The Go-Giver Leader by Bob Burg audiobook

The Go-Giver Leader: A Little Story About What Matters Most in Business

By Bob Burg and John David Mann
Read by Bob Burg and John David Mann

Penguin Audio 9780399562945
3.48 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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PLEASE NOTE: This audiobook was previously published under the title It's Not About You. From the acclaimed, bestselling 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.

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Summary

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

From the acclaimed, bestselling 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A manifesto for twenty-first-century leadership packaged in a fun and engaging story. Buy this book and get it in the hands of everyone in your company! Darren Hardy, publisher of SUCCESS magazine, author of The Compound Effect
A fast read that reinforces leadership fundamentals … truly applicable to any manager, anywhere. Booklist 
“Burg and Mann, authors of the best-seller The Go-Giver, have written a compelling fable that succeeds as both a thought-provoking learning tool and, rather surprisingly, as a work of fiction with an unexpected plot twist at the end. Soundview 
The Go-Giver books are love manifest in a system. Robert G. Allen, New York Times bestselling author, Multiple Streams of Income and The One Minute Millionaire
Burg and Mann are not just great storytellers, they are also men of heart and soul. The Go-Giver Leader gets to the heart of lasting business success. Gary Keller, author of The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
Burg and Mann have, once again, masterfully employed common sense and good judgment to show that success happens when you have an egalitarian spirit, practice Golden Rule behavior every day, and empower your people to make decisions from their hearts and souls. I LUV this book. Colleen Barrett, President Emerita of Southwest Airlines
This book captures the essence of life and leadership. I recommend it! John C. Maxwell, author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
The Go-Giver Leader carries an important message for leaders, parents, and all other humans—that leadership, fundamentally, is about other people. Captain L. David Marquet, U.S. Navy (ret.), author of Turn the Ship Around!
Genuine leadership is about your team, your customers, your community, and your legacy. Share this book with those you care about. Seth Godin, author of Linchpin, Tribes, and Purple Cow
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

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Author

Author Bio: Bob Burg

Author Bio: Bob Burg

Bob Burg is a highly sought-after conference speaker who teaches the principles at the core of The Go-Giver book to audiences worldwide. A former top sales professional, he is also the author of Endless Referrals and Adversaries into Allies. He was named by the Amer­ican Management Association as one of the Top 30 Most Influential Thought Leaders in Business for 2014. John David Mann is an entrepreneur and award-winning coauthor whose titles include the New York Times bestsellers Flash Foresight and The Red Circle and the national bestsellers Among Heroes and The Slight Edge. His Take the Lead (with Betsy Myers) was named by Tom Peters and the Washington Post as Best Leadership Book of 2011.

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Author Bio: John David Mann

Author Bio: John David Mann

John David Mann is an award-winning author whose titles include the New York Times bestseller Flash Foresight and the international bestseller The Go-Giver.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 3.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English