LISTENER

MM

Minnetonka, MN
  • 5
  • reviews
  • 1
  • helpful vote
  • 17
  • ratings
  • Radical Candor

  • Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
  • By: Kim Scott
  • Narrated by: Kim Scott
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,107
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,683

From the time we learn to speak, we're told that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. When you become a manager, it’s your job to say it--and your obligation. Author Kim Scott was an executive at Google and then at Apple, where she developed a class on how to be a good boss. She has earned growing fame in recent years with her vital new approach to effective management, Radical Candor. Radical Candor is a simple idea: to be a good boss, you have to Care Personally at the same time that you Challenge Directly.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good content, rough narration

  • By Matt Lavallee on 02-03-18

Entertaining take on talent management

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

Entertaining listen with a simple framework for courageous leadership. The experiences of the author are not to be dismissed yet there is some substance missing to make the framework more robust. Half of the book -at least- does give valuable insight into good talent management practices. The author is enthusiastic when reading her material and it provides authenticity, yet her voice tone does not naturally lend itself for voice over read and often it is distracting.

#business #TalentManagement #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

  • Measure What Matters

  • How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs
  • By: John Doerr, Larry Page - foreword
  • Narrated by: John Doerr, full cast
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,044
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,746

In Measure What Matters, Doerr shares a broad range of first-person, behind-the-scenes case studies, with narrators including Bono and Bill Gates, to demonstrate the focus, agility, and explosive growth that the Objectives and Key Results system has spurred at so many great organizations. This book will help a new generation of leaders capture the same magic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Educational, inspirational, entertaining, ~dry..

  • By James S. on 05-08-18

A really good intro to OKRs

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

This book is an excellent example of the Occham's Razor Principle: John Doerr manages to make the Objectives and Key Results as simple as possible without sacrificing accuracy or necessary meaning. The audio version also contains narrations from sources which makes this even more an impactful read. I do believe though that in the quest for sharing the simplicity of this model, the implementation is presented as an easy process and probably the need for an enabling culture of discipline and excellence is not stressed enough.

#business #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • Collaborating with the Enemy

  • How to Work with People You Don't Agree with or Like or Trust
  • By: Adam Kahane
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hoyt
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

We're trying to get something done that really matters to us. To do this we need to work with others. But these others include people we don't agree with or like or trust, so working with them seems impossible - like collaborating with the enemy. What can we do?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Run for Cover

  • By Judy on 06-21-17

A practical approach on collaboration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

The myth of collaboration equivalent to full agreement is debunked by Adam Kahane in this work. The author uses examples of high stakes and very complex negotiations to show that collaborating/negotiating is not about reaching a given result or persuading others to your point of view but about the ability to move forward, one step at a time. This book is not about easy wins in negotiation but about negotiations that endure.

#collaboration #negotiation #Tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • The Personality Brokers

  • The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing
  • By: Merve Emre
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is the most popular personality test in the world. It is used regularly by Fortune 500 companies, universities, hospitals, churches, and the military. Its language of personality types - extraversion and introversion, sensing and intuiting, thinking and feeling, judging and perceiving - has inspired television shows, Online dating platforms, and Buzzfeed quizzes. Yet despite the test's widespread adoption, experts in the field of psychometric testing, a $2 billion industry, have struggled to validate its results - no less account for its success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved Myers-Briggs Already - Wonderful Backstory

  • By My Best Life Ever on 09-15-18

A great read on what could have been a dull subject

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

This biography reads like a novel and probably because it portrays with honesty the fallibility of human condition and even of those who dedicated their lives to help us capitalize on our strengths. Surprisingly, the author -and perhaps unintentionally- manages to somehow validate the relevance of the MBTI and not because of its scientific rigor, but because it opens the door to inquiry.

#biography #typology #TagsGiving #sweepstakes

  • Being Nobody Going Nowhere

  • Meditations on the Buddhist Path
  • By: Ayya Khema
  • Narrated by: Claire Slemmer, Fajer Al-Kaisi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

In this lucid classic, beloved teacher Ayya Khema introduces the listener to the essence of the Buddhist path. She addresses the how and why of meditation, providing a clear framework for understanding the nature of karma and rebirth and the entirety of the eightfold path. With specific, practical advice, Ayya Khema illuminates the practices of compassion and sympathetic joy, and offers forthright guidance in working with the hindrances that we all encounter in meditation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The only book you will ever need.

  • By Andrew on 01-10-17

A “manual” to live a wholesome life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-14-18

No wonder this book won an award for teaching Buddhism to beginners. This book is not about the religion though, but about our power to choose wisely to love and live and give in this precious life we have been given.

#Buddhism #Compassion #Mindfulness #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

1 of 1 people found this review helpful