Evergreen Talent: A Guide to Hiring and Cultivating a Sustainable Workforce

Finding the right talent is hard. Finding the right talent that will prosper and stay is even harder. Business growth is being stifled and fields of office cubicles remain empty due to the fierce competition for talent today with job openings having recently surged to a record high: 6.55 million.

Evergreen Talent will show you how to attract, find, and keep employees for the long-term. What many organization leaders fail to understand is that you can't simply transplant a competitor's talent strategy and achieve the same results - just as you can't take plants suited to a warm climate and expect them to thrive in chillier locales. The conditions are too different. But a company that takes the time to examine its own environment, select talent accordingly, and nurture its people will stand tall, regardless of economic conditions.

In Evergreen Talent, Roberta Chinsky Matuson challenges leaders to think differently about their approach to growing a sustainable workforce - one that will regenerate regularly, with minimal effort on their part. The audiobook is filled with pragmatic advice, case studies, and best practices from companies that have done this successfully. Also included are tools to help listeners assess their workplace environment and populate their organization with talent that will continue to grow, year after year.

The Emotionally Intelligent Leader

Become a better leader by improving your emotional intelligence.

Best-selling author Daniel Goleman first brought the concept of emotional intelligence (EI) to the forefront of business through his articles in Harvard Business Review, establishing EI as an indispensable trait for leaders. The Emotionally Intelligent Leader brings together three of Goleman's best-selling HBR articles.

In "What Makes a Leader?" Goleman explores research that found that truly effective leaders are distinguished by high levels of self-awareness and sharp social skills. In "The Focused Leader", Goleman explains neuroscience research that proves that "being focused" is more than filtering out distractions while concentrating on one thing. In "Leadership That Gets Results", Goleman draws on research to outline six distinct leadership styles, each one springing from different components of emotional intelligence. Together, these three articles guide leaders to recognize the direct ties between EI and measurable business results.

 

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The Secret of Think and Grow Rich: The Inner Dimensions of the Greatest Success Program of All Time

The secret revealed

Napoleon Hill promises that there is a secret encoded in Think and Grow Rich. Hill writes that the secret appears hundreds of times in his book - but is never directly stated. Now, New Thought scholar and historian Mitch Horowitz reveals to you the master's secret, and explores exactly how to apply it in your life.

In The Secret of Think and Grow Rich, Mitch also explores Hill's four most powerful steps, including the intriguing and widely misunderstood question of "sex transmutation". In this short audiobook, Mitch supplies the clearest and most actionable chapter ever written on Hill's method of sex transmutation, a tremendously powerful and underappreciated part of his wealth-building program.

After listening to The Secret of Think and Grow Rich, you will experience Hill's work in a whole new way. Your practice will grow more effective and dynamic - and you will experience positive and radical change. This is the audiobook's promise. Discover it today.

Think Your Way to Wealth Action Plan: Master Class Series

The Secrets Revealed!

This 10-part lesson plan unlocks the most actionable and powerful steps of Napoleon Hill's Think Your Way to Wealth dialogue in a way that you can begin applying right now. Based on the legendary meeting between Hill and industrialist Andrew Carnegie, Mitch Horowitz's Think Your Way to Wealth Action Plan provides clear instructions on how to maximize the giants' insights to build the life you want. 

Mitch supplies new historical insights into Hill and Carnegie's original encounter. He walks you through their core points in a way that distills hours of reading and listening into one clear, compelling 10-point program. He provides practical insights into the success pioneers' most daring ideas, including Sex Transmutation and Cosmic Habit Force. The Think Your Way to Wealth Action Plan is a full-circle journey into the outer and inner dimensions of Hill's program.

Communicate with Mastery: Speak with Conviction and Write for Impact

Develop your leadership communication.

Communicating with Mastery provides listeners with a rich treasure trove of frameworks and tools for leadership communication as developed and taught over the past decade at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. Designed for the business leader on the go, it provides you quick access to helpful approaches to vexing communication problems leaders face today in speaking and writing to various audiences.

Projects often fail not because of the vision, but in the articulation of that vision. With the help of this audiobook, you'll learn how to ensure you get the results you desire as a leader and communicator, including: speak with conviction and write with impact; tailor your communication to any goal, setting, or audience; and scale your leadership through effective coaching.

Every time you write or speak, you need to make your words count. And this audiobook shows you how.

Fit to Compete: Why Honest Conversations about Your Company’s Capabilities Are the Key to a Winning Strategy

In 30 years of working in corporations, Michael Beer has witnessed how organizational silence has derailed many a strategic objective. When lower-level employees in the organization can't speak truth to power, senior leaders don't hear what they need to hear about their firm's fitness to compete. Employees lose trust in higher-ups and become more resistant to change.

