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  • The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to Performance and Personal Renewal | Jim Loehr,Tony Schwartz

    The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to Performance and Personal Renewal

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz
    • Narrated By Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz
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    We live in digital time. Our pace is rushed, rapid-fire, and relentless. Facing crushing workloads, we try to cram as much as possible into every day. We're wired up, but we're melting down. Time management is no longer a viable solution. Managing energy, not time, is the key to enduring high performance as well as to health, happiness, and life balance. The Power of Full Engagement provides a powerful, step-by-step program that will show you how.

    David says: "Buzzword Soup"
  • The Engagement Equation: Leadership Strategies for an Inspired Workforce | Christopher Rice,Fraser Marlow

    The Engagement Equation: Leadership Strategies for an Inspired Workforce

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Christopher Rice, Fraser Marlow
    • Narrated By Margaret Strom
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    Create a culture of engagement and build high-performance culture The Engagement Equation explains the drivers of employee engagement, and how you can use improved engagement to execute strategy, reduce costs, and meet your organizational goals. This book describes a unique engagement model that focuses on individuals' contribution to a company's success and personal satisfaction in their roles.

    Astrid G. says: "Enjoyed listening"
  • Agile Innovation: The Revolutionary Approach to Accelerate Success, Inspire Engagement, and Ignite Creativity | Langdon Morris,Moses Ma,Po Chi Wu

    Agile Innovation: The Revolutionary Approach to Accelerate Success, Inspire Engagement, and Ignite Creativity

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Langdon Morris, Moses Ma, Po Chi Wu
    • Narrated By LJ Ganser
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    Praised by business leaders worldwide, Agile Innovation is the authoritative guide to survival and success in today's "innovate or die" business world. This revolutionary approach combines the best of agile with the world's leading methods of innovation to present a crisp, articulate, and proven system for developing the breakthrough capabilities every organization must master to thrive today and tomorrow.

  • Carrots and Sticks Don't Work: Build a Culture of Employee Engagement with the Principles of RESPECT | Paul L. Marciano

    Carrots and Sticks Don't Work: Build a Culture of Employee Engagement with the Principles of RESPECT

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Paul L. Marciano
    • Narrated By Richard Broski
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    Reward and recognition programs can be costly and inefficient, and they primarily reward employees who are already highly engaged and productive performers. Worse still, these programs actually decrease employee motivation because they can make individual recognition, rather than the overall success of the team, the goal. Yet many businesses turn to these measures first-unaware of a better alternative. So, when it comes to changing your organizational culture, carrots and sticks don't work!

    Timothy Craggette says: "Searched for a read, Found a treasure!"
  • The Engagements | J. Courtney Sullivan

    The Engagements

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By J. Courtney Sullivan
    • Narrated By Kimberly Farr
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    Evelyn has been married to her husband for 40 years - 40 years since he slipped off her first wedding ring and put his own in its place. Delphine has seen both sides of love - the ecstatic, glorious highs of seduction, and the bitter, spiteful fury that descends when it’s over. James, a paramedic who works the night shift, knows his wife’s family thinks she could have done better; while Kate, partnered with Dan for a decade, has seen every kind of wedding - beach weddings, backyard weddings, castle weddings - and has vowed never, ever, to have one of her own.

    Tifani says: "This story required some brain exercise."
  • Contented Cows Still Give Better Milk, Revised and Expanded: The Plain Truth about Employee Engagement and Your Bottom Line | Bill Catlette

    Contented Cows Still Give Better Milk, Revised and Expanded: The Plain Truth about Employee Engagement and Your Bottom Line

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Bill Catlette
    • Narrated By Richard Hadden, Bill Catlette
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    Managers could learn a lot from a message echoed by generations of dairy farmers: "Contented cows give better milk." This book is not, repeat, not a management tome. In this fully revised and expanded edition to a book which absolutely, positively makes the case that treating people right is one of the best things any business can do for its bottom line, Contented Cows Still Give Better Milk offers sound, practical advice for those who know that their reputation as an employer is important as bandwidth.

