For the past 25 years, Nexstar Network´s mission has been to provide everything the independent residential plumbing, HVAC, and electrical contractor needs to succeed. In On the Shoulders of Giants, Nexstar´s CEO Jack Tester has articulated for the first time, with passion and conviction, the organization´s overall philosophy and thinking all in one place, capturing for the next generation all that Nexstar has learned specifically for owners of plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical businesses. In this book, you will find the success principles and mindsets that owners, senior leaders, and leadership teams need to have as the business scales up, every step of the way. The mission of this book is to support you, the hardworking service contracting business leader, in your goal to create a thriving contracting business - one that will allow you to create a great life for you and your employees and live the way you want to live-because you are worth it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Tester. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094500/bk_acx0_094500_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Managers are the heart, soul and brains of any retail operation. Lessons Learned in Retail Management breaks down the manager´s role in four parts: the importance of understanding financials, the skills needed in managing people, finding the lost art of customer service, and the importance of personal development. 25 years in the making, it contains successful tools for building strong foundations and turning stores around. You can be a successful manager - no matter how tall the ladder of success may be. Whether you are on the first rung of the ladder or feel as if you´re stuck somewhere in the middle, Lessons Learned in Retail Management is a primer in basic retail management and provides tools that will challenge you to reach for the next rung. Introduction and Conclusion are read by the author. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Seybert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099444/bk_acx0_099444_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Extraordinary Life of an Extraordinary LeaderTracing her development as a leader, Frances Hesselbein reveals her remarkable personal story and the principles that have served and guided her well throughout her extraordinary life. Written in an intimate and compelling voice, this audio book delivers key leadership lessons applicable to leaders in every walk of life. My Life in Leadership offers a look at what shaped Frances Hesselbein as a person and as a leader, from her youth in the mountains of western Pennsylvania to her professional journey with the Girl Scouts of the USA where she went from troop leader to transformational CEO, and to how Peter F. Drucker chose her to found and lead the Drucker Foundation, now the Leader to Leader Institute. With excitement and humility, she relives the key moments that have shaped her life of leadership including the day she received our country’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This remarkable audio book also includes stories about her world travels to deliver her message of leadership and her notable experiences with, as well as what she has learned from, some of the most distinguished leaders of our time including Peter Drucker; John W. Gardner; Max DePree; Presidents Clinton, H.W. Bush, and Reagan; General Eric Shinseki; Jim Collins; Warren Bennis; and Marshall Goldsmith. As inspirational as it is practical, My Life in Leadership is filled with Frances Hesselbein’s universal leadership lessons that will serve any leader, of any age, in any sector. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Saltus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000575/bk_gdan_000575_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to get to the top? Do you want to know how to rise above the crowd and become a leader in your field? Then this is the audiobook for you. In How to Get to the Top, best-selling author Jeffrey J. Fox combines his own experiences as an extremely successful entrepreneur with lessons learned at the family dinner table by business leaders such as Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks; Tom Chappell, founder of Tom´s of Maine; Leslie Blodgett, CEO of Bare Escentuals; and George Steinbrenner, principal owner of the New York Yankees. Practical, straightforward, and inspiring, these proven lessons show how to turn breaking bread into making bank. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey J. Fox. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000625/bk_aren_000625_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Harvard MBA shares her revolutionary program for using marketing tactics to find a husband after age 35. This is ´´Marriage 911´´! For many single women over the age of 35, the rules for finding the right mate have changed. There are fewer eligible men and fewer opportunities to meet them. Now successful dating coach Rachel Greenwald shares her proven 15-step action program (simply referred to as ´´The Program´´) based on the marketing tactics she learned at Harvard Business School. These innovative tactics will empower any woman to find a husband quickly and efficiently - and not just any husband: a wonderful husband. In her bold, no-nonsense style, Greenwald tells women how to package their assets, develop a personal brand, leverage niche marketing, use direct mail and telemarketing to get the word out, establish a husband-hunting budget, and hold quarterly performance reviews to assess the results. She also shows women how to use these strategies in the new world of online dating and how to avoid common pitfalls. Greenwald´s 15 steps form an incredibly unique and effective plan for a woman who wants to jumpstart her dating life and enrich her portfolio of potential husbands. Learn the answers to the following questions: What are the unique dating issues for women after 35 and how do I handle them? What are the small decisions I make daily that have an impact on my chances of meeting men? What is the ´´Date/Sex Rule´´? What is the one thing I should never say to a man on a first date? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Greenwald. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000318/bk_rand_000318_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Sport Is Life with the Volume Turned Up, Joan Cronan offers a refreshing and innovative perspective on strengthening performance and achieving success in both the business world and everyday life. During her 28 years as Women´s Athletics Director for the University of Tennessee, Cronan built one of the most prominent and respected women´s athletics programs in the nation, resulting in 10 NCAA titles and 24 SEC Tournament Championships for the Lady Vols during her tenure. She reveals in her book what happened behind the scenes in constructing a successful, nationally renowned women´s athletics program - and it turns out that game days were only part of the story. Cronan´s lighthearted stories and succinct business tips will draw you in until you feel like you are present for every victory she describes on the court and in the workplace. Cronan´s business acumen and passionate approach to positive change will arm you with the outlook and the tools you need to revolutionize the professional and personal spheres in your life. The book is published by The University of Tennessee Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Ahonen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089878/bk_acx0_089878_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Steve Jobs: 46 Uplifting Lessons I learned from Steve JobsAs the pioneer of Apple for quite a while, Steve Jobs turned the universe of advancement upside down. With his strong personality and his amazing duty to benchmarks like ease and accommodation, he made complex development like PCs and telephones seem, by all accounts, to be pleasing and conventional for all customers, not just nerds and geeks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150136/bk_acx0_150136_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Build the Fort, Heivly breaks down his personal fort-building experiences and uses them as an analogy to his journey as co-founder of MapQuest as well as The Startup Factory (a seed-stage investor & mentorship program). Build the Fort outlines five basic elements that are common to both fort-building and startups: Socializing your idea without fear or inhibition, Identifying and marshaling the people you trust, Gathering the minimal resources closest to you, Acting on the smallest and simplest of the idea, and Build the fort. Whether you are 16 or 60, Build the Fort will provide the listener a better understanding of the earliest micro-steps of starting your own business by overlaying Chris´ 30 years of experiences in startups, investments, big-company intrapreneurship, and community development. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Morley Shulman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052903/bk_acx0_052903_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a story of Robert Bagley´s biography - his: family, faith, entrepreneurship, corporate sales experience, and then diving into being a full time reseller on Amazon and back to corporate America (due to ´´Lessons Learned´´) - putting his Amazon business back to part time. This is not a ´´how-to´´ book for how to sell on Amazon and Ebay, just sharing my story and a few best practices I learned along the way. Please don´t purchase this book if you want a step-by-step tutorial on how to be a re-seller on Amazon and Ebay. As a young professional, Robert Bagley climbed and overcame many corporate mountains, eventually earning a high six-figure income with several Fortune 500 companies. Still, something was missing from his career and he knew that he needed to add a small business to his lifestyle. This would bring a change that not only involved a lot of personal risks, but a good amount of faith as well. And, not just faith in himself. And so he embarked on what would prove to be the most incredible game-changing season of his life. You´ll be inspired, motivated, challenged, and moved-to-action by Robert´s life-story and how selling on Amazon and eBay pulled his career toward a whole new path of becoming an ecommerce entrepreneur. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Shinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042155/bk_acx0_042155_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.