A great lecture on the resources everyone has for performance and excellence, on leadership and on management (and the difference between the last two). Enjoyable and well worth your time. If you didn’t read anything by M.Buckingham, this book will sum up and refine all his previous writing for you.
I like the definitions for the terms of leadership and management. He gives good examples regarding business in real life. This book opened my eyes on life and business in general. The book is inspiring and enjoyable to listen to.
This books compares a manager vs a leader. The supportive detail and analysis provide guidelines and direction on how to increase performance with cor-workers, team members. Great book!! All managers and leaders should read this book.
I truly enjoyed this book. The authors reading was a bit dry, which made it difficult to stay focused, but I found the information presented to be incredibly valuable.
This book does a great job of discussing and defending why certain skills are required and what they mean to each of us as managers, leaders and individuals.
What must a great manager do to succeed with his staff? Hint: what's the difference between chess and checkers as it applies to management? When it comes to great leadership there are four key qualities every great leader must have. The first is clarity of vision. Every employee must understand in detail exactly what is the vision. General vision statements such as 'to be the company of choice' have and will always be useless because no one knows what that really means or how to make it happen. Finally, this book covers how each of us as individuals can succeed in our careers.
I found this book to be interesting, eye opening and very useful for career development. It's one of the best business books I've listened to so far.
Very insightful. Good listening. Got some good stuff out of it. Nice to have the author narrate.
Good, practical, solid advice on leading and managing. This theories in this book are supported with solid evidence. The ideas put forth are practical and concrete. A great book, especially if you are familiar with the authors other works.
I thought this audio book did a very good job in explaining the core points made in the book along with examples to help apply the information to your life. I've read / listened to many leadership and management books and put this one in my top 5. I think Buckingham is very insightful and I love that fact that he tries to get to the core of the issues. He doesn't focus on the latest fads or strategies from the latest management gurus. His approach and descriptions seemed to make a lot of sense to me.
Gives great insight into great managing, leading, and sustained success. Simplifies it into the core factors which are all important in achieving success. Highly recommended.
I found the book to be excellent in most every way. It contains a practical framework for understanding the key elements of organizational leadership and management, all backed with real life examples. I found this to be one of the most informative management books I've read. The author is easy to listen to, and the content is effectively presented. My only complaint is that there's so much packed into the pages that you find yourself hitting rewind on a frequent basis.
At first it seemed a bit boring - it did not seem like it would be any good. However, after a couple of tracks it started getting good. This is very helpful and filled with things you can use today. I recommend it!
The author has a great speaking voice and the book was filled with helpful advice.
Great book. Highly informative, entertaining, and kept my interest throughout. A MUST for those looking to better manage and lead.
The author's key points on what to know in order to be a great manager, to be a great leader, or to sustain individual success are compelling and delivered concisely. Definitely worth the time.
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