  • Intrinsic Motivation at Work: What Really Drives Employee Engagement, 2nd Edition | Kenneth Thomas

    Intrinsic Motivation at Work: What Really Drives Employee Engagement, 2nd Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kenneth Thomas
    • Narrated By Richard Waterhouse
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    What motivates people to do their best work in any endeavor they undertake? Management theory and practice has traditionally focused on elements that Kenneth Thomas calls "extrinsic motivators": pay, benefits, status, bonuses, commissions, pension plans, expense budgets, and the like. While these are powerful motivators, particularly in command/control job situations where workers have little or no say in how the job is managed, by themselves they are no longer enough. In today's organizations, where managers expect workers and teams to self-manage their work, intrinsic rewards are essential.

  • Full Engagement!: Inspire, Motivate, and Bring Out the Best in Your People | Brian Tracy

    Full Engagement!: Inspire, Motivate, and Bring Out the Best in Your People

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Brian Tracy
    • Narrated By Brian Tracy
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    As a manager, it’s your role to achieve the highest possible return on the physical, emotional, and mental efforts your people put forth. It’s not just a return on investment ...it’s a return on energy. But how are you supposed to light a fire under each employee when studies find that most of them are working at only a fraction of their potential?

  • Billionaire's Contract Engagement | Maya Banks

    Billionaire's Contract Engagement

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Harry Berkeley
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    It doesn’t take long for billionaire businessman Evan Reese to realize his attraction to ad executive Celia Taylor. For six months he’s wooed her and now she’s agreed to accompany him to beautiful Catalina for a family wedding. There he plans to seduce her with his charms, but he can’t be certain how she’s going to take the news that she’ll be there on his arm playing the role of his fake fiancée.

    Maria says: "Communication is Key!"
  • Build for Change: Revolutionizing Customer Engagement through Continuous Digital Innovation | Alan Trefler

    Build for Change: Revolutionizing Customer Engagement through Continuous Digital Innovation

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Alan Trefler
    • Narrated By Don Sobczak
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    In Build for Change, Pegasystems CEO Alan Trefler shows exactly what companies can do to turn the coming "customerpocalypse" into one of the biggest business opportunities of the decade. The newest generation of consumers is turning customer-relationship management on its head.

  • Rules of Engagement | Brian Freemantle

    Rules of Engagement

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Brian Freemantle
    • Narrated By Steve West
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    Everyone knows Hawkins is not the reporter his father - a famous war correspondent - was. Hawkins’s fondness for drink disqualifies him from the kind of reporting that is his birthright. But with a father like his, the newspaper cannot let him go. Instead, the board has asked him to write a biography of his father - a fluff project designed to keep Hawkins out of trouble. But the assignment leads to unsuspected, shocking revelations.

  • Terms of Engagement: New Ways of Leading and Changing Organizations | Richard H. Axelrod

    Terms of Engagement: New Ways of Leading and Changing Organizations

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By Richard H. Axelrod
    • Narrated By Wes Bleed
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    Many new ways of changing organizations have become popular, replacing the old top-down change methods with methods that engage everyone in the organization. This is an extensively revised, updated, and expanded edition of one of the original and leading guides to the core principles that underlie all of these new change methods and make them successful. Over 25,000 of the original sold.

  • VangoNotes for Public Speaking and Civic Engagement | J. Michael Hogan,Patricia Hayes Andrews,James R. Andrews

    VangoNotes for Public Speaking and Civic Engagement

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By J. Michael Hogan, Patricia Hayes Andrews, James R. Andrews
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
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    You're busy. We get it. With VangoNotes you can study "in between" all the other things you need to get done. VangoNotes gives you the confidence you need to succeed in the classroom. They're flexible; just download and go. And, they're efficient. Use them in your car, at the gym, walking to class, wherever. Get yours today and start studying.

  • The McKinsey Engagement: A Powerful Toolkit for More Efficient and Effective Team Problem Solving | Paul N. Friga

    The McKinsey Engagement: A Powerful Toolkit for More Efficient and Effective Team Problem Solving

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Paul N. Friga
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    The McKinsey Engagement is an action guide to realizing the consistently high level of business solutions achieved by the experts at the world’s most respected consulting firms. Former consultant Dr. Paul Friga distills the guiding principles first presented in the best-selling The McKinsey Way and the tested-in-the-trenches methodologies outlined in The McKinsey Mind, and combines them with many of the principles and procedures implemented by the military and other organizations.

