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  4. The Orphans of Bell Lane: A powerful heartwarming saga Audiobook The Orphans of Bell Lane: A powerful heartwarming saga
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Work Tribes: The Surprising Secret to Breakthrough Performance, Astonishing Results, and Keeping Tea Audiobook

Work Tribes: The Surprising Secret to Breakthrough Performance, Astonishing Results, and Keeping Tea

Author: Shawn Murphy Narrator: John Behrens Release Date: August 2019

Are you building a typical team… or a high-performance tribe? The motivational power of the desire to belong is the key element for ensuring employee satisfaction and retention, as well as your company’s long-term success. With millions of exhausted employees “living for Friday,” the place we spend most of our time--our workplace--is drudgery.  But what happens when leaders revive the workplace by tapping into a hardwired human need? That need, a sense of belonging, can resuscitate employee satisfaction and retention, while also contributing to a company’s long-term success.  Employees want more than a job. They want an opportunity to solve essential problems and receive fair pay and benefits. While some companies use slick culture tricks to attract and retain employees, a more meaningful experience can be created by fostering a sense of belonging.  How can businesses achieve this?  In his new book Work Tribes, Shawn Murphy, CEO of WorqIQ and a sought-after leadership speaker, shows readers how to tap into the motivational pull of belonging. Based on findings from his interviews with leaders and employees at companies such as LinkedIn, The Container Store, Canlis Restaurant, and Barry-Wehmiller, Work Tribes reveals why a human-centered approach is more aligned with the way we work in the twenty-first century.  Astonishing outcomes result from making your employees feel welcomed, wanted, and valued--and this book will show you how to transform your team into a unified tribe. ***Please contact Customer Service for additional content.***

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Achieving Excellence in Fundraising: 4th Edition Audiobook

Achieving Excellence in Fundraising: 4th Edition

Author: Dwight F. Burlingame, Eugene R. Tempel, Timothy L. Seiler Narrator: Chris Sorensen Release Date: August 2019

Achieving Excellence in Fundraising is the go-to reference for fundraising principles, concepts, and techniques. With comprehensive guidance toward the fundraising role, this book reflects the latest advances in fundraising knowledge. Coverage includes evolving technologies, the importance of high net worth donors, global fundraising perspectives, results analysis and performance evaluation, accountability, and credentialing, with contributions from noted experts in the field. You'll gain essential insight into the practice of fundraising and the fundraising cycle. With contributions from members of The Fund Raising School and the faculty of Indiana University's Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, this new edition includes detailed guidance on nonprofit accounting practices as defined by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, rounding out the complete, thorough coverage of the fundraising profession. Designed to provide both theory and practical knowledge, this book is an all-in-one resource for anyone who performs fundraising duties.

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The Lemonade Life: How to Fuel Success, Create Happiness, and Conquer Anything Audiobook

The Lemonade Life: How to Fuel Success, Create Happiness, and Conquer Anything

Author: Zack Friedman Narrator: Zack Friedman Release Date: August 2019

The secret to an extraordinary life starts with five simple changes that anyone can make. No matter who you are, where you come from, what you do for a living, or how much money you have, everyone has a shot at greatness.   Zack Friedman has inspired millions with his powerful insights, including more than fourteen million who have read his advice in Forbes.   In his ground breaking new audiobook, The Lemonade Life, Friedman starts with a fundamental question: What drives success? It's not only hard work, talent, and skill. The most successful people have one thing in common, the power to flip five internal 'switches.' We all have these five switches, and when activated, they are the secret to fuel success, create happiness, and conquer anything.   The Lemonade Life is filled with inspirational and practical advice that will teach you:  Why you should write yourself a $10 million checkWhy your career depends on the Greek alphabetWhy you need ikigai in your lifeHow Judge Judy can help you have better work meetingsHow these twenty questions will change your lifeLearn from the entrepreneur who failed 5,126 times before becoming a billionaire, the fourteenth-century German monk who helped reinvent Domino's Pizza, the technology visionary who asked himself the same question every morning, the country music icon who bought more than one hundred million books, and the ice cream truck driver who made $110,237 in less than one hour. With powerful stories and actionable lessons, this audiobook will profoundly change the way you live, lead, and work. Your path to greatness starts with a simple choice. Everyday, you're choosing to live one of two lives: the Lemon Life or the Lemonade Life. Which life will you lead?  Charts, tables, and discussion guide are available in the audiobook companion PDF download. ***Please contact Customer Service for additional content.***

