Have you ever thought about the fact that a craftsman has more and better tools to solve challenges on the job than the leader of a business or organization does? Leadership tools” are usually defined as computers, spreadsheets, data, and even experience, but in reality, leaders need thinking tools that are hard to come by, so they find themselves hunting and pecking for answers in books, at seminars, through on-the-job training programs, from mentors, and at business schools, and still, they’re left with gaps. Surely, most leaders are good at what they do, but the daily challenges of their jobs - like accelerating growth, increasing productivity, driving innovation, doing more with less, and balancing work with life - don’t come with some sort of leadership toolkit...until now.
In Paid to Think, international consultant David Goldsmith presents his groundbreaking approach to leadership and management based on research revealing the 12 specific activities that all leaders perform on a daily basis, and he provides you with each activity’s accompanying tools and instructions proven to boost your performance and that of your entire organization.
Take the uncertainty out of everyday leading, convert ideas to realities, and maximize your intellectual value. Learn how decision makers at some of the world’s most successful organizations have already used Paid to Think’s universal and easily transferable tools - regardless of their industries, sectors, geographic locations, or management levels - as their greatest advantages in achieving more, earning more, and living more.
©2012 David Goldsmith (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Listeners will be hard-pressed to find any pearls of wisdom amongst the cotton-wool dullness of rehashed ideas, lame examples, laughable acronyms and obsessive, maniacally dull procedures that stuff this book to bursting point.
I could not get further than a few chapters in this. David Goldsmith praises himself more than he delivers any content on the topic.
The authors could work to not talk down to the reader as if she were a second grader.
Anger (wasted money) & disgust (at how someone could think their contribution to the world was so magnificent).
It realistically could have been about 10% the length without the constant self-appreciating and sales drivel that surrounded the few key concepts. Anyone who creates an acronym for "Wildly Successful Projects" (WSP's) needs a reality check, especially when the acronym isn't used any further within the book.
No, but I will be much more cautious before I spend $35 on another "leadership" book
The reader was fine however there were sections of the book where there was no audio for 30 - 60 seconds.
"The material is too verbose."
The author created such a vast amount of material that appears to repeat how much you will gain but in such detail you will find it extremely difficult to discern anything useful. It will waste way too much time being told you will benefit over and over and over.
Clean and clear.
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