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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,842 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael S. Josephson Narrator: David Ackroyd, Michael Gross Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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There is no higher praise we can give people than to say they have good character. But what really, does this mean? What makes this quality so essential to achieving personal success and fulfillment? More important, how can we build our own character and live more satisfying lives? Reflecting society's diversity, the contributing authors in this unique collection of essays speak from various cultural and professional backgrounds to share their observations on living with integrity, honesty, and compassion. From Dan Rather of CBS, to author Arianna Huffington and sports commentator Jim Naber, the contributors explore how character and ethics shape our destinies. Their stories will inspire listeners to explore character as a means of building better personal lives and a better world. Contributors include: Warren Bennis, Stephen L. Carter, Stephen R. Covey, Alan M. Dershowitz, Wayne Dosick, Susan Estrich, Richard and Linda Eyre, Arianna Huffington, Michael S. Josephson, Dan Rather, Laura Schlessinger, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, and Marianne Williamson. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Yasmin | 2/19/2014

    " This is a great one! Lots of food for thought. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Margaret | 2/14/2014

    " Well written. Provocative topic. Interesting factoids. But not as well-researched as I would have liked. Profiles of character-education initiatives at the exclusive Riverdale Country School and the KIPP charter schools seemed high on anecdote and low on actual data. And why so much focus on school reform programs like KIPP, OneGoal and the Gates Foundation-backed High School Turnaround that seem to be run by young, white do gooders? I would have liked to hear from seasoned educators who are currently working successfully (or not) in the current system. Nonetheless, enlighting to read about the role that non-cognitive qualities such as grit, self control and social intelligence play in our ability to learn and succeed in life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pinky | 2/8/2014

    " Attention and nurturing provide a better basis for building character and adult success than high IQ. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dan Hayne | 1/27/2014

    " This book is a must read for today's parents. The growing evidence, that a child's attitude is the chief determinate in child becoming a successful adult. Though illustrates this point beautifully though stories about the importance of attitude. "

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