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The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations Audiobook

The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations

Author: Ori Brafman, Rod A. Beckstrom Narrator: René Ruiz Release Date: August 2019

If you cut off a spider's leg, it's crippled; if you cut off its head, it dies. But if you cut off a starfish's leg it grows a new one, and the old leg can grow into an entirely new starfish.What's the hidden power behind the success of Wikipedia, Craigslist, and Skype? What do eBay and General Electric have in common with the abolitionist and women's rights movements? What fundamental choice put General Motors and Toyota on vastly different paths? How could winning a Supreme Court case be the biggest mistake MGM could have made? After five years of ground-breaking research, Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom share some unexpected answers, gripping stories, and a tapestry of unlikely connections. The Starfish and the Spider argues that organizations fall into two categories: traditional "spiders," which have a rigid hierarchy and top-down leadership, and revolutionary "starfish," which rely on the power of peer relationships. The Starfish and the Spider explores what happens when starfish take on spiders (such as the music industry vs. Napster, Kazaa, and the P2P services that followed). It reveals how established companies and institutions, from IBM to Intuit to the US government, are also learning how to incorporate starfish principles to achieve success. The book explores: * How the Apaches fended off the powerful Spanish army for 200 years * The power of a simple circle * The importance of catalysts who have an uncanny ability to bring people together * How the Internet has become a breeding ground for leaderless organizations * How Alcoholics Anonymous has reached untold millions with only a shared ideology and without a leader The Starfish and the Spider is the rare book that will change how you understand the world around you.

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7 Rules for Positive, Productive Change: Micro Shifts, Macro Results Audiobook

7 Rules for Positive, Productive Change: Micro Shifts, Macro Results

Author: Esther Derby Narrator: Caroline Miller Release Date: August 2019

Change is difficult but essential-Esther Derby offers seven guidelines for change by attraction, an approach that draws people into the process so that instead of resisting change, they embrace it. Even if you don't have change management in your job description, your job involves change. Change is a given as modern organizations respond to market and technology advances, make improvements, and evolve practices to meet new challenges. This is not a simple process on any level. Often, there is no indisputable right answer, and responding requires trial and error, learning and unlearning. Whatever you choose to do, it will interact with existing policies and structures in unpredictable ways. And there is, quite simply, a natural human resistance to being told to change. Rather than creating more rigorous preconceived plans or imposing change by decree, agile software developer turned organizational change expert Esther Derby offers change by attraction, an approach that is adaptive and responsive and engages people in learning, evolving, and owning the new way. She presents a set of seven heuristics-guides to problem-solving-that empower people to achieve outcomes within broad constraints using their personal ingenuity and creativity. When you work by attraction, you give space and support for people to feel the loss that comes with change and help them see what is valuable about the future you propose. Resistance fades because people feel there is nothing to push against-only something they want to move toward. Derby's approach clears the fog to provide a new way forward that honors people and creates safety for change.

