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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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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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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.

    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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    "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 suggestions

    • By Gus Ahmed on 08-07-18

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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 9
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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

    • Harvard Business Review

    • The Tests of a Leader
    • By: Harvard Business Review
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    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

    • 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 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    "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

    • You Don’t Need More Free Time

    • By: Cristobal Young
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    "You Don’t Need More Free Time" is from the Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Cristobal Young and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    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

    • 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

    • 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 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    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
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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

    • 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

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

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

    "'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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    • By Maverick’s Trove on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $0.95

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

    Regular price: $3.95

    • 4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments

    • By: Joseph Grenny
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Twenty-three years ago, one of my employees — I’ll call him Dale — asked for a private meeting. Dale was serious and bookish and had very strong opinions. His work was fastidious. He rarely socialized with colleagues, but he was impeccable in his commitments to others. And he was skilled at his job.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Six Ways to Free up Space on Your Smartphone

    • By: Marc Saltzman
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Stop me if this sounds familiar: You’re about to install a new game or shoot more video on your smartphone, but then a message pops up on the screen that says something like “There is not enough available storage.” Sheesh.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don't Like Conflict

    • By: Joel Garfinkle
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Avoiding or delaying a difficult conversation can hurt your relationships and create other negative outcomes. It may not feel natural at first, especially if you dread discord, but you can learn to dive into these tough talks by reframing your thoughts.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The New Yorker, 1-Month Subscription

    • By: The New Yorker
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    The New Yorker's blend of reporting, commentary, criticism, fiction, and cartoons has garnered 36 National Magazine Awards since its debut in 1925 - more than any other publication. Edited by Pulitzer Prize winner David Remnick, the magazine has had only five editors in its 80-year history. Each week, Audible and the editorial staff of The New Yorker work together to select a variety of the issue's best articles from The Talk of the Town, Fiction, The Critics, and more. Each article is read in its entirety. The New Yorker is available in audio exclusively at audible.com.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally!

    • By Jessie on 06-21-05

    Regular price: $12.95

    • Make Strategic Thinking Part of Your Job

    • By: Ron Carucci
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It’s a common complaint among top executives: “I’m spending all my time managing trivial and tactical problems, and I don’t have time to get to the big-picture stuff.” And yet when I ask my executive clients, “If I cleared your calendar for an entire day to free you up to be ‘more strategic,’ what would you actually do?” most have no idea. I often get a shrug and a blank stare in response.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Create a Conversation, Not a Presentation

    • By: John Coleman
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    When I worked as a consultant, I was perennially guilty of “the great unveil” in presentations - that tendency to want to save key findings for the last moment and then reveal them, expecting a satisfying moment of awe.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Harvard Business Review, April 2012

    • By: Harvard Business Review
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Highlights
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    "The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson; "Saving the Planet: A Tale of Two Strategies" by Roger Martin and Alison Kemper; and "Retail Doesn’t Cross Borders" by Marcel Corstjens and Rajiv Lal.

    Regular price: $6.95

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