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    • Managing with Power

    • Politics and Influence in Organizations
    • By: Jeffrey Pfeffer
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Pfeffer
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 76
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      3 out of 5 stars 41
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Most organizations and managers are filled with good ideas - the problem is implementation. Power and influence, rather than being the organizations' last dirty secrets, are in fact secrets for success. Professor Pfeffer discusses the importance of understanding power and influence, diagnosing points of view on decisions, knowing the strategies and tactics for the effective use of influence, and appraising the role of influence in organizational innovation and change.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not the complete book

    • By Bond007 on 10-02-13

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Re-Engineering the Human System

    • By: Bruce Cryer
    • Narrated by: Bruce Cryer
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 13
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    In many cases, unmanaged stress in the organization is the hidden factor undermining personal and organizational effectiveness. Using biomedical research on human intelligence as the framework, Bruce Cryer presents a compelling model for building coherent organizations that are able to leverage the full capacity of human intelligence, adaptability, and innovation. Cryer uses case studies from significant global corporations as he discusses ways to improve personal and organizational effectiveness.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible. No point!

    • By janym on 01-24-18

    Regular price: $2.95

    • 2nd Generation Speed

    • What the Best Attack and Avoid
    • By: Christopher Meyer
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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    Speed - we see its competitive value every day from the rapid product development of Silicon Valley's best, such as Intel, to the nimble responses of a large service firm such as Charles Schwab & Company. Based on 8 years of research, Dr. Christopher Meyer emphasizes creating value through customer-driven resourcing, describes key actions to accelerate innovation and operations growth, and defines the stumbling blocks to increasing speed.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Copyright's Highway

    • A Tour of Intellectual Property Rights in the Electronic Age
    • By: Paul Goldstein
    • Narrated by: Paul Goldstein
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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    The electronic age has dramatically altered the terms of trade for intellectual goods. How valuable is the product you are developing - and how do you plan to generate revenue from it in the future? Paul Goldstein, Professor of Law at Stanford University, provides a comprehensible framework for current intellectual property law and the prospects for its modification in the United States and the world. He also discusses the cause and effect of intellectual property losses as well as the influence of law on product value.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Information but Poor Audio

    • By Sleven on 05-18-16

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Creativity in Business

    • By: Michael Ray (Professor, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University)
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 28
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Professor Michael Ray uses the four tools of faith, absence of judgment, observation, and questions to describe how to release creativity in your personal environment.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • IT'S ONLY 52 MINUTES LONG

    • By DS on 03-13-13

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Organizational World of Knowledge Workers

    • By: Dr. Homa Bahrami, Ph.D.
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Remote management, contingent workers, virtual offices...10 years ago we may not have recognized today's corporate environment. Drawing on a decade of field research in the high-tech sector, Dr. Homa Bahrami talks about how technology and globalization have transformed the workplace and provides effective strategies for leading knowledge-based workers. She looks at traditional vs. emerging organizational models, the impact of physical design on the work environment, and "orgitechting" for the knowledge worker.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Reenergizing the Mature Organization

    • Designing the Organization for the Future
    • By: Robert A. Zawacki
    • Narrated by: Robert A. Zawacki
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Drastic downsizing in the '80s has left our organizations with a demoralized and apprehensive workforce. How do you reenergize your people? Robert A. Zawacki offers some answers, explaining that organizations need to view "time" as a competitive advantage and let self-directed teams take the lead. This internationally recognized consultant outlines organizations of the future and discusses how to reactivate the workforce to compete in the '90s.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Search for Life After Planning

    • How to Build Strategies That Get Implemented
    • By: John R. Berthold
    • Narrated by: John R. Berthold
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    The traditional approach to strategic planning is dead. It used to be that plans were produced on paper, placed in the bottom of a drawer, and never seen again. Now, there is a new method that focuses on strategic thinking and strategic implementation. John Berthold, president of a management consulting firm that specializes in strategy development and implementation, stresses the importance of a strategy that results in improved teamwork.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dry as toast

    • By Thomas on 10-31-05

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Leadership as Service

    • Inspiring and Motivating the Workforce
    • By: Dr. Keshavan Nair
    • Narrated by: Dr. Keshavan Nair
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    All great leaders whose "empires" have lasted beyond their lifetimes have in common some defining strategies, according to business consultant Dr. Keshavan Nair. Great leadership occurs not only in business, but in personal and community settings as well. Using historical references, he explains the concept of Service Leadership and shows how this philosophy can create a climate for success for leaders in any environment.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • poor audio quality.