In Fit to Compete, Beer presents an antidote to silence - an innovative and highly effective process for holding honest conversations with everyone in your organization. Used by over 150 organizations across the globe, the Strategic Fitness Process has helped leaders in industries as diverse as medical technology, restaurant chains, and pharmaceuticals hear the raw and necessary truth about the sources of misalignment between their strategies and their organizations.

In addition to a step-by-step guide, Beer offers detailed and illustrative case studies of companies that have used the Strategic Fitness Process to great effect. He also shows how to apply the process more broadly, to a variety of strategic challenges and at multiple levels throughout the organization.

 

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HBR Guide to Managing Strategic Initiatives: HBR Guide Series

This big initiative could make or break this fiscal year - or your career.

Strategic initiatives are where the rubber meets the road when it comes to putting strategy into action, and leading a critical initiative may be the key to propelling your career forward. Yet managing a cross-functional team on a high-profile project can present a multitude of challenges and risks, causing even the most experienced manager to struggle.

The HBR Guide to Managing Strategic Initiatives provides practical tips and advice to help you manage all the stages of an initiative's life cycle, from buy-in to launch, implementation to scaling up or winding down. You'll learn how to: launch an initiative in a way that maximizes its chance of success, assemble a team that's ready to perform, gather the resources you need, stay on schedule and within budget, avoid losing momentum once the initiative is up and running, maintain the confidence of sponsors and stakeholders, and put strategy into action.

 

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If You Will Lead: Enduring Wisdom for 21st-Century Leaders

If You Will Lead: Enduring Wisdom for 21st-Century Leaders provides listeners with guidance for any sort of leadership journey. Whether you are a seasoned executive or just starting your first leadership role, this audiobook will help you grow as a leader. Doug Moran starts by posing four critical questions for every listener to consider: 1. Who am I? 2. What do I want? 3. How can I get others to make their own choice to follow me? 4. How can I earn and retain the privilege to lead? If You Will Lead helps each listener discover his or her own answers to these pivotal questions.

Moran has taken Rudyard Kipling's classic poem "If-" and created a leadership framework out of it that comprises sixteen eternal and essential leadership attributes. He draws on noteworthy historical events to illustrate how great leaders like Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, Mother Teresa, and others applied these leadership attributes to achieve extraordinary results.

If You Will Lead uses the power of storytelling to teach its leadership lessons. It combines bigger-than-life examples with everyday stories to help leaders apply its lessons to their own leadership challenges, whatever they may be. It's a practical guide that offers numerous resources and tools to help listeners hone their skills and achieve their full potential.

Quantum Entanglement: MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series

Quantum physics is notable for its brazen defiance of common sense. (Think of Schrödinger's Cat, famously both dead and alive.) An especially rigorous form of quantum contradiction occurs in experiments with entangled particles. Our common assumption is that objects have properties whether or not anyone is observing them, and the measurement of one can't affect the other. Quantum entanglement rejects this assumption, offering impeccable reasoning and irrefutable evidence of the opposite. Is quantum entanglement mystical, or just mystifying? In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Jed Brody equips listeners to decide for themselves. He explains how our commonsense assumptions impose constraints-from which entangled particles break free.

Brody explores such concepts as local realism, Bell's inequality, polarization, time dilation, and special relativity. He introduces listeners to imaginary physicists Alice and Bob and their photon analyses; points out that it's easier to reject falsehood than establish the truth; and reports that some physicists explain entanglement by arguing that we live in a cross-section of a higher-dimensional reality. He also examines a variety of viewpoints held by physicists, including quantum decoherence, Niels Bohr's Copenhagen interpretation, genuine fortuitousness, and QBism.

Startup Culture Mindset: A Primer to Building an Amazing Culture and Tribe

Startup Culture Mindset: A Primer to Building an Amazing Culture and Tribe was written for startup founders or executives who aspire to create an amazing team that buys into the mission. The key is to understand that the founder of a startup or leaders of a company determine the culture on purpose. And in order to do that well, you have to understand the key elements of a culture framework. Based on 20 years of company creation, leadership, and observation, Bernhard Schroeder shares with you the key elements of a culture framework:  

  • Leadership: Led by the founders or key leaders of a startup.  
  • Mission: The goal of the startup from a customer point of view.  
  • Values: The core values of the startup, usually determined by the leadership.
  • Freedom/Accountability: The key mantra to any successful startup.

