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Novi, MI, USA | Member Since 2009

  • 7 reviews
  • 9 ratings
  • 26 titles in library
  • 4 purchased in 2014

  • Leading with Questions: How Leaders Find the Right Solutions by Knowing What to Ask

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Michael Marquardt
    • Narrated By Michael Marquardt

    In Leading with Questions, internationally acclaimed management consultant Michael Marquardt shows how you can learn to ask the powerful questions that will generate short-term results and long-term learning and success. Throughout the book, he demonstrates how effective leaders use questions to encourage participation and teamwork, foster outside-the-box thinking, empower others, build relationships with customers, solve problems, and much more.

    Anshum says: "Less than impressive"
    "Less than impressive"

    I had very high expectations from this book. I had hoped to learn some useful techniques in improving my technique of posing questions. I was disappointed to find out that 90% of book only talks about the importance of asking questions. It would not be an overstatement that this 6 hour book can be summarized in less than 20 minutes.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs)
    • By Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated By Jeremy Irons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

    Joanna says: "A quest for dreams come true"
    "One of the greatest books ever"

    This book is a must listen. No matter what are looking for, this will help. If you are looking for a good fable, it is that. If you are looking for a spiritual book, it is that. Just relax and listen. Don't over analyze. Before you even realize, it would have made a difference.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Our Iceberg is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By John Kotter, Holger Rathgeber
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Our Iceberg is Melting is a simple fable about doing well in an ever-changing world. Based on the award-winning Eight Steps work of Harvard's John Kotter, it is a story that has been used to help thousands of people and organizations.

    Chris says: "Too short a tail"
    "A must read"

    This is a good read to understand Kotter's change theory with the help of a fable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Patrick Lencioni
    • Narrated By Charles Stransky; introduction by Patrick Lencioni
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In keeping with the parable style, Patrick Lencioni begins by telling the fable of a woman who, as CEO of a struggling Silicon Valley firm, took control of a dysfunctional executive committee and helped its members succeed as a team. Story time over, Lencioni offers explicit instructions for overcoming the human behavioral tendencies that he says corrupt teams. Succinct yet sympathetic, this guide will be a boon for those struggling with the inherent difficulties of leading a group.

    Mark says: "Clear Headed Guidance on Building Teams"
    "It is worth reading"

    The best thing about the book is that it is not boring. It is written like a fable which makes it easier to follow. I however got the feeling that the story stressed on two dysfunctions (trust and conflict) more than the others. Don't expect to know how to build effective teams after reading this book but view this as more of a thought starter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of a Positive No

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By William Ury
    • Narrated By William Ury

    No is perhaps the most important and certainly the most powerful word in the language. Every day we find ourselves in situations where we need to say no: to people at work, at home, and in our communities; because no is the word we must use to protect ourselves and to stand up for everything and everyone that matters to us. This indispensable audiobook will give you a simple three-step method for saying a Positive No.

    Sean says: "Truly applicable"
    "Don't underestimate the title"

    This is an excellent book. A must read for everyone. Don't think this is just about how to say NO firmly. It is much more than that.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell

    Why did crime in New York drop so suddenly in the mid-90s? How does an unknown novelist end up a best-selling author? Why is teenage smoking out of control, when everyone knows smoking kills? What makes TV shows like Sesame Street so good at teaching kids how to read? Why did Paul Revere succeed with his famous warning?

    Zentaro says: "An interesting listen"
    "Don't waste your time"

    Not sure why is this book a best seller. I couldn't afford to waste any more time after listening to it for 45 minutes. The author does not describe anyhting new. Moreover I didn't get a single idea which could be put to use.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Made to Stick

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Chip Heath, Dan Heath
    • Narrated By Charles Kahlenberg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Mark Twain once observed, "A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on." His observation rings true: urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas (business people, teachers, politicians, journalists, and others) struggle to make their ideas "stick". In this indispensable guide, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds draw their power from the same six traits.

    Jeremy says: "Even Better The Second Time"
    "One of the best"

    "Made to Stick" is classified as a book on marketing by most websites. I think it is a mistake. This book is so simple and powerful that the ideas presented can ve used in almost any setting from home to board room. For anyone wondering "why do people not get it", this book has the answer.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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