To perform better in any situation - in your career, hobbies, relationships, or in any facet of your life - it is critical to develop psychological skills, which, just like physical abilities, can be taught, learned, and practiced. Both as individuals and as groups, we can tone these psychological skills and use them to heighten awareness, foster talents and technical abilities, and reach peak performance. Mental preparedness and psychological awareness are the keys to thriving in any environment. Few understand the importance of psychological skills better than the internationally recognized professor Michael Bar-Eli. As both a sports and organizational psychologist for more than 35 years, Bar-Eli has not only researched the science of performance but has also worked directly with elite athletes, coaches, and teams to help them improve their success on the court or field. Boost! takes the lessons he´s learned from sports psychology and translates them for leaders and managers at any stage in their career. With prescriptive advice, Bar-Eli illustrates how anyone can apply these lessons to better support and inspire co-workers and employees and create a sustainable, successful working environment and business. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Chamberlain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002899/bk_gdan_002899_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a Sales Director or Sales Manager, your life is now all about ´´reflective glory´´ - you´re only classified as being successful when the team reach their targets and this only happens when the individuals within it perform well. You´re no longer directly responsible for just your own success - you´re now responsible for the company´s success and if ever a role was created that needed self-reliance, self-confidence and self-belief as the most sought after traits - Sales Management must be it. Develop Your Inner Coach for Sales Management is all about giving you the edge: The edge to compete The edge to motivate and drive your team forward The edge to win This audiobook has no intention of repeating standard sales management techniques that you probably know and already use. That´s for other publications. Here we´ll look at how you can adopt and adapt tried-and-tested sports psychology techniques to propel your sales team onwards and upwards, bringing them and you the success and rewards you desire. When you learn and use what´s within this audiobook, you will have on tap skills and ideas that will challenge, motivate, and develop your team way beyond your - and their - current level of beliefs and thinking. My aim is to impart knowledge and the techniques mental game coaches use with athletes and sportspeople to help you find the edge that will separate your company from the competition. That means I will take you out of your comfort zone and perhaps challenge your current views on Sales Management. All I ask is that you hang in there and have an open mind. The principles you will discover within this audiobook work. In every walk of life, if you don´t think right you don´t perform to the best of your ability - regardless of your knowledge and skill level. The sports arena has spent millions of dollars and decades of research getting to the bottom of t... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian McGowan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038666/bk_acx0_038666_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Award-winning journalist Sam Anderson’s long-awaited debut is a brilliant, kaleidoscopic narrative of Oklahoma City - a great American story of civics, basketball, and destiny. Oklahoma City was born from chaos. It was founded in a bizarre but momentous ´´Land Run´´ in 1889, when thousands of people lined up along the borders of Oklahoma Territory and rushed in at noon to stake their claims. Since then, it has been a city torn between the wild energy that drives its outsize ambitions and the forces of order that seek sustainable progress. Nowhere was this dynamic better realized than in the drama of the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team’s 2012-13 season, when the Thunder’s brilliant general manager, Sam Presti, ignited a firestorm by trading future superstar James Harden just days before the first game. Presti’s all-in gamble on ´´the Process”- the patient, methodical management style that dictated the trade as the team’s best hope for long-term greatness - kicked off a pivotal year in the city’s history, one that would include pitched battles over urban planning, a series of cataclysmic tornadoes, and the frenzied hope that an NBA championship might finally deliver the glory of which the city had always dreamed. Boom Town announces the arrival of an exciting literary voice. Sam Anderson, former book critic for New York magazine and now a staff writer at the New York Times magazine, unfolds an idiosyncratic mix of American history, sports reporting, urban studies, gonzo memoir, and much more to tell the strange but compelling story of an American city whose unique mix of geography and history make it a fascinating microcosm of the democratic experiment. Filled with characters ranging from NBA superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook; to Flaming Lips oddball front man Wayne Coyne; to legendary Great Plains meteorologist Gary England; to Stanley Draper, Oklahoma City´s would-be Rober... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006330/bk_rand_006330_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Executive time management secrets from a life at Disney.... During Lee Cockerell´s career at Disney as the senior operating executive of Walt Disney World Resort, he led a team of 40,000 Cast Members (employees) and was responsible for the operations of 20 resort hotels, four theme parks, two water parks, and the ESPN Sports Complex. As you can imagine, Lee had to become a time management expert, first as a means of survival and then as a way to help others make the best use of their time. The time management secrets he developed have become one of his most requested corporate training lectures and are now available to you in this tell-all book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jody Maberry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092802/bk_acx0_092802_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Real Madrid is the most successful sports team on the planet. The soccer club has more trophies than any other sports team, including 11 UEFA Champions League trophies. However, the story behind the triumph goes beyond the players and coaches. Generally unnoticed, a management team consisting mostly of outsiders took the team from near bankruptcy to the most valuable sports organization in the world. How did Real Madrid achieve such extraordinary success? Columbia Business School adjunct professor Steven G. Mandis investigates. Given unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, Mandis is the first researcher to rigorously analyze both the on-the-field and business aspects of a sports team. What he learns is completely unexpected and challenges the conventional wisdom that moneyball-fueled data analytics are the primary instruments of success. Instead, Real Madrid´s winning formula both on and off the field, from player selection to financial management, is based on aligning strategy with the culture and values of its fan base. Chasing the most talented (and most expensive) players can be a recipe for a winning record, but also financial disaster, as it was for Real Madrid in the late 1990s. Real Madrid´s management believes that the club exists to serve the Real Madrid community. