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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 (90 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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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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really outstanding book withblits to think about!

the great thing about this book is the things it leaves you thinking about and the examples it uses to get the point across. the presenter is really great.

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Motive to be different

For anyone who wants to know more about team dynamics, this will help provide some conceptual and concrete approaches to enhance team culture and performance. An interesting listen and leaves me wanting to apply things now.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

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  • LC
  • 26-11-2018

Some useful guidance but a bit diluted

Had some really useful observations and guidance in there, but I found that these were diluted by other content, so at the end it was hard to think what key takeaways I had gained from it.
Would have helped to have these summarised at the end of each chapter then again at the end of the book.

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  • S. Nunev
  • 28-09-2018

Inspiring book

I enjoyed this book and I can recommend it as source of inspiration to everyone who wants to see the groups he is working with more successful