Quiet Leadership

  • by David Rock
  • Narrated by Pete Larkin
  • 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Improving the performance of your employees involves one of the hardest challenges in the known universe: changing the way they think. In constant demand as a coach, speaker, and consultant to companies around the world, David Rock has proven that the secret to leading people (and living and working with them) is found in the space between their ears. "If people are being paid to think," he writes, "isn't it time the business world found out what the thing doing the work, the brain, is all about?" Supported by the latest groundbreaking research, Quiet Leadership provides a brain-based approach that will help busy leaders, executives, and managers improve their own and their colleagues' performance. Rock offers a practical, six-step guide to making permanent workplace performance change by unleashing higher productivity, new levels of morale, and greater job satisfaction.


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Accomplish more by speaking less. Which questions will switch on the speaker's own capacity to understand and find a practical solution? By asking about their thinking you help them get out of the harried victim mode into a more transcendent clarity vision.

It is quite involved and entails getting used to a special terminology. Applying it in life is even more challenging, because you will sound very much differently from what you usually are. But even a little application of David Rock's 6 steps seems to help me approach all relationships and human interactions in a much more effective way. It shows how to actually contribute to positive and natural solutions.
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Very good ideas, a little bit repetitive!

Any additional comments?

Before this, I read "Your Brain at Work" by David Rock and loved it. It had a hand full of ideas but were very well presented along the book. They ideas seemed to flow across the book and evolve.

In Quite Leadership you also find only a hand full of ideas (very good ones I might add) but they just get repeated over and over again and don't seem to evolve too much. These ideas are just put in different contexts but in the end come out the same way.

So I can only give the book itself 3 stars because of this. But mind you, those 3 stars are very valuable, making the book worthwhile in my opinion.

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- Vintila Bogdan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-15-2011
  • Publisher: HarperAudio