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  • Death by Meeting

  • A Leadership Fable about Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business
  • By: Patrick Lencioni
  • Narrated by: Jack Arthur
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,754
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210

In his latest engrossing work of business fiction, best-selling author Patrick Lencioni provides a cure for the most painful yet underestimated problem of modern business: bad meetings. And what he suggests is both simple and revolutionary.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really good...but...

  • By Anthony on 12-24-16

Unexpectedly captivating

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Reviewed: 09-18-18

The story that builds the context for the principles in this book is one I’ll never forget! Fantastic!

  • How We Learn

  • The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens
  • By: Benedict Carey
  • Narrated by: Steve Kramer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491

From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. We’re told that learning is all self-discipline, that we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual if we want to ace that test, memorize that presentation, or nail that piano recital. But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mostly how we "remember", not how we "learn"

  • By NH Mama on 05-05-16

Best learning book ever!

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Reviewed: 08-28-17

As an instructional designer, I read a lot on adult learning theory and have to translate a nugget or two here or there into practice on my own. This book is full of so many practical takeaways and gimmes to really help learning stick. Simply the best at providing simple, practical, research based approaches to helping others learn!

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  • Learn or Die

  • Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization
  • By: Edward D. Hess
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
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    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

To compete with today's increasing globalization and rapidly evolving technologies, individuals, and organizations must take their ability to learn - the foundation for continuous improvement, operational excellence, and innovation - to a much higher level.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very inspiring

  • By Keane on 10-02-15

Great examples!

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Reviewed: 08-06-17

This book provides great examples and tactics for applying the principles espoused within it. A great read no matter where your organization is in the journey.

  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0

  • By: Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,728
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,155
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,114

Knowing what emotional intelligence is and knowing how to use it to improve your life are two very different things. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a step-by-step program for increasing your emotional intelligence using the four core EQ skills—self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management—to exceed your goals and achieve your fullest potential.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Self-assessment is subjective

  • By A. Yoshida on 03-07-18

Incredibly useful

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-04-17

The accents the narrator uses for the quotes in the "what people say about them" sections are distracting and obnoxious.

The book is amazing and garners significant insights and tips/tactics for improving EQ.

  • Nudge

  • Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
  • By: Richard Thaler
  • Narrated by: Robert Bair
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 684
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 569

Every day, we make decisions on topics ranging from personal investments to schools for our children to the meals we eat to the causes we champion. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. The reason, the authors explain, is that, being human, we all are susceptible to various biases that can lead us to blunder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How to nudge people to make make better choices...

  • By A. Yoshida on 02-11-18

Specific Audience

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Reviewed: 06-24-17

This book is useful for a few specific groups of people:
"Decision Architects" - people who construct choices and default options for others
Organizational Developers/Designers - similar to the first group the concepts here help to identify best interventions between "people, process, system"
People looking to expand their political/environmental/economic perspectives

How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People
    
    
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    Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    225 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People

  • By: Leslie T. Giblin
  • Narrated by: Leslie T. Giblin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

This lively and dramatic audio program reveals powerful and proven-effective methods and techniques to help listeners achieve power and influence over people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like "How To Win Friends"... but better!

  • By Jimazon on 11-07-12

Not the actual book!

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Reviewed: 02-18-16

This is a program based on the book, not the actual book. Don't buy this!

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