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  • The Checklist Manifesto

  • How to Get Things Right
  • By: Atul Gawande
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,058
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,213

We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies - neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting!

  • By Tad Davis on 01-11-10

This will help us

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Reviewed: 03-04-17

I pastor a church and after listening to this book I am convinced that checklists will help us with team building amongst our many volunteers.

  • Tortured for Christ

  • By: Rev. Richard Wurmbrand
  • Narrated by: Alex Rotaru
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 141

After years of imprisonment and solitary confinement, enduring inhumane torture, Richard Wurmbrand emerges with a powerful testimony of courageous faith. Even today, believers are suffering and dying for Christ, yet their faith will not falter under the most unthinkable persecutions. In this stirring account, Wurmbrand (founder of The Voice of the Martyrs) encourages us to remember those in chains and equips us to help our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ around the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shows the big picture.

  • By Greg on 02-16-15

WOW

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Reviewed: 02-26-17

What a powerful book, it needs to be listened to by every believer. We need to pray for persecuted believers and help in any way we can. We must also commit ourselves to boldly proclaiming the glorious gospel of Jesus.

  • Deep Work

  • Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,366

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a superpower in our increasingly competitive 21st-century economy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 1.5x pace

  • By Derek on 05-17-16

Great book for anyone who wants to get more accomplished

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Reviewed: 02-12-17

I am one who is easily distracted by technology and social media. This book has really challenged me to understand the great value of deep work. I will read/listen to this multiple times.

  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, 10th Anniversary Edition

  • Follow Them and People Will Follow You
  • By: John Maxwell
  • Narrated by: John Maxwell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,393

If you've never read The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, you've been missing out on one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. If you have read the original version, then you'll love this new expanded and updated one. Internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author John C. Maxwell has taken this million-seller and made it even better. Seventeen new leadership stories are included and two new Laws of Leadership are introduced. New evaluation tool will reveal your leadership strengths - and weaknesses....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Use of an Audible Credit

  • By will on 10-05-14

A must read book on leadership

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Reviewed: 07-07-15

When I first saw the title of this leadership book I thought surely there doesn't have to be 21 laws. In the introduction John Maxwell justifies the need for 21 and as I read this book I found value and merit in all "21 irrefutable Laws of Leadership"!

  • Next Generation Leader

  • 5 Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future
  • By: Andy Stanley
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295

The Next Generation Leader has been challenging young Christians eager to learn, grow, and lead in ministry or in the marketplace since its original release in 2003. Now with an all-new look, this repackaged version continues to advance the mission of the first release. Mentoring young leaders as they face the unique issues of a changing world has been pastor and bestselling author Andy Stanley’s passion for more than a decade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Required reading for anyone with following.

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-06-15

Great truths on leadership that leaves a lasting legacy

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Reviewed: 05-25-15

All five leadership principle were very good but number four on coaching was worth the investment of the book for me.

  • Seven Practices of Effective Ministry

  • By: Andy Stanley
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

There's no scoreboard in the sanctuary, and the only plate is probably for the offering. But every church leader needs to know how to win, and every congregation needs to know when to cheer. This insightful book speaks to every church leader who yearns for a simpler, more effective approach to ministry. An engaging parable about one overwhelmed pastor is followed by an overview of seven successful team practices, each one developed and applied in a ministry setting.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Strategic

  • By Lionel Letcher on 03-13-15

It will get you started on Analyzing your church

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Reviewed: 05-18-15

This book contains a lot of really good ideas. We can use the seven practices for effective ministry to better define and refine what we are doing.

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  • Good to Great

  • Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
  • By: Jim Collins
  • Narrated by: Jim Collins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,945
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,889

Built To Last, the defining management study of the 90s, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning. But what about companies that are not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good info, over-the-top narration

  • By Anaxamaxan on 08-31-10

Truly a classic

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Reviewed: 04-08-15

This book contains an amazing amount of research that is presented in a way that is very useful. Good stuff!

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  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,447

At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice! A guide on how to change

  • By Mehra on 04-22-12

Great book

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Reviewed: 04-01-15

The information for this book was very well put together and presented. Anyone would benefit from understanding the power of habits and their affect on our daily lives.

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
  • By: Stephen R. Covey
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Covey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,689

Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new foreword and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I did not expect to like this book

  • By Michael on 04-23-17

The Best Personal Growth book for a Reason

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Reviewed: 03-08-15

I have listened to this book twice now and there are so many helpful truth to absorb. This is a book that needs to be read multiple times.

  • Eat That Frog!

  • 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,330

There just isn't enough time for everything on our to-do list - and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs. There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task - but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I was a little disappointed

  • By Megan on 09-22-14

Helpful book

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Reviewed: 01-28-15

This was a very helpful book. It had a good storyline to it and gave to you 21 helpful tools to become more productive.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful