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John

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  • Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Liz Wiseman, Greg McKeown
    • Narrated By John Meagher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (264)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (197)

    We've all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drain intelligence, energy, and capability from the ones around them and always need to be the smartest ones in the room. These are the idea killers, the energy sappers, the diminishers of talent and commitment. On the other side of the spectrum are leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them.

    John says: "Learn how to not strip your productivity away."
    "Learn how to not strip your productivity away."
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    The book is a positive outlook of how to avoid being a one man control freak. And again it is a positive approach to a negative problem. It should also be noted that the multiple is 2 times. Not a 3x or 10x type approach but in addition to learning how to work with people in leadership from this perspective the book also covers how to keep people on a team and attract new ones if the concepts are understood.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Jim Collins
    • Narrated By Jim Collins
    Overall
    (617)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (243)

    Decline can be avoided. Decline can be detected. Decline can be reversed. Amidst the desolate landscape of fallen great companies, Jim Collins began to wonder: How do the mighty fall? Can decline be detected early and avoided? How far can a company fall before the path toward doom becomes inevitable and unshakable? How can companies reverse course?

    Roger Smith says: "Collins is always right"
    "Knowing your weak points can make you stronger."
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    Over and over Jim Collins puts out wonderful books. The research and time put into these books is unusual because the authors seem more concerned with meaningful books than sales of the book itself. Perhaps they see both as the same thing and the book worked. If you read each of Jim's books you will see he approaches the same subject from different angles and the insights are very valuable. How the Mighty Fall is another great perspective on durable effective business concepts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By David Allen
    • Narrated By David Allen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2739)
    Performance
    (1392)
    Story
    (1357)

    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.

    Greta says: "Get the "Paper Book" instead."
    "Insight from bitter outlook"
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    Seems the author was tainted by being forced to do outlines and structure when he did not want to earlier in life. He offers great tips but the perspective was built too much on the failure of former systems rather than the consideration that different systems work for different personalities.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Great by Choice

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jim Collins, Morten T. Hansen
    • Narrated By Jim Collins
    Overall
    (882)
    Performance
    (735)
    Story
    (735)

    The new question: Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? In Great by Choice, Collins and his colleague, Morten T. Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times. The new study: Great by Choice distinguishes itself from Collins’s prior work by its focus on the type of unstable environments faced by leaders today.

    K. Donath says: "Real Insight!!"
    "We are lucky Jim wrote this book!"
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    If you don't understand the headline then you have not read the book. Luck does not make many great leaders or destroy many great leaders. This book does the best job of explaining what that means of any book I have read to date.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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