Written by three career experts, An Intelligent Career is a playbook for the modern knowledge worker, providing a complete guide that will allow workers to take a composite, dynamic view of a life´s work in the 21st century. "Knowledge work" - the kind of work where one thinks for a living - is fundamental in today´s economy. It is the basis for long-term success in the global economy and it drives the collective brainpower through which goods and services are delivered. And today, knowledge work requires much more than a college degree: it means understanding the changing nature of work and employment, and the processes through which knowledge is generated, transferred, and applied. It means understanding new career possibilities, more dynamic work arrangements, and the growing demand for knowledge work around the globe. It means navigating work life with an authenticity that replaces any straightforward loyalty to a single employer, and instead calls for better understanding of the self, collaborators, clients, and customers. An Intelligent Career provides clear guidance on how to take charge of your own destiny, seek continuous learning, collaborate with others, recognize and act on fresh opportunities, determine when it is time to move on, and much more. Ultimately, the goal of this audiobook is to help knowledge workers from architects to lawyers learn to work on their own terms and to assume ownership of work and career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078591/bk_acx0_078591_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Career Diplomacy - now in its second edition - is an insider´s guide that examines the foreign service as an institution, a profession, and a career. Harry W. Kopp and Charles A. Gillespie, both of whom had long and distinguished careers in the foreign service, provide a full and well-rounded picture of the organization, its place in history, its strengths and weaknesses, and its role in American foreign affairs. Based on their own experiences and through interviews with over 100 current and former foreign service officers and specialists, the authors lay out what to expect in a foreign service career, from the entrance exam through midcareer and into the senior service - how the service works on paper, and in practice. The second edition addresses major changes that have occurred since 2007: the controversial effort to build an expeditionary foreign service to lead the work of stabilization and reconstruction in fragile states; deepening cooperation with the U.S. military and the changing role of the service in Iraq and Afghanistan; the ongoing surge in foreign service recruitment and hiring at the Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development; and the growing integration of USAID´s budget and mission with those of the Department of State. The book is published by Georgetown University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wayne Shepherd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001175/bk_acx0_001175_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I have a few questions for you. Are you miserable at work every day? What are you getting out of your job? Have you seen promotion opportunities open for you? Do you have good relationships with coworkers? How often are you stressed out, even after you get home? Does feedback from your boss make you feel proud or frustrated? I fully understand those frustrations, and, having been through all of them and more, I want to help. By sharing the principles I’ve learned in customer support roles, hopefully I can cut your learning curve and increase job satisfaction. In addition to sharing actionable insights on how to improve in your role, this book includes sections poking around important personal questions. Why even care about your customer service job? What can you gain from these jobs? How do you benefit from giving a full effort? I bet many of you are leaving opportunities on the table and wasting your valuable time, just like I did when I first started. This book contains the same advice I’d give to my younger siblings, a new coworker, or a stranger on the street. I’ve done everything I can to refine my ideas and present them in a simple yet impactful way. I’ve illustrated the concepts using a mix of personal experience, thought experiments, and logic to give you multiple perspectives. Between these varied styles, I´m confident you´ll gain at least a few valuable insights as you move forward in customer service. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin J Sitten. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104830/bk_acx0_104830_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was born on 30 November 1874. He was an heir of a noble family of the Dukes of Marlborough. His ancestor George Spencer, a member of the aristocratic Spencer family, was proud of his consanguinity with John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, so he has decided to choose Spencer-Churchill as his surname when he took the title of Duke of Marlborough in 1817. Winston Churchill´s father, Lord Randolph Churchill was a politician and the third son of John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough. Following the example of his father, Winston preferred to be known as Churchill. His mother was also born in a respected family, being a daughter of Leonard Jerome, a millionaire from the USA. Lady Randolph Churchill, gave birth to her son in Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, two months before the expected date. When Winston was a kid, his grandfather had been appointed Viceroy, and Winston´s father, Lord Randolph, was hired as his private secretary. At that time the family had lived in Dublin and had used to stay there until Winston turned six. Dublin is also a birthplace of his younger brother John Strange Spencer-Churchill. Those years in Ireland are considered to be very important for the formation of the character of the future Prime minister because frequent parades by the Vice Regal Lodge (now the official residence of the President of Ireland) were the probable reason of his passion towards military matters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Damien Connolly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082539/bk_acx0_082539_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Congratulations on deciding to become a massage therapist! This is one of the most appreciated professions because of the satisfaction you will deliver to others. Massage therapists are high in demand no matter where you live, and the need is only growing with time. More and more people are realizing the true benefits of incorporating regular massages in their routines, thus making it part of their lifestyles. Not only are you guaranteed a lucrative career as a therapist, the jobs are also abundant and only growing. Massage therapists help individuals relieve pain caused by day to day stress build-up, body tightening, injury or illness. Many people these days have incorporated regular massages in their lifestyle routines to proactively mitigate physical problems, maintain good posture and just feel better. A massage therapist´s role is very important and extremely meaningful, which is why the demand for this service has continuously increased over time. It has become one of the most popular careers sought after by many today. Most practicing therapists are employed by hospitals, clinics, sports facilities and smaller private companies that are everywhere. In addition, many massage therapists work independently as either business contractors or in private homes. No matter where you live, there will always be demand for your services and thus several options near you that offer these jobs. Whether you are just now starting your career in the massage field, or want to grow your existing career, this book´s goal is to help you meet your objectives. In the next few chapters you will find information about the requirements you need to become a massage therapist, information on massage therapy schools, online schooling options, jobs, salaries, career growth and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neal Lyons. