As America's number-one crisis-management expert, Judy Smith has been asked to help overcome the obstacles faced by some of the most well-known companies, celebrities, and politicians of our time. In the process she has discovered that, whether or not one is a household name, there are universal character flaws, trouble spots, and weaknesses that exist in everyone.
Over the years, Smith has been able to identify these high-risk traits that often lead to marital, financial, professional, or personal imprudence. These urges exist in all of us, whether it's the belief that an indiscretion is too minor to detect, a mistake is too difficult to repair, or a deceit is too well-hidden to be discovered. But, as Smith shows, we can overcome these negative urges and failings - and even turn them into our strongest assets.
Just as Gavin de Becker's best-selling book The Gift of Fear explains how to recognize and survive universal signs of violence, and as Chip and Dan Heath's best-selling book Switch shows readers how to implement change in their lives, Good Self, Bad Self will teach us how to face and overcome our own denial of impending problems - and how to identify and avoid such situations in the first place.
Smith believes that the way each of us deals with personal character flaws is what dictates whether we're going to be successful or whether we're going to destroy what we, and those around us, have worked so hard to build. In Good Self, Bad Self, she distills years of experience to share the tools we all need to face our mistakes and ultimately overcome them.
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"I have known Judy Smith for many years and she is one of the best crisis managers out there. Good Self, Bad Self is a really important book and offers a unique way of looking at crisis." (Larry King)
The advice in the book is obvious stuff like "be flexible but not too flexible; be strong but not too rigid; a bad trait can be good and a good trait can be bad; have perspective on your behaviors to avoid crisis"
There I just saved you hours of reading. I guess I was looking for real insight and she has the experience to provide that but she doesn't. Why? Very disappointed and won't be reading anything more from Judy Smith.
The narration is awful!!!! I had to speed up the pace of the playback so I could tolerate her SLOW annunciation of every word. I think that added insult to injury. A horribly read book full of bland, obvious advice.
The choice of narrator is awful. Her voice is droning and the pace at which she speaks easily lulls you to sleep in addition to feeling like she's speaking to an uneducated group of listeners. Her voice does nothing to convey any passion for the topic or wanting to listen longer than 5 minutes. Save your money and buy the book for cheaper.
The audio will put you to sleep and that's not great if you're driving.
If Judy Smith narrated it herself.
I've heard from other readers that the content of the book is exceptional. I think I'll read it, but I cannot listen to it at all.
GREAT EXAMPLES OF MISTAKES.EASY TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE CHANGES IN STOP BAD CHOICES.
JUDY SMITHSHE KNEW HOW TO STEP BACK AND THINK BEFORE EVALUATING SITUATIONS.
THE NARRATOR WAS A DISTRACTION.I HOPE THE AUTHOR LISTENS TO THE NARRATION OF THE ENTIRE BOOK, BEFORE THE NEXT AUDIO BOOK VERSION IS RELEASED.IF THE AUTHOR ENJOYS THE AUDIO BOOK, I AM WILLING TO LISTEN TO THE BOOK CONCENTRATE OF CONTENT, NOT THE PERFORMANCE.I HAVE THE BOOK. SO I CAN READ THE BOOK.NO WORRIES.
SELF RESPONSIBILITY FOR BEHAVIOR.OWNERSHIP FOR BEHAVIOR.
I AM GOING TO USE THE THINGS I LEARNED AND HOPE I GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO LISTEN TO MORE JUDY SMITH BOOKS.
I am a fan of Ms. Smith however she does herself no favor by hiring this reader, I will listen to excepts first in the future. Buy this book in hardcopy instead.
Never, she is the least enjoyable reader I have ever experienced.
Neither, just learned new approaches to crisis mgt.
Note to self...listen to except first
The narration was so bad that I couldn't even finish listening to it.
Pick a different narrator
I don't know. Anyone, it couldn't be much worse.
I might read another Judy Smith book, but I will not listen to this narrator again.
The narrator should be someone who understands the material and does not give equal emphasis to every other word. It's as if she is reading the phone book and trying to make it sound interesting by doing it in a sing-song tone.
I kept listening because it seemed promising, and Judy Smith does have a well-organized motivational messge. However, I don't think she is saying anything new; the appeal is in her connections and Washington experience. I liked the real-life examples and I think there could have been more of them.
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