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ACCOUNTABILITY

No more buck-passing. How to foster a culture of responsibility and ownership.
Transparency
    How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor
    
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        Warren Bennis,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Daniel Goleman,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
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        Jonathan Marosz
    
    


    
    Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    45 ratings
    Overall 3.8
  • Transparency

  • How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor
  • By: Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman, James O'Toole
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28

In this brief and timely audiobook, best-selling authors and experts in their field look at what conspires against "a culture of candor" in organizations for disastrous results and suggest ways that leaders can achieve healthy honesty and openness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well balanced

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-25-18
Primed to Perform
    How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation
    
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        Neel Doshi,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Lindsay McGregor
    
    


    
    
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        Charles Kahlenberg
    
    


    
    Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    105 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Primed to Perform

  • How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation
  • By: Neel Doshi, Lindsay McGregor
  • Narrated by: Charles Kahlenberg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

What if you knew the science behind the magic - a science so predictive and powerful that you could transform your organization? What if you could use cutting-edge psychology to unlock people's innate desires to innovate, experiment, and adapt? In Primed to Perform, Neel Doshi and Lindsay McGregor show you how to do just that. The result: higher sales, more loyal customers, and more passionate employees.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Skeptical at first, but I'm a believer

  • By Anonymous1 on 05-30-16
The Alliance
    Managing Talent in the Networked Age
    
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        Reid Hoffman,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Ben Casnocha,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Chris Yeh
    
    


    
    
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        Ben Casnocha,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Chris Yeh
    
    


    
    Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    312 ratings
    Overall 4.1
  • The Alliance

  • Managing Talent in the Networked Age
  • By: Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, Chris Yeh
  • Narrated by: Ben Casnocha, Chris Yeh
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 266

The employer-employee relationship is broken, and managers face a seemingly impossible dilemma: the old model of guaranteed long-term employment no longer works in a business environment defined by continuous change, but neither does a system in which every employee acts like a free agent. The solution? Stop thinking of employees as either family or free agents. Think of them instead as allies.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Buying the Premise...

  • By TomC on 05-06-16
The Playful Entrepreneur
    How to Adapt and Thrive in Uncertain Times
    
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        Mark Dodgson,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        David M. Gann
    
    


    
    
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        Peter Ganim
    
    


    
    Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    7 ratings
    Overall 3.6
  • The Playful Entrepreneur

  • How to Adapt and Thrive in Uncertain Times
  • By: Mark Dodgson, David M. Gann
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

How can we learn to deal with uncertainty at work? The answer is to learn from the adaptive behaviors of entrepreneurs. Play, the authors show, is a crucial component of this. It encourages exploration, experimentation, and curiosity, while it also challenges established practices and orthodoxies. It facilitates change in people and organizations. Drawing on in-depth interviews with entrepreneurs and innovators, this audiobook explains why we should incorporate play into work, what play looks like, and how to encourage playfulness in individuals and organizations.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fairly good

  • By Maikush on 10-22-18
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COMPANY VALUES

Fine-tune your company's guiding principles for responsible growth.
The Culture Code
    The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups
    
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        Daniel Coyle
    
    


    
    
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        Will Damron
    
    


    
    Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    4,100 ratings
    Overall 4.8
  • The Culture Code

  • The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups
  • By: Daniel Coyle
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,512

In The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle goes inside some of the world's most successful organizations - including Pixar, the San Antonio Spurs, and the US Navy's SEAL Team Six - and reveals what makes them tick. He demystifies the culture-building process by identifying three key skills that generate cohesion and cooperation and explains how diverse groups learn to function with a single mind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Anyone in a leadership position should read this

  • By Kimberly on 03-04-18
The Advantage
    Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business
    
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        Patrick Lencioni
    
    


    
    Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    2,723 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The Advantage

  • Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business
  • By: Patrick Lencioni
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lencioni
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,278

This is the promise of The Advantage, Patrick Lencioni’s bold manifesto about the most unexploited opportunity in modern business. In his immensely readable and accessible style, Lencioni makes the case that there is no better way to achieve profound improvement in an organization than by attacking the root causes of dysfunction, politics, and confusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Advantage

  • By ALWALEED on 05-07-15
Turn the Ship Around!
    A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders
    
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        L. David Marquet
    
    


    
    Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    3,508 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Turn the Ship Around!