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011908/bk_acx0_011908_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Executive career development secrets from a life at Disney. Career Magic is a unique audiobook full of priceless advice and insightful experience. Lee Cockerell chronicles how he went from being a college dropout, rose through the ranks at both Hilton and Marriott, and ultimately became the executive vice president of operations for the Walt Disney World Resort. As the senior operating executive for more than a decade, Lee led a team of 40 thousand cast members and was responsible for the operations of 20 resort hotels, four theme parks, two water parks, a shopping and entertainment village, and the ESPN sports and recreation complex. After spending more than 40 years in the hospitality industry developing skills, learning lessons in management and excellence in customer service, people were always asking Lee, ´´How can I climb the corporate ladder? How can I get into management? How can I get promoted? How can I make more money?´´ It was these persistent questions that led Lee to create this audiobook. Lee candidly shares the specific things he did to experience such dramatic success in the corporate world, but he also shares the mistakes he made along the way and the million-dollar lessons he learned that ultimately led him to the top spot at the number one vacation destination in the world. It was not Disney magic that made Lee Cockerell´s career so successful, but the way he dealt with the ups and downs that made it magical. It´s the same with your career. Through this book, you will learn how to navigate the ups and downs along your own career path and zero in on your ideal job – and ultimately, the life you desire. When Lee Cockerell says, ´´If I can do it, so can you,´´ he truly means it. No matter where you are along your career path, you have an opportunity to climb the ladder of success by paying attention, asking questions, and having a passion for your chosen career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jody Maberry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115890/bk_acx0_115890_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Top leaders in the business community - a financial journalist, a bestselling author, and cofounder of the Global Negotiation Initiative at Harvard University - teach you the character traits every employer wants to see in today´s worker. In the race to become multitasking superhumans, we´ve lost touch with the actual root of where all these valuable skills are found. This audio gives you the training you need to set yourself apart from others and to advance to the next stage in your employment, whether you are just starting out or need to reinvigorate your career. Some of the best business minds at work today identify the principles of productivity and elevating your career. Why not be known for great leadership skills instead of training one employee for a single task? Why not be known for a winning personality instead of for being able to deal with a difficult person? Why not be known for impressive calm and cool confidence in your negotiation skills instead of just getting the deal done? Don´t be known for any singular skill - be known for inspiring character traits that make you highly promotable in any workplace. This audio also includes helpful résumé and cover letter templates, as well as an interview checklist. With contributions from Reyna Gobel, a financial journalist who has written extensively on adapting to today´s career marketplace; Joshua Weiss, an international negotiation expert who speaks and writes on the topic of negotiating not only in the boardroom but also on the factory floor; and bestselling author Brian Tracy, who shares wisdom from his business book classic, Eat That Frog!, this audio is a must-listen for those looking to catapult their careers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen R. Thorne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006020/bk_blak_006020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s basic, even elementary - the foundational aspect of a successful sales career are the simple fundamentals; like a language relies upon its alphabet, a successful sales career relies on its fundamental and essential parts - 26 of them to be exact. Record-breaking salesman and sales mentor Tom Hopkins breaks down these essential elements of sales in his audio production ABC´s of a Successful Career. These fundamental yet powerful points will help you recapture your focus on what really matters in your career - demonstrating professionalism so that people take your counsel to heart then get involved with your product or service. There´s more to a successful selling career than meets the eye. Tom Hopkins dives into 26 major nuances of selling that can make or break careers, as Hopkins skillfully represents alphabetically. If you don´t know what they are, you could be losing sales and not even know why. Through this audiobook production you will discover: How to develop and keep a lasting positive attitude The importance of maintaining balance in your life How anything is feasible if you remain flexible The power of having a mentor and being one for others Tom´s ABC´s of a Successful Career is an excellent and inspiring program to help anyone in sales close more business deals and an important reminder to help people more fully enjoy their selling careers. And the nuances he discloses to that successful career can easily be applied to the nuances of a successful life - it´s as simple as ABC. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Hopkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/made/000456/bk_made_000456_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this candid and revealing interview broadcast journalist Mike Wallace tells stories from his remarkable 60-year career. Included are audio clips of his 1957 interview of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt; a poignant interview with First Lady Nancy Reagan concerning her husband´s Alzheimer´s; the story of the Secret Service agent who felt responsible for not saving John F. Kennedy; and Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, speaking out on corruption in Nigeria. Wallace also turns his questioning eye on his own life and career, offering a frank and frequently surprising self-portrait.This event took place on February 1, 2006. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen B. Shepard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nsty/000016/sp_nsty_000016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Maverick marketing whiz Mike Veeck offers you his simple, no-fail formula for business success! Drawing on his own experience and the success stories of clients and others who have benefited from his philosophy, Veeck shows how fun, creativity, and passion can bring out the best in an organization and an individual. The ´´Fun Is Good´´ philosophy applies to everyone, whether you´re the CEO or lower on the totem pole. You´ll see how laughter can be the key to turning a floundering business into a profitable one, and how it can easily jump start a stalled career. Learn: why customer service suffers when employees aren´t having fun at work, and why that matters; how a few people with the Fun is Good attitude can transform a workplace; what companies should look for when hiring people; and how anyone can forge a Fun is Good career path. A breakthrough, one-of-a-kind approach to job fulfillment, Fun is Good can help all of us get the most out of our work lives both in and out of the office. Mike Veeck is president and part owner of six wildly successful minor-league baseball teams. Son of the late Hall of Fame club owner Bill Veeck, he has followed his father´s lead, with innovative promotions that have been profiled by 60 Minutes, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, People, and countless other media outlets. He lives in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.Pete Williams is a veteran journalist who writes about sports, business, and fitness. He lives in Safety Harbor, Florida. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Veeck, Pete Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000040/bk_gdan_000040_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.