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Vital Friends Audiobook

Vital Friends: The People You Can't Afford to Live Without

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What's the quickest way to ruin a friendship? Can bosses actually learn something from marriages? Are very close friendships in the workplace such a bad thing?

These are just a few of the questions that #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Rath asked when he embarked on a massive study of friendships. Along with several leading researchers, Rath pored through the literature, conducted several experiments, and analyzed more than 5 million interviews from Gallup's worldwide database.

His team's discoveries produced Vital Friends, a book that challenges long-held assumptions people have about their relationships. And the team's landmark discovery - that people who have a "best friend at work" are seven times as likely to be engaged in their job - is sure to rattle the structure of organizations around the world.

Drawing on research and case studies from topics as diverse as marriage, management, and architecture, Vital Friends reveals what's common to all truly essential friendships: a regular focus on what each person is contributing to the friendship - rather than the all-too-common approach of expecting one person to be everything.

The book gives the listener access to the Vital Friends Assessment and website at www.vitalfriends.com. This groundbreaking test reveals which friends play each of the eight vital friendship roles in your life.

Tom Rath's fast-paced and inviting storytelling takes a mountain of important research and makes it remarkably accessible and applicable. By the time you finish listening to Vital Friends, you'll see your family, friends, coworkers, and significant other in a whole new light.

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©2006 The Gallup Organization. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Gallup®, Clifton StrengthsFinder™, Gallup Press™, Q12®, StrengthsFinder®, and The Gallup Poll® are trademarks of The Gallup Organization, Washington, D.C. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. The Q12 items are protected by copyright of The Gallup Organization, 1993-1998. All rights reserved.

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    Emphasize the importance of frienships at workplace. The incredible impact of social relations on our minds.

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