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The Culture Code

The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups
Narrated by: Alex McMorran
Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (130 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

What do Pixar, Google and the San Antonio Spurs basketball team have in common? The answer is that they all owe their extraordinary success to their team-building skills.

In The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle, New York Times best-selling author of The Talent Code, goes inside some of the most effective organisations in the world and reveals their secrets. He not only explains what makes such groups tick but also identifies the key factors that can generate team cohesion in any walk of life. He examines the verbal and physical cues that bring people together. He determines specific strategies that encourage collaboration and build trust. And he offers cautionary tales of toxic cultures and advises how to reform them, above all demonstrating the extraordinary achievements that result when we know how to cooperate effectively.  

Combining cutting-edge science, on-the-ground insight and practical ideas for action, The Culture Code is a groundbreaking exploration of how the best groups operate that will change the way we think and work together.

©2018 Daniel Coyle (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Great book. Well worth it.

Excellent up to date book, well researched and well read. Good 21st Century thinking. I really like this book and thoroughly recommend it.

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Well constructed with lots of interesting insights

This book reaffirmed a lot of what I had picked up from other books in this genre, but also introduced some new concepts/ thinking.

It was an enjoyable listen. I appreciated that the author didn't spend too long on each new idea and also included plenty of examples from the real world.

I'd recommend this book to others and will also be returning to it for multiple read throughs.

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Very draw out story line

Very draw out story line and without high-lighting important key out summary end of each chapter. It like secret da vinci code you need deceiver to know what the author trying get his point across. It's exhausting as the stories goes for so long hard to pin point exactly what point his is tyring to make.

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See beneth the surface

The book helped me see new dimension of success. Now i know the deciding factor between Zappos and non Zappos businessses.

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Superb book for leaders, aspiring leaders

Fantastic book perfect for leaders, aspiring leaders, researchers in the field of peak and organisational performance who are looking for a book that has fascinating stories with applicability to settings across the globe. Great book Daniel.

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A powerful book, a privilege to hear

so full of good stuff, it doesn't fail to deliver. Thank you for the Epilogue!

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Really enjoyed this book

This book contained a lot of information on various aspects of group culture - what makes group dynamics work & what's missing when poor culture reigns. Some really good strategies to consider for individuals, managers & teams.

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Narrator was annoying

The terrible attempts at accents and different voices drove me crazy. Just read it straight!

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excellent insights into how any why teams can product more than the sum of their part.

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Brilliant

I've read organisational culture texts far and wide and this is one of the best ones out there. Thoroughly recommend it for anyone wanting to grow their organisations or team culture in any capacity.
Will be listening to several times again to immerse myself in the concepts in this book.

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  • 23-12-2018

Not impressed

Yes, culture trump everything else, the stories seems ok but the narration made it a bit boring for me. The audio book is a bit lengthy though.

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  • Catherine Green
  • 16-01-2019

Actionable advice on how to build great teams

A must-read for anyone interested in building highly-successful teams and happy, healthy cultures. The author spent four years researching teams to better understand what makes great groups work - from professional basketball teams, to comedy troupes, from Pixar to the SEALs. The book is packed full of fascinating insights and stories, but you walk away with actionable advice and three simple rules:

1. Build safety
2. Share vulnerability
3. Establish purpose

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  • Liz Scully
  • 04-12-2018

Starts well... then goes downhill rapidly

This book was very disappointing. The content starts strongly with new information and then quickly descends into a rehash of examples much used in other books. I took notes in the first chapter, but learned nothing new after that.

Also the narrator is not strong. To differentiate speakers, he uses various voices. Many of them simply give the impression that the person being quoted is a little slow, but the regional accents, particularly the British ones are cringeworthy.

I'll be returning this book. if you're interested in group culture there are many better books than this

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-04-2019

genius

brilliant approach explaining and demonstrating what really work in successful cultures, how and why. Thanks.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-04-2019

Great Read!

Loved it! The story was great and the narrator was amazing, I loved the voices.

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  • Zak
  • 16-03-2019

Excellent book !

Amazing book ... well worth the read if your a leader in any environment !

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-02-2019

insightful

loved how it written. and the stories made it practical. i really feel i can apply this in my team

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  • D. Carboni
  • 03-02-2019

Fantastic and practical insight

I was hooked from the start. For me this was a superb insight into how to rework leadership to activate the potential for high performing teams. I've spent years working out how to do just that and The Culture Code not only affirmed what I've figured out but gave me deep and practical guidelines to go further.

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  • Debs
  • 03-01-2019

Exceptional

Well read and full of useful information. I will definitely read the authors other titles.

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  • Jon
  • 29-12-2018

great book. insight into company culture!!

really enjoyed it. it brought home the import ancestors of company culture. Loved it 👍

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  • BuffyG
  • 14-12-2018

Invoking

Some great insights and interesting techniques. I would recommend this to anyone studying HR or running a team