The Self-Care Handbook: A Practical Guide to Integrating Self-Care into Everyday Life to Improve Wellbeing

Are you looking after yourself? For so for many of us, with so much to do and think about, self care - taking care of our mental, emotional, and physical health and well-being - often falls by the wayside.

The Self-Care Handbook equips you to make positive, helpful choices for incorporating self-care into your life. It explains how to take responsibility for your own well being and provides ideas and practical advice on how you can better look after yourself.

Best-selling author Gill Hasson shows you how to develop the mindset, routines, and habits that can protect, maintain, and improve your health and well-being. The Handbook presents straightforward approaches that can help you feel good about yourself, manage stress and anxiety, achieve a work-life balance, increase your physical health, and much more. This book will help you: encourage a positive, healthy relationship with yourself and strengthen your well-being; understand and implement the factors that can protect, maintain, and improve your mental and physical health and well-being; manage overwhelm and simplify a busy life; know how best to relax, switch off, and enjoy yourself; and look after yourself when you're going through difficulties, setbacks, or a crisis.

The Seventh Power: One CEO's Journey Into the Business of Shared Leadership

A corporate executive loses his voice and discovers a new pathway to organizational excellence, built on the premise of dispersed power and shared leadership.

Don't Fall for It: A Short History of Financial Scams

History is full of sensational financial frauds and scams. Enron was forced to declare bankruptcy after allegations of massive accounting fraud, wiping out $78 billion in stock market value. Bernie Madoff, the largest individual fraudster in history, built a $65 billion Ponzi scheme that ultimately resulted in his being sentenced to 150 years in prison. People from all walks of life have been scammed out of their money: French and British nobility looking to get rich quickly, farmers looking for a miracle cure for their health ailments, several professional athletes, and some of Hollywood's biggest stars. No one is immune from getting deceived when money is involved.

This compelling book explores specific instances of financial fraud as well as some of the most successful charlatans and hucksters of all-time. Sharing lessons that apply to business, money management, and investing, author Ben Carlson answers questions such as: Why do even the most intelligent among us get taken advantage of in financial scams? What make fraudsters successful? Why is it often harder to stay rich than to get rich? Each chapter examines different frauds, perpetrators, or victims of scams. These real-life stories include anecdotes about how these frauds were carried out and discussions of what can be learned from these events.

HBR Guide to Making Better Decisions: HBR Insights Series

Learn how to make better, faster decisions.

As a manager you have to make decisions - from daily choices about team priorities to deciding which long-term innovation projects to pursue. But most decisions don't have a clear-cut answer, and assessing the alternatives and the risks involved can be overwhelming.

You need a smarter approach to making the best choice possible. The HBR Guide to Making Better Decisions provides practical tips and advice to help you identify the problem, evaluate your alternatives, select the right path forward, and follow through successfully.

You'll learn to: look at the problem from different angles; overcome cognitive biases that can skew your choices; use data to inform your thinking; work through uncertainty and analysis paralysis; communicate your choice and spur your team into action; and respond to and fix a bad decision.

 

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Powerful Leadership Through Coaching: Principles, Practices, and Tools for Managers at Every Level

On-going coaching and development that can be a "game changer" for all employees!

All great coaches know how to ask good open-ended questions and how to give effective feedback. They keep a balanced and honest perspective that separates the person from the problem or issue; coaching to leverage their unique strengths and helping them improve weaknesses with a mindset focused on continuous improvement.

This ongoing coaching and development can be a "game changer" for all people and teams with access to it. But what about the teams and players that aren't empowered - or even allowed - to expand their roles? Or the team members whose careers don't inspire or play to their natural gifts, talents, and strengths? It's painful for any organization or manager when people on their team aren't given the tools to succeed; and more painful still when the team member doesn't yet realize it. But by coaching through leadership, any manager of any organization can create a supportive structure that helps assign the right roles, resources, tools, and career opportunities that will best leverage their strengths.

The Content Marketing Handbook: How to Double the Results of Your Marketing Campaigns

The Content Marketing Handbook helps entrepreneurs, marketers, and small business owners understand the true role of content within integrated multichannel marketing campaigns, avoid wasting time and money by giving away content with no ROI, and instead skillfully create content that builds trust, stimulates interest, and ultimately gets more orders for what they are selling. Listeners will learn how to:

  • Create A-level content that gets noticed, gets read, and eliminates "content pollution"
  • Overcome the biggest weakness of content marketing
  • Double marketing response rates by adding lead magnets, bonus reports, and other free content offers
  • Use content to build brands, enhance reputations, and stand out from the competition
  • Plan, execute, and measure content marketing in a multichannel environment
  • Know when to stop giving away content and start asking for the orders

The Effective Hiring Manager

The Effective Hiring Manager offers an essential guide for managers, team leaders, and HR professionals in organizations large or small. The author's step-by-step approach makes the strategies easy to implement and help to ensure ongoing success.

