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  • Travis Bradberry

    In today's fast-paced world of competitive workplaces and turbulent economic conditions, each of us is searching for effective tools that can help us to manage, adapt, and strike out ahead of the pack. By now, emotional intelligence (EQ) needs little introduction—it’s no secret that EQ is critical to your success. But knowing what EQ is and knowing how to use it to improve your life are two very different things. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 delivers a step-by-step program for increasing your EQ via four, core EQ skills that enable you to achieve your fullest potential: 1) Self-Awareness 2) Self-Management 3) Social Awareness 4) Relationship Management Emotional...read more

  • David R. Bell

    How the physical world around us influences what we buy and consume online by Wharton professor and consumer shopping behavior expert David R. Bell. An audiobook for current and future entrepreneurs, business and economics students, professional investors, and anyone else with a stake or interest in how use of the Internet is likely to evolve.Conventional wisdom holds that the Internet makes the world flat and reduces friction, erasing the impact of the physical world on our buying habits. But Wharton professor and marketing expert David R. Bell argues that the way we use the Internet is largely shaped by the physical world that we inhabit. Anyone can go online and buy a pair of pants—but...read more

  • Paul Fleischman

    We’re living in an aha moment. Take 250 years of human ingenuity. Add abundant fossil fuels. The result: a population and lifestyle never seen before. The downsides weren’t visible for centuries, but now they are. Suddenly everything needs rethinking—suburbs, cars, fast food, cheap prices. It’s a changed world. This audiobook explains it. Using politics, psychology, and history for altitude, Eyes Wide Open shows how to see the principles driving events and attitudes, from vested interests to denial to big-country syndrome. Here’s the briefing you need to comprehend the twenty-first...read more

  • Steven Kotler

    New York Times, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, and Discover bestselling author Steven Kotler has written extensively about those pivotal moments when science fiction became science fact…and fundamentally reshaped the world. Now he gathers the best of his best, updated and expanded upon, to guide readers on a mind-bending tour of the far frontier, and how these advances are radically transforming our lives. From the ways science and technology are fundamentally altering our bodies and our world (the world’s first bionic soldier, the future of evolution) to those explosive collisions between science and culture (life extension and bioweapons), we’re crossing moral and ethical...read more

  • His Holiness The Dalai Lama

    This little audiobook contains the core teaching on Buddhism by the Dalai Lama. It includes thought-provoking quotations about the importance of love and compassion, and the need for individual responsibility, fuses ancient wisdom with an awareness of the problems of everyday life. In addition to containing the essence of Buddhism, this audiobook offers practical wisdom for daily life. The goal of this small gift audiobook is to improve the listener's state of mind and to discover the deep peace that exists within. Here are pithy reflections on the need to rid oneself of preoccupations with mundane concerns and to find refuge in Buddha, Dharma, and...read more

  • Gerald L. Posner

    By a master chronicler of legal and financial misconduct, God’s Bankers traces the political intrigue and inner workings of the Catholic Church. Decidedly not about faith, belief in God, or religious doctrine, this audiobook details the church’s accumulation of wealth and its byzantine financial entanglements across the world. Through the stories of two hundred years of prelates, bishops, cardinals, and the Popes who oversaw it all, Gerald Posner uncovers an eyebrow-raising account of money and power in one of the world’s most influential organizations. God’s Bankers has it all: a revelatory and astounding saga marked by poisoned business titans, murdered prosecutors, and...read more

  • Brad M. Reedy

    Raising a child struggling with mental health issues, addictions, depression, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, or just the normal angst associated with growing up can be frightening and overwhelming. Every day you face heartbreaking situations. As a therapist and parent educator, Dr. Reedy has helped thousands of families replace their anxiety and confusion with clarity, insight, and empowerment. In The Journey of the Heroic Parent, Dr. Reedy uses his extensive experience as a wilderness therapist to provide a way for you to effect positive change in your own behavior. By embarking on this journey you will step out of your comfort zone and will come to better understand your...read more

  • Rich Karlgaard

    Combing vivid reports of the latest scientific research, compelling case studies, and great storytelling, Team Genius show managers and executives how to look at their teams in a radically new way. It explores vital question that could mean the difference between success and obsolescence. Do you know how to re-organize your sub-par teams into top performers? Could you identify which of the top-performing teams in your company are reaching the end of their lifespan? Would you have the courage to shut them down? Would you know how to create the replacement team to be just as effective-without losing time or damaging morale? And most important, are your teams the right size for the job?Rich...read more

  • Daniel Korschun

    What if a company were so treasured and trusted that people literally took to the streets-by the thousands-to save it? That company is Market Basket, a popular New England supermarket chain. After long-time, CEO Arthur T. Demoulas was ousted by his cousin Arthur S. Demoulas, the company's managers and rank-and-file workers struck back. Risking their own livelihoods to restore the job of their beloved boss they walked out, but they didn't walk far. At huge protest rallies, they were joined by loyal customers-leaving stores empty. Suppliers and vendors stopped deliveries-rendering shelves bare. Politicians were forced to take sides. The national media and experts were stunned by the...read more

  • Jonathan Tasini

    Meet the essential Bernie Sanders—an authentic and uncompromising champion of the people. Independent US Senator Bernie Sanders—with a 35-year career in public service that began as mayor of Burlington, Vermont—is campaigning to be president of the United States. His goal is to build a revolutionary political movement to take back our country from the rich and powerful, and return it to its rightful owners—we, the American people. Sanders’s populist message is resonating with Democrats, Republicans, and independents, as well as ordinary working- and middle-class Americans. In this short, accessible audiobook, author Jonathan Tasini draws heavily from Sanders’s speeches,...read more

