How to Be a Great Boss

Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (562 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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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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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 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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Great book for bosses obviously

Loved it. Everything was super practical. It gave a ton of tools to determine who are the best fit, what you should do in certain situations

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Gino Wickman is a true business GURU

I’ve applied the principles in his traction to literally 10x my business and 1 year, and now I can see the potential in my leadership ability if I apply the books in the principles in this one. Always fantastic, straight to the point, and effective. Could not ask for more, true fan of Gino’s work. Very grateful for his work.

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  • 04-05-20

This is an amazing book

I listened to every single word and it's an amazing book I like it and I will recommend it for every boss out there

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This Time It's Just For Bosses

"How to Be a Great Boss" by Gino Wickman and René Boer read by Peter Berkrot is a pretty good audiobook, and I don't see any significant drawbacks to the book itself if you are looking for what it offers. The content is valuable and some of it may only be available in this book, but some of the principles are definitely available in other books by Mr. Wickman.

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I love EOS and try to practice it as best I can

This is a great review and instruction for following and practicing EOS from the leader and manager perspective.

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Very helpful content, bad narration

This is a great book and will help you in one piece or another... IF you can get past the narrator's voice.

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  • 07-21-20

Brilliant Listen

One of the best audio books on management I've listened too recently. Highly recommended, especially for young people.