• Back to Human

  • How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation
  • By: Dan Schawbel
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-13-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio

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Publisher's Summary

Back to Human explains how a more socially connected workforce creates greater fulfillment, productivity, and engagement while preventing burnout and turnover.

New York Times best-selling author Dan Schawbel guides the next generation of leaders to create a workplace where teammates feel genuinely connected, engaged, and empowered to grow strong interpersonal skills rather than relying on technology. Based on Schawbel's exclusive research studies - featuring the perspectives of more than 2,000 managers and employees across different age groups and from the US, UK, China, India, Brazil, and other countries - Back to Human reveals why electronic and virtual communication, though vital and useful, actually contributes to a stronger sense of isolation at work than ever before. 

The corporate cultures we are experiencing right now need to change, and Schawbel offers a new leadership model featuring The Work-Life Balance Myth (we should consider work-life integration instead, which creates more synergies between all areas of your life and puts you in control of how you allocate your time), Shared Learning (how sharing knowledge allows you to stay relevant despite industry disruptions), and more. The audiobook includes:
 

  • Interviews with 100 leaders from notable companies including Facebook, Honeywell, HBO, Starbucks, General Mills, GE, Nike, American Express, Four Seasons, Walmart, TIME, LinkedIn, and The U.S. Air Force.
  • A self-assessment called "The Work Connectivity Index" that measures that strength of team relationships.
  • Exercises, examples, and activities that readers can work on individually, or as a team, which will help them improve their leadership skills.
  • Tips and strategies on how to increase personal productivity, be more collaborative, and become more fulfilled at work.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Dan Schawbel (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"A fun, thoughtful read, but more important, a truly useful book. Back to Human provides concrete solutions for many of the 21st century challenges that shape how we work and live." (General (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal, New York Times best-selling author of Team of Teams)

"Elevating humanity through business is the purpose of Conscious Capitalism. Back to Human is a welcomed reminder of the interdependencies that exist across all human stakeholders, and that workplace cultures must be trusting, authentic, innovative and caring so that working there is a source of both personal growth and professional fulfillment." (John Mackey, co-founder and CEO, Whole Foods Market; co-author of Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business)

"[Back to Human] aims to help leaders build stronger team relationships amid our dependency on technology." (Refinery29)

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