Great principles to live by, although the presentation is a little archaic. Still a must read book. This is the best way to tackle the book, as it can be a little wordy at times and the order of writing (e.g. examples before principles) is less effective than it could have been. It takes a little bit to figure out what the principle being presented is. Instructional text is best when not written like a novel, with the principle being taught is stated for the first time after many examples in a way similar to a narrative climax. The audio book lets you fly through the book, especially at lightning speed so you get everything in one chunk and the writing problems are less of a problem.
Very useful book, not only to improve the reader leadership, influencing and coaching skills, but only to understand the other people's behaviour.
The '-' of reading bestseller reference books, is that many other people read it.
Now I understand the techniques that my boss uses in our one-to-one conversations. I always thought that he was too good for an engineer; now I know where he learn it ;-)
Required by all
Never ever criticize.
I wanted to write a whole wonderful review but it seems I can only answer these silly questions. Look, I'm on my second listen to this book, the reader is the best I have ever heard, you would swear it's Dale himself. The language is a bit old fashioned of course but you know what? It is so spare and to the point that even the rather dated examples are clear and they are stories your brain can hang on to. I am really having fun applying what I have learned on an almost daily basis. The results are that I am having fun and people are responding to me in the most positive way.
I have this on CD, now I can just play it on my iPod or in my car when I need a good story. There are always golden nuggets you can pick up when you give this one a listen!
Amazing stuff! this book will change you life! I found it extremely inspirational. I will be going through it again soon too glean more nuggets.