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Author: Wess Roberts Narrator: Wess Roberts Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 1997 ISBN: 9780743545723
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Protect Your Achilles Heel mirrors the immensely successful model created by Roberts in his two previous bestsellers Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun and Victory Secrets of Attila the Hun. In that series, Roberts applied Attila's cunning leadership secrets to the modern business world.

Now, he uses the story of Achilles to illustrate how seemingly small character flaws are leading to the downfall of managers the world over - just like Achilles's miniscule vulnerability, his heel, led to his demise. The mythic Achilles offers a fascinating example of how great promise can fall victim to moral failings. Roberts draws convincing parallels between Achilles and the destructive behavior of contemporary managers who have forgotten the fundamental principles of effective business.

This powerful and insightful audiobook serves as the protective armor managers need to transcend the nine character flaws that erode productivity, create a hostile work environment, and - in the extreme - leads to the self-destruction of one's career. Protect Your Achilles Heel is filled with modern-day parables, observations, and real-life examples that validate these nine flaws as timeless forces that managers in every generation must learn to conquer if they are to protect their own Achilles Heels.

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  • “Wess Roberts has succeeded in defining effective principles for managing (and living) and in explaining how to apply those principles effectively in our day-to-day real world.” 

    Larry H. Miller, owner, Utah Jazz 

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About the Author

Wess Roberts is the New York Times bestselling author of Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun, among other books, and he collaborated with Brigadier General John C. “Doc” Bahnsen, Jr., in the penning of American Warrior. His books have been published in twenty-four languages. As an author, Roberts has been a guest on over four hundred radio and television programs, including Oprah, CBS This Morning, CNN, and CNBC. In addition, articles about him and his books have appeared in every major news and business publication, including Newsweek, Time, Across the Board, Vanity Fair, Barron’s, Fortune, Forbes, and Success magazine, as well as in every major newspaper, including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Investor’s Business Daily, Houston Chronicle, Atlanta Constitution, Detroit Free Press, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and San Francisco Chronicle. His management classic, Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun, served as the basis for the A&E biography on Attila. He lives in Utah.