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    • Leading Change

    • Why Transformation Efforts Fail
    • By: John P. Kotter, Jeanie Daniel Duck
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 37
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 16

    These articles from Harvard Business Review ask: Where does an effective corporate renewal begin? Why do transformation efforts often fail? How do you balance all the components of a change plan? The 3 articles in this selection discuss the delicate art of change management. These articles originally appeared in print in Harvard Business Review and are now available in audio format exclusively through Audible.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality of audio makes you flinch. Yet relevant!

    • By Tapio on 01-26-17

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Reaching and Changing Frontline Employees

    • By: Howard H. Stevenson, Harvard Business School, Paul Strebel
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    The articles in this collection address the factors that lead to resistance to change, including the disconnect between senior executives and employees, the difference in employer and employee view of change, and the breakdown in necessary predictability. The authors all suggest methods for overcoming these obstacles for more successful improvement programs.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice indepth insights on Change Management

    • By Odai on 02-19-18

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Customer Loyalty

    • Strategies
    • By: James L. Heskett, Thomas O. Jones, Frederick F. Reichheld
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 3

    How do you bring your organization's focus back to the customer? What role does employee loyalty play in building customer loyalty? This collection from Harvard Business Review addresses these questions and offers advice to executives on implementing new strategies.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Managing Oneself

    • By: Peter F. Drucker
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 155
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 70
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      4 out of 5 stars 69

    Peter F. Drucker, author of Management Challenges for the 21st Century, explains that success in the knowledge economy comes to those who know themselves - their strengths, their values, and how they best perform.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An area for a misunderstanding

    • By Robert on 01-25-04

    Regular price: $2.95

    • What Is Strategy?

    • By: Michael E. Porter (C. Roland Christensen Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School)
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 213
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      4 out of 5 stars 108
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      4 out of 5 stars 106

    Operational effectiveness and strategy are both essential, says this article from Harvard Business Review, to compete in today's market. At the same time, explains author Michael E. Porter of Harvard Business School, they work in different ways. He provides examples of companies that have good operational effectiveness but little strategy (such as the majority of Japanese organizations) and explains why companies with effective strategies will always take the lead. He then explains the essentials of strategy, such as strategic fit and sustainability. This article originally appeared in...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Matthew on 02-21-04

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Empowerment

    • The Emperor's New Clothes
    • By: Chris Argyris Argyris
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In this article from Harvard Business Review, Harvard professor Chris Argyris says that, despite all the talk and the change programs, empowerment is still mostly an illusion. The author describes how change programs increase inner contradictions, how CEOs undermine empowerment, what is to be done, and more. This article, which originally appeared in the May-June 1998 Harvard Business Review, is offered in audio form exclusively through Audible.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Core Competence of the Corporation

    • By: C.K. Prahalad (Professor, University of Michigan), Gary Hamel (London Business School)
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    To succeed, companies must consider their "core competencies," this article from Harvard Business Review states. Authors C.K. Prahalad of the University of Michigan and Gary Hamel of the London Business School explain that if a corporation starts by building competencies in various areas, its core products emerge from these competencies, thereby making it much more flexible in readjusting its focus to respond to the changing market. They explain how to build these competencies and to develop strategy with the competencies at its base. This article originally appeared in print in the...

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Competing on Resources

    • Strategy in the 1990s
    • By: David J. Collis (Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School), Cynthia A. Montgomery (Professor of Business Administration
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This article from Harvard Business Review addresses the changing view of strategic planning. Authors David J. Collis and Cynthia A. Montgomery of Harvard Business School discuss a different approach to strategy: the resource-based view of the firm (RBV). They define this approach and illustrate its applications for strategic planning - and demonstrate the RBV's effectiveness with such companies as Newell, Cooper, Disney, and Sharp. This article originally appeared in print in the July-August 1995 Harvard Business Review and is now available in audio format exclusively through...

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Competing with Giants

    • Survival Strategies for Local Companies in Emerging Markets
    • By: Niraj Dawar, Tony Frost
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    As protectionist barriers crumble in emerging markets around the world, multinational companies are rushing in to find new opportunities for growth. To local businesses this can seem like a death sentence. This article from Harvard Business Review explains how they can overcome - and even take advantage of - their differences.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Is Your Company Ready for One-to-One Marketing?

