at your workplace? Do you truly feel....+
Is appreciation communicated regularly at your workplace? Do you truly feel valued by those with whom you work? If you express appreciation in ways that aren’t meaningful to your coworkers, they may not feel valued at all. The problem is you’re speaking different languages. In The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Paul White will help you: • Express genuine appreciation to coworkers and staff - even on a tight budget. • Increase loyalty with the employees and volunteers in your organization. • Reduce cynicism and create a more positive work environment. • Individualize your expressions of appreciation by speaking the right language. Based on the #1 New York Times best seller The 5 Love Languages, Dr. Chapman and Dr. White give you practical steps to make any workplace environment more encouraging and productive. You will learn to speak and understand the unique languages of appreciation and feel truly valued in return.
Summary: Only a few months ago, he was a successful executive. Now he’s a desperate....+
Only a few months ago, he was a successful executive. Now he’s a desperate man. But a divine adventure is about to unfold. Join David Ponder on an incredible journey that will help you discover the Seven Decisions for Success. In the tradition of best-selling books by Og Mandino, The Traveler’s Gift is destined to become a classic.
Summary: Today’s super negotiator has to be a versatile problem solver, seeking hard-bargain....+
Today’s super negotiator has to be a versatile problem solver, seeking hard-bargain results with a soft touch. With punch and panache, Bob Mayer shows you how to make the grade, revealing powerful negotiating tools drawn from a unique blend of sources, including: Recent advances in psychology, linguistics, trial advocacy, sales, and management communications-the cutting edge of the art of performance. Tips, tricks, and techniques from 200 of the world’s masters--the legendary street and bazaar merchants of Bombay, Istanbul, Cairo, and Shanghai. Mayer’s own "been there, done that" years as a lawyer representing thousands of clients (from foreign government agencies and mega-corporations to some of the world’s best-known actors, authors, and athletes), negotiating deals on everything from amphitheaters to Zero aircraft. You’ll learn what works-and what doesn’t-when you’re up against a stone wall...or your ideas are being rejected...or you’re confronted with hostility and anger. Included is the highly acclaimed Deal Maker’s Playbook, a collection of step-by-step "how-to’s" and "what-to’s" for 38 common negotiating situations, such as, buying a car, leasing an apartment, dealing with the IRS, interviewing for a job, buying a franchise, and getting out of debt. It’s all here-the fancy footwork and magic moves for outgunning, outmaneuvering, and out-negotiating the other person. And the techniques for developing life skills that will dramatically enhance your chances of professional success and personal satisfaction. About the Author: Larry King calls Bob Mayer "a lawyer's lawyer." He has appeared on over 130 radio and television shows and has conducted negotiating workshops for UCLA, the University of Southern California, Tulane University, Pepperdine University, various governmental authorities, private companies, and professional associations. He lives in Los Angeles. About the Narrator: David Drummond has been making his living as an actor for over 20 years, in theatre, film, TV, voice-overs and, now, long-form narration.
Summary: In today's hurly-burly work environment, many businesspeople find it challenging....+
In today's hurly-burly work environment, many businesspeople find it challenging to avoid distraction, stay focused, use their time and energy to maximum benefit, and gain ground on important goals and outcomes. One study by the Families and Work Institute found that one third of Americans are overworked and more than 50 percent of those surveyed say they are either doing too many tasks at the same time or are frequently interrupted during the workday--or both. In short, we are overloaded! Time Management In An Instant helps people overcome the feeling of overload and outlines the best practices for improving everyday work situations including: * Harnessing the power of completion. * Linking your core values to key projects. * Finding the power of mini-tasks. * Playing the 80/20 game of accomplishment. * Getting a procrastination inoculation. Time Management In An Instant avoid the traps that lead to an unproductive relationship with time. It offers field-tested time habits and expert advice based on the latest research that will help the reader better manage, create, and spend their time with more satisfaction and results! About the Author: Karen Leland and Keith Bailey are partners in Sterling Consulting Group and have co-authored Customer Service For Dummies and Watercooler Wisdom. Their consulting clients include Microsoft, American Express, AT&T, Roche, Marriott Hotels, Oracle and Luftansa. They have been interviewed by Time, Newsweek, The New york Times, CNN, Fortune, Entrepreneur and Oprah. About the Narrator: Kate Pippinger is an actress and voiceover artist who makes her home on quaint Bainbridge Island near Seattle, Washington. For over 10 years, she has performed in theaters across the region with an emphasis on musical theatre.
Summary: Successful professionals tend to behave differently from others--they network....+
Successful professionals tend to behave differently from others--they network their way to job and career success. They learn to build and nurture large supportive networks of individuals who can help them both find jobs and get ahead in their careers.
Here’s the audiobook that reveals the key skills and behaviors of savvy networkers. Rather than sit passively on the sidelines waiting for jobs and promotions to come to them, savvy networkers develop proactive communication strategies that involve three key sets for personal and professional success:
· make connections
· build relationships
· nurture networks
Rich with insights and analyses, this audiobook serves as a primer for anyone wishing to penetrate today’s hidden job market. About the Author: Caryl Rae Krannich Ph.D, based out of Washington, DC, is a seasoned public speaker and trainer to thousands of speakers. An author of over 30 business and personal development books, 101 Secrets of Highly Effective Speakers is her latest release. About the Narrator: Lynn Filusch, a film and stage actress, has narrated for numerous audiobooks, CD-ROMs and radio shows. She has appeared in the television movie "NetForce" and has performed on the Kennedy Center stage and Off-Broadway.
Summary: How do you approach your boss and ask for a raise or promotion? When should....+
How do you approach your boss and ask for a raise or promotion? When should you meet, what should you say, and how do you present your best case to your employer? Here’s the step-by-step audiobook that outlines exactly what to do and say in order to get raises and promotions, filled with practical tips on how you can best talk money to power and come out a winner. About the Author: Caryl Rae Krannich Ph.D, based out of Washington, DC, is a seasoned public speaker and trainer to thousands of speakers. An author of over 30 business and personal development books, 101 Secrets of Highly Effective Speakers is her latest release. About the Narrator: Kimberly Schraf has been recording acclaimed audiobooks for twelve years and has acted professionally in theaters ranging from Arena Stage and the Kennedy Center, to Scotland’s Deinburgh Festival. She is a graduate of St. John’s College in Annapolis.