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Hugh

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  • 11 reviews
  • 14 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 6 purchased in 2014
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  • Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Patrick Lencioni
    • Narrated By Joel Lefferrt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (261)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (106)

    In the years following the publication of Patrick Lencioni's best seller, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, fans have been clamoring for more information on how to implement the ideas outlined in the book. In Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni offers more specific, practical guidance for overcoming the five dysfunctions, using tools, exercises, assessments, and real-world examples.

    Julia says: "Missing the exercises"
    "Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team"
    Overall

    Full of useful management level advice. Solid advice for being a better team or for that matter a better co-worker.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Talent Code: Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Anything

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Daniel Coyle
    • Narrated By John Farrell
    Overall
    (719)
    Performance
    (356)
    Story
    (356)

    New research has revealed that myelin, once considered an inert form of insulation for brain cells, may be the holy grail of acquiring skill. Journalist Daniel Coyle spent years investigating talent hotbeds, interviewing world-class practitioners (top soccer players, violinists, fighter, pilots, artists, and bank robbers) and neuroscientists. In clear, accessible language, he presents a solid strategy for skill acquisition.

    Stephen says: "Anecdotes presented as data"
    "Maximizing my potential (a goal)"
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    This book has the potential to transform the way you study and teach. There is no silver bullet when it comes to learning but this book has the potential to make you significantly more effective, like many of the people the author uses as examples.

    Have you ever wondered what causes a bell curve in a classroom full of very intelligent pupils? The answer is so unexpected yet obvious at least for a group of students learning to play an instrument. I won???t spoil it for you by giving you the answer.

    Whether you are instructing yourself or someone else the principles in this book apply. Understand why having a desire to learn and the passion to follow through are essential but only part of the equation. Learn what it takes to not just study or practice but truly use deep practice to its fullest. See how you can be more productive and reduce the time required to practice at the same time.

    Happy reading!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Inside-Out Wellness: The Wisdom of Mind/Body Healing

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Wayne W. Dyer, Christiane Northrup
    • Narrated By Wayne W. Dyer, Christiane Northrup
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    This inspirational and informative 4-CD program features two of the leading experts in the field of self-development and health. As you listen, you'll discover how to transform the old habits, traditional beliefs, and everyday thoughts that keep you from becoming all that you can be.

    Beth says: "What a great book!"
    "Why?"
    Overall
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    I purchased this book because of its high rating, so I feel compelled to comment.

    I began listening with great interest and enjoyment as Wayne explained what seemed good logic about personal healing. Then, about half way through the presentation, I was totally surprised when Christiane started presenting a sexually focused discussion that was laced with condemnation of circumcision.

    I don't understand why these two topics were put together and her content makes his seem questionable.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Emerson Eggerichs
    • Narrated By Emerson Eggerichs
    Overall
    (560)
    Performance
    (359)
    Story
    (367)

    Successful couples know that harmony and happiness in marriage are not achieved by love alone. There is the other side of the Ephesians 5:33 equation - respect. Yes, a wife needs love. But a husband needs respect. Based on extensive biblical and scientific research, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs reveals the secret to couples meeting each other's deepest needs: Without love she reacts without respect, and without respect he reacts without love and a destructive, vicious cycle begins.

    Bogdel says: "Very Good!"
    "Communicate more effectively"
    Overall

    It was very enlightening and enjoyable to read. I found it full of common sense and wit. I gave a copy to each of my adult children for Christmas. Well worth your time if you want to improve or just better understand how males and females perceive the world. If taken to heart, it will undoubtedly improve your understanding and empathy for your spouse, your co-workers, and anyone else you communicate with.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Kevin R.C. Gutzman
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (59)

    Instead of the system that the Constitution intended, judges have created a system in which bureaucrats and appointed officials make most of the important policies. While the government claims to be a representative republic, somehow hot-button topics from gay marriage to the allocation of Florida's presidential electors always seem to be decided by unelected judges. What gives them the right to decide such issues? The judges say it's the Constitution.

