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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: 3 hours 50 minutes


The principal author of the extraordinary bestsellers "First, Break All the Rules" and "Now, Discover Your Strengths" offers a dramatically new way to understand the art of success.

Great managing, great leading, and career success -- Buckingham draws on a wealth of examples to reveal the single controlling insight that lies at the heart of each. Lose sight of this "one thing" and even your best efforts will be diminished or compromised. 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 data and in-depth interviews with individuals at every level of an organization, from CEOs to hotel maids and stockboys.

In every way a groundbreaking audiobook, "The One Thing You Need to Know" offers essential performance and career lessons for businesspeople at all career stages.


  • 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.

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  • 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.