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Constant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008957/bk_tant_008957_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Management and Leadership: Skills & Styles, Development Books shows you what it takes to be an extraordinary leader in today´s society. We look at everything from strong management skills in the business world to strong leadership skills in the business world - and yes, there is a difference! Learn from elite political chiefs, world-class sports and performance coaches, body-language and vocal-tonality specialists, as well as persuasion and likability experts. Management and Leadership covers everything you need to know in order to be the most effective leader you can possibly be. We will examine 18 of the greatest books ever written on the subject, and summarize them in a way that makes it easy to understand not only the big picture, but the fine details, too. Never has such a comprehensive management and leadership book been written. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Knight Writer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076305/bk_acx0_076305_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Donald Sterling. Ray Rice. The Washington Redskins. The Miami Dolphins. NCAA athletes. These names, among countless others, have blanketed the headlines as the media has brought global attention to several recent sports controversies. Now Kenneth L. Shropshire, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania professor of legal studies and business ethics and director of the Wharton Sports Business Initiative, uses these stories as a prism for exploring the leadership challenges facing team owners, management, players, and fans. In Sport Matters: Leadership, Power, and the Quest for Respect in Sports, Shropshire examines the need for diversity, inclusion, respect, and equality in sports, focusing on the need for leadership to embrace and deliver these principles in a real and tangible way within the sports industry. He also introduces the sports power matrix, a framework for understanding power within the sports industry. Sport Matters addresses what the Donald Sterling drama can teach us about race and the need for inclusion at the ownership level; the lessons learned from the NFL and Ray Rice case; the Washington Redskins´ name and the economics of change; what the Miami Dolphins matter tells us about respect in the workplace and beyond; and compensation and equality in amateur sports. Sport Matters, filled with disturbing revelations and uncomfortable truths, also provides hope, revealing how obstacles to achieving an ideal culture of equality and respect within the sports industry can be removed. Shropshire argues that while change matters, continued emphasis on diversity, inclusion, and respect is needed to create true progress. Gildan Media is proud to bring you another Wharton Digital Press Audiobook. These notable audiobooks contain essential tools that can be applied to every facet of your career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Dixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001504/bk_gdan_001504_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
**Now includes ´´Deep Sleep´´ as a Bonus Track! Whether it´s a sports injury, arthritis, or healing aftersurgery, you can create natural pain relief with the need for meditation with this guided meditation and relaxation program from certified hypnotherapist, Joel Thielke. It´s time to bring soothing relief to your body today! It´s as easy as turning on the tracks and falling asleep! The Sleep Learning System is specially designed to work with your subconscious mind during your sleep cycle. The guided meditation and soothing background music will deeply relax your body and mind for the perfect night´s sleep, while allowing you to access the deepest parts of your mind for faster and longer learning and positive change. Two inductions give you options for each session, or listen to the entire album. It´s your choice! You´ll feel well rested and energized when you wake up, and with every time you listen, you will feel more healthy, relaxed, and your knee discomfort will lessen more and more. Joel Thielke´s guided mediation system gives you positive suggestions that will help you quiet your mind and melt away stress, leaving your body deeply relaxed for a great night´s sleep. While you´re sleeping, the program will help you create healing energy that will bring comfort and relief to your knees and joints. The special inductions will gently guide you into your REM stage of sleep, working with your subconscious to make lasting change that you can see. This Sleep Learning System album comes with two extended tracks that include the Sleep Induction and Garden Induction, guided meditation programs, and bonus music and positive subliminals, providing hours of relaxation for your listening experience. It´s time to create your own pain relief and take pain management into your own hands with The Sleep Learning System! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Thielke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014274/bk_acx0_014274_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the subject of investments is brought to the table, discussions include talks about funds, stocks, bonds, and savings. Sports rarely make it into the investing conversation, especially among financial advisors. Well, it´s now the time we give the sports industry a chance to be part of a financial investing discussion. In this book, I describe what sports investing is, as well as the pros and cons of investing, and how to invest in them if you´re interested. Author possesses a Bachelor´s Degree of Business Administration and an Associate´s Degree of Management Technology. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036589/bk_acx0_036589_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ever since he joined the sports department of the Boston Globe in 1968, sports enthusiasts have been blessed with the writing and reporting of Bob Ryan. Tony Kornheiser calls him the ´´quintessential American sportswriter´´. For the past 25 years, he has also been a regular on various ESPN shows, especially The Sports Reporters, spreading his knowledge and enthusiasm for sports of all kinds. Born in 1946 in Trenton, New Jersey, Ryan cut his teeth going with his father to the Polo Grounds and Connie Mack Stadium, and to college basketball games at the Palestra in Philadelphia when it was the epicenter of the college game. As a young man, he became sports editor of his high school paper - and at age 23, a year into his Boston Globe experience, he was handed the Boston Celtics beat as the Bill Russell era ended and the Dave Cowens one began. His all-star career was launched. Ever since, his insight as a reporter and skills as a writer have been matched by an ability to connect with people - players, management, the reading public - probably because, at heart, he has always been as much a fan as a reporter. More than anything, Scribe reveals the people behind the stories, as only Bob Ryan can, from the NBA to 11 Olympics to his surprising favorite sport to cover - golf - and much more. It is sure to be one of the most talked about sports books of 2014, by one of the sports world’s most admired journalists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Ryan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019253/bk_adbl_019253_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.