Harvard Business Review's managerial wisdom and cutting-edge insights are must-reads in boardrooms and offices around the world. That's why Audible's exclusive audio edition is a must-hear! Each edition offers a great mix of full-length articles selected by Audible in close cooperation with HBR's editorial staff.
"An excellent supplement."
This edition features four great business articles. In our first article, we'll find out the difference between having what it takes to be considered for a CEO position, and actually getting it. Also, we'll find out what turns smart, ambitious people into underachievers, as well as how the right autobiographical story can help you in your personal life and your career. Plus, you'll learn how to critically re-assess your priorities before an unforeseen crisis forces you to.
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If you want to know why so many organizations sink into chaos, look no further than their leaders' mouths. Over and over, leaders present grand, overarching - yet fuzzy - notions of where they think the company is going. The result is often sloppy behavior and misalignment that can cost a company dearly. Effective communication is a leader's most critical tool for doing the essential job of leadership.
"Great insight, right to the point"
This edition features six articles that focus on the High Performance Organization. First, we'll hear about designing high performance jobs by implementing just a few simple yet profound changes. Then, we'll hear about entering the fundamental state of leadership: greatness. Also, we'll hear about the benefits of learning while in the midst of battle, rules for breaking down barriers between collaborators; the pros and cons of hiring all-star teams; and guidelines for managing creative employees.
The CEO and president of IDEO writes that when designers are involved from the very beginning of the innovation process, startling new ideas can result - as a U.S. health care provider, a Japanese bicycle components manufacturer, and a system of Indian eye hospitals learned.
"Good summary of HBR wish it was unabridged"
Technology Review, the award winning magazine from MIT, is the only publication you need to keep up with what's happening in every area of emerging technology. Audible Technology Review incorporates key feature stories from the magazine and is published ten times each year. Get the latest issue or subscribe!
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In this issue, you'll learn how Google will keep a copy of any genome in the cloud – for only 25 dollars. You’ll hear about Lockheed Martin's breakthrough Fusion machine. You’ll learn how Knightscope is preparing to roll out human-size robot patrols. You'll hear how IBM is trying to turn things around with research on more human-like artificial intelligence. You'll learn how we’re going to need an air traffic control system for drones. You'll hear about a "smart" terminal that is going to be used for all kinds of payments. And you'll hear news from the worlds of Biomedicine, Technology and Communications.
This issue includes four complete articles, all on the theme of this month's issue: leadership. In "Becoming the Boss", Linda Hill offers some tips from common mistakes first time managers make. In "Firing Back", Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Andrew Ward talk to leaders about their career disasters and how they bounced back.
Daniel Goleman, codirector of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations at Rutgers University, writes about how great leaders have learned to focus their attention in three ways: on themselves, on others, and on the wider world.
"Managing Change, One Day at a Time" by Keith Ferrazzi. "The Crisis in Retirement Planning" by Robert Merton. "Sustainability in the Boardroom" by Lynn S. Paine. "Four Paths to Business Model Innovation" by Karan Girotra and Serguei Netessine.
Best-selling writer and biographer Walter Isaacson deconstructs the late Apple CEO’s business brilliance
"Important Points for Aspiring Business People"
"How Companies Can Profit from a Growth Mindset." "The Best-Performing CEOs in the World" by Harvard Business Review. "Turn Your Science into a Business" by Reddi Kotha, Phillip H. Kim, and Oliver Alexy. "How Not to Cut Health Care Costs " by Robert S. Kaplan and Derek A. Haas.
Michael E. Porter, the Bishop Lawrence University Professor at Harvard University, and Thomas H. Lee, chief medical officer at Press Ganey and the former network president of Partners HealthCare, write about why providers must lead the way in making value the overarching goal.
The authors write that studies of corporate performance reveal a growing link between certain kinds of technology investments and intensifying competitiveness.
Okay, so the SAT is right around the corner. First of all, chill. The folks at The Princeton Review® are very familiar with the SAT and they've come up with this Hit Parade of the 250 words that appear most frequently on the test. Once you learn them, you can sit down and tackle the verbal section of the SAT with confidence.The audio experts at Living Language® have taken these 250 words and put them in an easy and fun audio program. It couldn't be any simpler. Just listen and learn!
Even for the most gifted individuals, the process of becoming a leader is an arduous, albeit rewarding, journey of continuous learning and self-development. The initial test along the path is so fundamental that we often overlook it: becoming a boss for the first time. That's a shame, because the trials involved in this rite of passage have serious consequences for both the individual and the organization. For a decade and a half, the author has studied people making major career transitions to management.
Anita Elberse, the Lincoln Filene Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, and Sir Alex Ferguson, recently retired manager of the British football club Manchester United, write about leadership lessons from one of the greatest coaches in sports.
"Putting Sales at the Center of Strategy" by Frank Cespedes. "The Rise (and Likely Fall) of the Talent Economy" by Roger L. Martin. "Capture More Value" by Stefan Michel. "Profits at the Bottom of the Pyramid" by Erik Simanis.