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    • Free Yourself From What You “Should” Be Doing

    • By: Andy Molinsky
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
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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.

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    • Harvard Business Review

    • The Tests of a Leader
    • By: Harvard Business Review
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
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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.

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    • The Two Things Killing Your Ability to Focus

    • By: William Treseder
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
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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.

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    • A well spent seven minutes

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

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    • What Great Managers Do Daily

    • By: Ryan Fuller, Nina Shikaloff
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 9 mins
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    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.

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    • Two Things To Do After Every Meeting

    • By: Paul Axtell
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
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    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.

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    • Calming Your Brain During Conflict

    • By: Diane Musho Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Conflict wreaks havoc on our brains. We are groomed by evolution to protect ourselves whenever we sense a threat.

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    • What Amazing Bosses Do Differently

    • By: Sydney Finklestein
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
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    We all know that job satisfaction often hinges on the quality of the relationships we have with our bosses. Yet in today’s rapidly evolving, 24/7 workplaces, it’s not always clear what managers should do to create the most satisfying work experiences and the happiest employees. My research into the world’s most successful bosses has unearthed some common practices that make work much more meaningful and enjoyable.

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    • 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
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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.

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

    • By: Andy Molinsky
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
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    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.

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    • The Science of Sounding Smart

    • By: Juliana Schroeder, Nicholas Epley
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
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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.

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    • 4 Ways to Be More Effective at Execution

    • By: Jack Zenger, Joseph Folkman
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
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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.

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    • How to Be an Inspiring Leader

    • By: Eric Garton
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
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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.

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    • Harvard Business Review, April 2012

    • By: Harvard Business Review
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
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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.

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    • How the Very Best Strategists Decide

    • By: Mark Chussil
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
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    When it comes to setting strategy, which is more effective: one great thinker or a wise crowd? To find out, I turned to my ongoing Top Pricer Tournament, in which 884 people - managers, consultants, professors, students - make pricing strategy decisions for a generic business competing against other generic businesses. The decision options available to each person work out to 14,739 possible strategies in each of three generic industries.

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    • How to Beat Procrastination

    • By: Caroline Webb
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Procrastination comes in many disguises. We might resolve to tackle a task, but find endless reasons to defer it. We might prioritize things we can readily tick off our to-do list - answering emails, say - while leaving the big, complex stuff untouched for another day. We can look and feel busy, while artfully avoiding the tasks that really matter. And when we look at those rolling, long-untouched items at the bottom of our to-do list, we can’t help but feel a little disappointed in ourselves.

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    • How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful than You

    • By: Amy Gallo
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 12 mins
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    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?

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    • 3 Things Managers Should Be Doing Every Day

    • By: Linda A. Hill, Kent Lineback
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    “When are we supposed to do all that?” That’s the question we constantly get from new managers, only weeks or months into their new positions, when we describe the three key activities they should be focusing on to be successful as leaders: building trust, building a team, and building a broader network.

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

    • By: Joel Garfinkle
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
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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.

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    • Harvard Business Review, April 2013

    • By: Harvard Business Review
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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    The views and insights of Harvard Business School are among the most sought after by the world's top business leaders. With this Audible audio exclusive, you can have Harvard Business Review read to you each month, placing the latest business trends and managerial wisdom within earshot!

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    • The Right Way to Brag About Yourself

    • By: Francesca Gino
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    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.

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