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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (142 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Rock Narrator: Pete Larkin Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9780062133076
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Quiet Leadership will help you improve other people’s thinking, which is the best place to begin improving performance.”

    Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Rock actually grounds his ideas in dynamic discoveries about how the human brain works…Rock suggests that it’s far more effective to build new neural pathways to learn new habits than to deconstruct old ones…This highly practical guide includes exercises for each major concept introduced, giving readers a chance to practice what they’ve learned.”

    Library Journal

  • “An inspiring, clear, step-by-step approach to changing people, rather than processes. Focused on the needs of the next generation, Quiet Leadership will help leaders bring about enlightened, high-performance organizations.”

    Elisa Mallis, human performance consultant, Accenture, London

  • “A comprehensive set of conversational tools that support leaders in having powerful, results-oriented conversations with their employees around change, performance, and career development. I have a new ‘map’ on how to best support the development of coaching skills in our organization.”

    Colette Dempster, Coaching and Mentoring program manager, EDS Global Learning and Development Program

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 10/19/2013

    " About half way through, and though I'm enjoying it, really mentally need something lighter right now. Just finished school and this book feels too much like more school work. Will definitely try again later, as I think the author has some good insights into how to coach versus manage staff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann Oliveri | 9/13/2013

    " David Rock is a rock star in the world of coaching and this book is one of the best resources for coaches and those coaching themselves. The clarity of the writing and memorable structure brings the structure of coaching to life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan L. Greig | 9/10/2013

    " Ok book. Not one of my favorites. Some well-worn thoughts but nothing jumped out at me as new. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shoshanna | 7/15/2013

    " This is a great book for anyone who want to help people think! I read it through once, then did the exercises on a weekly basis. this really helped me to ingrain the steps and thinking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carole Landry | 6/25/2013

    " Love the first few chapters on understanding how to make new learning connections. A few of the chapters (steps) had some good information and will use some of this information on creating learning programs at work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sara | 9/24/2012

    " Was reading this for work, obviously. I liked the focus on coaching people to be cognizant of their own thinking and avoiding the urge to offer advice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennie Wong | 8/3/2012

    " This book literally changed my life and became the basis of my multi-year career as an executive and life coach for both the Fortune 500 and individuals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 7/28/2012

    " this book is festooned with stickey notes. to be re-read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 5/31/2012

    " This is a very useful book on helping people learn to think better, rather than telling them what to do. It's definitely something that takes practice! These techniques are a great way to build your staff's confidence, competence, and satisfaction. And isn't that the goal of any good leader? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail | 4/26/2012

    " Still reading. Focuses on brain science, which is valid topic to explore. Will say more when done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob Collins | 4/11/2012

    " Quiet Leadership is about helping others think for themselves instead of telling them what to do. David's ideas are backed up by solid research by independent neuroscientists and social psychologists. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alvin Sim | 1/21/2012

    " This is a book for all coaches and I am going to buy one for my own reading and for work. The frameworks are useful and makes me want to deepen my interest and capabilities in coaching. "

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About the Author

David Rock is a consultant and leadership coach who advises corporations around the world. The author of Coaching with the Brain in Mind, Quiet Leadership, and Personal Best, he is the CEO of Results Coaching Systems, a leading global consulting and coaching organization. He is on the advisory board of the international business school CIMBA and the cofounder of the NeuroLeadership Institute and Summit. He lives in Sydney, Australia, and New York City.

About the Narrator

Pete Larkin has narrated dozens of audiobook titles, won five Earphones Awards, and been a finalist in 2012 for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He has been praised for his expert ability to speak in multiple accents. He is also an on-camera host and accomplished voice-over artist for hundreds of commercials and promos for a variety of companies, corporations, and governmental agencies. He was the public address announcer for the New York Mets and has worked as a radio jockey in New York, Baltimore, and Washington, DC.