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    • Geoff Colvin on Why Talent Is Overrated

    • By: Geoff Colvin
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 12 mins
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    Why are some people - Tiger Woods, Warren Buffett, Yo-Yo Ma - so incredibly accomplished at what they do, while millions of others in those same fields never become very good? Why are some people so extraordinarily creative and innovative? Why can some continue to perform great at ages when conventional wisdom would deem it impossible? Those are the questions Geoff Colvin set out to answer in Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers From Everybody Else.

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    • Greg Bennett on How to "Close" a Consultative Sales Deal

    • By: Greg Bennett
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 17 mins
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    Greg Bennett has been a top sales trainer, consultant, strategist and coach since 1988. He is the author of the book Consultative Closing, which offers simple steps that build sales-client relationships while winning even the toughest sales.

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    • John Addison on a Leader's Positivity

    • By: John Addison
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 19 mins
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    Whenever someone would come to John Addison with a crisis, he would always ask "how many people died?" The answer was always zero. It's all about perspective. It's easy to be a leader in good times, but in the bad, the leaders with the positive attitude will be able to weather the storm.

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    • Marcus Buckingham on Harnessing Your Key Strengths

    • By: Marcus Buckingham
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 21 mins
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    Using this innovative self-assessment, find out whether your most defining traits characterize you as a pioneer, a teacher, a connector, or any of the other nine strength roles Marcus identifies. Not only will he point out the consequences of mishandling your strengths, he will help you realize what career is best for you.

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    • Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal on Optimizing Your Consciousness

    • By: Stephen Kotler, Jamie Wheal
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 29 mins
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    Extasis is an ancient Greek word that refers to non-ordinary states of consciousness. While not all methods of achieving extasis are work friendly, having access to higher thought processes to solve problems creatively is a skill any employer would be happy to encourage. Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal, authors of the new book Stealing Fire, are here to talk about how to tap into these resources and also why so many CEOs keep going to Burning Man.

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    • Mark Goulston on Just Listen

    • By: Mark Goulston
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 26 mins
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    Mark Goulston, author of the new book Just Listen, published by AMACOM, joins us on Edgewise with some scripts and keywords to use to smooth out even the toughest conversations.

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    • Clayton Christensen on Disruptive Innovation

    • By: Clayton Christensen
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 23 mins
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    While most companies focus on Sustaining Innovation (making existing products better), really successful companies branch into Disruptive Innovation and create new products or make existing products available to those who don't have access to them. It seems like a win-win situation since the only competition to disruptive innovation is non-consumption.

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    • Stephen Wunker on Jobs to Be Done

    • By: Stephen Wunker
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 22 mins
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    Stephen Wunker says most companies are innovating the wrong way. They're making what their customers say they want. Instead they should be asking "why" their customers want those things and making a product the customer didn't even know they needed. Today on Edgewise, Stephen joins us to give examples of companies doing it right and to talk more about his book Jobs to Be Done, published by AMACOM.

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    • Dan Pink on the Modus Operandi of Motivation

    • By: Dan Pink
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 13 mins
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    Work + produce = reward. This is thought to be the algorithm that inspires efficiency across the workforce. In this episode of Edgewise, best-selling author Dan Pink discusses his findings, based on over 40 years of research: that the stimulus for success isn't just the almighty dollar, but the presence of autonomy, mastery, and purpose in an employees work life.

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    • David Ulrich on How HR Transforms the Future

    • By: David Ulrich
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 16 mins
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    David Ulrich is ranked number one as a management educator guru by Business Week, and Ulrich was selected by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovate and creative leaders. He has also been named HR Magazine’s most influential person in the HR field four out of the last five years, and was most recently listed number 31 on the Thinker’s 50 global ranking of business gurus.

