Walk the Walk

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Alan Deutschman

Narrated By: Jim Bond

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: March 2009

Duration: 5 hours 6 minutes

Summary:

Most leaders focus too much on what they say and not nearly enough on setting an example. This audiobook shows what happened in those unusual cases of true leaders-in business, education, the military, and nonprofits-who always walked the walk, especially when times got tough. In a skeptical world, their actions gave them more credibility than even the best possible speeches. Consider how • Herb Kelleher and Colleen Barrett of Southwest Airlines were serious about putting employees first, and proved it by sticking to a no-layoffs policy while other airlines made major cuts. • Sony founder Masuro Ibuka, who stressed originality over profits, waited for years while his competitors made color televisions-and then released the Trinitron, a breakthrough product that blew the other sets out of the water. • Martin Luther King Jr. was so committed to nonviolence that he let a racist detractor beat him up in front of a crowded auditorium rather than raise a hand against him. Ultimately, leadership doesn't depend on who you are, what you say, or how you say it, but only on what you do. The eye-opening examples in Walk the Walk will inspire leaders at all levels.

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