  • Joseph A. Maciariello

    Peter Drucker was the original big thinker. His ideas on management, innovation, leadership, effectiveness, and adapting to change formed the foundations of modern business wisdom. Drucker was also a mentor to many notable leaders in business, government, and nonprofits, a role he valued tremendously. In A Year with Peter Drucker, you will get to experience his mentorship process firsthand as his longtime collaborator Joseph A. Maciariello leads you from week to week, lesson to lesson, using previously unpublished material and selected readings from Drucker's classic works to highlight critical lessons in leadership, personal effectiveness, and mission-driven strategy. Joseph A....read more

  • Robert M. Galford

    AT THE HEIGHT OF WORLD WAR II, the CIA's predecessor, the OSS, issued a classified document: the Simple Sabotage Field Manual. Devoted to disrupting institutions behind enemy lines, the document detailed acts of sabotage, like slashing tires and draining fuel tanks. But within its pages were eight methods for sabotage designed to thwart the internal processes of organizations, with tips for wasting time (e.g., "Insist on doing everything through channels") and bringing efficiency to a halt (e.g., "Refer all matters to committees"). Decades later, these eight sabotage methods still lurk in our workplaces. Masked as "good" behaviors, they slow down your group's-and your-best efforts. Simple...read more

  • Robert Bolton

    Corporate trainers are tasked with an awesome responsibility-helping individuals develop the skills they need to advance their careers and boost their organizations' bottom lines. It's a challenging job, but What Great Trainers Do is here to help-providing a proven structure for dynamic workshops along with surefire strategies for blending course content with fluid interaction. Readers will learn how to: -Organize presentations for maximum impact -Use activities to connect participants to the content and each other -Create visual aids that reinforce key points -Fine-tune their delivery -Listen actively and read the group -Address questions and concerns -Make presentations...read more

  • Ph.D.

    Anger is universal. Unchecked, it can cause lasting damage in our lives: wrecked relationships, lost jobs, even serious disease. Yet in these increasingly stressful times, all of us have acted in anger-and often wished we hadn't. Is there a way that really works to solve problems and assert ourselves without being angry? The answer is a resounding yes, if you follow the breakthrough steps of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). This proven approach, developed by world renowned psychotherapist Dr. Albert Ellis, has withstood the test of time, helping countless people deal effectively with emotional problems. Using easy-to-master instructions and exercises, this classic book will...read more

  • Bob Nelson

    Learn how to create a clear path to success with an efficient and collaborative team. Everyone has something to offer, you simply need to identify what each of your team members uniquely provides. Uncover your best qualities and imagine the goals that you can achieve with a group of equally talented individuals. No task is too big and no company is too small for a celebrated and strong team. This book is filled with team-building tips, real-life stories, and helpful quotes to begin your shared success. Share your vision and engage with your team members to create an environment that promotes and promises...read more

  • Albert Ellis

    From social anxiety to phobias to post-traumatic stress disorder, sources of anxiety in daily life are numerous, and can have a powerful impact on your future. By following the rules of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), created by world renowned therapist Dr. Albert Ellis, you can stop anxiety in its tracks if you will admit this important fact: Things and people do not make you anxious. You do. Your unrealistic expectations produce your needless anxiety. Yet not all anxiety is needless.... Healthy anxiety can ward off dangers and make you aware of negative things that you can change. Unhealthy anxiety inhibits you from enjoying everyday activities and relationships, causes you...read more

  • Louis S. Csoka

    When "Sully" Sullenberger's plane lost both engines after takeoff, the pilot calmly landed the disabled plane in the icy Hudson. When General Eisenhower faced stormy weather on the Normandy coast, he patiently assessed the forecast and picked an optimal time for launching the D-Day invasion. When a young Bill Gates and his nascent operating system were rejected by IBM, he didn't flinch. His company would eventually take IBM's place. How can you also perform as adeptly under extreme duress, whether you're managing a crisis, meeting tight deadlines, or delivering a high-stakes presentation? More than talent, more than education, even more than bravery, what you need to excel is...read more

  • Albert Ellis

    All of us worry about something, big or small, every day. But much of the emotional misery we feel is an overreaction, and it can be significantly reduced, using the techniques you'll find in this landmark book. World renowned therapist Dr. Albert Ellis, who created Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), believed that anger, anxiety, and depression are not only unnecessary, they're unethical, because when we allow ourselves to become emotionally upset, we're being unfair and unjust to ourselves. Thinking negative thoughts is a choice we can refuse to make. Applying the proven, time-tested principles of REBT is a simple, logical way to find true mental health and happiness. REBT...read more

  • Haydn Shaw

    "Why can't they stop texting and make eye contact?" "What's wrong with leaving work early and finishing up at home?" FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER THERE ARE FOUR GENERATIONS WORKING SIDE BY SIDE IN AMERICA'S WORKPLACES: TRADITIONALISTS (BORN BEFORE 1945) BABY BOOMERS (BORN 1946-1964) GEN XERS (BORN 1965-1980) MILLENNIALS (BORN 1981-2001) Having four generations in the workplace is revealing surprising generational differences, which popular business speaker and generational expert Haydn Shaw calls "sticking points." These sticking points lead to misunderstanding, irritation, and stereotyping that hurts results and gets teams stuck. THERE'S NO NEED TO REMAIN STUCK. In Sticking Points,...read more

  • Ph.D.

    Lost enough loves for three lifetimes? Want to break bad habits and replace them with good ones that last? Whether you are male or female, single or married, gay or straight, Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), created by world renowned therapist Dr. Albert Ellis, can help anyone-at any age-learn to maintain healthy and lasting love. Simple and effective, the proven REBT techniques in this landmark book show you how to relate lovingly and intimately, for the long-term. Using a nonjudgmental approach, here is more than just a guide to getting along better with a "significant other." You'll also find help for improving relationships with friends, children, and even in-laws. Discover...read more