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How to Be a Great Boss

Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
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If your employees brought their "A-Game" to work every day, what would it mean for your company's performance?

Studies have repeatedly shown that the majority of employees are disengaged at work. But it doesn't have to be this way. Often, the difference between a group of indifferent employees and a fully engaged team comes down to one simple thing - a great boss.

In How to Be a Great Boss, Gino Wickman and René Boer present a straightforward, practical approach to help bosses at all levels of an organization get the most from their people. They share time-tested tools that have worked for more than 30,000 bosses in every industry. You can learn to be a great boss - and dramatically improve both your organization's performance and your team's excitement about their work.

©2016 Gino Wickman and René Boer (P)2016 Tantor

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  • Mark J.
  • 03-10-2018

Practical and inspiring

This is my very first audio book. It's very well organized and practical. The messages are very clear and easy to follow. I definitely recommend this for anyone who is looking to improve or build leadership skill. I will keep listening continuously.

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  • Jeremy Macliver
  • 14-07-2018

Notice to All Bosses

This is a must read for anyone leading a team. You don't know what your employees know that is holding you back.

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  • W.M.
  • 30-01-2018

Good refresher of the basics

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I felt all the information in the book was a very good refresher or what already exists. If are fortunate enough to have earned an MBA, business degree, or work at a company that has excellent professional development, this might come of as a little too basic.

What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Be a Great Boss?

12 Points of Customer Service Harringtons Rules. They can be edited for any industry.

Which character – as performed by Peter Berkrot – was your favorite?

The Karate Kid quote and Mr. Miyagi voice was a bit awkward.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Common Sense Management Skills Everyone Should Know but Never Practice.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-11-2016

Great principles, but repetitive of Traction

If you've never read Gino Wickman's Traction, this is a great book to get your management style in line for success. However, I felt that 80% of this book was a regurgitation of the same principles in Traction (which, in my opinion, was a stronger tool for organizing not only the management team, but the entire company).

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  • Bobby Bailey
  • 29-09-2019

I wish I could get my 3 hours and 37 minutes back

This book was a waste of my time. It is just a rehashing of basic concepts from Traction.

The narration of this book is so bad, it hurt to listen. Imagine a world where the book is narrated like an action movie trailer. You don't need to because that is exactly how this book is narrated. It's entirely possible that this book might not suck as bad as I am describing, but I wouldn't know. The narration is so bad, it would make any great book seem like tripe.

I love Audible and I love audiobooks. Much like a modern day Ron Burgundy, I have listened to many audiobooks. So, I have some basis for comparison. This one is a dud. Move on.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-07-2019

Great book! Well narrated. Thank you!

Very clear and concise, filled with tools and suggestions I've already started implementing at the office. It's been a tremendous help and opened up my vision as a manager, helping me see some stumbling blocks for both myself and a few others, as well as provide a roadmap to correct our course. Thank you!

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  • MMEConner
  • 14-07-2019

The advice was basic and repetitive if you have read other EOSbased books.

The narrator was terrible! So overly dramatic like he was telling a mystery story. Sounded like Casey Kasem from the radio count down. I couldn’t stand it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-04-2019

Good but Traction Repetitive

I am a huge fan of Traction. This was a good retelling of the employee sections of Traction but that is 80% of this book. I would have liked something fresher.

Combine this book with Radical Candor and that is a solid management book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-11-2018

Great Managers Book

This is a great book for people Interested in the EOS really expands on the management system.

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  • Michael
  • 14-09-2018

Rehash

This is a rehash of Traction with very little supplemental content. I love Traction, but I don't need to pay for it twice. Returned.