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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Albion Narrator: Jim Manchester Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2006 ISBN: 9781482974102
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True to Yourself provides tools you can use to combine profit with purpose, margin with mission, value with values. Drawing on insightful interviews with seventy-five forward-thinking leaders and his own extensive experiences as an entrepreneurial leader, Mark Albion details five critical leadership practices: turning your values into value, walking toward the talk, communicating with care, facilitating personal growth, and collaborating for greater impact. This trusted guide will help you avoid mistakes while making your job easier, your company more successful, and your life more fulfilling. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Chock-a-block with inspiring yet realistic messages.”

    USA Today

  • “Albion offers encouragement and valuable counsel…The book is grounded in the voices of earnest entrepreneurs and unusual case studies you don’t see in every business book—including stories of failure as well as of success…Undeniably compelling.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Jim Manchester’s low-key, easy-to-hear narration provides an engaging…vehicle for this paradigm-shifting approach to doing business.”


  • “A perfect blend of inspiration and instruction. A must-read manual for anyone who aspires to a position of leadership.”

    Alan M. Webber, cofounding editor, Fast Company

  • “If you want to build a values-based business, as I did with Kinko’s, Mark Albion provides you with the practical know-how to avoid mistakes and lead your company’s growth.”

    Paul Orfalea, founder and chairperson emeritus, Kinko’s

  • “If you want to build a business with social conscience, a company that reflects your core values and that people are proud to work for, True to Yourself will help you pour your heart into doing just that.”

    Howard Schultz, chairman, Starbucks Coffee Company

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Grant | 3/17/2012

    " An optional-read book on leadership for knowledge workers, managers, directors, C-levels, and entrepreneurs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 6/26/2010

    " Incredibly insightful. For anyone who wants to fuse purpose with their entrepreneural spirit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lars | 4/5/2010

    " Mark is a member of my organization (SVN) so I am reading it for work. It applies mostly to business leaders but the chapter on communication is good. "

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About the Author

Mark Albion is a social entrepreneur who has cofounded seven organizations, including Net Impact, an international network of MBA students and professionals committed to using the power of business to create a better world. He wrote the New York Times business bestseller Making a Life, Making a Living, based on his twelve-year-old monthly Making a Life e-newsletter, which is read in eighty-seven countries.

About the Narrator

Jim Manchester is a retired English and theater teacher in Rhode Island. He has directed and acted in many theatrical productions over the years and has done voice-over work in the Providence area. Jim resides in the lovely seaport town of Bristol, Rhode Island.