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How to Be a Great Boss

Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (348 ratings)

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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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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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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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managerial fluff

guy creates his own office work system, writes his own books to supplement it, then sells his stuff like a salesman. better off reading a managing for dummies book

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Good but Traction Repetitive

I am a huge fan of Traction. This was a good retelling of the employee sections of Traction but that is 80% of this book. I would have liked something fresher.

Combine this book with Radical Candor and that is a solid management book.

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Great Managers Book

This is a great book for people Interested in the EOS really expands on the management system.

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Practical and inspiring

This is my very first audio book. It's very well organized and practical. The messages are very clear and easy to follow. I definitely recommend this for anyone who is looking to improve or build leadership skill. I will keep listening continuously.

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Rehash

This is a rehash of Traction with very little supplemental content. I love Traction, but I don't need to pay for it twice. Returned.

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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