Ken Blanchard´s phenomenal best sellers, such as The One Minute Manager and Raving Fans, have made him a globally recognized business legend. Now, he has joined with noted business author Steve Gottry to explore one of the most common and insidious problems plaguing the workplace: procrastination. The On-Time, On-Target Manager tells the highly recognizable story of Bob, a middle manager who tends to put things off to the last minute. He misses deadlines, rationalizes, justifies, and tries to explain. Luckily, Bob is sent to his company´s CEO, a new kind of CEO, the ´´Chief Effectiveness Officer´´, who helps him deal with the three negative side effects of procrastination: lateness, poor work quality, and stress to himself and others. Bob learns how to overcome procrastination, and transforms himself into a productive On-Time, On-Target Manager through the Three P strategy. With this engaging parable, Blanchard and Gottry tackle the problem of procrastination head-on, offering practical strategies any professional can immediately put into practice to improve his or her performance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Corrigan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001056/bk_harp_001056_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When hearts are on the line...nobody else will do! Nikki Constantino has a big problem. Her great-aunt Mallory left her with a wad of cash, which she´ll inherit under two conditions. The first one is she´s got to marry within eight weeks. With family pressures mounting and her job on the line, Nikki´s just desperate enough to want to honor her late aunt´s wishes. Lucky for her she can enlist the help of her best friend. But as she sorts through the candidates, could it be that the guy for her is the one she least suspects? Jack Hudson has secretly had a crush on Nikki forever. So when she asks his help in securing a last-minute groom, he´s conflicted. But where Nikki´s concerned, Jack would do almost anything to ensure her happiness. So Jack reluctantly goes along with her plan while trying to put thoughts of them being together out of his mind. With her Valentine´s Day deadline approaching, will Nikki settle for another man - or will she start seeing Jack in a new light? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Soriano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020103/bk_acx0_020103_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Daisy Kirkwood has only just escaped her small-town life and run away to New York City, the land of last-minute secret gigs at famous musical venues, when she´s kidnapped by aliens. Unfortunately, no one ever writes about how to handle alien abduction in those fancy NYC guidebooks. Griffin and Dev are supermassively sexy aliens from a politically and environmentally troubled planet who arrive on Earth with very little knowledge about human ways other than what they learned from a wayward ´´E! News´´ signal. Their mission is to pretend to be the most influential people on the planet - English pop stars, of course! - and gain the help of a powerful secret society. Upon arriving, they abduct Daisy Kirkwood, a nerdy young woman who loves music but could seriously use a bit of help in the love-life department. Though Griffin and Daisy initially squabble, neither can deny the intergalactic sparks whenever they´re too close to each other. Together, they must face murderous aliens, cultural misunderstandings, bad backup musicians, and the dark side of fame and the media, all set against a tight deadline. Part High Fidelity, part Bridget Jones´ Diary, part Doctor Who, Dating an Alien Pop Star is a sexy romantic comedy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kendra L. Oberhauser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082010/bk_acx0_082010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If every man is a master of time, then what of the man who loses track of it? A viscount´s son and a bare knuckle boxer, Michael Cunningham is more interested in building his fortune than spending time at the Marriage Mart. But long ago, he promised his mother he would get married ´´if not before, then on the eve of my 28th birthday.´´ Reminded by his sister, a duchess, that his next birthday is his 28th birthday, Michael realizes he has much to do in the three weeks he has to keep his promise - not the least of which is to secure the only woman he has ever considered for a wife - the younger daughter of his business partner and the very woman his sister has just hired to be a governess! The duchess will rescind her offer of employment to Olivia Waterford, but there´s no time for courtship, no time for banns to be read, and certainly no time to wait for a wedding to be planned once Michael proposes. His sister has the perfect plan, though. In order to meet his mother´s deadline and ensure a quick marriage, she insists Michael must ruin Olivia. Olivia has felt affection for her father´s business partner since the day he rescued her from a rake. But since the gentleman never showed a romantic interest in her during his frequent visits to her family´s home in Shipley, imagine her shock when he climbs into her bed and is discovered by her father. Ruined, indeed! Now, married and living in London, Michael is sure Olivia despises him for what happened, while Olivia is quite sure her husband has feelings for her sister and simply wandered into the wrong bedchamber that fateful Tuesday night. Will a week be enough time for Michael to court his new wife and convince her of his affections? Or, will he regret his last-minute efforts to accomplish too much in too little time? Only time will tell in Tuesday Nights. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Richard Ehredt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045310/bk_acx0_045310_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.