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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (129 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ken Blanchard Narrator: Walter Bobbie Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2003 ISBN:
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How can you become a more successful manager, a stronger team leader, and a motivator who gets the best results from a group? Ken Blanchard and Marc Muchnick's The Leadership Pill provides the answer. In the best selling tradition of Whale Done! and The One Minute Manager, their entertaining and inspiring new book is a parable about the competition between two leaders with totally different management styles - a story that reveals the ingredients of truly effective leadership.

Consider this tantalizing possibility: What if there were a pill that could actually stimulate the natural powers of the mind and body to provide leadership? In the story, an amazing new pill heightens one leader's powers, but contains the wrong ingredients, stimulating him in an obsessive and shortsighted direction with disastrous results.

In contrast, the Effective Leader, working without a pill, proclaims that only through sustainability can our teams remain motivated and successful. An inspiring and supportive leader, he supplies the right ingredients, earning his team's respect and trust with a blend of integrity, partnership, and affirmation. The hard-won result is a highly motivated team producing consistent top performance and genuine success. Ultimately it is recognized that leadership for a lifetime is much easier to digest than a pill for leaders looking for a quick fix.

Destined to be a transforming experience for countless readers, The Leadership Pill shows business managers at any level how to apply the right techniques for getting both results and the commitment of their people, even when the pressure to perform is high. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mr. Z | 7/16/2013

    " Blanchard always has valuable insights about some of the key principles of leadership. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela Snook | 3/26/2013

    " This book has a pretty good meaning behind it, but staying focused was hard the book wasn't very good. I want a great book when trying to become a better leader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe O'c | 12/11/2012

    " Excellent; parable on leadership, focusing on three indgredients: integrity, partnership, affirmation - which you can't get from a "pill" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Edwin B | 2/16/2012

    " Another book that validates my preferred management style of valuing the people (the employees and the customers), and not just narrowly-focusing on the bottom-line (profits). Short but sweet in the delivery of its message (through the telling of a tale), but also fairy-tailish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daria Vinogradova | 1/20/2012

    " Once again, great, fast read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne Lund | 9/18/2011

    " Had to read it for work. I was confused at first but then understood what was going on. A quick read with great recipe for successful leadership. I thought it could have a little more depth though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alissa | 8/22/2011

    " at just over one hour this was a great, inspirational leadership book. I enjoy Blanchard's parable style of writing. And the narrator of the audio was quite good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 6/21/2011

    " Quick read discussing the value of integrity, partnership, and affirmation. Easy read because it is based within a fictional story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannele | 6/8/2011

    " A very quick read. Typical leadership lessons in a concise form. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Parker | 3/27/2011

    " Thought this story brought a new perspective on how to look at some qualities needed in a leadership role. That as well as had some good qutoes shared. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bruce Flanagan | 3/7/2011

    " Classic book, Ken is a very inspiring leader worth reading all his books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bruce | 3/5/2011

    " Classic book, Ken is a very inspiring leader worth reading all his books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 6/9/2010

    " Quick read discussing the value of integrity, partnership, and affirmation. Easy read because it is based within a fictional story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 1/9/2010

    " This book has a pretty good meaning behind it, but staying focused was hard the book wasn't very good. I want a great book when trying to become a better leader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alissa | 11/21/2009

    " at just over one hour this was a great, inspirational leadership book. I enjoy Blanchard's parable style of writing. And the narrator of the audio was quite good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 8/26/2009

    " Excellent; parable on leadership, focusing on three indgredients: integrity, partnership, affirmation - which you can't get from a "pill"
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mr. Z | 3/16/2009

    " Blanchard always has valuable insights about some of the key principles of leadership. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ben | 10/10/2008

    " The Leadership Pill had some great leadership principles, but it was definitely not the most engaging story. If the language of the story was change just slightly I would say that it would make a great leadership book for children. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Edbato | 7/9/2008

    " Another book that validates my preferred management style of valuing the people (the employees and the customers), and not just narrowly-focusing on the bottom-line (profits). Short but sweet in the delivery of its message (through the telling of a tale), but also fairy-tailish. "

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About the Author

Kenneth Blanchard is a distinguished speaker and author. Known for his groundbreaking work in the fields of leadership and management, he is the cofounder and chief spiritual officer of the Ken Blanchard Companies, an international management training and consulting firm. He is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The One Minute Manager and has written numerous bestselling books, including Raving Fans, Gung Ho!, and Whale Done! He has received numerous awards for his work and has been inducted into Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top twenty-five bestselling authors of all time.