Today´s leaders are grappling with the pace and complexity of change, the challenge of supporting healthy collaboration and alignment among teams, and the resulting stress and burnout. The practice of mindful leadership may be one of the most important competencies in business today if leaders are to move beyond fear, anxiety, nagging self-doubt, and the feeling of constant overwhelm.Marc Lesser has taught his proven seven-step method to leaders at Google, Genentech, SAP, Facebook, and dozens of other Fortune 500 companies for over 20 years and has distilled a lifetime of mindfulness and business experience into these chapters. This incredibly practical yet accessible book draws on Marc´s experience as a CEO of three companies, as cofounder of the world-renowned Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program within Google, and as a longtime Zen practitioner.The principles in this book can be applied to leadership at any level, providing listeners with the tools they need to shift awareness, enhance communication, build trust, eliminate fear and self-doubt, and minimize unnecessary workplace drama. Embracing any one of the seven practices alone can be life-changing. When used together, they support a path of well-being, productivity, and positive influence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Hellegers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/015873/bk_tant_015873_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Over the last 30 years a host of new technologies have begun to change every industry, driving us into a new era of human existence. The companies who have been most able to tap into these new innovations have become the most highly valued companies in the world. To do so, they have created a new approach to corporate innovation. In Corporate Innovation in the Fifth Era, Silicon Valley insiders Matthew C. Le Merle and Alison Davis share the lessons they have learned from two decades of interaction with Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft as well as other leading companies. The authors describe this new approach so that every company can be ready as we enter the Fifth Era. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Phillips. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090531/bk_acx0_090531_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Leading Matters, current Chairman of Alphabet (Google´s parent company), former President of Stanford University, and ´´Godfather of Silicon Valley,´´ John L. Hennessy shares the core elements of leadership that helped him become a successful tech entrepreneur, esteemed academic, and venerated administrator. Hennessy´s approach to leadership is laser-focused on the journey rather than the destination. Each chapter in Leading Matters looks at valuable elements that have shaped Hennessy´s career in practice and philosophy. He discusses the pivotal role that humility, authenticity and trust, service, empathy, courage, collaboration, innovation, intellectual curiosity, storytelling, and legacy have all played in his prolific, interdisciplinary career. Hennessy takes these elements and applies them to instructive stories, such as his encounters with other Silicon Valley leaders including Jim Clark, founder of Netscape; Condoleezza Rice, former US Secretary of State and Stanford provost; John Arrillaga, one of the most successful Silicon Valley commercial real estate developers; and Phil Knight, founder of Nike and philanthropist with whom Hennessy co-founded Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University. Across government, education, commerce, and non-profits, the need for effective leadership could not be more pressing. This book is essential listening for those tasked with leading any complex enterprise in the academic, not-for-profit, or for-profit sector. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/014621/bk_tant_014621_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Want Market Share? Google It! You know you´ve hit it big when your name becomes a verb - and no one knows that better than Google. In just over 10 years, Google has become the world´s most valuable brand, consistently dominating its category and generating $6 billion in revenue per quarter. How does Google do it? In a word: marketing. You may not think Google does much marketing. Indeed, it doesn´t do a lot of what has traditionally been viewed as marketing. But in today´s digital world, marketing has taken new shape - and Google is at the cutting edge. In Everything I Know about Marketing I Learned from Google, digital marketing expert Aaron Goldman offers 20 powerful lessons straight from Google´s playbook. Taking you deep into the inner workings of the Googleplex (which are simpler than you think), Goldman provides the knowledge and tools you need to build and grow your brand (which is also simpler than you think). Along the way, he shows how Google´s tactics are being used by a wide range of successful corporations, from Apple to Zappos. Key principles include: Tap into the Wisdom of Crowds: Get the signals you need directly from your customers Keep It Simple, Stupid: Craft messages people can grasp in a nanosecond and pass along Don´t Interrupt: Join the conversation - but avoid disrupting it Act Like Content: Provide value, not sales pitches Test Everything: Take no detail of your program for granted; you can always improve Show Off Your Assets: Distribute your brand everywhere The beauty of it all is that these Googley lessons can be applied to every aspect of marketing, in organizations of any size. Whether you run a PR department in a multinational corporation or serve as the sole marketer in a small business, these tactics work. In its mission to ´´organize the world´s information 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wayne Shepherd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000104/bk_graw_000104_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Google Classroom brings digital education to a whole new level. The way forward for education is the digital and online way, and Google Classroom is one of the best examples of this new technology. Anyone wanting to share knowledge can use this tool as a way of teaching as well as learning. The biggest challenge is how to effectively implement digital tools when most educators, parents, and students do not fully understand how they work. Familiarizing oneself with the software and equipment, as well as figuring out how to integrate them in lesson plans, are just a few of the learning curves one has to go through. We have created this Google Classroom Comprehensive User Guide with simple step-by-step instructions and visuals so you can make the most out of this digital education tool. This is not your ordinary Google Classroom user guide. As an unofficial guide, this audiobook is practical and honest. With resources, tips, and tricks, after listening to this audiobook, you will know the ins and outs of Google Classroom. With the latest redesign to Google Classroom in 2018, this audiobook is the most up-to-date Google Classroom user guide on the market. