Vital Friends by Tom Rath audiobook

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

By Tom Rath
Read by Scott Lange

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    ISBN: 9781531865399

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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 reader 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 reading Vital Friends, you’ll see your family, friends, coworkers, and significant other in a whole new light.

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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 reader 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 reading Vital Friends, you’ll see your family, friends, coworkers, and significant other in a whole new light.

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Author Bio: Tom Rath

Author Bio: Tom Rath

Tom Rath is a coauthor of the acclaimed #1 New York Times bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket? His book, StrengthsFinder 2.0, was listed as the top-selling business book worldwide by the Economist. His books have sold more than six million copies and have appeared on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list repeatedly. He earned degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Available Formats : CD
Audience: Adult
Language: English