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Chutzpah: Why Israel Is a Hub of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Audiobook

Chutzpah: Why Israel Is a Hub of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Author: Inbal Arieli Narrator: Yelena Shmulenson Release Date: August 2019

Discover the secret behind how Israel, a tiny country with the highest concentration of start-ups per capita worldwide, is raising generations of entrepreneurs who are disrupting markets around the globe and bringing change to the world. Dubbed "Silicon Wadi," Israel ranks third in the World Economic Forum Innovation Rating. Despite its small size, it attracts more venture capital per capita than any other country on the planet. What factors have led to these remarkable achievements, and what secrets do Israeli tech entrepreneurs know that others can learn? Tech insider Inbal Arieli goes against the common belief that Israel's outstanding economic accomplishments are the byproduct of its technologically advanced military or the result of long-standing Jewish traditions of study and questioning. Rather, Arieli gives credit to the unique way Israelis are raised in a culture that supports creative thinking and risk taking. Growing up within a tribal-like community, Israelis experience childhoods purposely shaped by challenges and risks-in a culture that encourages and rewards chutzpah. This has helped Israelis develop the courage to pursue unorthodox, and often revolutionary, approaches to change and innovation and is the secret behind the country's economic success. While chutzpah has given generations of Israelis the courage to break away from conventional thinking, the Israeli concept balagan-messiness in Hebrew-is at the root of how Israelis are taught to interact with the world. Instead of following strict rules, balagan fosters ambiguity, encouraging the development of the skills necessary for dealing with the unpredictability of life and business. Living with balagan provides Israelis with the opportunity to constantly practice the soft skills defined by the World Economic Forum as the Skills for the Future, as balagan promotes creativity, problem-solving, and independence-key characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. By revealing the unique ways in which Israelis parent, educate and acculturate, Chutzpah offers invaluable insights and proven strategies for success to aspiring entrepreneurs, parents, executives, innovators, and policymakers.

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EuroTragedy: A Drama in Nine Acts Audiobook

EuroTragedy: A Drama in Nine Acts

Author: Ashoka Mody Narrator: Liam Gerrard Release Date: August 2019

Blending economic analysis with political drama, EuroTragedy is a groundbreaking account of the euro's history and tragic consequences. In this vivid and compelling chronicle, Ashoka Mody describes how the euro improbably emerged through a narrow historical window as a flawed compromise wrapped in a false pro-European rhetoric of peace and unity. Drawing on his frontline experience as an official with the IMF, Mody situates the tragedy in a fast-paced global context and guides the listener through the forced-and unforced-errors Eurozone authorities committed during their long financial crisis. The decision to switch from national currencies to the euro unfolded as both economic and political tragedy. It weakened the growth potential of member states, which made financially vulnerable Europeans more anxious. It deepened perceptions of unfairness and widened the division between nations. Now, the burden falls on younger Europeans, a generation with a discouragingly bleak future. A compassionate view of European possibilities, EuroTragedy makes clear that the euro's structural flaws will continue to haunt the continent. Instead of centralizing authority to prop up an ossified pro-Europeanist model, it is time to loosen ties that bind too tightly so that a liberal order can once more flourish.

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Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings: 2nd Edition Audiobook

Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings: 2nd Edition

Author: Philip A. Fisher Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: August 2019

Widely respected and admired, Philip Fisher is among the most influential investors of all time. His investment philosophies, introduced almost forty years ago, are not only studied and applied by today's financiers and investors, but are also regarded by many as gospel. This book is invaluable for investors and has been since it was first published in 1958. This updated edition retains the investment wisdom of the original edition and includes the perspectives of the author's son Ken Fisher, an investment guru in his own right, in an expanded preface and introduction.

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Direct Selling For Dummies Audiobook

Direct Selling For Dummies

Author: Belinda Ellsworth Narrator: Tiffany Morgan Release Date: August 2019

Direct Selling For Dummies is the perfect resource for anyone involved or interested in direct sales. Written by a thirty-five-year veteran of this booming industry, this useful guide teaches you everything you need to know to achieve and maintain lasting success. You'll learn the insider tips that only the pros know, and how to structure your business, your time, and your customer relationships to optimize sales and achieve your goals. Compare party plans, multi-level marketing, and hybrid models to see where your talents fit best, and discover the most effective ways to promote your products and get people interested. You'll leverage social media as one of the most powerful tools in modern sales, and gain new ideas for recruiting, booking, and time management. With clear guidance and a fun, friendly style, this book gives you the strategies you need to be a direct sales success. The direct sales industry is going strong, with more participants now than any time in the past, yet with less face-to-face engagement. Businesses are operating online, people are shopping online, and more people are recruiting through platforms like social media. If you hope to be a direct sales success, now is the time to get up to speed on what that means today. This book shows you everything you need to know, and gives you the tools you need to put your ideas into action.

