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Imagine a world where personal and professional growth are combined, where improving your relationships and owning your strengths at work translate directly into the rest of your life.

Creating a company culture like that is not a dream. Through personal stories and real-life conversations, Jonathan Raymond takes you into the room with managers and employees where real culture change happens and shows you a new kind of employee mentoring where each person gets the real-time feedback, support, and clear boundaries we all need to get beyond the patterns that hold us back.

In this provocative and timely new book, Jonathan brings together what he has learned over a 20-year journey as an executive, an entrepreneur, a team leader, and a leadership trainer. Combining his experience as the CEO and CBO of EMyth, where he led the transformation of a global coaching brand with the lessons learned along his own personal growth journey, Jonathan walks us through a step-by-step approach that integrates the leading edges of both. You'll discover a way to lead your team that is both profoundly human and results-oriented at the same time.

Whether you're a CEO or business owner, an executive, a team leader, a consultant, or a coach, Good Authority will give you new ideas and inspiration you can put into practice. Most importantly, it will give you permission to be more of who you are at work than you ever thought possible.

©2016 Jonathan Raymond (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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I really wanted to like this book

I felt like the title should have been "how to have difficult conversations with your employees to help them grow". That's probably a book I would have passed on. It just didn't hit home. Maybe it's because I am not in a position to have to have difficult conversations with employees. I want to grow into a leadership role, which is not what this book was about. The content didn't deliver on what the cover broadcast to me.

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Can't wait to implement with everyone on my team

I was able to begin using the material immediately. Simple and effective. This changed my mindset on how to help those in my charge. This is going to impact our company's culture, one conversation at a time.

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Surprisingly informative

This book was way better than expected. It’s the type of book that you may have to go back and read some chapters again. If you wanna be a better leader, keep this book handy.

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A Memorable and Pragmatic Lesson You’ll Never Forget

The concepts in this book offer a new outlook on how we can guide people in our lives towards their own self actualization, and becomes leaders in the process.

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great read

Loved it! Made me think outside of the box. Very helpful, thank you so much!

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The author/narrator does a nice job

Consistently keeps on point and delivers useful information for any type manager. Working with different personalities to achieve a goal can be daunting. The author gives proven strategies to improve and motivate team members to wantbo get onboard with the and be a willing contributer.

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Very easy to relate

This was definitely a book of easy to understand methods of identifying and interacting with the many types of people and personalities in the professional world.

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Refreshingly sober reference book

This book was a refreshingly sober walk through the application of leadership principles listed in other books on the same subject.
Not too dry, not too frilly, not too bogged down with studies and data to be interesting, and not too reliant on personal anecdotal tangents to be useful in the reader’s own worklife.
A good solid instructional guide to begin working your own way down the path of embodying authority from within — not just leaning on a title.
Keeping this in my library to revisit in the future.

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Good read

Very useful tips for being leaders. Definitely will try to implement those tips into my leading styles. Recommended

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Great book!

Listened to this in one day. It was very addictive and relevant and makes it more relatable to help mangers get comfortable with accountability.

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Tedious for experienced leaders

Didn’t make it past chapter 4. Probably good for new managers but I’d recommend Leadership and Self-Deception instead.

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