Don't Just Manage - Lead!

  • by Arthur F. Coombs III
  • Narrated by Chase Ramsey
  • 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"People don't want to be managed, they want to be led."
Within the beginning of this book, you'll realize something with new clarity: Managers are a dime a dozen. Most people know or can learn how to manage. But leaders? They're something special - and what they contribute to an organization is what sets it apart from the competition.
Effective leaders make the difference between an organization that succeeds and one that stagnates. Effective leaders make solid decisions, but they take it a step further - they bring the guidance, vision, creativity, and motivation necessary to powerfully execute the decisions. They influence behavior, shape goals, and encourage the best. An influential leader's footprint is forever engraved on a successful organization's heart.
The good news is that you can also learn to be the kind of leader who makes a difference. And this book - written by one of the best - will teach you how.

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Are you a true leader, or just a manager?

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes definitely - the narration was easy to listen to, smooth and crisp.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Don't Just Manage - Lead!?

When the author shared with us the story of a mistake that cost a company a half million dollars. He was rightly terrified of telling his boss, and dreaded making the phone call. His boss ended up essentially brushing it off, telling Art he knew that it wouldn’t happen again. To have a leader who believes in you that much, is quite incredible. As Art says “True leaders expect, aid and encourage honest mistakes by their employees. They show employees that honest mistakes are the methods by which we progress.”


Have you listened to any of Chase Ramsey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, this is my first


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Nothing too extreme - just made me smile and appreciate the fact there are still companies/employers out there who truly respect and value their employees.


Any additional comments?

My first thought after listening to this book is, how can *I* work for Mr. Coombs? This book is a fantastic resource for pretty much ANY individual in the work force, whether you are low man on the totem pole, or CEO. The author provides us with many examples to back up his theory and belief that people want to be LED, not managed. I appreciated that he shared examples from his own personal life, as well as from various jobs he has held. What resonated most with me was his emphasis on leaders creating an EMOTIONAL connection between themselves and those they lead. I think this is so important, and so NOT the case with many leaders in today’s work force. He mentions how most leaders are concerned with P&L (profit and loss) when they should be focused on P&E (people and empathy). I couldn't agree more!

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- CFam

Don't Just Manage - Lead!

What made the experience of listening to Don't Just Manage - Lead! the most enjoyable?

The narration was easy to listen to and the lessons were motivational. I listened to this in the car on the way to work and I found it to be very uplifting and got me thinking positively about what changes I can implement in my own approach!


What other book might you compare Don't Just Manage - Lead! to and why?

This is a self-help, personal development, business book and could be compared to others in those arenas.


Which scene was your favorite?

I enjoyed the author's personal stories.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Very uplifting and definitely a "call to action" book.


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- LoveToRead

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-04-2016
  • Publisher: Scrivener Books