Lessons of the Past (Fragged Empire #1): Frank Kevee
Transform your passion into a profitable business - with the help of the legendary entrepreneur who turned an innovative idea into a $100 million global powerhouse.Judi Sheppard Missett is a fitness icon who, at just three years old, discovered a passion for dance that would eventually fuel a global dance fitness empire. After an early life spent honing her dancing skills and a career as a professional jazz dancer, Judi had an epiphany: Why not combine the art of jazz dancing with the science of exercise to help others achieve a healthier, happier self-image and life? The wildly enthusiastic response from her first 15 students inspired her to launch Jazzercise, Inc., the world’s leading dance fitness program with a cumulative $2 billion in global sales.In Building a Business with Beat, Judi reveals for the first time the secrets behind the company’s five decades of enormous success. In addition to helping millions of men and women improve their health and well-being through the fun and fitness of dance, Judi has inspired 8,500 franchisees to achieve their dream of owning and running their own business. Now, through powerful personal stories, practical proven-successful advice and insights, Judi shares how you, too, can transform your passion into a profitable business.This inspirational guide will teach you how to:Create a successful business by discovering and defining your larger purposeUse your unique perspectives and abilities to enhance the lives of othersDeftly handle everyday obstacles and unplanned eventsDevelop an open mindset and embrace innovation and new possibilitiesInspire your staff to connect to a purpose greater than day-to-day work, and moreFilled with helpful tips, smart strategies, and no-nonsense advice, this audiobook is essential for anyone who has ever dreamed of creating a thriving, purpose-driven business. The author is living proof 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristi Burns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000850/bk_graw_000850_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Building a Business with a Beat: Leadership Lessons from Jazzercise-An Empire Built on Passion Purpose and Heart: Judi Sheppard Missett/ Susan McCarthy
Exceptional leaders are the ones who are able to analyze problems, optimize resources, inspire loyalty, and execute strategy. There is no more stunning example in history than Alexander the Great, whose leadership skills were so immense that they still resonate some 2,000 years later. The Wisdom of Alexander the Great reveals four leadership processes distilled from the life and extraordinary accomplishments of Alexander, King of Macedonia. The Wisdom of Alexander the Great relates 34 riveting episodes from Alexander´s expansion through India and the Persian Empire, including Asia Minor, Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Middle East, and more. Each example, tied to a modern-day counterpart, imparts valuable lessons from the timeless legend of one of the greatest leaders in history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Red Carroll. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001670/bk_adbl_001670_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alan Axelrod is a Business Week best-selling author. A respected authority on business and management topics, he has also written works of historical biography. In Elizabeth I CEO, his varied skills converge to produce an important book that is both informative and entertaining. When Elizabeth ascended the throne in 1558, England was the laughing stock of Europe. Economic, political, and religious calamities were numerous, and Elizabeth endured constant criticism. But by the end of her 45-year reign, England was one of the world´s mightiest nations. Axelrod uses the legendary Queen´s life as a model for modern leadership, and a powerful example of how one person can make an extraordinary difference. Elizabeth I CEO is an indispensable guide for today´s business managers and leaders. It is also an inspiring listen for those taking their first steps up the corporate ladder, or those who simply love history. Nelson Runger´s narration gives a renewed energy to Elizabeth´s lessons, which are as relevant today as they were four centuries ago. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nelson Runger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/011662/bk_reco_011662_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
History is littered with examples of tyrants, hopelessly out of touch with the plight of the commoners, ruthlessly pursuing their own ambitions or hedonistic whims. But Caesar was a different kind of leader. Despite some bad press, in fact he never saw himself as above the average Roman citizen. Although he certainly knew he was an extraordinary human being, he also regarded himself as fundamentally one of the people, and acted like it. In his life and in his career, he created a new paradigm of leadership, and along the way, created the path to success for any leader in a complex organization. In a book that Doris Kearns Goodwin has called ´´brilliantly crafted to draw leadership lessons from history´´, Philip Barlag uses dramatic and colorful incidents from Caesar´s career to illustrate what modern leaders can learn from him. Central to Barlag´s argument is the distinction between power and force. When leading his own organization, Caesar never used brute force to motivate his followers. Time and again he exercised a power rooted in his demonstrated personal integrity and his essentially egalitarian relationship with the Romans. People followed him because they wanted to, not because they were compelled to. Over 2,000 years after Caesar´s death, this is still the kind of loyalty every leader wants to inspire. Barlag shows how anyone can lead like Caesar. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph Bronzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069082/bk_acx0_069082_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alexander the Great endures as one of the most admired and emulated leaders in world history. In our time, his example of unprecedented and unparalleled success has inspired leaders of business and government, from media mogul Ted Turner (who keeps a bronze bust of Alexander in his office) to Desert Storm commander General Norman Schwarzkopf (who credits Alexander´s tactical innovations for his dramatic flanking maneuver against the Iraqi army in the liberation of Kuwait). In Alexander the Great´s Art of Strategy, Partha Bose, one of the world´s leading experts on business strategy, gives fresh insight into Alexander´s leadership and legacy, and shows how you can use the secrets of his success to conquer today´s challenges, as successful executives, politicians, and generals have. Blending insights from his years of experience in the business world with his lifelong study of Alexander, Bose interweaves a gripping biography with compelling analyses of contemporary case studies of successful corporations that have applied Alexander´s lessons to their business, including Dell, General Electric, Wal-Mart, and the Washington Post company. This is a provocative and invaluable audiobook for leaders everywhere. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Langton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000398/bk_rand_000398_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Powerful lessons in forward-thinking leadership from the visionary business pioneer who turned IDG into a three-billion-dollar technology media and venture capital empireLike Steve Jobs, Patrick McGovern built a worldwide multibillion-dollar industry by thinking differently, disrupting old business models, and embracing new technology trends. He drove the future forward and never looked back. With magazines such as Computerworld, PCWorld, and Macworld, his company, International Data Group (IDG), quickly became a global powerhouse with information technology publications in nearly 100 countries. The story of IDG’s astonishing success has been a source of inspiration for entrepreneurs all around the world. No matter what industry you work in - whether you’re heading up a small startup, expanding a mid-sized company, or running a major global corporation - McGovern’s people-first principles, insights, and integrity will help you lead the way. Learn how to:Define a clear mission early in the game - for long-term successIdentify new markets and stay ahead of the curveExpand your business globally but have it managed locallyListen to your customers and empower your peopleHire the best and challenge them to do their best workNever stop learning and always remain curiousFoster a let’s-try-it attitude throughout the companyLead with optimism and stay true to your values and visionIn addition to these timeless lessons, you’ll learn how this future-forward leader broke new ground in the 1980s by opening offices in China, the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and other markets deemed off-limits. You’ll discover how his company thrived in spite of major industry shifts - from mainframe computers to minicomputers to personal computers, from print to digital to smartphones - that upended many rivals. Living at the intersectio 1. Language: English. Narrator: Glenn Rifkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000788/bk_graw_000788_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Collapse of an Empire:Lessons for Modern Russia Yegor Gaidar