Ubuntu! by Bob Nelson audiobook

Ubuntu!: An Inspiring Story About an African Tradition of Teamwork and Collaboration

By Bob Nelson and Stephen C. Lundin
Read by Dominic Hoffman

Random House Audio 9780307587886
3.59 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780307707628

A powerful story about the African philosophy of teamwork and collaboration that has the power to reshape our workplaces, our relationships with our coworkers, and our personal lives, written by the bestselling coauthor of Fish! and the bestselling author of 1001 Ways to Reward Employees. John Peterson, a new manager in the credit department at a major big-box retailer, is struggling in his job. The people under him are not working as well or effectively as they need to, and his department is falling behind in meeting its goals. His only solution is to take on more work himself, burning the midnight oil and coming in most weekends to pick up the slack and keep his department above water. When one of the employees stays behind to help him—a young man who came to America from a small village in Africa—he learns of the ancient wisdom and hidden power of the African philosophy of Ubuntu. Before long, it begins to change the way he thinks about the people he works with, about himself, and about how he runs his department and his life. In an engaging and completely fresh narrative that holds a unique message for today’s business world, Ubuntu! shows us a way to overcome our fears, insecurities, and the “me-ism” that so often permeates our workplaces, and replace it with a culture of genuine respect and collaboration. It promises to take its place alongside Fish! and other business parables as the next bestselling classic in the business category.

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A powerful story about the African philosophy of teamwork and collaboration that has the power to reshape our workplaces, our relationships with our coworkers, and our personal lives, written by the bestselling coauthor of Fish! and the bestselling author of 1001 Ways to Reward Employees. John Peterson, a new manager in the credit department at a major big-box retailer, is struggling in his job. The people under him are not working as well or effectively as they need to, and his department is falling behind in meeting its goals. His only solution is to take on more work himself, burning the midnight oil and coming in most weekends to pick up the slack and keep his department above water. When one of the employees stays behind to help him—a young man who came to America from a small village in Africa—he learns of the ancient wisdom and hidden power of the African philosophy of Ubuntu. Before long, it begins to change the way he thinks about the people he works with, about himself, and about how he runs his department and his life. In an engaging and completely fresh narrative that holds a unique message for today’s business world, Ubuntu! shows us a way to overcome our fears, insecurities, and the “me-ism” that so often permeates our workplaces, and replace it with a culture of genuine respect and collaboration. It promises to take its place alongside Fish! and other business parables as the next bestselling classic in the business category.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The teachings in Ubuntu! can not only help us improve our relationships with others.  These teachings can help us make peace with ourselves and be proud of the way we are living our lives. from the foreword by Marshall Goldsmith, author of the New York Times bestsellers MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

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Author Bio: Bob Nelson

Author Bio: Bob Nelson

Dr. Bob Nelson is one of the nation’s premier speakers and trainers, is a keynote speaker and lecturer at over 100 business events a year. Among his bestselling books is 1001 Ways to Reward Employees.

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Author Bio: Stephen Lundin

Author Bio: Stephen Lundin

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Author Bio: Stephen C. Lundin

Author Bio: Stephen C.  Lundin

Stephen Lundin is a writer, entrepreneur, and filmmaker with a rich history as a graduate level business school professor and dean. Steve has written a number of books including the bestselling Fish!

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 3.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English