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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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    • Comfort versus Compliance

    • By MMeeTX on 01-01-19

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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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    • 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
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Nothing new here

    • By jc.bolanos on 02-11-19

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    • Understand the 4 Components of Influence

    • By: Nick Morgan
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
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    We’ve all encountered people who say less but what they say matters more; people who know how to use silence to dominate an exchange. So having influence means more than just doing all the talking; it’s about taking charge and understanding the roles that positional power, emotion, expertise, and nonverbal signals play. These four aspects of influence are essential to master if you want to succeed as a leader.

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    • Overcome Resistance to Change With Two Questions

    • By: Sally Blount, Shana Carroll
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Across industries and sectors, the track record for organizational change is bleak. Research finds that anywhere from 50%-75% of change efforts fail. And for those that do succeed, many don't achieve the goals of the original vision. Why is change so hard?

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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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    • How to Improve Your Sales Skills, Even if You're Not a Salesperson

    • By: Rebecca Knight
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 13 mins
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    At some point in your career, even if you’re not a salesperson, you’re going to have to sell something — whether it’s your idea, your team, or yourself. So how can you improve your sales skills, especially if you don’t pitch people often? What should you focus on first? And what should you do if you lose a sale?

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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 the Best Transformational Leaders Do

    • By: Evan I. Schwartz, Scott Anthony
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 17 mins
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    Companies that claim to be “transforming” seem to be everywhere. But when you look more deeply into whether those organizations are truly redefining what they are and what they do, stories of successful change efforts are exceptionally rare. In a study of S&P 500 and Global 500 firms, HBR's team found that those leading the most successful transformations, creating new offerings and business models to push into new growth markets, share common characteristics and strategies. 

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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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    • Don't End a Meeting without Doing These 3 Things

    • By: Bobby Frisch, Cary Greene
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 4 mins
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    When a sports team finishes a game, they usually don’t gather up their gear and immediately leave the court, rink, field or locker room. The players and coaches take a few minutes for a post-game meeting - a ritual that’s just as important as the pre-game warm-up.

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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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    • 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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    • True words

    • By naturalone on 02-04-19

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    • The 5 Skills That Innovative Leaders Have in Common

    • By: Katherine Graham-Leviss
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Innovation is critical in a knowledge economy — driving growth, new products, and new methods of delivering value to customers. According to PwC’s 2015 study on Global Innovation, U.S. companies spend $145 billion dollars in-country on R&D each year. And yet, despite its importance, innovation is a difficult quality to cultivate both in leaders and in organizations.

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    • How to Practice Mindfulness Throughout Your Work Day

    • By: Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
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    You probably know the feeling all too well: You arrive at the office with a clear plan for the day and then, in what feels like just a moment, you find yourself on your way back home. Nine or 10 hours have passed but you’ve accomplished only a few of your priorities. And, most likely, you can’t even remember exactly what you did all day. If this sounds familiar, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Research shows that people spend almost 47% of their waking hours thinking about something other than what they’re doing.

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    • 3 Ways to Get More Done Right Now

    • By: Kabir Sehgal
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
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    With these three extreme time-saving tactics, you will find plenty of time to take on and finish another important project — and perhaps even earn a curtain call!

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    • Device-Free Time Is as Important as Work-Life Balance

    • By: Charlotte Lieberman
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Today, when so much work and leisure time involve staring at screens, there is a struggle to find a healthy balance between technology and the physical world, or, for short, “tech/body balance.” So attached are we to our devices that it’s not unusual to have your phone with you at all times. A 2016 survey from Deloitte found that the average for individual Americans was 46 checks per day, including during leisure time—watching TV, spending time with friends, eating dinner.

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