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How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work: Seven Languages for Transformation

Narrated by: Mo Egen
Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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Why is the gap so great between our hopes, our intentions, even our decisions - and what we are actually able to bring about? Even when we are able to make important changes - in our own lives or the groups we lead at work - why are the changes are so frequently short-lived and we are soon back to business as usual? What can we do to transform this troubling reality?

In this intensely practical book, Harvard psychologists Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey take us on a carefully guided journey designed to help us answer these very questions. And not just generally, or in the abstract. They help each of us arrive at our own particular answers that can solve the puzzling gap between what we intend and what we are able to accomplish. How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work provides you with the tools to create a powerful new build-it-yourself mental technology.

©2001 Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • LINDA
  • 11-08-2012

NEEDS TO BE READ

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The author needs to refer to a website where the listener can see the diagrams etc. referred to in the audio book. The author refers to diagrams the reader can't see. It's very frustrating.

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  • Dmitry
  • 05-11-2019

Useless without diagrams/figures from printed ver

Not only one will immediately require pen and paper to sit and write down things read quite quickly by robot type of voice, but one would have to purchase printed version as well, because of references to some figures from printed book, while no accompanying PDF is available.
Then, after asking listener to write down things, author is presenting "the technique" by referring to different columns' numbers, listener should have written (for example "From this he generated the two columns that we saw in Figure 2.3 in Chapter Two. In Figure 3.3 we see what his four-column conceptual map now looks like. The third person began like this: "..." From this, she generated the two columns shown in Figure 2.4 in Chapter Two.").
This is ok explanation for a printed student's workbook, where one can go back several chapters and compare a filled out example from that previous chapter against situation given in the current chapter, but not acceptable for an audiobook, the whole point of which is to listen AND UNDERSTAND, when you can't read.

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  • SSmith
  • 02-03-2019

Terrible robotic reading; can’t judge the book yet

It sounds like my GPS is reading this so I couldn’t hear any of the content as intended. I couldn’t make it past the first 5 minutes before I gave up. It was a LONG five minutes. I’ll order the hard copy book instead. i can’t judge the book so i had to give a rating. I didn’t want to give the authors a low review since i couldn’t get into the story so i have an obligatory 5 stars

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  • Sarah
  • 24-10-2015

Need to buy printed copy as well

What disappointed you about How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work: Seven Languages for Transformation?

The narrative referred to diagrams and tables which rendered what they were saying hard to understand when you are only listening to it. Plus, the narrative was a bit dull, when compared to say a Byron Katie audio book.

Would you be willing to try another book from Leonard L. Martin and Robert Kegan ? Why or why not?

Yes, the material was interesting.

Would you be willing to try another one of Mo Egen’s performances?

I wouldn't search her out.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Yes, the content is a useful and very practical way of getting people to think about their mind sets. I think it would suit a business environment they may be put off by some of the psychology in this area.