• The One Thing You Need To Know...About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success

  • By: Marcus Buckingham
  • Narrated by: Marcus Buckingham
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 30-05-2007
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (8 ratings)

Publisher's Summary

Here's a dramatically new way to understand the art of success. Great managing, great leading, career success - Marcus Buckingham draws on a wealth of examples to reveal the single controlling insight that lies at the heart of each. Lose sight of this "one thing", and even your best efforts will be diminished or compromised. Success comes to those who remain mindful of the core insight, understand all of its ramifications, and orient their decisions around it.
Buckingham backs his arguments with authoritative research from a wide variety of sources, including his own data and in-depth interviews with individuals at every level of an organization, from CEOs to hotel maids and stock boys.
In every way a groundbreaking audiobook, The One Thing You Need to Know offers essential performance and career lessons for businesspeople at all career stages.
©2005 One Thing Productions, Inc. All rights reserved (P)2005 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.
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"Top-shelf advice delivered flawlessly by a true organizational visionary." (AudioFile)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Dan on 11-06-2012

Definitely worth knowing

If you could sum up The One Thing You Need To Know...About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success in three words, what would they be?

Actionable, concise, contextual.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The One Thing You Need To Know...About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success?

The difference between a great manager and a great leader.

What about Marcus Buckingham’s performance did you like?

At-ease style.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No.

Any additional comments?

This book needs to be updated to no longer lean on Best Buy as a model of success. They're business has suffered in recent years and I suspect that even if Best Buy has high employee engagement, their failure to innovate is weighing heavily on their success.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 01-06-2018

Well rounded, shorter book but reads a bit slower

I recently read musk and jobs buographied and the 4 dysfunctions of a team
...if you enjoyed them you'll probably enjoy this but it reads much slower. I actually put it down. a few times and had to force myself to come back to and I am glad I did bc it really shines in the last chapter.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Boomy Tokan on 17-11-2016

Very to the point

Excellent succinct book. Goes straight to the point with great examples and workbooks to go!

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