Hiring effectively is the single greatest long-term contribution to your organization. The only thing worse than having an open position is filling it with the wrong person. The Effective Hiring Manager offers a proven process for solving these problems and helping teams and organizations thrive.

Listeners will learn the fundamental principles of hiring and interviewing, how to create criteria to hire by, how to create excellent interview questions, how to review resumes, how to conduct phone screens, how to structure an interview day, how to conduct each interview, how to capture interview results, and more.

Written by Mark Horstman, cofounder of Manager Tools and an expert in training managers, The Effective Hiring Manager is an A to Z handbook to the successful hiring process. The book explores, in helpful detail, what it takes to hire the right person, for the right job, and the right team.

The Mastery of Good Luck: Master Class Series

Lady Luck Is Vital to Your Success - Discover How to Increase Your Good Fortune Today

Can luck be learned? The answer is unquestionably yes. In this vibrant and surprising program, historian and New Thought scholar Mitch Horowitz walks you through "The 13 Rules of Good Luck." These hands-on principles guide you to a life of maximized luckiness. 

Using sharp observation, statistical laws, and time-tested principles, Mitch provides a revelatory and entertaining treatise on exactly how to invite better fortune into your life in career, creativity, finance, and relationships. 

This is not a guide for gamblers but a playbook for peak performers and anyone who wants to attain life's fullest advantages. 

In The Mastery of Good Luck discover: why persistence beats the odds; why quickness of decision is lucky; how to cultivate relationships that bring good fortune; how to place yourself in the path of fate; the powerful combination of enthusiasm and pessimism; and one immediate step to increase your luck in all areas of life.

Driving Innovation from Within: A Guide for Internal Entrepreneurs

Conventional business wisdom tells us that entrepreneurs are society's main source of innovation. Young founders leave college with a big idea, get to work in a garage, and build something that changes the world. Typical corporate employees, strangled by slow-moving bureaucracy, are blocked from making transformative discoveries.

In Driving Innovation from Within, strategist and advisor Kaihan Krippendorff disproves one of today's biggest business myths to highlight lessons for innovators and leaders. He reveals how many of the modern world's most impactful creations were invented by passionate employee innovators. If it were left up to go-it-alone entrepreneurs, we would not have mobile phones, personal computers, or email. 

Distilling more than 150 interviews with internal innovators and leading experts along with insights from the latest research and today's most successful companies, from Tencent and Amazon to Mastercard and Starbucks, Krippendorff lays out a step-by-step playbook to unlock innovation from the inside. He maps the barriers that frustrate efforts to disrupt from within and provides tools to remove them, detailing how visionary leaders can create islands of freedom inside an organization to activate existing employees' potential and beat startups at their own game.

From the Death Zone to the Boardroom: What Business Leaders and Decision Makers Can Learn from Extreme Mountaineering

This audiobook explores experiences and reflections of an extreme sports athlete within the context of business, the latest scholarly works, and research on topics that are relevant and timely for today's managers and business leaders, and the daily challenges they face.

Conviction, discipline, managing fear in high stakes situations, leading, working with teams, and making decisions in extreme conditions - what will help you in extreme sports can also get you to your goals in business. In From the Death Zone to the Boardroom, speed ski mountaineer Benedikt Boehm tells gripping and inspirational stories about his fears, pain, suffering and facing death during his expeditions to some of the world's highest mountains. Throughout, his coauthor and professor of leadership and management, Stefan Gröschl, integrates scholarly ideas and works beyond traditional business boundaries providing you with unusual insights and thought-provoking alternatives for managing your business.

From Loving One to One Love: Transforming Relationships Through A Course in Miracles

Relationships give us our best moments...and also our worst. 

From Loving One to One Love: Transforming Relationships Through A Course in Miracles is not another how-to-fix-it guide to relationships. The Course's take on relationships is radically different from that of the rest of the world. Relationships are not really about "love" if by love we mean idealization and specialness. They are not merely agreements negotiated between two parties to promote survival and contentment. Rather, according to the Course, relationships are classrooms for enlightenment: for breaking the ego's grip on the mind and awakening to the true Self. Seen in this light, we don't "get" love from a partner nor do we have to give up anything in order to get it. We don't hunt for it out there in the world. The love comes first, from within, and then infuses all of our relationships, changing their purpose from egoic specialness to holiness.  

