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Dean

Murfreesboro, TN, USA | Member Since 2001

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  • The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Patrick Lencioni
    • Narrated By Charles Stransky; introduction by Patrick Lencioni
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (455)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (170)

    As CEO, most everything that Rich O'Connor did had something to do with at least one of the four disciplines on his famed "yellow sheet." Rich never suspected that it would become the blueprint of an employee's plan to destroy the firm. Best selling author Lencioni brings us a fable that focuses on a leader's crucial role in building a healthy organization.

    Chris says: "Very insightful"
    "You'll want to have your own yellow sheet."
    Overall

    The Four Obsessions is a catchy FABLE; it is not trying to be a novel. I listen in my car and always found myself sitting for several minutes after I'd reached my destination. The story is simple but captures your attention because of its relevance to reality. The narrator is excellent. His voice is clear.

    The story begs the question...Do you, your management team and your organization exhibit what is described by Rich O'Conner's four principles? The last section of the book describes the four principles in detail.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By David Allen
    • Narrated By David Allen
    Overall
    (507)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (77)

    Discover David Allen's powerful productivity principles and vastly increase your ability to work better, not harder - every day. He asks listeners what's holding them back and shows how all of us can be "ready for anything" - with a clear mind, a clear deck, and clear intentions. This is the perfect audiobook for anyone wanting to work and live at his or her very best.

    Jeff says: "Good follow-up to"
    "Great partner to GTD"
    Overall

    Ready For Anything is more philosophical in nature. While less of a "how to" listen, Ready For Anything reminds us why we want to be organized and productive. Getting Things Done provided some great tips and ideas that I've been able to put into place, but Ready For Anything inspires me keep up the effort. If you love this stuff as much as I do, check out David Allen's website at davidco.com.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By David Allen
    • Narrated By David Allen
    Overall
    (2643)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (214)

    From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done has the potential to transform the way you work - and the way you experience work. At any level of implementation, David Allen's entertaining and thought-provoking advice shows you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

    Rick says: "Getting Things Done"
    "Excellent concepts"
    Overall

    Although this title contains some excellent concepts and advice, it is, at times, a bit boring listing to the extensive detail on how to follow those concepts and that advice. Listened attentively the first time...and it held my attention. I even listened a second and third time, but skipped over some of that detail. I will listen again.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to Performance and Personal Renewal

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz
    • Narrated By Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz
    Overall
    (350)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (111)

    We live in digital time. Our pace is rushed, rapid-fire, and relentless. Facing crushing workloads, we try to cram as much as possible into every day. We're wired up, but we're melting down. Time management is no longer a viable solution. Managing energy, not time, is the key to enduring high performance as well as to health, happiness, and life balance. The Power of Full Engagement provides a powerful, step-by-step program that will show you how.

    David says: "Buzzword Soup"
    "Good addition to any library"
    Overall

    Some truth in all of the other reviews. All books on productivity share some ideas, theories and principles. The Power of Full Engagement offers a different perspective on some of those ideas.... If you've been exposed to the principles that enhance physical fitness, specifically, repeated stress followed by time for recovery, this title will make sense! The authors introduce how this same principle could/should be applied to other aspects of our lives.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Quantum Leap Thinking: An Owner's Guide to the Mind

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By James J. Mapes
    • Narrated By James J. Mapes
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    If your life is feeling too small, safe, and predictable, then try taking the quantum leap that can free your restrictions and help you visualize the impossible. This user-friendly mind map guides you towards making great and sudden leaps in your thinking. Internationally acclaimed corporate speaker James J. Mapes tells how to turn fear into power, develop Grand Vision and unshakable motivation, and take the necessary risks that boost the quality of life.

    Robert says: "A pretty good view of how to act positively"
    "Supplement to Covey"
    Overall

    If you've read 7 Habits, you'll also like this. Like Covey with a hint of quantum physics. Lots of details and personal experiences shared. Several exercises and lots of notable quotes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Inspire Any Audience: Proven Secrets of the Pros

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Tony Jeary
    • Narrated By Tony Jeary
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Whether your presentations are one-on-one or to thousands, Tony Jeary covers everything speakers need to positively inspire any autience.

    Rastislav Kulich says: "Indispensable for every presenter"
    "Standing ovation"
    Overall

    That's what I received after listening to this audio. I used probably only half of the techniques described in the audio and had a hugely successful presentation. My boss commented, "I was very impressed. Best presentation I've seen in the four years I've been with this company." M Itchell must have listened to another title.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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