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    • Sydney Finkelstein on Super Bosses

    • By: Sydney Finkelstein
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 7 mins
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    How does Sydney Finkelstein, author of Superbosses, define a leader? To him, a leader is someone who creates other leaders. When everyone around you is growing their leadership skills, you can't help but get better yourself. Listen for more tips on leadership and more examples of successful superbosses.

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    • By AVC on 02-25-17

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    • Geoff Colvin on Why Talent Is Overrated

    • By: Geoff Colvin
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 12 mins
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    Why are some people - Tiger Woods, Warren Buffett, Yo-Yo Ma - so incredibly accomplished at what they do, while millions of others in those same fields never become very good? Why are some people so extraordinarily creative and innovative? Why can some continue to perform great at ages when conventional wisdom would deem it impossible? Those are the questions Geoff Colvin set out to answer in Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers From Everybody Else.

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    • Clayton Christensen on Disruptive Innovation

    • By: Clayton Christensen
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 23 mins
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    While most companies focus on Sustaining Innovation (making existing products better), really successful companies branch into Disruptive Innovation and create new products or make existing products available to those who don't have access to them. It seems like a win-win situation since the only competition to disruptive innovation is non-consumption.

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    • Peter R. Worrell on the Golden Age of Mergers and Acquisitions

    • By: Peter R. Worrell
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Peter R. Worrell, author of Enterprise Value: How the Best Owners-Managers Build Their Fortune: Capture Their Company’s Gains, and Create Their Legacy, discusses the importance for entrepreneurial owner-managers to prepare for the eventual acquisition of his or her company. Worrell is the managing director at Bigelow LLC, which deals exclusively with the private market, and has personally worked with owner-manager clients for over thirty years.

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    • Frank Pietrucha on How to Be a Supercommunicator

    • By: Frank Pietrucha
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 12 mins
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    Technology is changing our vocabulary, creating new acronyms, buzzwords, and concepts every day. It can be hard to keep up. Frank Pietrucha, author of Supercommunicator, published by AMACOM, has plenty of tips on how to explain our technical knowledge to nontechnical listeners.

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    • Jennifer Kahnweiler on the Genius of Opposites

    • By: Jennifer Kahnweiler
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 14 mins
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    Introverts and extroverts have different, and sometimes contradictory, strengths. When they pair up and manage to find a way to work together, introverts and extroverts can create power teams. Jennifer Kahnweiler, PhD, author of the new book The Genius of Opposites, joins us again to give us examples of some of those dynamic duos and how they managed to work together.

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    • Nick Westergaard on Getting Scrappy

    • By: Nick Westergaard
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Social media is taking over marketing and it can be hard to keep up, but you don't have to be Coca-Cola to make a splash in digital marketing. Nick Westergaard, author of the new AMACOM book Get Scrappy, is here to talk about how to figure out a strategy that will work for you and your company, no matter what size. You'll be able to work smart, not hard, and do more with fewer resources.

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    • Bob Nelson on Sparking Motivation and Initiative in Your Team and Yourself

    • By: Bob Nelson
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 19 mins
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    Bob Nelson is an international recognized expert on finding these kinds of simple yet powerful ways to motivate people at work.

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    • Anne Marie Knott on Measuring Your Company's IQ

    • By: Anne Marie Knott
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 15 mins
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    We know people can be measured on a scale on intelligence, but what if we could do the same for businesses? Our guest Anne Marie Knott has done just that. She's here to talk about her RQ scale and how she uses it to measure the innovation output for companies worldwide.

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    • Quint Studer on Getting Results That Last

    • By: Quint Studer
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 14 mins
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    Quint Studer has built a thriving career on helping healthcare companies achieve maximum effectiveness and consistent bottom-line results. Now, in Results That Last, he brings his ideas to the rest of the business world. Studer teaches leaders in every industry how to apply his tactics and strategies to their own organizations to build a corporate culture that consistently reaches and exceeds its goals.

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    • By C. Ruby on 05-01-18

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    • David Ulrich on How HR Transforms the Future

    • By: David Ulrich
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 16 mins
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    David Ulrich is ranked number one as a management educator guru by Business Week, and Ulrich was selected by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovate and creative leaders. He has also been named HR Magazine’s most influential person in the HR field four out of the last five years, and was most recently listed number 31 on the Thinker’s 50 global ranking of business gurus.

