Bury My Heart at Conference Room B

  • by Stan Slap
  • Narrated by Stan Slap
  • 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The stories about Stan Slap are so remarkable that they seem like myths: He brought a room full of top-level Microsoft managers to tears, leaving them cheering "I'm hurting, too!" After a single speech at Patagonia, the company asked him to join its board of directors. One CEO described him as "Stephen Covey meets Nine Inch Nails". All this from a man who never graduated from business school, college, or even high school.
Bury My Heart at Conference Room B harnesses the awe-inspiring insights of Slap's life-changing management workshops. The book is a powerful tool for creating emotional commitment in managers. That means unchecked, unvarnished devotion to the company. If you've ever witnessed a human being emotionally committed to a cause - working like they're being paid a million when they're not being paid a dime - you know that discretionary effort is worth more than their financial, intellectual, and physical commitment combined. Through unexpected case studies and a battle-tested self-assessment program, Slap shows how to help people live their deepest personal values at work, with huge payoffs for the companies that support their engagement.


What the Critics Say

"Slap has written the holy grail for companies seeking the most from their managers and for managers seeking the most from their companies. It is fascinating, thought provoking and actionable. This book is not just a 'must read' but a 'must experience.'" (Jack Calhoun, President, Banana Republic)
"There are great insights here for creating a true culture of ethics, integrity, and heartfelt service." (Isadore Sharp, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts)
"Humanity in any organization, whether professional or political, is what will save us. The world needs this book." (Amir A. Dossal, Executive Director, United Nations Office for Partnerships)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Fabulous. Refreshingly different. Impactful.

This is easily the most impactful business book I "read" last year (and I read quite a few). It helped me gain understanding and insight into my own motives, belief systems and values. These insights have already had a dramatic (and positive) impact on my personal and professional life. I'm having my entire team read it.
And I love the fact that Stan Slap narrates this himself. You can sense his passion and conviction in every word. Includes well-selected, real-world examples that help reinforce the principles. Also, the deeply personal and relevant stories shed light on the author's background and perspectives (which I appreciated). Time very well spend indeed. High five for Slap!
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- Matt Fairbanks

Extraordinary content; slightly muddled execution

Highest recommendation for anyone who manages others or feels increasingly disengaged from their work. Slap's message is vital, crucial and 100% accurate in my experience. Emotional commitment is the perfect (and only) antidote to the creeping numbness that so many new and seasoned managers fall victim to. Slap's message is so direct that it makes sense he would narrate his own book. His lack of narratorial polish actually adds impact and humor to what he says. The only negative I assign this recording is that the editing is poor, with several segments apparently missing parts of sentences (or more). However, I give this book 5 stars for my belief in the message. It's well worth tolerating the few hiccups along the way.
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- J. Graves

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-30-2010
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio