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    • Free Yourself From What You “Should” Be Doing

    • By: Andy Molinsky
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Many people are hesitant to step out of their regular roles and routines. The idea of putting yourself in a position to potentially fail can be frightening or stressful. But sometimes what’s keeping you in one spot may not be your own self-interest. In fact, other people’s wishes and the feeling that you “should” stay put may be tamping down your own preferences. What’s holding you back may be compliance, not comfort.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Comfort versus Compliance

    • By MMeeTX on 01-01-19

    Regular price: $3.95

    • How One Family Is Sending 13 Kids to College, Living Debt Free — and Still Plans to Retire Early

    • By: Erica Johnston
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    "How One Family Is Sending 13 Kids to College, Living Debt Free — and Still Plans to Retire Early" is from the August 11, 2016 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Erica Johnston and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good narration, well-written story.

    • By Jolina St. Pierre on 01-04-19

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    • The Two Things Killing Your Ability to Focus

    • By: William Treseder
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
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    I used to wake up, stumble over to my phone, and immediately get lost in a stream of pointless notifications. This digital haze continued throughout the day, keeping me from accomplishing important tasks. I was distracted, anxious, and ineffective as a leader. I knew I had to change but could not seem to break free from the behaviors that kept me locked into the same cycle. This problem is not unusual.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A well spent seven minutes

    • By Jeffrey M. Hallman on 11-21-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • How to Travel the World for 'Free'? The Points Guy Shows You the Way.

    • By: Andrea Sachs
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 11
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      3 out of 5 stars 10
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      3 out of 5 stars 10

    "How to Travel the World for 'Free'? The Points Guy Shows You the Way." is from the March 18, 2016 Life and Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Andrea Sachs and narrated by Jill Melancon.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible idea

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-15-17

    Regular price: $0.95

    • What Great Managers Do Daily

    • By: Ryan Fuller, Nina Shikaloff
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    So much depends upon managers. For example, a Gallup study found that at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores is driven by who the boss is. This is disconcerting because the same research found that about 70% of people in management roles are not well equipped for the job. This state of affairs is hurting not just employee engagement and quality of life, but also corporate performance.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Harvard Business Review

    • The Tests of a Leader
    • By: Harvard Business Review
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    This issue includes four complete articles, all on the theme of this month's issue: leadership. In "Becoming the Boss", Linda Hill offers some tips from common mistakes first time managers make. In "Firing Back", Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Andrew Ward talk to leaders about their career disasters and how they bounced back.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

    • By: Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter, Gitte Dybkjaer
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Two Things To Do After Every Meeting

    • By: Paul Axtell
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Steve Jobs insisted that every item on a meeting agenda have a designated person responsible for that task and any follow-up work that happened. He called that person the DRI - the Directly Responsible Individual. He knew the public accountability would ensure that a project or task would actually get done, and he wanted to set clear, organized instructions for his team to follow.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Why Are the Highly Educated So Liberal?

    • By: Neil Gross
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    "Why Are the Highly Educated So Liberal?" is from the May 15, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Neil Gross and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Food for Thought

    • By Kylie on 12-04-17

    Regular price: $0.95

    • How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful than You

    • By: Amy Gallo
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 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

    Your boss proposes a new initiative you think won’t work. Your senior colleague outlines a project timeline you think is unrealistic. What do you say when you disagree with someone who has more power than you do? How do you decide whether it’s worth speaking up? And if you do, what exactly should you say?

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Science of Sounding Smart

    • By: Juliana Schroeder, Nicholas Epley
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When you’re trying to convey the quality of your mind to your boss, or to a company that’s considering you for a job, your best ally may be your own voice.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • A Simple Way to Be More Assertive (Without Being Pushy)

    • By: Andy Molinsky
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    In the workplace, we all run into conflict. Many of us would love to speak up and assert ourselves to correct it. And, in a perfect world, it would be easy. You could finally tell that colleague who keeps interrupting you exactly how you feel.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Right Way to Brag About Yourself

    • By: Francesca Gino
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In both our social and professional interactions, we commonly focus on managing the impressions that others form of us, especially when these others do not know us well.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Calming Your Brain During Conflict

    • By: Diane Musho Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Conflict wreaks havoc on our brains. We are groomed by evolution to protect ourselves whenever we sense a threat.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Virtue of Contradicting Ourselves

    • By: Adam Grant
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "The Virtue of Contradicting Ourselves" is from the November 14, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Adam Grant and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Decluttering Guru Marie Kondo Is Back with More Life-Changing Magic

    • By: Anna Fifield
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Decluttering Guru Marie Kondo Is Back with More Life-Changing Magic" is from the Life and Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Anna Fifield and narrated by Jill Melancon.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • How to Be an Inspiring Leader

    • By: Eric Garton
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    When employees aren't just engaged, but inspired, that's when organizations see real breakthroughs. Inspired employees are themselves far more productive and, in turn, inspire those around them to strive for greater heights.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child': A Wizardly Journey in Time

    • By: Michiko Kakutani
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 8
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      3 out of 5 stars 8

    "'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child': A Wizardly Journey in Time" is from the August 01, 2016 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Michiko Kakutani and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • just an article..............thought others would

    • By Anonymous User on 01-05-19

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Get People to Listen to You When You’re Not Seen as an Expert

    • By: Dorie Clark
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the most powerful forms of influence, according to psychologist Robert Cialdini’s famous analysis, is authority - often derived from perceived expertise. When a doctor advises us to exercise more, or a Nobel Laureate raises questions about a certain economic policy, we’re likely to pay much more attention than if a random person offered the same counsel.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • 4 Ways to Be More Effective at Execution

    • By: Jack Zenger, Joseph Folkman
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Most people recognize that execution is a critical skill and strive to perform it well, but they may a) underestimate how important it is to their career advancement or b) not realize that you can improve on execution without working longer hours.

    Regular price: $3.95

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