From the acclaimed, best-selling authors of The Go-Giver, a new parable about leadership and the power of positive persuasion.
In this inspirational parable, we meet Ben, a young manager charged with persuading five hundred employees of a struggling chair manufacturer to agree to a merger as a way out of their financial woes. Facing what seems like an impossible uphill climb, Ben seeks the advice of Claire, an old friend, who introduces him to an eccentric elderly lady known simply as Aunt Elle.
Over the course of the week leading up to the crucial vote, Aunt Elle teaches Ben about the power of influence and positive persuasion. Ben also meets with each of the manufacturer's four top executives in an effort to sway them to his side, and instead comes away from each meeting with a different leadership lesson. But it's not until Ben reflects on his own experiences that he learns the critical principle so many people in positions of power fail to grasp: it's not about me, it's about you. Written with the same light touch that made The Go-Giver a hit, this book is sure to resonate with anyone who wants to understand genuine leadership and subtle influence.
©2011 John David Mann, Bob Burg (P)2011 Penguin Audio
Be the master of your fate; the captain of your soul.
I found embedding some very important philosophies in this practical story easy to relate to in a real-life way. There is a message here for everyone regardless on perceived status or occupation.
The book does an amazing job at demonstrating via a story the powerful lessons that Bob Burg, and John David Mann have been sharing with us in previous books.
I have listened to the book three times now and each time I have taken away more nuggets of value. I listen to this one in the car on my way to appointments. It helps me stay in the mindset that it is all about them and not me. Since I have been exposed to the books by Burg and Mann my personal and professional life has improved greatly.
Take the time to listen to this one. You will find it to be powerful and it just might help change your life.
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The authors are the performers and both do a good job at delivering the book in an enjoyable manner.
If you are looking to improve your results with clients or perhaps with the people who are important to you in your life listen to this book.
As a businessman, writer, coach, and caring human being, I read and listen to a lot of media, searching for the best of the best to stimulate personal, interpersonal, and business growth, as well as practical and inspirational ideas to help clients and other people in my circle of influence.
This book has has all of that and more, presented smoothly, in a heartwarming and human way, and has instantly become one of my favorites that I will listen to over and over.
A must-read instant classic!!!
I am a mother of two adult children and married to a wonderful man. I am a full time Realtor who enjoys historical fiction.
As a teacher I cannot wait to put the lessons I have learned from this book into practice. Bravo! Well done!
But not nearly as many eye opening moments as their previous book (The Go-Giver).
Not a bad book, but very diluted. Still, the message is a good one and it can't hurt to give it a listen.
Good book stating to put focus on others and you will be happy as well as make others happy
"Skipping in audio"
Lots of skips within audio. Wasn't sure if just a space or pause or actually lost half a conversation.
Listened on iPhone 5s but never happened on any other audio
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