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Becoming a Professional Life Coach: Lessons from the Institute of Life Coach Training, 2nd Edition Audiobook

Becoming a Professional Life Coach: Lessons from the Institute of Life Coach Training, 2nd Edition

Author: Diane S. Menendez, Patrick Williams Narrator: Chloe Cannon Release Date: August 2019

An updated version of the bestselling therapist-to-coach transition text With his bestselling Therapist as Life Coach, Patrick Williams introduced the therapeutic community to the career of life coach, and in Becoming a Professional Life Coach he and Diane Menendez covered all the basic principles and strategies for effective coaching. Now Williams, founder of the Institute for Life Coach Training (ILCT), and Menendez, former faculty at ILCT-both master certified coaches-bring back the book that has taught thousands of coaches, with all-new information on coaching competencies, ethics, somatic coaching, wellness coaching, and how positive psychology and neuroscience are informing the profession today. Moving seamlessly from coaching fundamentals-listening skills, effective language, session preparation-to more advanced ideas such as helping clients to identify life purpose, recognize and combat obstacles, align values and actions, maintain a positive mind-set, and live with integrity, this new edition is one-stop-shopping for beginner and advanced coaches alike. Beginning with a brief history of the foundations of coaching and its future trajectory, Becoming a Professional Life Coach takes listeners step-by-step through the coaching process, covering all the crucial ideas and techniques for being a successful life coach.

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Do Scale: A Road Map to Growing a Remarkable Company Audiobook

Do Scale: A Road Map to Growing a Remarkable Company

Author: Les Mckeown Narrator: Les Mckeown Release Date: August 2019

Scaling up is something most founders aspire to, especially once the tricky start-up phase has been navigated. It can increase your reach and futureproof your business. But how do you 'scale'? And how does it differ from 'flipping' for a quick profit or slower organic growth? Les McKeown advises industry leaders on how to achieve scalable, sustainable growth. In Do Scale, he draws from his decades of experience to provide a clear understanding of what's involved, and the strategies needed to take your business (or not-for-profit) to the next level. You'll find out: · What if means to scale - and if now is the right time · Why founders need to 'get out of their own way' · How to develop winning teams · Your secret weapon for decision making With practical advice and clear guidance, Do Scale is an essential manual for anyone looking to grow a successful and sustainable organisation - and turn it into something truly remarkable.

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Sales Growth: Five Proven Strategies from the World's Sales Leaders, Second Edition Audiobook

Sales Growth: Five Proven Strategies from the World's Sales Leaders, Second Edition

Author: Homayoun Hatami, Maria Valdivieso, Thomas Baumgartner Narrator: Matthew Josdal Release Date: August 2019

The challenges facing today's sales executives and their organizations continue to grow, but so do the expectations that they will find ways to overcome them and drive consistent sales growth. There are no simple solutions to this situation, but in this thoroughly updated second edition of Sales Growth, experts from McKinsey & Company build on their practical blueprint for achieving this goal and explore what world-class sales executives are doing right now to find growth and capture it-as well as how they are creating the capabilities to keep growing in the future. Based on discussions with more than 200 of today's most successful global sales leaders from a wide array of organizations and industries, Sales Growth puts the experiences of these professionals in perspective and offers real-life examples of how they've overcome the challenges encountered in the quest for growth. Engaging and informative, this timely book details proven approaches to tangible top-line growth and an improved bottom line. Created specifically for sales executives, it will put you in a better position to drive sales growth in today's competitive market.

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