In order to be open to such love, however, we must do the work that the Course calls "forgiveness." We release our judgments and grievances about others in the understanding that by freeing them we free ourselves. The result is love beyond anything we can imagine: a universal experience of love that's not limited to any one special person or group but shines on all alike.

The Matriarch Rules: How to Own Your Power, Know Your Worth, and Lead the Life You've Always Wanted

What is a matriarch? For one thing, you can tell she's in charge the second she walks into a room. She's bold, she's fierce, and she's got her own unique style. The matriarch isn't some crusty old lady dressed head-to-toe in black who sits at the head of the table barking demands at Sunday dinner. The modern matriarch is alive and vivacious. She's purposeful and deliberate about everything, from her career, to her home, to her family, to what she eats for lunch. She is not second guessing herself but moving herself and those she loves boldly into the future.

The matriarch's vision for her career is as big as her love for her family, and she's paid her worth for work she's passionate about. The matriarch knows exactly what she wants the end game to be and she has the power to make it come to fruition. Simply put: She has her act together and you feel safer and more secure when you're in her presence. So, the question is, how does one become her? This book answers that question and more.

Written by the CEO of a multimillion-dollar startup, The Matriarch Rules provides you with guidelines that empower you to find personal success and growth in being the compassionate, powerful, and forward-thinking woman you are.

The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur: 366 Daily Meditations to Feed Your Soul and Grow Your Business

A guide for creating a deeper relationship with the entrepreneurial journey 

The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur offers overworked and harried entrepreneurs, and anyone who thinks like one, a much-needed guide for tapping into the wisdom that is most relevant to the entrepreneurial life. The book is filled with inspirational meditations that contain the thoughts and writings of notable American authors. Designed as a daily devotional, it is arranged in a calendar format, and features readings of transcendentalist literature and others. 

Each of The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur meditations is followed by a reflection and a challenging question from John Jantsch. He draws on his lifetime of experience as a successful coach for small business and startup leaders to offer an entrepreneurial context. Jantsch shows how entrepreneurs can learn to trust their ideas and overcome the doubt and fear of everyday challenges. The book contains: a unique guide to meditations, especially designed for entrepreneurs; a range of topics such as self-awareness, trust, creativity, resilience, failure, growth, freedom, love, integrity, and passion; an inspirational meditation for each day of the year...including leap year; and reflections from John Jantsch, small business marketing expert and the author of the popular book Duct Tape Marketing.

Get People to Do What You Want: How to Use Body Language and Words for Maximum Effect

In business, school, romance, or your neighborhood, it is valuable to know what attracts people, what repels them, and what makes them tick. How do people see you? And how do you see others? In Get People to Do What You Want, you'll find the practical answers to these questions and in the process, discover how to win people over. You will gain an upper hand in your interaction with others that translates into higher starting salaries, greater productivity, and better relationships in which you are never the victim. You'll learn about: one-on-one interaction, group dynamics, the projection of leadership, instinctual trust and mistrust of others, and other elements of human behavior that must be understood to win people over for more than a few moments. Get People to Do What You Want is the perfect, modern complement to Dale Carnegie's 1937 classic work on the topic. This book teaches you skills honed in years of interrogation and expanded by use in the business world. By combining these skills with your unique background, you will easily attract the people you want and get rid of the ones you don't.

Tip: A Simple Strategy to Inspire High Performance and Lasting Success

In Tip, Dave Gordon tells the engaging and motivating story of Brian Davis, an average salesperson who is fired without warning for being average. After 10 years at the same company, he is suddenly faced with no immediate prospects, an uncertain future, and a young family to support. With minimal savings, and determined to not lose everything he's worked for, he reluctantly takes the only job he can get at a popular bar and restaurant called Crossroads. Guided by an unlikely mentor, and insightful colleagues and customers in an unforgiving environment of relentless customer service, he learns the four simple principles of Tip to take control of his life, his career, and his future:

 

  1. Enhanced self-awareness
  2. Confident communications
  3. Commitment-based actions
  4. Fulfillment of a unique value promise

Tip is a timeless, inspirational story created to remind anyone in a position judged by performance that the only way to achieve continued recognition and growth in work and life is to take personal accountability for your reputation and results.

Whatever your role, or level of success in your career, Tip is a guide that will help you discover, or remember, how to consistently bring unique value to your team, your organization, and your most important customers.