Nine Lies about Work by Marcus Buckingham audiobook

Nine Lies about Work: A Freethinking Leader's Guide to the Real World

By Marcus Buckingham  and Ashley Goodall
Read by Marcus Buckingham  and Ashley Goodall

Gildan Media
8.88 Hours 1
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Your organization's culture is the key to its success. Strategic planning is essential. People's competencies should be measured and their weaknesses shored up. People crave feedback. These may sound like basic truths of our work lives today. But actually, they're lies. As Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall show in this provocative, inspiring book, there are some big lies—distortions, faulty assumptions, wrong thinking—running through our organizational lives. But there are those who can get past the lies and discover what's real. These are freethinking leaders who recognize the power and beauty of our individual uniqueness, who know that emergent patterns are more valuable than received wisdom, and that evidence is more powerful than dogma. With engaging stories and incisive analysis, the authors reveal the essential truths that such freethinking leaders will recognize immediately: that it is the strength and cohesiveness of your team, not your company's culture, that matters most; that we need less focus on top-down planning and more on giving our people reliable, real-time intelligence; that rather than trying to align people's goals we should strive to align people's sense of purpose and meaning; that people don't want constant feedback, they want helpful attention. This is the real world of work.

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Summary

A 2020 Audie Award Finalist for Best Narration in Business & Personal Development

A Financial Times Pick of the Month

A Bloomberg News Pick

A Washington Post Pick of Most Anticipated Business Books of 2019

An Inc.com Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2019

Your organization's culture is the key to its success. Strategic planning is essential. People's competencies should be measured and their weaknesses shored up. People crave feedback.

These may sound like basic truths of our work lives today. But actually, they're lies. As Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall show in this provocative, inspiring book, there are some big lies—distortions, faulty assumptions, wrong thinking—running through our organizational lives.

But there are those who can get past the lies and discover what's real. These are freethinking leaders who recognize the power and beauty of our individual uniqueness, who know that emergent patterns are more valuable than received wisdom, and that evidence is more powerful than dogma. With engaging stories and incisive analysis, the authors reveal the essential truths that such freethinking leaders will recognize immediately: that it is the strength and cohesiveness of your team, not your company's culture, that matters most; that we need less focus on top-down planning and more on giving our people reliable, real-time intelligence; that rather than trying to align people's goals we should strive to align people's sense of purpose and meaning; that people don't want constant feedback, they want helpful attention. This is the real world of work.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“If a business book teaches me something new—and offers a fresh perspective on leadership—then I know it’s a rare find in the category. Nine Lies About Work is just such a book. It’s so thought provoking, I contacted the authors to speak with them directly.” Forbes
“Leads to some free thinking about the way we do our jobs and how we can approach what we do in a different way.” Financial Times (London)
“A stimulating, no-nonsense, research-based look at things you likely believe that aren’t true—and how to apply the new findings.” Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“Should be on every boss’s bookshelf.” Management Today
“The act of work is human. Leading and following and working together is about human interaction and human relationships. The workplace, and the marketplace beyond it, is about emotions and attention and the desire to be seen. It is about trust and, yes, it is about love. I am always grateful to be reminded of that, to see it again clearly, to have it acknowledged. Nine Lies About Work is a great reminder, and a great guide.” 800 CEO READ

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Author Bio: Marcus Buckingham

Author Bio: Marcus Buckingham

Marcus Buckingham spent seventeen years at Gallup, where he conducted research into the world’s best leaders, managers, and workplaces. The Gallup research later became the basis for the bestselling books First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths, both of which he coauthored. Buckingham has been the subject of in-depth profiles in the New York Times, Fortune, Businessweek, and Fast Company. In 2007 he founded the Marcus Buckingham Company to create strengths-based management training solutions for organizations worldwide, and now spreads the strengths message in keynote addresses to over 250,000 people around the globe each year. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 8.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English