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    • Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career
    • By: David Burkus
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
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    What if the best way to grow your network isn't by introducing yourself to strangers at cocktail parties, handing out business cards, or signing up for the latest online tool, but by developing a better understanding of the existing network that's already around you? We know that it's essential to reach out and build your network. But did you know that it's actually your weaker or former contacts who will be the most helpful to you? Or that many of our best efforts at meeting new people simply serve up the same old opportunities we already have?

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    • Thought provoking

    • By Timothy P. Coleman on 06-27-18

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    • The Myths of Creativity

    • The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas
    • By: David Burkus
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
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    We tend to think of creativity in terms reminiscent of the ancient muses: divinely-inspired, unpredictable, and bestowed upon a lucky few. But when our jobs challenge us to be creative on demand, we must develop novel, useful ideas that will keep our organizations competitive. The Myths of Creativity demystifies the processes that drive innovation. Based on the latest research into how creative individuals and firms succeed, David Burkus highlights the mistaken ideas that hold us back and shows us how anyone can embrace a practical approach, grounded in reality, to finding the best new ideas, projects, processes, and programs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good overview of creativity

    • By Jonathan Sauder on 05-27-15

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    • The Wrong Way to Introduce People over Email

    • By: David Burkus
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
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    When I was young and just starting out in my career, one of the networking principles I followed was the common advice of "introduce two people every week." So every week, I dutifully fired up my computer and typed out an email introduction to two people I’d thought of that week who would benefit from knowing each other.

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    • 540: Email: Is It Time to Just Ban It?

    • By: Sarah Green, David Burkus
    • Length: 15 mins
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    David Burkus, author of "Under New Management", explains why some companies are taking extreme measures to limit electronic communication. Burkus is also a professor at Oral Roberts University and host of the podcast Radio Free Leader.

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    • Work Friends Make Us More Productive (Except When They Stress Us Out)

    • By: David Burkus
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Since almost the beginning of management research, we’ve known that social dynamics affect workplace performance. Indeed, one of the pivotal questions of Gallup’s famous employee engagement survey asks whether respondents “have a best friend at work.” But while friendship at work always being a good thing is a strong assumption, recent research suggests that having a close friend in the workplace might be more nuanced than we assume. There are definitely benefits, but there are also costs.

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    • Under New Management

    • How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual
    • By: David Burkus
    • Narrated by: Rich Orlow
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
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    A provocative work that challenges the traditional and widely accepted principles of business management - and proves that they are outdated, outmoded, or simply don't work. Do open floor plans really work? Are there companies that put their employees' welfare first, and their clients second? Are annual performance reviews necessary? Dr. David Burkus is a highly regarded and increasingly influential business school professor who challenges many of the established principles of business management.

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    • information age work assembly line management

    • By A. Davis on 04-15-16

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    • Research: Keeping Work and Life Separate Is More Trouble Than It's Worth

    • By: David Burkus
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Many executives and employees strive for (and struggle with) work-life balance. Finding enough time in the week to both carve out meaningful home experiences and also complete high-priority work assignments seems to leave both domains depleted, and too often we’re left with strife and stress. To try to control that stress, many of us try to impose better boundaries on ourselves and our time.

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