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    • Free Yourself From What You “Should” Be Doing

    • By: Andy Molinsky
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Many people are hesitant to step out of their regular roles and routines. The idea of putting yourself in a position to potentially fail can be frightening or stressful. But sometimes what’s keeping you in one spot may not be your own self-interest. In fact, other people’s wishes and the feeling that you “should” stay put may be tamping down your own preferences. What’s holding you back may be compliance, not comfort.

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    • By Surrey on 19-04-18

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    • Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

    • By: Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter, Gitte Dybkjaer
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.

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    • How to Beat Procrastination

    • By: Caroline Webb
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Procrastination comes in many disguises. We might resolve to tackle a task, but find endless reasons to defer it. We might prioritize things we can readily tick off our to-do list - answering emails, say - while leaving the big, complex stuff untouched for another day. We can look and feel busy, while artfully avoiding the tasks that really matter. And when we look at those rolling, long-untouched items at the bottom of our to-do list, we can’t help but feel a little disappointed in ourselves.

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    • What Great Managers Do Daily

    • By: Ryan Fuller, Nina Shikaloff
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 9 mins
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    So much depends upon managers. For example, a Gallup study found that at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores is driven by who the boss is. This is disconcerting because the same research found that about 70% of people in management roles are not well equipped for the job. This state of affairs is hurting not just employee engagement and quality of life, but also corporate performance.

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    • Don't End a Meeting without Doing These 3 Things

    • By: Bobby Frisch, Cary Greene
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 4 mins
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    When a sports team finishes a game, they usually don’t gather up their gear and immediately leave the court, rink, field or locker room. The players and coaches take a few minutes for a post-game meeting - a ritual that’s just as important as the pre-game warm-up.

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    • Calming Your Brain During Conflict

    • By: Diane Musho Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Conflict wreaks havoc on our brains. We are groomed by evolution to protect ourselves whenever we sense a threat.

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    • The Two Things Killing Your Ability to Focus

    • By: William Treseder
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
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    I used to wake up, stumble over to my phone, and immediately get lost in a stream of pointless notifications. This digital haze continued throughout the day, keeping me from accomplishing important tasks. I was distracted, anxious, and ineffective as a leader. I knew I had to change but could not seem to break free from the behaviors that kept me locked into the same cycle. This problem is not unusual.

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    • How to Manage a Toxic Employee

    • By: Amy Gallo
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 12 mins
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    There’s that one person on your team — the bad apple who has nothing positive to say, riles up other team members, and makes work life miserable. If you can’t fire him, how do you respond to his behavior?

    "How to Manage a Toxic Employee" is from hbr.com, published on October 3, 2016.

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    • How the Best CEOs Get the Important Work Done

    • By: James Allen
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 12 mins
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    If you're a chief executive officer, your job is to execute. It’s written right into your title. But what does it mean, in terms of daily tasks, to be the company's top "executer?" After all, CEOs don’t actually build factories or sell products. It’s tempting, therefore, to view the CEO as primarily a thinker; someone who mulls and shapes strategy. That is a part of the CEO's job, of course.

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    • Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

    • By: Shawn Achor, Michelle Gielan
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 10 mins
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    As constant travelers and parents of a 2-year-old, we sometimes fantasize about how much work we can do when one of us gets on a plane, undistracted by phones, friends, and Finding Nemo. We race to get all our ground work done: packing, going through TSA, doing a last-minute work call, calling each other, then boarding the plane. Then, when we try to have that amazing work session in flight, we get nothing done.

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    • Silence the Critical Voices in Your Head

    • By: Sabina Nawaz
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
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    There’s one debilitating behavior that most of us fall victim to with great regularity: listening to critical voices in our heads. Whether they originate from external criticism or our own fears and doubts, these negative voices tell us we’re not good enough, kind enough, or productive enough.

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    • A Better Way to Set Strategic Priorities

    • By: Derek Lidow
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    • Length: 8 mins
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    Smart leaders understand that their job requires them to identify trade-offs, choosing what not to do as much as what to do. Grading the importance of various initiatives in an environment of finite resources is a primary test of leadership.

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    • A Cognitive Trick for Solving Problems Creatively

    • By: Theodore Scaltsas
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    • Length: 9 mins
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    Many experts argue that creative thinking requires people to challenge their preconceptions and assumptions about the way the world works. One common claim, for example, is that the mental shortcuts we all rely on to solve problems get in the way of creative thinking. How can you innovate if your thinking is anchored in past experience?

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    • The 4 Leadership Styles, and How to Identify Yours

    • By: Bill Taylor
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
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    We all want to be part of a great success story. To run, start, or play a senior role in a company that wins big or changes the course of its industry. To launch a brand that dazzles customers and dominates its markets. To be the kind of executive or entrepreneur who creates jobs, generates wealth, and builds an organization bursting with energy and creativity.

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    • The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World

    • By: Sunnie Giles
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    • Length: 10 mins
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    What makes an effective leader? This question is a focus of my research as an organizational scientist, executive coach, and leadership development consultant. I recently completed the first round of a study of 195 leaders in 15 countries over 30 global organizations. Participants were asked to choose the 15 most important leadership competencies from a list of 74. I’ve grouped the top ones into five major themes that suggest a set of priorities for leaders and leadership development programs.

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    • Putting Leadership Back Into Strategy (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Cynthia A. Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 22 mins
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    You'll hear how a CEO must be the steward of a living strategy that defines what the firm is and what it will become. From the January 2008 issue of Harvard Business Review.

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    • There's a Proven Link between Effective Leadership and Getting Enough Sleep

    • By: Nick van Dam, Els van der Helm
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    • Length: 9 mins
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    In our hyper-connected, 24/7 world, many of us are losing sleep — literally. Our own survey of more than 180 business leaders found that four out of 10 (43%) say they do not get enough sleep at least four nights a week. Such sleep deficiencies can undermine important forms of leadership behavior and eventually hurt financial performance.

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    • 3 Ways to Get More Done Right Now

    • By: Kabir Sehgal
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    With these three extreme time-saving tactics, you will find plenty of time to take on and finish another important project — and perhaps even earn a curtain call!

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    • The 5 Skills That Innovative Leaders Have in Common

    • By: Katherine Graham-Leviss
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    • Length: 10 mins
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    Innovation is critical in a knowledge economy — driving growth, new products, and new methods of delivering value to customers. According to PwC’s 2015 study on Global Innovation, U.S. companies spend $145 billion dollars in-country on R&D each year. And yet, despite its importance, innovation is a difficult quality to cultivate both in leaders and in organizations.

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    • How to Calm Your Nerves Before a Big Presentation

    • By: Amy Jen Su
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    • Length: 9 mins
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    It’s not easy getting ready for a big presentation. The stakes can feel high, and in our desire for things to go well, the anticipation builds. Fear, anxiety, or even paralysis can kick in. What can you do to calm your nerves when this happens?

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