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No Ego

How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Workplace Drama, End Entitlement, and Drive Big Results
Narrated by: Cynthia Farrell
Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (202 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This New York Times best-selling author and leadership trainer says getting your employees to do their work shouldn't have to be so much, well, work! For years now, leaders in almost every industry have accepted two completely false assumptions: that change is hard and that engagement drives results. Those beliefs have inspired expensive attempts to shield employees from change, involve them in high-level decision-making, and keep them happy with endless satisfaction surveys and workplace perks. But what these engagement programs actually do, Cy Wakeman says, is inflate expectations and sow unhappiness, leaving employees unprepared to adapt to even minor changes necessary to the organization's survival. Rather than driving performance and boosting efficiency, these programs fuel entitlement and drama, costing millions in time and profit.

No Ego is about increasing awareness of just how often individuals are operating out of ego at work, breeding drama and discord rather than innovation and constructive collaboration. It is high time to reinvent leadership thinking. The current work experience is so full of emotional waste that it's seen as a foregone cost in today's business environments. Cy Wakeman teaches straightforward strategies in which this time and energy can be re-commissioned and put toward the value that hired talent is intended to provide. No Ego disposes with unproven HR maxims, and instead offers a complete plan to turn your office from a den of discontent into a highly productive place where happy employees are accountable employees.

©2017 Cy Wakeman (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Personal Accountability Lesson

Great advice on how to equip leaders with the tools and mindset to build personal accountability. Love the rule “your circumstances aren’t the reason for your failure, but the reality in which you must succeed.

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great philosophy for workplaces across industries

great ideas on changing how we look at the drama in the work place. great way to build your team!

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wow - loved it!

Wow this book was incredible. Highly recommend! take aways for personal and professional life! great!

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You are the obstacle

Cy hits the nail on the head. I am the problem. It’s not what happens to me, but how I respond. Once you take ownership yourself, you can embark on the journey of helping others discover the magic of accountability!

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Cy Wakeman is a BIGOT!

Her anti-barvarian auto slurs are deeply offensive. Also, her opinions about change management are mostly false. It's clear that she has never led change in a corporate environment nor has had any modern change management training, like lean six sigma.

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great book for being a strong leader

I've had a lot of leaders who were quick to react emotionally to issues without thinking it through. wish they had this book

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Preference vs. Potential, emotional waste

Really enjoyed chapters 3, 5 and 7. Good refresher and good tolls to implement in my leadership style

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Cy Wakeman

The Narrator was good. However, would have loved it more if Cy Wakan would have narrated.

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Point clear

Very well delivered. Grab a pen and paper to jot notes for future reference. Thanks.

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this is a good book but keep an open mind

this book is worth reading as an adjunct to other tools. it many good stories and examples. all in all I would recommend