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  1. Great Teams

    Great Teams

    16 Things High Performing Organizations Do Differently

    Author: Don Yaeger
    Runtime: 7.15 - Unabridged
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    "There is nothing more magical than watching a team come together, to manage adversity as a group, selflessly give to others, to find common purpose. Inspiring that to happen year-in and year-out is what keeps us in leadership. Don Yaeger has studied the best of the best. Now it is our turn to study this book.”—Mike Krzyzewski, five-time NCAA Tournament Champion, two-time Olympic Gold Medal Winning Basketball coach, Duke University Men’s Basketball What makes a team great? Not just good. Not just functional. But great? Over the last six years, long-time Sports Illustrated associate editor Don Yaeger has been invited by some of the greatest companies in the world to speak about the habits of high-performing individuals. Delivering an average of 80 keynote speeches per year, Don was approached by his most consistent client, Microsoft, to develop a talk on what allowed some teams to play at a championship level year after year. From Microsoft and Starbucks to the New England Patriots and San Antonio Spurs, what do some organizations do seemingly better than most all of their opponents? Don took the challenge. He began building into his travel schedule opportunities to interview our generation’s greatest team builders from the sports and business worlds. During this process, he has conducted more than 100 interviews with some of the most successful teams and organizations in the country. From those interviews, Don has identified 16 habits that drive these high-performing teams. Building on the stories, examples, and first-hand accounts, each chapter in Great Teams comes with applicable examples on how to apply these characteristics in any organization. Great Teams is the ultimate intersection of the sports and business worlds and a powerful companion for thought leaders, teams, managers, and organizations that seek to perform similarly. The insight shared in this book is sure to enhance any team in its pursuit of excellence. Great Teams Understand the “Why” Great Teams Allow Culture to Shape Who They Recruit Great Teams Run Successful Huddles Great Teams Manage Dysfunction, Friction, and Strong Personalities Great Teams See Value Others Miss Great Teams Know How to Win in Critical Situations Great Teams Embrace Change Great Teams Build a Mentoring Culture Great Teams Have a Rallying Cry “IT TAKES A SPECIAL FORMULA TO CONSTRUCT CHAMPIONSHIP QUALITY TEAMS AND IN THIS BOOK BY DON YAEGER YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE HOW GREAT TEAMS ARE FORMULATED. DON YAEGER IS AWESOME, BABY, WITH A CAPITAL ‘A’!” –Dick Vitale, Hall of Fame broadcaster, ESPN Everyone wants to work on or play on a Great Team. The differentiator I’ve noticed is that the best teams pay close attention to and protect their culture and their people. Don Yaeger shows in this book that the same lessons are true on the sporting fields. There’s much to be learned within these pages and I know you’ll enjoy. –Gary Kelly, CEO and Chairman of Southwest Airlines “There are so many parallels between building a great sports team and building a corporate one, not the least of which that great culture makes amazing things possible. Great Teams by Don Yaeger provides a roadmap for all of us...in either of those worlds.”—GJ Hart, CEO, California Pizza Kitchen
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  2. Quiet Strength: A Memoir

    Quiet Strength: A Memoir

    Narrator: Tony Dungy
    Runtime: 4 Hrs. - Abridged
    Regular Price: $7.98 Member Price: $6.38 (or 1 credit)
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    Leading the Indianapolis Colts to win Super Bowl XLI, Tony Dungy made history as the first African American coach to take home the Super Bowl trophy. He has overcome many obstacles to achieve success in life, both on and off the football field. In his memoir, Dungy shares the secrets to his unique leadership style. Find out the principles, practices, and priorities Dungy lives by in Quiet Strength.
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  3. God and Football

    God and Football

    Author: Chad Gibbs
    Narrator: Chad Gibbs
    Runtime: 5.1 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $18.99 Member Price: $15.19 (or 3 credits)
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    A die-hard football fan since childhood, Chad Gibbs travels to the twelve Southeastern conference schools during game day weekend in order to discover if football fanaticism in the South qualifies as idol worship.
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  4. The Duck Commander Family

