In Conscious Business, you'll join this visionary teacher and founder of Leading Learning Communities to master these skills.
©2002 Fred Kofman (P) Sounds True Distributed by Sounds True
"Useful tools for the corporate world and for individual growth....His manner is pleasant, acknowledges the individual, never condescends, and offers some genuinely helpful reminders about human nature." (ForeWord Magazine)
Conscious Business is more a series of seminars which are spoken by the author Fred Kaufman in a warm soothing tone. I work in IT for HP as a full time consultant to Cisco Systems. It may simply be the time in my life, or the business environment in which I find myself, but I found Fred's perspective remarkably moving and enlightening. Fred does a excellent job of identifying the personal skills required to work effectly in a business setting and goes on to provide a wealth of suggestions on how to develop those skills. Throughout the book he does a good job of keeping the lines of personal development and business contribution parallel, however, if I were to offer one reservation, I think he could have drove that relationship home more as he concluded the series. This is certainly the best business management book I have encountered, and I have read quite a few lately.
This is the best book I've heard yet from audible.com. Fred Kofman is an entertaining and educational speaker who doesn't seem to be reading. He uses memorable, often funny examples to illustrate his ideas. I have heard or read variations on some of his concepts in other books, but every idea is good and true. Fred Kofman is incredibly smart and also has a lot of common sense and humility.
fred shows how to be succesful in business without "selling out" your values and dignity as a human being. also a "must-read" for fans of integral theory and ken wilber.
It's an excellent book for anyone who wants to improve the way they do business, the way they communicate with each other, the way they handle relationships, and many other aspects of our daily life. It's all practical and you can start using it right away. I really liked it. And I do recommend it to everyone.
This is the only audible book I really cherish and I have listen to twice, if not more. Fred gives so many examples that just identify perfectly with corporate life = but on the other hand, the narration is almost like a lecture, not a book. You will change the way you work with people after reading this book.
This is one of the best books I have ever heard or read that deals with developing oneself as a person, and as a leader. It has kicked off a subtle yet profound change in the way I am at work and in all areas of my life. I've felt compelled to recommend it to my staff, my friends, my lover... at the risk of sounding like a total nutter to all concerned!
Fred narates the program and while some reviews mentioned that he was difficult to listen to, I didn't find this at all. I'm now on my second listening, and his melodic tones are as soothing as the concepts are moving...
So if you are umming or ahhing on this download, do it - I haven't regretted a moment of the 15 odd hours I've listened to so far...
Some of the concepts are interesting, but the book is very slow with lots of repetition. An okay read.
I have listen to this audiobook 3 times and each time it deepens my insights of how I can improve my own interactions in the business world. I found that Fred was able to articulate and make real much of what I have believed in but have been unable to put into a cohesive framework.
This book is filled with useful information, it just take 9 hours to find it. I listen to audio books every day to and from work and this is the first one that I was not able to finish. The book seemed to drag on and on. I would put this lower on you wish list for now.
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