The fable format isn't everyone's favorite - it does work though. Another good story from Mr. Lencioni, highlighting silos of excellence (e.g., stovepipes). If you haven't read his stuff before, you can certainly start here.
Yes - The fable format works for me, making the concepts memorable.
Anything else by Patrick Lencioni. Everything he writes has some gems. He simplifies complex issues and yet keeps focused on organizational health.
The three signs are anonymity, irrelevance and lack of measurement. In other words, to enjoy a job, we must feel a personal connection, know that our work has meaning and know how to measure it.
Yes. Good content. Many of his ideas on speeding transitions are not ground-breaking. Perhaps, given time, I would have thought of them myself (e.g., have an explicit conversation with your new boss about what her expectations are). But now I don't have to think of them myself.
The narrator, at times, sounded bored which made those sections tougher. The content made it worth it.
Not that kind of book - outline of nine competencies to transition quickly.
No - and because it wasn't good. The rich content and lack of repetition (a good thing) made it something that I paused and considered relevancy and took notes.
The PDF with diagrams and questions should be downloaded before you listen. Easy to get to on the site.
The fable method of story-telling works, but seemed strained in this itieration.
Not that kind of book.
Easy to listen to.
The analogy of meetings to entertainment works well.
The couple walked across Africa - the long way. This amazing feat was documented by them in daily journals and photos, resulting in this interesting story. Unfortunately, the narrator seems to consider every sentence as suspenseful and ground-shaking. The dramatic pauses over the most mundane details rendered the story unlistenable. I stopped listening before they even left South Africa.
The first 2/3 of the book focus on Shackelton's trek. The book loses some appeal after he switches to the Ross Sea party efforts. The narrator, while wonderful in general, does a poor job of identifying either through pauses or other effects, when Shackelton is quoting from diaries.
For readers not familiar with the story, Sir Ernest (the Boss) was one of the true leaders of the modern era. His expedition to cross Antarctica went horribly wrong, but his amazing leadership and vision brought the 27 men under his command out of the ice into safety with only minor injuries.
His description of the events are at the same time scientific and lyrical. He is equally at home discussing the pressure ridges of the ice as he is describing the amazing sunsets and twilights.
A great listen.
Lee Cockerell is at his best when talking about some key themes, telling personal stories and giving Disney examples. Experienced managers may not get much new out of this - take care of your people, keep learning, know the details, trust your employees - but the stories are enjoyable.
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