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Alexia I. Hudson

Philadelphia, PA United States
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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 74,075
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67,520
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 67,138

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you, Michelle. That was some speech!

  • By J. James-Long on 11-15-18

Great to hear this in her own voice - literally!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-19

Such great value in hearing this as an audiobook and like how she serves up her path as an acheiveble blueprint for others.

  • Dying for a Paycheck

  • How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance and What We Can Do About It
  • By: Jeffrey Pfeffer
  • Narrated by: Pat Grimes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

You don't have to do a dangerous job to endure a health-destroying, possibly life-threatening workplace. Just ask the manager in a senior finance role whose immense workload required frequent all-nighters, leading to alcohol and drug addiction. Or the dedicated news media producer whose commitment to getting the story resulted in a 60-pound weight gain thanks to having no down time to eat properly or exercise. These individuals are not exceptions. Every industry is filled with them, and the costs, to both employees and their companies, is enormous.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Academic yet compelling

  • By Alexia I. Hudson on 01-17-19

Academic yet compelling

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-19

I found the book steeped in research and interesting insights. It's not a practical work that will help leaders operationalize workplace shifts but gives solid rationale for those needing case studies before policy implementation.

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  • The Leadership Challenge Sixth Edition

  • How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations
  • By: James M. Kouzes, Barry Posner
  • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

The Leadership Challenge is the gold-standard manual for effective leadership, grounded in research and written by the premier authorities in the field. With deep insight into the complex interpersonal dynamics of the workplace, this book positions leadership both as a skill to be learned and as a relationship that must be nurtured to reach its full potential.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great info. but this reader tough to listen to

  • By Thomas G. Hamp on 11-27-17

Cites a great deal of research. Excellent details

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Well worth listening to and unlike many leadership books, women are used as quality examples.

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  • Start with Why

  • How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
  • By: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,006
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,705

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their successes over and over? People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspire to find why you do what you do

  • By A. Yoshida on 09-19-13

Review his Ted talk instead

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-18

I deliberately waited until after the hype of this author settled down, before I listened to this book. The person that recommended it to me is someone, who like the author, strives to create compelling narratives yet fall prey to repetition. I don't recommend this book. He talked about Apple so much, that it sounds as if he was trying to single handedly increase its stock value. He also does not use enough women leaders as examples.

  • Executive Presence

  • The Missing Link between Merit and Success
  • By: Sylvia Ann Hewlett
  • Narrated by: Rosalind Ashford
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 528
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 462
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 461

Do you exude confidence and credibility? Can you command a room? Sylvia Ann Hewlett, one of the world's most influential business thinkers, cracks the code of Executive Presence (EP) for men and women intent on winning the next plum assignment and doing something extraordinary with their lives. You might have the qualifications to be considered for your dream job, but you won't get far unless you can signal that you're "leadership material" and that you "have what it takes."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A timely essay on stepping up

  • By Michael on 04-26-15

Filled with good stories

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-18

I enjoyed this book and felt that it gets to the essence of why executive presence matters. The piece about the connection between image and impact is key. The reader is kind of hard to listen to but I still highly recommend this book.

  • The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded

  • Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter
  • By: Michael Watkins
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,443
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,196
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,192

The world’s most trusted guide for leaders in transition. Transitions are a critical time for leaders. In fact, most agree that moving into a new role is the biggest challenge a manager will face. While transitions offer a chance to start fresh and make needed changes in an organization, they also place leaders in a position of acute vulnerability. Missteps made during the crucial first three months in a new role can jeopardize or even derail your success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very practical book

  • By Leo on 02-16-16

Good book for new managers

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-18

This book was recommended to me by my former boss, as I transitioned into a new role. I found it highly valuable in helping me sequence my onboarding process and essential relationship development. I highly recommend it.

  • I'm Judging You

  • The Do-Better Manual
  • By: Luvvie Ajayi
  • Narrated by: Luvvie Ajayi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,122

With over 500,000 readers a month at her enormously popular blog, AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi is a go-to source for smart takes on pop culture. I'm Judging You is her debut book of humorous essays that dissects our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digital, connected lives - from the importance of the newest Shonda Rhimes television drama to serious discussions of race and media representation to what to do about your fool cousin sharing casket pictures from Grandma's wake on Facebook.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have NEVER laughed so hard

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-18-16

Cute for the younger generation.

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-18

I would happily gift this book to Milennials, for whom this book is targeted. As a Gen-Xer, I missed many of the cultural nuances of this author. It will be interesting to see the topic of her next book.

  • Reposition Yourself

  • Living Life Without Limits
  • By: T.D. Jakes
  • Narrated by: T.D. Jakes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412

In Reposition Yourself, best-selling author T.D. Jakes shares insights that will help you adjust to the many changes that life brings. This is a shrill wake-up call to take charge of your life now, confronting areas where subtle passivity, or even poor choices, may have stifled your creativity. It's also a how-to for managing change and maximizing life now. Covering financial, relational, and spiritual creativity, Jakes shows how adapting to transitional moments is the path to an enriched existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Forces Tough Questions

  • By Zeus on 02-11-08

Perfect book for anyone looking for a life shift

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-17

Loved this book and a perfect read for anyone desiring life change and a new direction.