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  • Humble Inquiry

  • The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling
  • By: Edgar H. Schein
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 269

Communication is essential in a healthy organization. But all too often when we interact with people - especially those who report to us - we simply tell them what we think they need to know. This shuts them down. To generate bold new ideas, to avoid disastrous mistakes, to develop agility and flexibility, we need to practice Humble Inquiry. Ed Schein defines Humble Inquiry as "the fine art of drawing someone out, of asking questions to which you do not know the answer, of building a relationship based on curiosity and interest in the other person."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the read

  • By Jennifer Grant on 01-07-17

Ask questions about others sincerely<br />

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-17

That's it. Point made over and over for 8 chapters. Will need to put it on 1.6 or more as the reader is methodical and slow.

  • Dawn of Wonder

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 29 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,607
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31,577
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,499

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Instant Favorite

  • By Joe on 03-21-16

Highly recommended

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-17

Wonderful book. Reader did a great job. Looking forward to book 2. Worth the time.

  • Neverwhere

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,846

Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Vivid, imaginative.

  • By Joseph on 10-29-09

Fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-14-17

Reader was wonderful. Story kept you engaged. Now to see if there is a book two.

  • Emotional Agility

  • Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life
  • By: Susan David
  • Narrated by: Susan David
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569

The path to personal and professional fulfillment is rarely straight. Ask anyone who has achieved his or her biggest goals or whose relationships thrive, and you'll hear stories of many unexpected detours along the way. What separates those who master these challenges and those who get derailed? The answer is agility - emotional agility.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book on being human in the best possible way

  • By Daffodil Jones on 11-30-16

Incredible book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-16

Whether you are going going through tough emotional times or looking to improve yourself, great book

4 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Start with Why

  • How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
  • By: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,535

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their successes over and over? People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspire to find why you do what you do

  • By A. Yoshida on 09-19-13

OK, repetitive

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-16

Idea is sound but it is several hours of the same thought. Should have been much shorter.

  • Work Rules!

  • Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead
  • By: Laszlo Bock
  • Narrated by: Laszlo Bock
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,886
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,630

"We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. It's not right that the experience of work should be so demotivating and dehumanizing." So says Laszlo Bock, head of People Operations at the company that transformed how the world interacts with knowledge. This insight is the heart of Work Rules!, a compelling and surprisingly playful manifesto with the potential to change how we work and live.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Multifaceted

  • By jeremiah on 04-07-15

Excellent book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-14-16

Awsome read. Just fabulous ideas. We'd all be so fortunate to work at a place with such progressive ideas and action.