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    • Leading Change

    • Why Transformation Efforts Fail (Harvard Business Review)
    • By: John P. Kotter
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 258
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    Businesses hoping to survive over the long term will have to remake themselves into better competitors at least once along the way. These efforts have gone under many banners: total quality management, reengineering, rightsizing, restructuring, cultural change, and turnarounds, to name a few. In almost every case, the goal has been to cope with a new, more challenging market by changing the way business is conducted. In this article, John Kotter outlines the eight largest errors that can doom these efforts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Practical advice for any leader

    • By Erich on 09-14-12

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Design Thinking (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Tim Brown, Harvard Business Review
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 214
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      4 out of 5 stars 149
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      4 out of 5 stars 150

    The CEO and president of IDEO writes that when designers are involved from the very beginning of the innovation process, startling new ideas can result - as a U.S. health care provider, a Japanese bicycle components manufacturer, and a system of Indian eye hospitals learned.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Only examples

    • By Jose Lira on 07-25-18

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    • What Is Strategy?

    • By: Michael E. Porter (C. Roland Christensen Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School)
    • Length: 56 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 193
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      4 out of 5 stars 90
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      4 out of 5 stars 88

    Operational effectiveness and strategy are both essential, says this article from Harvard Business Review...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Matthew on 02-21-04

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Strategic Secret of Private Equity (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Felix Barber, Michael Goold
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
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      4 out of 5 stars 27
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      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Hear why "buying to sell" can generate a much higher return on investment than the public company practice of "buying to keep".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • review

    • By Anonymous User on 08-24-18

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    • Four Lessons in Adaptive Leadership (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Michael Useem
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Michael Useem, a professor of management at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, writes about how the military helps students internalize essential leadership precepts.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Leadership to the organization first over team

    • By Diana Reynolds on 01-12-17

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    • In Praise of the Incompetent Leader (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Deborah Ancona, Thomas W. Malone, Wanda J. Orlikowski, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Today's top executives are expected to do everything right, from coming up with solutions to unfathomably complex problems to having the charisma and prescience to rally stakeholders around a perfect vision of the future. But no one leader can be all things to all people. It's time to end the myth of the complete leader, say the authors.

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    • Before You Make That Big Decision… (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Daniel Kahneman, Dan Lovallo, Olivier Sibony
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
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      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 42

    How dangerous assumptions can creep into every strategic proposal – and how you can avoid them....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sample cases for analyzing business plans for bias

    • By cpk on 10-05-18

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Preparing the Perfect Product Launch (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: James P. Hackett
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Shortly after Jim Hackett became CEO of Steelcase in 1994, the office-furniture manufacturer introduced two products. The Leap chair was a great success. But the Pathways office cubicle system ran into trouble from the start, plagued by R&D disputes, distribution misunderstandings, and product recalls. In this first-person account, Hackett explains how a company could fail as well as succeed.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • not the best, but worth a listen

    • By Christopher on 06-15-07

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

    • By: Tony Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 479
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      4 out of 5 stars 318

    Increasing your energy capacity is the best way to get more work done faster and better. From the October 2007 issue of Harvard Business Review.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everyone Should Read This!

    • By Carolyn on 05-31-12

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The New Leader's Guide to Diagnosing the Business (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Mark Gottfredson, Steve Schaubert, Hernan Saenz
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    You will learn about a diagnostic template that helps companies decide which goals are reasonable, and where to focus performance-improvement efforts. From the February 2008 issue of Harvard Business Review.

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    • The Core Competence of the Corporation

    • By: C.K. Prahalad (Professor, University of Michigan), Gary Hamel (London Business School)
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      3 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    To succeed, companies must consider their "core competencies," this article from Harvard Business...

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    • How to Become an Authentic Speaker (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Nick Morgan, Harvard Business Review
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 81
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 49

    A four-step process that will help you become a better public speaker by creating a true emotional connection with your audience.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • HOrrible don't waste your time!!

    • By L on 04-08-12

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Ending The War Between Sales and Marketing (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Philip Kotler, Neil Rackham, Suj Krishnaswamy, and others
    • Narrated by: Harvard Business Review
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Sales departments tend to believe that marketers are out of touch with what's really going on in the marketplace. Marketing people, in turn, believe the sales force is myopic - too focused on individual customer experiences, insufficiently aware of the larger market, and blind to the future. In short, each group undervalues the other's contributions. Yet, few firms seem to make serious overtures toward analyzing and enhancing the relationship between these two critical functions.

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    • Reinventing Your Business Model

    • By: Mark W. Johnson, Clayton M. Christensen, Henning Kagermann, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
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      4 out of 5 stars 32
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      4 out of 5 stars 31

    One of the secrets to maintaining a thriving business � being able to recognize when it needs a fundamental change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good insights <br />

    • By Praveen on 03-05-15

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Contradictions That Drive Toyota's Success (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Hirotaka Takeuchi, Emi Osono, Norihiko Shimizu, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    The Toyota Production System may be one of the world's most-vaunted management approaches, but it isn't the only reason for the company's success. A new study reveals that Toyota�s culture of contradictions generates innovative ideas and allows the company to pull ahead of competitors - sometimes incrementally, sometimes radically.

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    • The Next 20 Years

    • How Customer and Workforce Attitudes Will Evolve (Harvard Business Review)
    • By: Neil Howe, William Strauss
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Learn how generation gaps are actually just part of a historical pattern - a pattern we can use to forecast market, workplace, and social trends for decades.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • They Missed The Foundation Trilogy Lesson

    • By Orwell on 11-25-12

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Firing Back

    • How Great Leaders Rebound After Career Disasters (Harvard Business Review)
    • By: Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld, Andrew J. Ward
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Among the tests of a leader, few are more challenging and more painful than recovering from a career catastrophe. Most fallen leaders, in fact, don't recover. Still, two decades of consulting experience, scholarly research, and their own personal experiences have convinced the authors that leaders can triumph over tragedy if they do so deliberately.

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    • Deal Making 2.0: A Guide to Complex Negotiations (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: David A. Lax, James K. Sebenius
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    The complexities of deal making and how what happens away from the bargaining table can be critical to success.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Skip this and listen to the books by the authors

    • By Martin Fierro on 04-13-15

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    • The New Psychology of Strategic Leadership (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Giovanni Gavetti
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
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      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 24

    How cognitive limitations obstruct us from dreaming up truly innovative ways of doing business – and how we can overcome them....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • phenomenal loved it must listen again

    • By fellow traveler on 08-25-15

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Sustainable Economy (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Yvon Chouinard, Jib Ellison, Rick Ridgeway
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Yvon Chouinard, a rock climber and the founder and chairman of Patagonia, Jib Ellison, a river guide and the founder of the strategy consultancy, Blu Skye, and Rick Ridgeway, a mountain climber and a vice president of Patagonia, write about how the viability of business depends on the resources of healthy ecosystems and the stability of just societies.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dull

    • By CFCgogo on 05-13-17

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