  • We: How to Increase Performance and Profits Through Full Engagement | Rudy Karsan,Kevin Kruse

    We: How to Increase Performance and Profits Through Full Engagement

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Rudy Karsan, Kevin Kruse
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
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    We live in a new world where work and life are blended as opposed to balanced, and feelings of financial security and entitlement are a thing of the past. Job satisfaction is at a record low, a crisis with far-reaching impact. For businesses, a disengaged workforce means lower levels of productivity and service, and ultimately lower growth and profits. For individuals, our emotions at work spill over to the other areas of our lives and take a toll on our health and relationships.

    BB says: "Forgettable"
  • Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch: Skull-Crushing True Stories of the Most Hardcore Duels, Showdowns, Fistfights, Last Stands, and Military Engagements of All Time | Ben Thompson

    Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch: Skull-Crushing True Stories of the Most Hardcore Duels, Showdowns, Fistfights, Last Stands, and Military Engagements of All Time

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ben Thompson
    • Narrated By Stephen Bowlby
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    Unstoppable true stories of the most hardcore showdowns, last stands, and military engagements of all time! When only one can live, it's an ultimate deathmatch! This ain't no table tennis. You're not here to skip rope with your niece. You're here to witness the catastrophically awesome exploits of history's greatest badasses. Not only that, you're here to see what happens when badasses collide, when glory and doom hang in the balance, when two men enter one man leaves.

    G.Monie says: "Aside from Standards of Literacy, It's ok LoL"
  • Battle of Dogger Bank: The First Dreadnought Engagement, January 1915 | Tobias Philbin,Tobias R. Philbin

    Battle of Dogger Bank: The First Dreadnought Engagement, January 1915

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Tobias Philbin, Tobias R. Philbin
    • Narrated By Claton Butcher
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    On January 24, 1915, a German naval force commanded by Admiral Franz von Hipper conducted a raid on British fishing fleets in the area of the Dogger Banks. The force was engaged by a British force, which had been alerted by a decoded radio intercept. The ensuing battle would prove to be the largest and longest surface engagement until the Battle of Jutland the following summer.

    Teresa says: "An Interesting Piece of pre WWI History"
  • The New Rules of Sales and Service: How to Use Agile Selling, Real-Time Customer Engagement, Big Data, Content, and Storytelling to Grow Your Business | David Meerman Scott

    The New Rules of Sales and Service: How to Use Agile Selling, Real-Time Customer Engagement, Big Data, Content, and Storytelling to Grow Your Business

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By David Meerman Scott
    • Narrated By David Meerman Scott
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    Sales and service are being radically redefined like never before. With buyers now in possession of unlimited information, online content is quickly becoming the dominant driver for commerce. Today anyone working in sales or customer service needs to possess entirely new skills. Unfortunately most organizations are still using traditional selling and service models developed for a different time.

    William says: "Interesting points made"
  • Terms of Engagement | Lorrie Farrelly

    Terms of Engagement

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Lorrie Farrelly
    • Narrated By Keith Tracton
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    On a train in the middle of nowhere, a young woman suddenly collapses. Fellow passenger Dr. Robert Devlin, a widower traveling with his five-year-old daughter, responds immediately to the medical emergency. What he finds when he examines his new patient both shocks and outrages him, and soon he is tangled up in her no-way-out, life-or-death plight. Teresa Rutledge has taken her toddler son and run for their lives. Fleeing her wealthy, cruelly abusive husband, knowing there is nowhere they will be safe for long, she is at the end of her strength and at the end of her rope.

    Skipper says: "Good story, weak narration"
  • The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work | Teresa Amabile,Steven Kramer

    The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Teresa Amabile, Steven Kramer
    • Narrated By Sharon Williams
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    What motivates employees? As a manager, you need to know why people come to work every day, what makes them stay - and what drives them to perform at their best. According to Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer, the best leaders are able to build a cadre of employees who have satisfying inner work lives: consistently positive emotions; strong motivation; and favorable perceptions of the organization, their work, and their colleagues. To do this, you must create forward momentum in meaningful work.

    M. DEVINNEY says: "Soft skills do translate into hard dollars!"
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