    • By Melissa on 04-25-15

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Managing the Workforce of the '90s

    • What Needs to Change and Why
    • By: Jeffrey Pfeffer
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Pfeffer
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    An organization's productivity depends on effective management of its workforce. In this best-selling program, Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer reviews the ways in which well-intentioned companies can undermine their workforce and offers some new perspectives on more enlightened leadership. He highlights the workforce as a competitive advantage, the rhetoric and reality of "empowerment", and the costs of obsession with control.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Intuit

    • A Radical Change in Internet Services
    • By: William Campbell
    • Narrated by: William Campbell
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    How has Intuit, the financial software application provider, been transformed by the Internet? CEO William Campbell describes Intuit's partnership with the search engine Excite to create the site Quicken.com. Together, the two companies connect with nine million people looking for personal finance information online. Highlights of Campbell's talk include advice on creating an online community, managing and distributing online content, and a look at online revenue models.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Mobilizing Commitment in Your Organization

    • An Essential Competence for Leading Organizations in the 21st Century
    • By: Jennifer Kenny
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Kenny
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    What is the most important responsibility of managers today? The answer is mobilization, says Jennifer Kenny, President of Emergent Management Consulting. Mobilizing your organization to meet a common goal requires gaining your employees' commitment to a shared future. Skills previously considered essential to success, such as problem solving, goal setting, and operations management, are by themselves no longer sufficient, says Kenny, if the organization lacks commitment, trust, and coordination.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Visionary Companies

    • Their Success and Characteristics
    • By: Jerry Porras
    • Narrated by: Jerry Porras
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    How do you build a company of enduring greatness? Jerry Porras contends that a strong core ideology and the persistent drive for progress are fundamental to the process. Having studied the life history of 18 visionary companies, he offers six key mechanisms that these companies use to preserve their core and stimulate innovation and change. He debunks the myth of the charismatic leader and concludes that all firms can use his findings to improve their organizational performance.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Creating the Revolution

    • Stanford and Silicon Valley
    • By: John Hennessy (Dean, Stanford School of Engineering)
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    It is a well-documented fact that Silicon Valley sprang from the Stanford School of Engineering. Former Dean Fred Terman's vision of local employment for his graduates led to the founding of Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, and Cisco Systems. Dean John Hennessy, co-founder of MIPS Computer Systems and Chief Architect at Silicon Graphics, describes the continued success of this academia-industry partnership.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Executive Briefing

    • Zero Time: Learning to Respond Instantly
    • By: Dr. Keri Pearlson
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    In today's fast-paced business world, companies need to react instantaneously. Pearlson features insightful case studies from companies like Dell, GE, Intel, and CISCO, and identifies five key disciplines companies need to adopt in order to remain competitive.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

    • The Future of Internet Commerce
    • By: Jay M. Tenenbaum
    • Narrated by: Jay M. Tenenbaum
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1

    As more companies and consumers turn to the Web with their dollars, the success of e-commerce depends upon the creation of a new set of standards. Jay Tenenbaum, Chairman and Chief Scientist of Cngroup, describes tomorrow's Web and how the creation of standardized forms and documents will open up a world of information and services like never before. The Web, he explains, will be rivaled only by itself, and therefore, a business that is not online will soon be nowhere at all.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Mastery of Speaking as a Leader

    • By: Terry Pearce (President, Leadership Communication; Lecturer, U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business)
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 34
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Terry Pearce, whose career includes 17 years with IBM, offers a road map for finding and using your authentic voice, the key to public speaking mastery.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Meandering

    • By M Paula Daoust on 06-15-06

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Entrepreneurial Process

    • Making Your Dreams a Reality
    • By: Magdalena Yesil (Venture Partner, U.S. Venture Partners)
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Using her own experiences as an entrepreneur, angel investor, and venture capitalist, Yesil discusses the Entrepreneurial Process. She walks the audience through the steps necessary to identify a winning idea, recruit a coherent team, define a roadmap based on concrete deliverables, choose financial partners, establish the right business development relationships, create a larger than life shadow, and ultimately guide the company to a liquidity event.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dot Com BS

    • By Willyb74b on 03-07-05

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Business Sense

    • Exercising Management's Five Freedoms
    • By: Dan R.E. Thomas
    • Narrated by: Dan R.E. Thomas
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Business sense consists of "five freedoms," says Dan Thomas, President of FOCUS. Success depends on exercising each freedom in developing strategy, systems, organization, and personnel selection. Dr. Thomas, whose company works with client management teams to help them develop and implement business and corporate strategies that make sense, has taught at both the Stanford and Harvard Business Schools. Now he lends his expertise to help you make the decisions that can mean the difference between prosperity and failure in your organization.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Executive Briefing

    • High-Tech Healthcare
    • By: Ginger Graham
    • Narrated by: Ginger Graham
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Graham presents her ideas for innovation, public policy, and political environment that support invention and rapid product introduction in healthcare.

    Regular price: $2.95

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