Great Answers to Tough Questions at Work [Audiobook]

Great Answers to Tough Questions at Work [Audiobook]
Great Answers to Tough Questions at Work [Audiobook] by Michael Dodd, read by the Author
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 7 hrs 19 mins | 202.04MB

The essential guide to turning tough questions into positive opportunities

Difficult questions can be thrown at you from your first job interview through to challenges you get when you've made it to the top. If you find yourself on the firing line on a regular or occasional basis, this is the perfect go-to guide to help you turn tough questions into positive opportunities.

Great Answers to Tough Questions at Work promotes a confident "win-win-win" mind-set for questioner, answerer, and wider audiences beyond. Author Michael Dodd provides golden formulae and proven strategies for constructing inspirational answers - however challenging, vicious, tricky, or stupid the question. He outlines simple but successful techniques for dealing with the kind of nightmare questions all ambitious people in the workplace have to face along their journey, whatever stage of their career.

  • Contains critical communication skills for executives, managers, leaders and those aspiring to fill these roles
  • Covers a wide range of work place scenarios such as job interviews, performance reviews, negotiations, customer relations, parliamentary inquiries, and cross-examination
  • Discusses how to see the issues underlying tough questions that you face in a different, more positive, solution-oriented way
  • Includes case study examinations of key moments where people in the public spotlight have done something particularly well or particularly badly while answering questions and draws out the lessons for listeners

The Purpose Revolution: How Leaders Create Engagement and Competitive Advantage in an Age of Social Good [Audiobook]

The Purpose Revolution: How Leaders Create Engagement and Competitive Advantage in an Age of Social Good [Audiobook]
The Purpose Revolution: How Leaders Create Engagement and Competitive Advantage in an Age of Social Good [Audiobook] by John Izzo,‎ Jeff Vanderwielen, read by Jeff Hoyt
2018 | MP3@64 kbps | 7 hrs 54 mins | 217.84MB

We're in the midst of a purpose revolution. Customers, employees, and investors are making it clear that they want companies to do more than provide good products, good prospects, and good profits - they want companies to do some social good too. Ironically, as this extremely timely book demonstrates, purpose-driven companies do better on nearly every traditional metric: greater customer loyalty, higher retention, more innovation, and a healthier bottom line.

But how do you become a purpose-driven company? Just crafting an inspiring new mission statement and starting a CSR program won't cut it, says John Izzo, who predicted the purpose revolution in his 1994 book Awakening Corporate Soul. Purpose must pervade every part of your organization. In this thoroughly researched hands-on guide, Izzo and Jeff Vanderwielen provide a tool kit for deeply embedding purpose into your leadership and organizational culture.

Using scores of real-world examples and practical exercises, Izzo and Vanderwielen help leaders find a truly authentic purpose, one that is a natural fit for them and their organization. They describe concrete actions leaders can take to ensure that employees own it, customers and recruits connect with it, and every corporate action and activity reflects it. They show leaders how to avoid common pitfalls on the path to purpose and how to use purpose to guide all their decision making.

In an increasingly crowded economic landscape, purpose gives you a powerful competitive advantage. But it does more than that. Finding and communicating an inspiring purpose will revitalize the entire organization, top to bottom. Purpose makes business more rewarding in every sense.

Shadow Work: The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs That Fill Your Day [Audiobook]

Shadow Work: The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs That Fill Your Day [Audiobook]
Shadow Work: The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs That Fill Your Day [Audiobook] by Craig Lambert, read by James Jenner
2015 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 9 hrs 57 mins | 273.46MB

With the exception of sleep, humans spend more of their lifetimes on work than any other activity. It is central to our economy, society, and the family. It underpins our finances and our sense of meaning in life. Given the overriding importance of work, we need to recognize a profound transformation in the nature of work that is significantly altering lives: the incoming tidal wave of shadow work.

Shadow work includes all the unpaid tasks we do on behalf of businesses and organizations. It has slipped into our routines stealthily; most of us do not realize how much of it we are already doing, even as we pump our own gas, scan and bag our own groceries, execute our own stock trades, and build our own unassembled furniture. But its presence is unmistakable, and its effects far-reaching.

Fueled by the twin forces of technology and skyrocketing personnel costs, shadow work has taken a foothold in our society. Lambert terms its prevalence as “middle-class serfdom,” and examines its sources in the invasion of robotics, the democratization of expertise, and new demands on individuals at all levels of society. The end result? A more personalized form of consumption, a great social leveling (pedigrees don’t help with shadow work!), and the weakening of communities as robotics reduce daily human interaction.

Shadow Work offers a field guide to this new phenomenon. It shines a light on these trends now so prevalent in our daily lives and, more importantly, offers valuable insight into how to counter their effects. It will be essential reading to anyone seeking to understand how their day got so full—and how to deal with the ubiquitous shadow work that surrounds them.

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