    The Duck Commander Family

    How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty

    Runtime: 7.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $14.95 Member Price: $11.96 (or 3 credits)
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    This book provides an up-close and personal, behind-the-scenes look at the Robertson family—the stars of the exploding A&E show, <I>Duck Dynasty. </I>This Louisiana family operates Duck Commander, a booming family business that has made them millions. Get to know the whole family clan, including Willie and Korie’s four children. Listeners will even meet Willie’s fourth brother who wasn't in the first season of shows. Antics of growing up Robertson will have listeners roaring, and insights into the family’s faith reveals what really makes these people tick. <BR><BR>The book is structured around Robertson family meals. Chapters are titled around food items that represent each stage of the Robertson family life:<BR><BR>Chapter 1: Fried Balogna - Listeners will learn what it was like to grow up Roberston before all the fame and money came in. They'll see the Robertson boys fending for themselves as father Phil was out running nets and selling his newly invented duck calls and Miss Kay was out working to keep the family afloat.<BR><BR>2: Chicken Strips - Willie and Korie marry and work their way through college, as their lives are shaped and prepared to take the family business to another level.<BR><BR>3: Toast & Pizza - This chapter explores the meaning of "family" to the Robertsons, as it focuses on both the conflicts and cooperation of the Roberstson boys as they learn to appreciate each others differences and strengths and what it means to work together in a family business. <BR><BR>4: Duck Gumbo - Just like making great gumbo takes patience and time, so did building a duck dynasty. This chapter tells of Phil's passion and hard work in sticking with something he believed in and loved doing and how that patience and hard work has paid off.<BR><BR>5: Dumplings, Hot Water Cornbread, and Fried Squirrel - None of the Robertson's would be where they are today if not for matriarch Miss Kay. This chapter is all about the food, the family, the business; and how Miss Kay kept them all laughing through the good times and the bad.<BR><BR>6: Back Straps - Here we learn about Willie's passion for business, hunting, and friendships and how this led to his own company, Buck Commander, and his exciting encounters along the way.<BR><BR>7: Duck Wraps - Creating the perfect duck wrap is a cultivated art just like working with and motivating family workers who can't be fired. <BR><BR>8: The Burger - A personal look at how Willie and his father, Phil, share the same DNA and way of approaching life and success.<BR><BR>9: Fast Food - In this chapter listeners will get to know the beautiful Korie Robertson: how she juggles the balls of raising a family, helping to manage a buisiness, and looking great while doing it.<BR><BR>10: Road Kill - The journey to a successful family business and television show has been a long one--with a few bumps in the road. This chapter tells how the family stays together rain or shine and how, as Phil says, they all remain "happy, happy, happy."
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  5. Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success

    Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success

    Narrator: Sean Runnette
    Runtime: 4.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Join John Wooden and Jay Carty to discover the building blocks and key values—from confidence to faith—that have brought Coach to the pinnacle of success as a leader, a teacher and a follower of God.
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  6. Home Run

    Home Run

    A Novel

    Narrator: John McLain
    Runtime: 8.9 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $19.98 Member Price: $15.98 (or 4 credits)
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    Baseball star Cory Brand knows how to win. But off the field, he’s spiraling out of control. Haunted by old wounds and regrets, his future seems as hopeless as his past. Until one moment — one mistake — changes everything. To save his career, Cory must go back to the town where it all began. His plan is simple: coach the local Little League team, complete a recovery program, and get out as fast as possible.
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  7. UnCommon

    UnCommon

    Narrator: Tony Dungy
    Runtime: 4.9 Hrs. - Abridged
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    Super Bowl–winning coach and #1 New York Times best selling author Tony Dungy has had an unusual opportunity to reflect on what it takes to achieve significance. He is looked to by many as the epitome of the success and significance that is highly valued in our culture.
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  8. Lead Like Butler

    Lead Like Butler

    Six Principles for Values-Based Leaders

    Narrator: Tom Parks
    Runtime: 3.15 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In 2011, Butler University made history as the first team to make it to two consecutive finals of the NCAA basketball tournament without being seeded #1 or #2. As the smallest school to play in the championship game in the 40-year history of the tournament, Butler became the quintessential "Cinderella" team. How did this little-known Midwest university achieve what few schools have ever done by making it to the final championship game two years in a row. Much of the attention is focused on head coach and team leader Brad Stevens, who was only 33 years old at the time of the 2010 tournament. Often mistaken for one of the players, Stevens coaches according to a set of six values-based principles broadly known as the Butler Way - Humility, Passion, Unity, Service, Thankfulness, and Accountability. Through interviews with coaches, players, and alumni, M. Kent Millard explores the six leadership values taught by the entire coaching staff at Butler University. Each chapter of the book helps readers discover how these values form a solid foundation for pastors and other church leaders and anyone striving for success in life's journey.
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  9. Run to Overcome

    Run to Overcome

    The Inspiring Story of an American Champion's Long-Distance Quest to Achieve a Big Dream

    Narrator: Jon Gauger
    Runtime: 6 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $17.98 Member Price: $14.38 (or 3 credits)
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    Meb Keflezighi (Kef-lez-ghee) is all about hope and second chances—starting with his very survival. The child of a small African country ravaged by a brutal war, Meb arrived in America with nothing but the clothes on his back, speaking no English and never having raced a mile.
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