Love Works

  • by Joel Manby
  • Narrated by Joel Manby
  • 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Love Works is a framework for successful leadership. It outlines a counterintuitive but proven path to success through a passionate and motivated workforce. The mainstay of this philosophy is leading with love, which relies on seven time-proven - but unfortunately not-so-often tested - principles that break down the natural walls within corporate cultures, empower managers and employees, disarm difficulties, and cultivate an atmosphere that builds long-term success. The key to leading with love is turning love from an emotion into an action. This shift fosters strong relationships, which in turn builds enthusiastic employees and leads to enthusiastic customers.
Using love at work also leverages the undeniable truth that love builds healthy relationships at home, so why not use the same behavior to build healthy relationships at work? The book will explore the seven principles of love, which are patient, kind, trusting, unselfish, truthful, forgiving, and dedicated.
Joel Manby is proof that leading with love works. He has refined and relied upon this leadership philosophy for more than a quarter-century - first as a highly successful corporate executive at Saturn, then as Saab North America’s CEO, and most recently as president and CEO of Herschend Family Entertainment (HFE). HFE was also featured in the CBS hit show Undercover Boss. Overwhelmed by the response of the 18 million viewers who loved seeing love in action, Manby decided to share these principles.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Love Works is a great book!

What did you love best about Love Works?

I loved the authenticity of the author, Joel Manby.


What did you like best about this story?

The whole message: His honesty about how his job at SAAB was ruining his marriage and family and how he had to find another way. He seems very likable, and admitted he didn't know it all, and that he learned from the Herschend family that "love works" in leadership. Who wouldn't want to work for a company like that?


What does Joel Manby bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Authenticity in his voice.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would have, but didn't have the time. I listened during my work commute.


Any additional comments?

I would read other books by Joel Manby.

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- JanRag

A Must Read for Managers

Would you listen to Love Works again? Why?

I have multiple times and I have learned something new each time.


What did you like best about this story?

That love does work in management.


Any additional comments?

No matter what your job is, this is a MUST READ.

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- Kevin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-14-2012
  • Publisher: Zondervan