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The One Thing You Need To Know: ...About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Marcus Buckingham

Narrated By: Marcus Buckingham

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: March 2005

Duration: 4 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

Following the success of the landmark bestsellers First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths, Marcus Buckingham offers a dramatically new way to understand the art of success.

With over 1.6 million copies of First, Break All the Rules (co-authored with Curt Coffman) and Now, Discover Your Strengths (co-authored with Donald O. Clifton) in print, Cambridge-educated Buckingham is considered one of the most respected business authorities on the subject of management and leadership in the world. With The One Thing You Need to Know, he gives readers an invaluable course in outstanding achievement -- a guide to capturing the essence of the three most fundamental areas of professional activity.

Great managing, leading, and career success -- Buckingham draws on a wealth of applicable examples to reveal that a controlling insight lies at the heart of the three. Lose sight of this 'one thing' and even the best efforts will be diminished or compromised. Readers will be eager to discover the surprisingly different answers to each of these rich and complex subjects. Each could be explained endlessly to detail their many facets, but Buckingham's great gift is his ability to cut through the mass of often-conflicting agendas and zero in on what matters most, without ever oversimplifying. As he observes, success comes to those who remain mindful of the core insight, understand all of its ramifications, and orient their decisions around it. Buckingham backs his arguments with authoritative research from a wide variety of sources, including his own research data and in-depth interviews with individuals at every level of an organization, from CEO's to hotel maids and stockboys.

In every way a groundbreaking book, The One Thing You Need to Know offers crucial performance and career lessons for business people at all career stages.

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  • Anonymous

    A great lecture on the resources everyone has for performance and excellence, on leadership and on management (and the difference between the last two). Enjoyable and well worth your time. If you didn’t read anything by M.Buckingham, this book will sum up and refine all his previous writing for you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • nisreen Ayyach

    I like the definitions for the terms of leadership and management. He gives good examples regarding business in real life. This book opened my eyes on life and business in general. The book is inspiring and enjoyable to listen to.

  • Anonymous

    This books compares a manager vs a leader. The supportive detail and analysis provide guidelines and direction on how to increase performance with cor-workers, team members. Great book!! All managers and leaders should read this book.

  • Anonymous

    Very insightful. Good listening. Got some good stuff out of it. Nice to have the author narrate.

  • Yuliya Barnhill

    I truly enjoyed this book. The authors reading was a bit dry, which made it difficult to stay focused, but I found the information presented to be incredibly valuable.

  • Brett Tiller

    This book does a great job of discussing and defending why certain skills are required and what they mean to each of us as managers, leaders and individuals. What must a great manager do to succeed with his staff? Hint: what's the difference between chess and checkers as it applies to management? When it comes to great leadership there are four key qualities every great leader must have. The first is clarity of vision. Every employee must understand in detail exactly what is the vision. General vision statements such as 'to be the company of choice' have and will always be useless because no one knows what that really means or how to make it happen. Finally, this book covers how each of us as individuals can succeed in our careers. I found this book to be interesting, eye opening and very useful for career development. It's one of the best business books I've listened to so far.

  • Anonymous

    Good, practical, solid advice on leading and managing. This theories in this book are supported with solid evidence. The ideas put forth are practical and concrete. A great book, especially if you are familiar with the authors other works.

  • Anonymous

    I thought this audio book did a very good job in explaining the core points made in the book along with examples to help apply the information to your life. I've read / listened to many leadership and management books and put this one in my top 5. I think Buckingham is very insightful and I love that fact that he tries to get to the core of the issues. He doesn't focus on the latest fads or strategies from the latest management gurus. His approach and descriptions seemed to make a lot of sense to me.

  • Ali Lashgari

    Gives great insight into great managing, leading, and sustained success. Simplifies it into the core factors which are all important in achieving success. Highly recommended.

  • Dave Paulson

    I found the book to be excellent in most every way. It contains a practical framework for understanding the key elements of organizational leadership and management, all backed with real life examples. I found this to be one of the most informative management books I've read. The author is easy to listen to, and the content is effectively presented. My only complaint is that there's so much packed into the pages that you find yourself hitting rewind on a frequent basis.

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