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Conscious Business | [Fred Kofman]

Conscious Business

Consciousness, teaches Fred Kofman, is the capacity to observe, choose, and act in accord with your values. And "conscious business" means using that ability at every level of your work: in being aware of the needs of others and expressing your own needs; in seeing the hidden emotional obstacles that may be holding your team back; in making good decisions under pressure; and even in delving into such spiritual questions as "Who am I?" and "What is my real purpose here?"
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Publisher's Summary

Consciousness, teaches Fred Kofman, is the capacity to observe, choose, and act in accord with your values. And "conscious business" means using that ability at every level of your work: in being aware of the needs of others and expressing your own; in seeing the hidden emotional obstacles that may be holding your team back; in making good decisions under pressure; and even in delving into such "spiritual" questions as "Who am I?" and "What is my real purpose here?"

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Hagen Finley Boulder, CO, United States 06-21-03
    Hagen Finley Boulder, CO, United States 06-21-03 Member Since 2002

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    "Personal Skills & Business Contribution"

    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.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    John DAVIS, CA, USA 01-08-03
    John DAVIS, CA, USA 01-08-03
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    "Highly Recommended"

    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.

    19 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Ulrich munich, NY, USA 07-31-04
    Ulrich munich, NY, USA 07-31-04
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    "real-life business without the hype!"

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    EMMANUEL MICHAN 01-12-04 Member Since 2004
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    "EXCELLENT"

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michael MoorabbinAustralia 11-06-04
    Michael MoorabbinAustralia 11-06-04
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    "My favourite Book on Audible"

    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.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Gillian NaremburnAustralia 06-30-07
    Gillian NaremburnAustralia 06-30-07
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    "WOW"

    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...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Inga Miller Desouza Foresthill, CA United States 06-21-14
    Inga Miller Desouza Foresthill, CA United States 06-21-14

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    "Applying the Art of Zen to Corporate Business"
    Where does Conscious Business rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top


    What did you like best about this story?

    Applying techniques of how I live my lifestyle to the business world


    Any additional comments?

    There was so much in this book - so much value that I read it three times. Bought it for my friends and think that it needs to be read by everyone that holds a job......now that's a lot of folks!!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    TK 06-05-14
    TK 06-05-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Not worth listening to"
    Would you try another book from Fred Kofman and/or Fred Kofman?

    I would not listen to another book by Fred, mostly because his spoken English is awful


    What was most disappointing about Fred Kofman’s story?

    Good concepts, but everything is drawn out and his explanations get extremely boring after a while. Also, I couldn't stand listening to him speak and I hope he wrote it in better than he spoke it.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Fred Kofman’s performances?

    No


    What character would you cut from Conscious Business?

    Get a professional to read it, although not sure that would change my overall opinion


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ching Pooler, GA, United States 06-04-11
    Ching Pooler, GA, United States 06-04-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Interesting but slow"

    Some of the concepts are interesting, but the book is very slow with lots of repetition. An okay read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alcides San Diego, CA, USA 08-09-06
    Alcides San Diego, CA, USA 08-09-06
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    "Excellent, Trasnformational!"

    The world of business and the world itself can be change with tools proposed by the author.

    Alcides Centurion

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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