• 100 Ways to Motivate Others

  • How Great Leaders Can Produce Insane Results
  • By: Steve Chandler, Scott Richardson
  • Narrated by: Steve Chandler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-11-04
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (249 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

100 Ways to Motivate Others is the culmination of many years of successful leadership coaching and training by best-selling author Steve Chandler and attorney Scott Richardson, and the natural follow-up to Steve's previous best sellers, including 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself. Chandler and Richardson have crafted a vital, user-friendly, inspirational guide for executives, managers, and professionals...and those aspiring to reach their level. Listeners will learn how to slow down and focus, to build on people's strengths, and to hold them accountable while cultivating the art of supportive confrontation. 100 Ways to Motivate Others also explains why multitasking is a myth, not a strength, and that keeping life simple and straightforward is the goal. This audio inspires extremely tough-minded leadership that gives the gift of clarity and vision to every person following the leader.
©2004 Steve Chandler and Scott Richardson (P)2004 HighBridge Company
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Arthur Held on 04-23-05

You can't Manage - you must Lead

The first 1 1/2 CD's are about sales forces, and how to lead them, setting goals, etc.

I don't lead sales forces, and I almost quit listening. I didn't like the reader's voice, and thought it "dippy". A bit like Zig Ziggler and Tony Robbins rolled into one.

But one day I didn't have any other CD's, I was caught in bad D.C. traffic, so I went on through 2 and .....

Disks 3-5 (and part of 2) are a wonderful set of stories about how to become self-aware enough to lead yourself, and thereby others. By disk four, I was so enthralled. I sat in the parking lot at work, and my driveway at home to hear the end of a point. I had to quickly turn it off so I wouldn't go through another one! I bought the book. (I bought multiple copies of the book.) I've listened to it again. I still don't like disk one much - I'm not a salesman. But I really enjoy this book.

Buy it. If you aren't a "sales manager" use disk one to get used to his voice (it grows on you, and won't seem "dippy" after about 90 minutes). Then forget it. Grow with disks 2-5.

To write this, I just went to the book to pick my favorite idea number (yes, there are truly 100). I thought it was #30: "Don't Go Crazy," but then I recalled 35: "Score the performance," and then..... you get the idea - every item here has something to offer.

Get it!

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19 of 19 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Dorn on 09-28-05

400 Quotations and a few good ideas

This book might also have been named 400 quotations somewhat linked to 100 statements supporting about 30 ideas built on about a dozen techniques to motivate, along with some thoughts on time management, happiness, and leadership. But that would have been too long.

Seriously, there are some excellent observations included within, and there's a good book lurking somewhere inside, but it's just too hard to find.

This should also be a good example of the need for an independent narrator. For a book on motivation to be read in a long, droning, hang-dog fashion is just - unmotivating!

I would also suggest for books like this that Audible mark the paragraph divisions better. The jump button doesn't deliver to the next of 100 items, but to somewhere way up ahead. And there will be times you will want to use it.

The book is also repetitious. I suppose a case can be made that focusing, thinking about one thing, and concentrating are not the same, but really....

In summary - Good observations, repetitious, and very loosely organized, delivered with droning narration.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rob on 04-28-07

Great, no-nonsense, no frills advice!

This is awesome ? the tips are so basic they?re brilliant. For any manager that is wondering ?I?ve tried everything, what can I do? this is dynamite.

This listen is a lesson in looking at yourself as a leader, a manager and a person.

The delivery is so dry it?s WD40! For the UK audience it's great ? loads of sarcasm, irony and wit (god knows how the Americans understand the points that are made)! You?ll listen to the sample and think its ee-yore talking through the tips but trust me the delivery is sheer brilliance as the listen goes on.

You get to the point where you wouldn?t want it any other way the irony is so succint. The Ziglar/Robbins uberenthusiasm just wouldn?t work with this material!

Solid, basic tips delivered in a no-nonsense, frustratingly basic way.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Sara on 10-30-10

Excellent - very motivating

I found this audiobook inspirational, so much so that I'm listening to it again immediately after the first listen. It kept me in an upbeat, positive mood all week, and I couldn't wait to get back in the car to start listening to it. Initially I found the narrator's voice a bit difficult to get used to but the content is so good I was soon completely absorbed. One of the best in my opinion.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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