After focusing on topics ranging from teamwork and leadership to employee engagement and meetings New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni has finally turned his attention toward his own craft—consulting and client service. Tapping into the simple but powerful model that his firm, The Table Group, has been built on, Lencioni presents what may be his most engaging, humorous audiobook yet.
Getting Naked tells the remarkable story of a management consultant who is trying desperately to merge two firms with very different approaches to serving clients. One relies on vulnerability and complete transparency; the other focuses on proving its competence and protecting its reputation for intellectual prowess. In the process of managing the merger, the consultant is forced to learn life-changing lessons that prove to be as relevant as they are painful.
As he does in his other audiobooks, Lencioni provides readers with concepts that are accessible and compelling. He explains the three fears that provoke service providers to unknowingly sabotage their ability to build trust and loyalty. And, as always, Lencioni provides a practical approach for overcoming those fears.
©2010 Patrick Lencioni (P)2010 Random House
This is a great book for anyone involved in professional services. It gets to the heart of what makes client relationships rich and fulfilling.
The story line is believable and not overly sappy. I'm not a big fan of the business fable genre but I loved this business fable.
Woren does a great job of story telling. I will look for him again.
I found myself looking for things I could do so I could get in more listening time. Had I read the book in print I think it would have gone down in one sitting.
The story was almost like reading fiction but with a purpose and learning from every line and scene. Such a great approach to business learning.
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Everyone can learn from this if your human. It can impact any and all your relationships both professionally and personally.
Well written & narrated. Quick read. Perfectly on point if you want to have business relationships that are enduring and value-based. Outstanding book! We are giving it to all of our producers.
The story pulled me through, just as well written creative work can do. The plots main resolution felt like a Jerry McGuire spinoff, and too good to be true (?). But the naked consulting principles were well developed in the story and hit me right between the eyes. I'll probably be thinking about these during my next client meeting later today.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this. It was recommended to me by a friend who works for a large consulting firm, and I wanted to understand his thoughts on consulting.
This book challenged me to lay aside those things that cause me to lose clients and alienate individuals.
Our company is big on service of our customers through humble confidence. This business fable is a great way to articulate what we feel is a similar DNA of ThreeWill. So appreciative of the author putting this concept to paper in story form. Well done!
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