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Publisher's Summary

Two-time New York Times best-selling authors Roger Connors and Tom Smith show how leaders can achieve record-breaking results by quickly and effectively shaping their organizational culture to capitalize on their greatest asset - their people. Change the Culture, Change the Game joins their classic book The Oz Principle and their recent best seller How Did That Happen? to complete the most comprehensive series ever written on workplace accountability.

Based on their earlier book Journey to the Emerald City, this fully revised installment captures what the authors have learned while working with hundreds of thousands of people on using organizational culture as a strategic advantage.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2011 Partners in Leadership, LLC (P)2011 Tantor

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  • John
  • Temecula, CA, United States
  • 02-14-12

Redundant. Takes forever to get to the point.

What did you like best about Change the Culture, Change the Game? What did you like least?

The author spends so much time telling you about his first book it makes you wonder why he bothered to write the second one. After reading the second one I had to wonder if the first one was all fluff too.

If you’ve listened to books by Roger Connors and Tom Smith before, how does this one compare?

I have not.

Have you listened to any of Lloyd James’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Don't know.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Definitely not.

Any additional comments?

There is something to learn here but this book was written to extend the revenue stream from those who read the first book.

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Garbage. Don't bother

Would you try another book from Roger Connors and Tom Smith and/or Lloyd James?

No

Has Change the Culture, Change the Game turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

How could the performance have been better?

The book claims to have a winning recipe and concrete examples of "how" they accomplish their stated objective but all they do is repeat the same cliches and references a few simple, silly models. I felt silly for taking in this information

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really

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Excellent concepts

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

Yes, it was most useful. My only warning is that there are so many diagrams and lists you will most likely need to buy the book too

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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if transformation excites you, read this book

If transformation excites you, read this book

The framework provides deep insights and points out significance which ultimately damage or bring out desired results.

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Results Pyramid

It was nice to hear and read about similar core values and principles I had already, believed in, were part of a system and ultimately the results Pyramid. A nice follow up to the OZ Principal book, and the next step in the approach to accountability.

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Not enough information

This might have been a better book for me to have in hand. I just couldn't get over the fact that it would say "this is how you need to do _____" and then no detailed explanation or even a hearty example was given. I get the difference in types of experiences, but the very short and unrealistic experiences given as an example just fell flat. There is no way I can even remotely begin to compare those to my current career. As mentioned before, it probably would have been better for me if I had the book in hand. There was a lot of very useful information and I'm glad I made it as far through the book as I did however, it was getting harder and harder to listen while driving in downtown traffic after long days at the office. I will probably try again with the bound version.

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A little much

There was too much reference to the C1 or C2 or B3 etc - it for a little confusing and I made a copy of the chart pyramid to go back and quick reference while studying. I used it as a weekly review in my managers meetings. Each week a different manager reviewed the next chapter. We are implementing the things we learned and it had good content- just too much reference to the 'letters-#'S' and not enough of the word itself for repetition.

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A great overall guide on how to attack culture change

This book gives the how to tackle changes to cultural issues. It is an excellent resource for those who struggle with the actual implementation, creation, and sustaining of any culture change movement. It is an easy listen for anyone who is very analytical, those who are a bit more creative may struggle at following the book while listening, I suggest purchasing for them for easier reference.

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  • Daniel
  • Nashville, NC, United States
  • 07-24-15

Awesomeness

Perhaps one of the best books ever. I loved every page every single second of it.

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  • Theodoro
  • Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brazil
  • 01-10-12

True to change results

Would you consider the audio edition of Change the Culture, Change the Game to be better than the print version?

I first read in english,I enjoy so much that when I saw in portuguies I bought, that surch for it in audio. IT IS GRATE, every morning I walk 2 miles one dowhill one uphill with my audio series, probably every two weeks I here this audio again to lear a little more of the grate tools.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes my first grate perception that to change I must go more deep as results come from culture and beliefs. First I get a conviction of how careful I must be when admit someone to work with me. Second that to get the results I want I must change my culture and the culture of the teams I manage. Third that is a real work of leaders. It make's me feel strong and confident.

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I such for tools to change for two reasons, first, to prepare myself to get better results of what I want. Second in this chaotic changing world fell necessary to stay renewing my attitudes and way of thinking to be prepared and take advantage of the opportunities and difficulties. Change the culture and change the game is helping me a lot. I could understand what primary ground support for results, culture and beliefs. More than change actions I need to change my beliefs and the beliefs of others or groups to generate different results. I start with mine. Anxiety: Nothing more than see a bad end of something. So I am changing may way to think I reframe that can get grate results and check for opportunities that a difficult can have. Stress: my stress was making damage to my health and getting difficult times with family and teams, and making me to have fewer results.It comes with different sensations from problems that seems I can’t control results. My thinking changes; the world is chaotic it is a reality I must fill grate to the challenges and difficulties that make me advance and grow. To prepare myself for chaos I run a motorcycle in the middle o a grate traffic with trucks buses and accept chaos as an adventure that hapeens if I want or not. I change my vision to be to serious for see life as a game, see everything like a chess movement, accept and handle difficulties as an way for new improvement. Change beliefs to me is very difficult I must exercise constantly, but I change, now I have very few anxiety and stress that is helping me much to have better attitudes get faster and better results with myself, others, and teams. I read lots of books for getting better results and consider this one audio one of the 5 that I must constant use as my guide. I AM CHANGING MY GAME

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  • Honey65
  • 04-13-14

Thought provoking

What made the experience of listening to Change the Culture, Change the Game the most enjoyable?

Key theoretical information of the way people and organisations respond to change and culture accompanied with tools that one can use. Clear examples of companies using these tools makes this an enjoyable and practical read.

What did you like best about this story?

Practical tools that can be used on even small scale

Any additional comments?

HIghly recommended. Its great to read a book with theory, examples and practical tools.

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  • John Coleman
  • 07-13-16

Good content, but the use of codes was very off-putting. Only resilience got me through it.

Good content, but the use of codes was very off-putting. Only resilience & determination got me through it, and I'm into this stuff.

Key take always:
What do you think?
Why do you think it?
What would you do
As I always suspected big noise PR for change is a waste of energy and only brings about superficial change if any, and does not last. Change experiences to change beliefs.
Focused feedback
Focused story telling
Incremental change is not enough for a transformation, it will only get you so far.

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  • D. B. Woolf
  • 09-13-14

The narrator repeats the title over & over again..

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Dull and lifeless I would urge people not to download...

What was most disappointing about Roger Connors and Tom Smith ’s story?

A lack of any substance..

How did the narrator detract from the book?

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If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Change the Culture, Change the Game?

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Any additional comments?

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