    • By: Don Peppers, Martha Rogers, Bob Dorf
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    This article from Harvard Business Review offers valuable advice for identifying, differentiating, and interacting with your customers, as well as for customizing your enterprise's behavior. Ultimately, you'll discover how the more your customer's needs vary, the more attractive they will find a learning relationship.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Necessary Art of Persuasion

    • By: Jay A. Conger
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    This article from Harvard Business Review explains how the language of leadership is misunderstood, underutilized, and more essential than ever. The author provides 4 essential strategies to use, as well as 4 tactics to avoid. This article, which originally appeared in the May-June 1998 Harvard Business Review, is offered in audio form exclusively through Audible.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent tips

    • By Jazon Samillano on 11-21-05

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Judo Strategy

    • By: David B. Yoffie, Michael A. Cusumano
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    Competition on the Internet is breaking down industry barriers and creating fierce battles between industry giants and small-scale start-ups. The Netscape-Microsoft battles show how start-ups can avoid those conflicts by moving quickly to uncontested ground and, when that's no longer possible, by turning the strengths of dominant players against them. This article, which originally appeared in the January-February 1999 Harvard Business Review, is offered in audio form exclusively through Audible.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Strategy and the New Economics of Information

    • By: Harvard Management Update
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    This article from Harvard Business Review traces the shift in the economics of information.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A profound conceptual framework of understanding.

    • By Herbert M. Bryant Jr. on 12-28-04

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Evolution and Revolution as Organizations Grow

    • By: Harvard Management Update
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Management practices that work well in one phase may bring on a crisis in another. Professor Larry E. Greiner's article originally appeared in the July-August 1972 issue of Harvard Business Review. This version, offered in audio form exclusively through Audible, was modified and reprinted in the May-June 1998 edition. It includes new commentary by Greiner called "Revolution is Still Inevitable."

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Creating New Market Space

    • By: W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Head-to-head competition can only get you a larger piece of an existing pie. To break free from the pack and stake out new ground requires a different competitive mind-set and a systematic way of looking for opportunities. This article, which originally appeared in the January-February 1999 Harvard Business Review, is offered in audio form exclusively through Audible.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good read for Marketers

    • By John on 06-29-18

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Six Dangerous Myths About Pay

    • By: Harvard Management Update
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Managers are bombarded with advice about pay. Unfortunately, much of that advice is wrong, according to Stanford Business School Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer. The author describes what he calls "The Six Dangerous Myths About Compensation," and provides some advice and reality. This article, which originally appeared in the May-June 1998 Harvard Business Review, is offered in audio form exclusively through Audible.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Profit Pools

    • A Fresh Look at Strategy
    • By: Harvard Management Update
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This article from Harvard Business Review analyzes how successful companies understand that profit share is often more important than market share. The authors discuss turbulent industries, give examples of when growth isn't good, explain how to create and manage a profit pool, and more. This article, which originally appeared in the May-June 1998 Harvard Business Review, is offered in audio form exclusively through Audible.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Unbundling the Corporation

    • By: John Hagel III, Marc Singer
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Look beneath the surface of most companies, and you'll actually find 3 kinds of businesses: customer relationship management, product innovation, and infrastructure management. The authors provide a roadmap for unbundling these core processes and rebundling them into a more efficient - or an entirely different - organization. This article, which originally appeared in the March-April 1999 Harvard Business Review, is offered in audio form exclusively through Audible.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Disciplined Decisions

    • Aligning Strategy with the Financial Markets
    • By: Martha Akram, Nalin Kulatilaka
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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    It's hard to determine how an investment will ultimately influence a company's value, but by drawing on the techniques, benchmarks, and information of the financial markets to make disciplined decisions, executives can close the gap between strategy and shareholder value. The authors will share with you the 3 components of discipline and how to apply them and offer examples of how decisions can be disciplined by financial markets. This article, which originally appeared in the January-February 1999 Harvard Business Review, is offered in audio form exclusively through Audible.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • How to Map Your Industry's Profit Pool

    • By: Harvard Management Update
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1

    This article from Harvard Business Review asks whether you know where the money's being made in your industry. The authors provide a 4-step process for mapping a profit pool, discuss applying the process, and more. This article, which originally appeared in the May-June 1998 Harvard Business Review, is offered in audio form exclusively through Audible.

    Regular price: $2.95

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