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Author: Warren Bennis, Warren G. Bennis, Daniel Goleman, James O’Toole Narrator: Erik Synnestvedt, Jonathan Marosz Publisher: Recorded Books: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN: 9781596592469
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In this brief and timely audiobook, best-selling authors and experts in their field look at what conspires against "a culture of candor" in organizations for disastrous results and suggest ways that leaders can achieve healthy honesty and openness. In three separate essays the authors explore the lightening rod concept of "transparency" which has fast become the buzzword not only in business and corporate settings but in government and the social sector. The audiobook starts with a preface by Warren Bennis, followed by three essays: The New Transparency Speaking Truth to Power Creating a Culture of Candor Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Would not be out of place in the executive reading room.”

    Edge

  • “After watching so many American presidents derailed by a culture of secrecy—Richard Nixon and George W. Bush are only the most recent—one might imagine that transparency would become the watchword of leaders everywhere. Alas, it has not: witness Enron and subprime mortgages. Here in these pages, with arguments that are enormously compelling, Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman, and James O'Toole urge leaders of every stripe to create ‘a culture of candor’ around them. Please give this book to anyone heading toward the front office, especially if it is oval.”

    David Gergen, author of Eyewitness to Power

  • “In this vital new book, Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman, and Jim O'Toole have teamed up to address the vital question of our times, whether organizations have the courage to be open, honest, and most of all, transparent. They give deep insights into why transparency is essential to long-term business success. It is a mustread for anyone who wants to build an authentic organization.”

    Bill George, author of True North, and Authentic Leadership

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 9/8/2012

    " I assign Bennis' essay for my MBA courses. Leaders in all organizations should read this book to see the value that can come from great transparency and knowledge in organizations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 9/3/2012

    " Really thorough look at transparency and ethics in organizations. From a business and social perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eugene | 12/29/2011

    " An excellent book - I highly recommend this to anyone in a leadership position trying to leverage transparency into their leadership style and create a culture of candor, or for anyone trying to influence their leadership to do the same. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A. | 9/9/2011

    " Great subject matter. Altough I agree with the authors, their personal biases/political positions come through a bit too loud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Syafiq | 7/5/2011

    " Many issues and problems in this world caused by secrecy. By lies. Transparency clearly describes the powerful imperative for honest communication in this boundless world. A vital new book by reputable experts. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 5/17/2011

    " A required read for my MBA class. Interesting read in these turbulent economic times. Not finished yet, but since it's "required" I'm sure I will before June 2010. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 5/12/2011

    " Really thorough look at transparency and ethics in organizations. From a business and social perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marlena | 3/26/2010

    " Audiobook on iTunes.
    Excellent.
    Supports what we learn in class.
    Bennis and Goleman = like and support view of leadership "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 1/19/2010

    " A required read for my MBA class. Interesting read in these turbulent economic times. Not finished yet, but since it's "required" I'm sure I will before June 2010. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A. | 11/16/2008

    " Great subject matter. Altough I agree with the authors, their personal biases/political positions come through a bit too loud. "

About the Author

Author Warren Bennis

Erik Synnestvedt has recorded nearly two hundred audiobooks for trade publishers as well as for the Library of Congress Talking Books for the Blind program. They include The Day We Found the Universe by Marcia Bartusiak, A Game as Old as Empire edited by Steven Hiatt, and Twitter Power by Joel Comm.

About the Narrators

Erik Synnestvedt has recorded nearly two hundred audiobooks for trade publishers as well as for the Library of Congress Talking Books for the Blind program. They include The Day We Found the Universe by Marcia Bartusiak, A Game as Old as Empire edited by Steven Hiatt, and Twitter Power by Joel Comm.

Jonathan Marosz has narrated dozens of audiobooks throughout his career, including numerous titles by bestselling authors David Baldacci, Harlan Coben, and Tony Hillerman. He is a veteran stage performer with regional and national stage credits ranging from works by Shakespeare to modern day.