  • A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders
  • By: L. David Marquet
  • Narrated by: L. David Marquet
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,072
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,078

David Marquet, an experienced Navy officer, was used to giving orders. Marquet acted like any other captain until, one day, he unknowingly gave an impossible order, and his crew tried to follow it anyway. Marquet realized he was leading in a culture of followers, and they were all in danger unless they fundamentally changed the way they did things. Struggling against his own instincts to take control, he instead achieved the vastly more powerful model of giving control.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait to put this to work-track needs editing

  • By Bret on 07-26-13
Work Rules!
    Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead
    
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    Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    2,030 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Work Rules!

  • Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead
  • By: Laszlo Bock
  • Narrated by: Laszlo Bock
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,030
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,763
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,747

"We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. It's not right that the experience of work should be so demotivating and dehumanizing." So says Laszlo Bock, head of People Operations at the company that transformed how the world interacts with knowledge. This insight is the heart of Work Rules!, a compelling and surprisingly playful manifesto with the potential to change how we work and live.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Multifaceted

  • By jeremiah on 04-07-15
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INTERSECTIONALITY

Examine the overlapping issues of race, class, and gender to ensure true inclusion.
How Women Rise
    
    
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        Sally Helgesen,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Marshall Goldsmith
    
    


    
    
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        Sally Helgesen,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Marshall Goldsmith,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Suzanne Toren
    
    


    
    Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    250 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • How Women Rise

  • By: Sally Helgesen, Marshall Goldsmith
  • Narrated by: Sally Helgesen, Marshall Goldsmith, Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 202

 

Leadership expert Sally Helgesen and best-selling leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith have trained thousands of high achievers - men and women - to reach even greater heights. Again and again, they see that women face specific and different road blocks from men as they advance in the workplace. In fact, the very habits that helped women early in their careers can hinder them as they move up. Simply put, what got you here won't get you there...and you might not even realize your blind spots until it's too late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A timely and impactful read!

  • By harvey floyd II on 04-28-18
Blindspot
    
    
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        Mahzarin R. Banaji,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Anthony G. Greenwald
    
    


    
    
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        Eric Martin
    
    


    
    Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    271 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • Blindspot

  • By: Mahzarin R. Banaji, Anthony G. Greenwald
  • Narrated by: Eric Martin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 232

I know my own mind. I am able to assess others in a fair and accurate way. These self-perceptions are challenged by leading psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald as they explore the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, and nationality. Blindspot is the authors’ metaphor for the portion of the mind that houses hidden biases.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A compelling read.

  • By Dania Frank on 01-29-15
Brotopia
    Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley
    
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        Emily Chang
    
    


    
    Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    424 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Brotopia

  • Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley
  • By: Emily Chang
  • Narrated by: Emily Chang
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377

For women in tech, Silicon Valley is not a fantasy land of unicorns, virtual reality rainbows, and 3D-printed lollipops, where millions of dollars grow on trees. It's a "Brotopia," where men hold all the cards and make all the rules. Vastly outnumbered, women face toxic workplaces rife with discrimination and sexual harassment, where investors take meetings in hot tubs and network at sex parties. In this powerful exposé, Bloomberg TV journalist Emily Chang reveals how Silicon Valley got so sexist despite its utopian ideals, why bro culture endures despite decades of companies claiming the moral high ground (Don't Be Evil! Connect the World!)--and how women are finally starting to speak out and fight back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful, Infuriating, and Important

  • By Lavina K. on 02-11-18
Own It
    The Power of Women at Work
    
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        Sallie Krawcheck
    
    


    
    
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        Ellen Archer,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Sallie Krawcheck
    
    


    
    Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    245 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Own It

  • The Power of Women at Work
  • By: Sallie Krawcheck
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer, Sallie Krawcheck
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

Weren't women supposed to have "arrived"? Perhaps with the nation's first female president, equal pay on the horizon, true diversity in the workplace to come thereafter? Or at least the end of "fat shaming" and "locker room talk"? Well, we aren't quite there yet. But does that mean that progress for women in business has come to a screeching halt? It's true that the old rules didn't get us as far as we hoped. But we can go the distance, and we can close the gaps that still exist. We just need a new way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An inspiration and still practical

  • By JRS_98 on 04-08-18
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