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Publisher's Summary

PLEASE NOTE: This audiobook was previously published under the title It's Not About You.

From the acclaimed, best-selling authors of The Go-Giver, a new parable about the power of giving leadership.

The family-owned business of Allen & Augustine has manufactured high-quality chairs for decades. Its people take pride in their work and feel loyal to their owners and management team. But this long-revered company is now at a crossroads, hurt by a tough economy, foreign competition, and a cash crunch. The air is filled with the scent of uncertainty, anxiety, perhaps even panic.

Enter Ben, the ambitious young executive assigned by his firm to promote a merger that will rescue Allen & Augustine. Ben's facts are undeniable: The chairmaker can either merge and modernize or go bankrupt and vanish. So why can't he convince anyone to buy in, from the CEO on down?

During his week at the company, as Ben gets to know its people and meets with its top executives, he begins to realize that his aggressive style is actually making it harder to reach his goals. As one character puts it, "How far can you push a rope?"

Will Ben find a way to sway the employee shareholders before the climactic vote? And can Allen & Augustine survive without losing its soul? The answers may surprise you as you follow Ben on his journey to understanding that the path to genuine influence lies less in taking leadership than in giving it.

©2016 Bob Burg (P)2016 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"We should all seek to practice the message illustrated so elegantly in The Go-Giver Leader - that great leaders don’t try to act like ‘leaders,’ they strive to be more human.” (Simon Sinek, optimist and author of Start with Why and Leaders Eat Last)

“This book captures the essence of life and leadership. I recommend it!” (John C. Maxwell, author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership)

“A fast read that reinforces leadership fundamentals ... truly applicable to any manager, anywhere.” (Booklist)

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Stories of leadership and parables of leadership principles

Easy read
Great to listen to and one that you will read multiple times and still get something new each time. Timeless leadership principles conveyed via parables!

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Tremendous insight written in a story form

I really enjoyed the Go-Giver and The Go-Giver Leader didn't disappoint. It adds on to the first book but reading/listening to the first book isn't required to glean from this book.

Since the book is written in a story form, it is an easy listen with take away points throughout the book and at the end. The narration is very good filled with a few memorable characters and my overall favorite is the 'aunt'.

Not only does the book illustrate the essence of a leader but it outlines the characteristics in a manner that stays with the reader/listener without feeling 'scolded'.

I highly recommend this book.

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A MUST READ!

This book has changed my life. It goes beyond a simple self improvement to opening windows to a powerful new trajectory in fresh thinking and being!

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Great book for leaders about authenticity

This is a great book for leaders about being authentic with themselves so they can inturn lead with authenticity.

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must listen

engaging, inspiring, educational. a must listen for anyone who wants to or does lead. you will grow by the end of this book.

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Excellent Story and Principals

I really enjoy listening to this book because it was a story format. Great concepts and principles came from it that are important for any leader to understand.

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Fun, thought-provoking

Like the other two books from these authors that I have read, this was quite enjoyable, entertaining, and got me to look at things from fresh perspectives.

Thoroughly enjoyable, and one I’ll definitely recommend to others where it makes sense.

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A Simple but poignant and entertaining "Read".

I enjoyed the Audible version of the book and the message about leadership was expressed in a easy to recall method.

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A Useful Parable about Leadership

Highly recommend, especially if you enjoyed the Go Giver. It delves into the application of leadership principles. An easy listen!

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Solidifies the essence of exceptional leadership

It reveales and deliverers the keys to leadership. Now unlock the door and give leadership.

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small and crisp

clear, to the point , simple and thoughtful. the 5 keys to leadership unfolds with the story

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an entertaining and interesting listen

The fable format was put to good use. I loved the narration by both authors.

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  • 08-21-16

Leadership

Self-insight deepened through sound leadership principles woven through a story of business, people and wisdom.

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  • Andrew
  • 04-26-16

I love these books

The go giver series has to be one of the best series I've ever read. As someone passionate about business and wanting to live my life from the best place I can, the principles and stories in these books have changed my world for the better.
Thank you Bob & John, you are awesome