Ego Free Leadership: Ending the Unconscious Habits That Hijack Your Business [Audiobook]

Ego Free Leadership: Ending the Unconscious Habits That Hijack Your Business [Audiobook]
Ego Free Leadership: Ending the Unconscious Habits That Hijack Your Business [Audiobook] by Brandon Black, Shayne Hughes read by the Authors with Amy Anouk
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 7 hrs 27 mins | 205.45MB

"I've got a solution," Encore's CFO tells Brandon, "but it's unorthodox". It's 2005, and Brandon Black has just been promoted to CEO of Encore Capital, a company struggling to navigate an increasingly difficult business environment. Faced with a rapidly declining stock price and low workplace morale, Brandon knows he needs change - and fast. Following his CFO's advice, he and his executive team start working with Learning as Leadership (LaL) and its president, Shayne Hughes. Through their partnership, Encore's executive team learns to root out the unproductive ego habits that undermine collaboration and performance.

As they instill these more effective behaviors throughout the organization, Encore begins to solve problems collectively, prioritize resources without infighting, and focus on the initiatives with the greatest strategic value. When the financial crisis of 2008-09 forces 90 percent of its competitors out of business, Encore thrives, with its profits increasing by 300 percent and its stock price by 1,200 percent. Told from two lively first-person perspectives, Ego Free Leadership brings listeners along for Encore's incredible success story. They'll see a CEO overcome his unconscious resistance to modeling the change he wants in his team and discover a time-tested road map for eliminating the destructive effects of the ego in teams and organizations.

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World [Audiobook]

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World [Audiobook]
Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World [Audiobook] by General Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins, David Silverman, Chris Fussell read by Paul Michael
2015 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 12 hrs 6 mins | 332.63MB

The retired four-star general and best-selling author of My Share of the Task shares a powerful new leadership model

Former general Stanley McChrystal held a key position for much of the War on Terror, as head of the Joint Special Operations Command. In Iraq he found that despite the vastly superior resources, manpower, and training of the US military, Al Qaeda had an advantage because of its structure as a loose network of small, independent cells. Those cells wreaked havoc by always staying one step ahead, sharing knowledge with each other via high-tech communications.

To defeat such an agile enemy, JSOC had to change its focus from efficiency to adaptability. McChrystal led the transformation of his forces into a network that combined robust centralized communication ("shared consciousness") with decentralized managerial authority ("empowered execution").

Now he shows not only how the military made that transition but also how similar shifts are possible in all kinds of organizations, from large companies to startups to charities to government agencies. In a world of rapid change, the best organizations think and act like a team of teams, embracing small groups that combine the freedom to experiment with a relentless drive to share what they've learned.

McChrystal and his colleagues explain their process for helping organizations embrace this model. They also share fascinating research and examples from settings as diverse as emergency rooms and NASA's mission control center.

Read by Paul Michael. Introduction and recaps read by General Stanley McChrystal.

The Think Big Movement: Grow Your Business Big. Very Big! [Audiobook]

The Think Big Movement: Grow Your Business Big. Very Big! [Audiobook]
The Think Big Movement: Grow Your Business Big Very Big [Audiobook] by Jon Dwoskin, A J Reilly, read by Joe Formichella
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 8 hrs 5 mins | 223.85MB

The Think Big Movement is a business book filled with invaluable insight on how to grow your business. It gives you the tools, best practices, and step-by-step guidance you've been craving to move your business forward, at any stage in its growth. The result? Your business soars to new heights.

Follow Jacob, the main character in this business book told as a fable, as he experiences the ups and downs of business like most business owners. He discovers a mentor in Marc Gardner, a wildly successful, humble man who built a thriving dental practice using true grit and tenacity. He takes Jacob under his wing and leads him down the path of not only what success means, but how to achieve it, maintain it, and grow it. As Jacob grows as a business man and as a human being, he begins to realize that the one thing he never realized is the secret sauce of every company in the world. Marc and Jacob, as well as the other characters, are reflections of not only the listener, but all businesspeople everywhere.

Many businesspeople experience the obstacles of inconsistency and understand the compound, negative effect they have on their business. The Think Big Movement teaches you, inspires you, and structures your mindset to dramatically shift your paradigm. By crushing the obstacles holding you back and re-learning the value of consistency, you will see, feel, and experience big results in your business. Like Jacob, you will have your own incredible epiphanies about growing your business big. Very big!

Get ready to start small, take action and think big!

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