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    • Flawless Consulting

    • A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used, Third Edition
    • By: Peter Block
    • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 312
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      3 out of 5 stars 270
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      4 out of 5 stars 260

    When the landmark best-seller Flawless Consulting was first published more than three decades ago, it was quickly adopted as the "consultant's bible." With his legendary warmth and passion, Peter Block explained how to deal effectively with clients, peers, and others. The book continues to speak to people in a support function inside organizations as well as to external consultants. This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of Peter Block's groundbreaking book explores the latest thinking on consultation.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator's voice drives me NUTS

    • By Maggie K on 10-10-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Community

    • The Structure of Belonging
    • By: Peter Block
    • Narrated by: Tamberla Perry
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    As a response to the increasing violence in our culture, the widening ideological divides, and the growing gap in economic well-being, there is greater awareness that a deeper sense of community is desperately needed. But even as we acknowledge the need to build community, the dominant on-the-ground practices about how to engage people, civically and organizationally, remain essentially unchanged. We still believe community is built with better messaging, more persuasion, and social events for people to get to know each other better. All of which is naïve.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • An Other Kingdom

    • Departing the Consumer Culture
    • By: Peter Block, Walter Brueggemann, John McKnight
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Our seduction into beliefs in competition, scarcity, and acquisition are producing too many casualties. We need to depart a kingdom that creates isolation, polarized debate, an exhausted planet, and violence that comes with the will to empire. The abbreviation of this empire is called a consumer culture. We think the free market ideology that surrounds us is true and inevitable and represents progress. We are called to better adapt, be more agile, more lean, more schooled, more, more, more. Give it up.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By BRAD on 03-21-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Community

    • The Structure of Belonging
    • By: Peter Block
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    Modern society is plagued by fragmentation. The various sectors of our communities - businesses, schools, social service organizations, churches, government - do not work together. They exist in their own worlds. As do so many individual citizens, who long for connection but end up marginalized, their gifts overlooked, their potential contributions lost.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Refreshing Alternative to the Status Quo

    • By Marty on 07-01-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Empowered Manager, Second Edition

    • Positive Political Skills at Work
    • By: Peter Block
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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    Empowerment produces the conditions for high performance. Especially for middle managers and below. Empowered cultures attract and retain talent. They produce high achievement, high accountability and high commitment. The Empowered Manager uncovers a road map to creating a more accountable culture in today's fragmented and virtual world.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Stewardship

    • Choosing Service Over Self-interest
    • By: Peter Block
    • Narrated by: Michael Toms
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    In today's workplace, managers must be able to accept accountability for the overall well-being of the company, yet also be able to give up the need to control or be controlled by others. Author Peter Block discusses ways to create a new kind of workplace, where every employee thinks and acts like an owner, by integrating management with workers to increase productivity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Thoughts

    • By reggie p on 06-04-04

    Regular price: $12.57

    • Flawless Consulting

    • A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used
    • By: Peter Block
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    For over 15 years, consultants, both internal and external, have relied on Peter Block's landmark best seller, Flawless Consulting, to learn how to deal effectively with clients, peers, and others. Using illustrative examples, case studies, and exercises, the author, one of the most important and well known in his field, offers his legendary warmth and insight throughout this much-awaited second edition.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Janet on 09-20-08

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Stewardship

    • Choosing Service over Self-Interest
    • By: Peter Block
    • Narrated by: Sherman Allen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    In this revised and updated edition, Block explores what has and has not changed in organizations and in the world in the 20 years since the first edition was published. He argues that the concept of stewardship is more relevant and necessary than ever, and shows how the idea of stewardship can and must be expanded out from organizations into our communities, societies, and nations.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Murder Is My Racquet

    • Fourteen Original Tales of Love, Death, and Tennis by Today's Great Writers
    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Lawrence Block, James W. Hall, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Murder Is My Racquet is the most thrilling way to read about murder, intrigue...and tennis. This collection of stories by famous mystery writers, including Ridley Pearson and Lawrence Block, deals with the prestige of the high-stakes race to become one of the few international tennis stars, the promotional opportunities involved, the elimination of tournament competition, and the strategy of tennis in general.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Right Use of Power

    • How Stewardship Replaces Leadership
    • By: Peter Block
    • Narrated by: Peter Block
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Best selling author and distinguished management consultant Peter Block fast forwards us to the business model of the future: a self-governing, accountable organization where power is shared equally and work has meaning far beyond conventional measures. The Right Use of Power will help prepare you for the changes, challenges and rewards coming in the new era of business - an era that has already begun.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Great Ideas

    • By reggie p on 06-04-04

    Regular price: $13.97

    • The Sounds of Crime

    • By: Lawrence Block, Val McDermid, Mark Billingham, and others
    • Narrated by: Buffy Davis, Eve Karpf, Mike Grady, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    The Sounds of Crime is an exclusive collection of five brand new short stories by some of the best crimewriters around. Using the theme of 'audio', this unique collection features brand new stories by Lawrence Block, Peter James, Val McDermid, Mark Billingham and Christopher Fowler.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really enjoyed ALL the stories

    • By Gudrun on 04-28-16

    Regular price: $5.15