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Clyne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/128264/bk_acx0_128264_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Navigating the new landscape of power with Mary Barra (GM), Stewart Butterfield (Slack), Satya Nadella (Microsoft), Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook), Eric Schmidt (Google/Alphabet), David Solomon (Goldman Sachs), Ellen Stofan (NASA), and two dozen other leaders, thinkers, and luminaries.Power is changing. Private corner offices and management by decree are out, as is unquestioned trust in the government and media. These former pillars of traditional power have been replaced by networks of informed citizens who collectively wield more power over their personal lives, employers, and worlds than ever before. So how do you navigate this new landscape and come out on top? Adam Grant, Wharton organizational psychologist and New York Times best-selling author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B, went to the World Economic Forum in Davos, the epicenter of power, and sat down with thought leaders from around the world, to find out.In interviews with two dozen leaders and thinkers - from top executives at Google, GM, Slack, and Goldman Sachs, to the CEO of the Gates Foundation and NASA’s former chief scientist - Grant shares hard-earned insight on how to succeed in this new era of hyper-linked power. He also explores how it’s reshaping everything from how employees work to how employers manage their workers, from how women rise in the office to how scientists influence policy.The combination of captivating interviews, compelling data, and Grant’s unmistakably incisive and actionable analysis results in an inspiring crash course from the frontlines on the changing nature of power today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Grant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/or/orig/000202/or_orig_000202_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Powerful stories from the world´s top CEOs to help prepare you for the hard decisions ahead. The essays in How I Did It teach and inspire. Pulled directly from the pages of one of the most popular columns in Harvard Business Review, these essays offer firsthand accounts of the most difficult management challenges faced by the men and women who occupy the corner office. It´s the next best thing to sitting down and talking face to face with these corporate leaders. You´ll hear from renowned global leaders including: Kevin Ryan, Gilt Groupe Mindy Grossman, HSN Kevin Plank, Under Armour Daniel P. Amos, Aflac Pramod Bhasin, Genpact Eric Schmidt, Google Ellen Kullman, DuPont Patrizio Bertelli, Prada Pierre Omidyar, Omidyar Network Jorge Cauz, Encyclopaedia Brittanica Richard Gelfond, IMAX Let these potent stories of strategic thinking - and often bold and unconventional action - be your guide as you step into your own future as a leader. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Cabus, Susan Larkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024011/bk_adbl_024011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong. For all that´s been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway. Instead of buying the myths these companies broadcast, Galloway asks fundamental questions. How did the Four infiltrate our lives so completely that they´re almost impossible to avoid (or boycott)? Why does the stock market forgive them for sins that would destroy other firms? And as they race to become the world´s first trillion-dollar company, can anyone challenge them? In the same irreverent style that has made him one of the world´s most celebrated business professors, Galloway deconstructs the strategies of the Four that lurk beneath their shiny veneers. He shows how they manipulate the fundamental emotional needs that have driven us since our ancestors lived in caves, at a speed and scope others can´t match. And he reveals how you can apply the lessons of their ascent to your own business or career. Whether you want to compete with them, do business with them, or simply live in the world they dominate, you need to understand the Four. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Todd Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003295/bk_peng_003295_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The 25th Secretary of Defense takes listeners behind the scenes to reveal the inner workings of the Pentagon, its vital mission, and what it takes to lead it. The Pentagon is the headquarters of the single largest institution in America: the Department of Defense. The DOD employs millions of Americans. It owns and operates more real estate and spends more money than any other entity. It manages the world’s largest and most complex information network and performs more R&D than Apple, Google, and Microsoft combined. Most important, the policies it carries out, in war and peace, impact the security and freedom of billions of people around the globe. Yet to most Americans, the dealings of the DOD are a mystery and the Pentagon nothing more than an opaque five-sided box that they regard with a mixture of awe and suspicion. In this new book, former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter demystifies the Pentagon and sheds light on all that happens inside one of the nation’s most iconic and most closely guarded buildings. Drawn from Carter’s 36 years of leadership experience in the DOD, this is the essential book for understanding the challenge of defending America in a dangerous world - and imparting a trove of incisive lessons that can guide leaders in any complex organization. In these times of great disruption and danger, the need for Ash Carter’s authoritative and pragmatic account is more urgent than ever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ash Carter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004344/bk_peng_004344_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.