    Matthew Groom says: "The best PIG to date"
    "The federal judiciary has gone rouge"
    Overall

    For years, I have been frustrated at the Federal Court's handling of cases that seem to go against what our founding fathers obviously intended. This book opened my eyes to a history of the federal judiciary ignoring our Constitution while at the same time claiming to uphold it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Covey, Rebecca R. Merrill
    • Narrated By Stephen R. Covey
    Overall
    (206)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (57)

    A groundbreaking and paradigm-shifting book, The Speed of Trust challenges our age-old assumption that trust is merely a soft, social virtue and instead demonstrates that trust is a hard-edged, economic driver -- a learnable and measurable skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energizing.

    Christopher says: "Son of Covey carries on the legacy..."
    "So true!"
    Overall

    I use quotes from this book regularly. I checked it out from the library and decided I wanted it in my own library so I purchased it.

    The insight and illumination of common but missed facts helps me to improve myself while I better support and encourage others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Lecture

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow
    • Narrated By Erik Singer, Randy Pausch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2188)
    Performance
    (638)
    Story
    (638)

    When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave - "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" - wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have... and you may find one day that you have less than you think").

    K. Giavelli says: "How to Live"
    "Wisdom abounds"
    Overall

    A captivating true story written to inspire a dying man's children when they get old enough to understand. Randy has so many nuggets of common sense and gems of inspiration imbedded in this book, it is hard to find adequate words to give it enough praise.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The 360-Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By John C. Maxwell
    • Narrated By Wayne Shepherd
    Overall
    (470)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (92)

    In his nearly thirty years of teaching leadership, John Maxwell has encountered this question again and again: How do I apply leadership principles if I'm not the boss? It's a valid question that Maxwell answers in The 360-Degree Leader. You don't have to be the main leader, asserts Maxwell, to make significant impact in your organization. Good leaders are not only capable of leading their followers but are also adept at leading their superiors and their peers.

    Mark says: "Leaders will want their employees to read this"
    "Worth Every Penny"
    Overall

    This book is a must read for anyone who wants to improve their impact in the work place. Whether you are a supervisor, subordinate or co-worker and no matter where you are on your career ladder you should invest time in this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Think!: Why Crucial Decisions Can't Be Made in the Blink of an Eye

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Michael R. LeGault
    • Narrated By Michael R. LeGault
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Outraged by the downward spiral of American intellect and culture, Michael R. LeGault offers the flip side of Malcolm Gladwell's best-selling phenomenon, Blink, which celebrated impulse thinking over factual knowledge or critical analysis. If best-selling books are advising us to not think, LeGault argues, it comes as no surprise that sharp, incisive reasoning is on the decline, leading our society to incompetence and failure.

    Dave says: "noncritical critical thinking"
    "Thought provoking"
    Overall

    It starts off bashing the book called "Blink" but once he gets beyond that waste of time he covers some very useful and relevant issues. His centeral theme provides the reader with a good basis for promoting the use of Critical Thinking and an understanding of why not to use the first gut reaction that comes by.
    I found it to be very easy to listen to.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Covey
    • Narrated By Stephen R. Covey
    Overall
    (5281)
    Performance
    (2330)
    Story
    (2323)

    Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new forward and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant.

    Scott says: "A true guide for life"
    "Solid Principle Based Content"
    Overall

    I have listened to this book multiple times. I gave it to each of my children for christmas. I have encouraged my co-workers and even the chaplain to not only read it but start a study group using it as a base. The information contained is not 100 percent perfect as there are terms that seemed to disagree with what I understood them to mean but they are infrequent.
    The principles he chanpions and the methods suggested are right on the money!
    I suggest you also get the paperback version as it is cheap and you will want to make notes.
    The author does an exceptional job of reading his matereial. The listener can feel the emotion and emphasis the author intended as he not only reads the book but adjusts things enough so that you can visualize the diagrams as he reads.
    It is so much more interesting listening to it then it ever could possibly have been reading it.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful

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