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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.
©2006 David Rock (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
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5 out of 5 stars
By Rhys on 23-02-2016

Interesting outlook on coaching in the work place.

What made the experience of listening to Quiet Leadership the most enjoyable?

The idea of the book arouses one's curiosity to the point you must continue to listen.

What did you like best about this story?

The detail about how the idea relates to real world aspects and leadership.

What about Pete Larkin’s performance did you like?

It was a very genuine performance it was easy to close my eyes and listen.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

You wouldn't make a film about this book it is about leadership and coaching

Any additional comments?

The book has good ideas and real world applications. I didn't take all of it on but i definitely took key points that related to my line of work where applicable.

This book is great for leaders who are looking for ideas to help with leading.

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4 out of 5 stars
By william on 11-07-2017

Great methodologies. Intentionally repetitive.

Enjoyed the book. Strong message, just the intentional repetition can be a bit dull. I'd get the abridged version if I were you.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Felix on 21-12-2012

A Must Read for Anyone in Leadership

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

I could not put this book down! It has some profound insights that will greatly help me in dealing with my employees and kids. You have to read it if you are in leadership or are aspiring to.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Quiet Leadership?

The analysis of the how people think

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

Great audio effects that captivate you.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 27-02-2013


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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3 out of 5 stars
By Christopher on 18-06-2013

Rock's Vision is Best Heard Elsewhere

Fresh off of finishing Your Brain at Work, I was keen to dive deeper into David Rock's work. As a first-time people manager, I'd hoped that a practical approach and steps to improving thinking would be useful for me. Ultimately, I found that Quiet Leadership was far less memorable than Your Brain at Work, while covering many of the same themes.

The continuous reference to the PDF attachment was also distracting. I prefer audiobook productions to go the extra mile to ensure a good audio experience vs. just a direct reading of the text.

In terms of narration, I found Pete Larkin's performance to be adequate, if a little bit dry.

If you're looking for some new direction on 'thinking about thinking', this is 7 hours well spent, but I think you'd be better served by putting in the extra three hours and going for the much more satisfying Your Brain at Work.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Sara on 15-06-2012

Inspiring, but needs attention

I bought this audiobook after listening to 'Your brain at work' which was fascinating. Quiet leadership was also very inspiring, but it required more concentration to listen to. I usually listen to audiobooks in the car when I am driving and this book needed a bit more focus. There are quite a lot of exercises to put into practice what you are learning about, but I think I will need to listen to it again at home and make notes to get the best out of it. Definitely worthwhile though, and very thought provoking.

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