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    • C.K. Prahalad and M.S. Krishnan on the New Age of Innovation

    • By: C.K Prahalad, M.S. Krishnan
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 18 mins
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    C.K. Prahalad and M.S. Krishnan argue that the key to creating value and the future growth of every business depends on accessing a global network of resources to co-create unique experiences with customers, one at a time. To achieve this, CEOs, executives, and managers at every level must transform their business processes, technical systems, and supply chain management, implementing key social and technological infrastructure requirements to create an ongoing innovation advantage.

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    • Rachael Brown on Paying Employees to Quit

    • By: Rachael Brown
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 14 mins
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    The company's success at customer service starts with its training program. In this interview, Zappos training manager Rachael Brown tells Edgewise how the company develops its stellar customer service - and why Zappos offers new employees $1,000 to quit.

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    • Beverly Kaye on Keeping Ideal People in the Workplace

    • By: Beverly Kaye
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 20 mins
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    Because finding the ideal person for every workplace position has become an increasingly difficult task, the retention of top employees has become every manager's concern. Love 'Em or Lose 'Em by organizational-development specialists Beverly L. Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans, proposes that this "race for talent" can be effectively run only by those who adopt programs and policies that truly support their personnel.

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    • Thomas Harrison on How to Develop Your Leadership Instincts

    • By: Thomas Harrison
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 16 mins
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    Is the ability to succeed in business hardwired into our DNA? Are entrepreneurs, like racing thoroughbreds, simply born to win? Instinct, by Thomas L. Harrison, is the first book to apply the tools and insights of human genome research to the concept of success. Harrison, a corporate CEO who began his career as a cell biologist, argues that successful people, particularly successful entrepreneurs, tend to have certain identifiable talents encoded in their genes.

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    • Lawrence Allen on the War for Chocolate in China

    • By: Lawrence Allen
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 13 mins
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    In this land where 25 years ago most of the population had never tasted chocolate, five icons of Western business are now slugging it out in a battle royal to see which will become the Emperor of Chocolate in China. Chocolate Fortunes by Lawrence Allen examines each of the five major players - Hershey, Nestlé, Cadbury, Mars, and Ferrero - and the trials they face as they attempt to dominate their market in an enigmatic and still-developing economy.

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    • Jill Griffin on Earning Loyalty in a Search and Switch World

    • By: Jill Griffin
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 12 mins
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    In these bruising economic times, businesses unprepared to address this buyer are losing market share by the minute.

    In her book Taming The Search and Switch Customer: Earning Customer Loyalty In A Compulsion To Compare World, loyalty guru Jill Griffin, advisor to Microsoft, Dell, Toyota, Marriott, HP, Days Inn and Western Union, provides a fresh, new arsenal of loyalty solutions uniquely calibrated for today’s compulsion to compare planet of buyers.

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    • Beware generational generalizations

    • By J. Dixon on 12-06-16

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    • Jack Mitchell on Why You Should Hug People at Work

    • By: Jack Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 12 mins
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    We work in a 21st century world where email has replaced conversation, call centers have decamped to India and help lines have turned into a series of automated messages. And while many of us are habitually reaching for our cellphones and blackberries, there remains a part of us that longs for a little, old fashioned human interaction.

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    • Tim Sanders on How Companies Profit from Doing Good

    • By: Tim Sander
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 18 mins
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    In a follow-up to his popular 2008 Edgewise interview , Tim Sanders talks about how the "make a difference" factor is revolutionizing brand building, and how companies not paying attention to this change in marketing and mission branding are at the verge of obsolescence. Sanders offers practical advice every individual and company can use to make the world a better place–now and in the future.

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    • Roger Courville On Optimizing Online Presentations

    • By: Roger Courville
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 17 mins
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    Standing out in the world of webinars can be challenging. Content abounds and attention spans are ever-fleeting. Online presentation guru, Roger Courville, discusses how to effectively leverage nuances of the virtual space to convey your message and win audiences. From graphic design to communication models and culture, Roger highlights the key elements to creating and delivering stimulating online programs.

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