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Publisher's Summary

If your employees brought their "A-Game" to work every day, what would it mean for your company's performance?

Studies have repeatedly shown that the majority of employees are disengaged at work. But it doesn't have to be this way. Often, the difference between a group of indifferent employees and a fully engaged team comes down to one simple thing - a great boss.

In How to Be a Great Boss, Gino Wickman and René Boer present a straightforward, practical approach to help bosses at all levels of an organization get the most from their people. They share time-tested tools that have worked for more than 30,000 bosses in every industry. You can learn to be a great boss - and dramatically improve both your organization's performance and your team's excitement about their work.

©2016 Gino Wickman and René Boer (P)2016 Tantor

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Great principles, but repetitive of Traction

If you've never read Gino Wickman's Traction, this is a great book to get your management style in line for success. However, I felt that 80% of this book was a regurgitation of the same principles in Traction (which, in my opinion, was a stronger tool for organizing not only the management team, but the entire company).

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Good refresher of the basics

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I felt all the information in the book was a very good refresher or what already exists. If are fortunate enough to have earned an MBA, business degree, or work at a company that has excellent professional development, this might come of as a little too basic.

What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Be a Great Boss?

12 Points of Customer Service Harringtons Rules. They can be edited for any industry.

Which character – as performed by Peter Berkrot – was your favorite?

The Karate Kid quote and Mr. Miyagi voice was a bit awkward.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Common Sense Management Skills Everyone Should Know but Never Practice.

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Notice to All Bosses

This is a must read for anyone leading a team. You don't know what your employees know that is holding you back.

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Great advice

loved it! it was informative and i feel like it will give me great a advantage as i continue to grow in my career

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Ashok Kumar

Really a good book
It will help the leaders the impotence of vision mission values and purpose and it makes us to understand how to communicate the same to the full team

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Great Guide to Being a Great Boss

Excellent guide. I will continue to reference this book through my career. Thanks to the author for giving us this helpful guide !

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A great edition to the Traction library

Another great one by Gino Wickman. This book takes a deeper dive into how leaders can use the EOS tools to run their business. It gives needed details on how to apply the right tool in specific situations. It also sheds light on some of the other lesser known tools like the 555 meetings. If you are into Traction this book can help.

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Another great title by EOS Worldwide.

What did you love best about How to Be a Great Boss?

A must-read for entrepreneurs. Their book "Rocket Fuel" was one of my top 5 business books, ever. This one's my favorite this year so far.

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