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    • Dennis Perkins on Sailing Directly Into the Storm

    • By: Dennis Perkins
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 16 mins
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    In his new book Into the Storm, published by AMACOM, Dennis Perkins recalls the story of the AFR Midnight Rambler in the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race. This race was the most perilous to date as a sudden storm stuck and took the lives of six sailors on The Rambler. However the other 55 sailors were rescued, resulting in the largest search and rescue mission in Australian history.

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    • Linda Hill on Making the Transition to Management

    • By: Linda Hill
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 17 mins
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    Just because someone gets promoted, it doesn't mean they've "made it", They still have to maintain a standard of excellence in a new job with new stakes. It's not as easy to move up in a company as people think. There is a learning curve, even learning to delegate former responsibilities. Linda Hill gives us a few strategies for how to handle the new promotion or just be more understanding of the newly promoted manager.

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    • Chip Conley on Embracing Your Place as an Elder

    • By: Chip Conley
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 19 mins
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    After decades of working, Chip Conley started all over again. Hired as an advisor at Airbnb, he eventually became something of an intern to the young CEO. He's written a new book called Wisdom at Work: The Making of a Modern Elder which reframes how to approach work for older workers, both as a keeper of wisdom and as a digital immigrant. 

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    • Developing a Million Dollar Message

    • By: Brendon Burchard
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 13 mins
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    You may not realize that you can channel your life experience into valuable advice people will pay to receive. In this episode of Edgewise, Brendon Burchard, author of The Millionaire Messenger: Make a Difference and a Fortune Sharing Your Advice, explains the 10 steps necessary to break into the lucrative Experts Industry. Listen as Brendon conveys how to leverage inexpensive tools to increase awareness and develop compelling products around your personal expertise.

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    • Sydney Finkelstein on Super Bosses

    • By: Sydney Finkelstein
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 7 mins
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    How does Sydney Finkelstein, author of Superbosses, define a leader? To him, a leader is someone who creates other leaders. When everyone around you is growing their leadership skills, you can't help but get better yourself. Listen for more tips on leadership and more examples of successful superbosses.

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    • Kristi Hedges on Establishing Executive Presence

    • By: Kristi Hedges
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 13 mins
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    According to Kristi, anyone can refine their presence and become a leader in their domain through commitment and authenticity. Kristi explains how to perform a "presence audit" to assess how others perceive you and how to apply that feedback towards developing a unique professional reputation. Listen and discover how to take initiative, be a visionary, and lead.

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    • Leonard Mlodinow on Training Our Brains to Be More Elastic

    • By: Leonard Mlodinow
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 17 mins
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    At the two ends of the neurological spectrum are logical thinking and elastic thinking. Generally the purview of artists and great thinkers, elastic thinking is called upon more and more in our everyday lives. Luckily, we are not born one way or another. Leonard Mlodinow, author of the book Elastic, joins us to talk about ways we can train our thinking to be less logical and make up our own rules. 

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    • Morten Hansen on Being Great at Work

    • By: Morten T. Hansen
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 13 mins
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    Work smart, not hard. We've all heard that before but it's not very instructive. Morton Hansen, author of the new book Great at Work, joins us with some tips on how to avoid burnout, work less, and achieve greater results. 

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    • Rasmus Hougaard & Jacqueline Carter on Leading Yourself and Others

    • By: Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 18 mins
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    Changing culture starts from the ground up. Rasmus Hougaard & Jacqueline Carter, authors of The Mind of a Leader, advise that any leader who wants to affect change should just start, today. First walk the walk in your own leadership style, then let that radiate out through your own team and onward through the rest of the organization. 

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    • Donald and Jim Kirkpatrick on the Four Levels of Effective Training

    • By: Donald Kirkpatrick, Jim Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 14 mins
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    The Kirkpatrick four-level evaluation model focuses on four key areas: reaction, learning, behavior and results - with each successive level representing a more precise measure of the effectiveness of a training program. Listen to the Kirkpatricks as they walk through each step of the model and describe its practical application to the business environment.

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