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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (176 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Rath Narrator: Tom Rath Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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What’s the quickest way to ruin a friendship? Do great friendships have anything in common? Are close friendships in the workplace such a bad thing? These are just a few of the questions that bestselling author Tom Rath asked when he embarked on a massive study about the impact of friendships. His team’s findings—including the landmark discovery that people who have a “best friend at work” are seven times as likely to be engaged in their job—are sure to challenge long-held assumptions people have about their friendships.

Vital Friends will help you better understand the eight vital friendship roles your friends play in your life and at work, and will help you develop these relationships into vital friendships that measurably improve your life. Each copy also includes a unique ID code that provides access to the Vital Friends assessment and website—a personalized, groundbreaking test that will help you see your coworkers, family, friends, and significant other in a whole new light.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Friendships are good for business. Companies are coming to discover that, yet are at a loss at what to do about it…What Gallup has uncovered about best friends stands out as novel.”

    USA Today

  • Vital Friends…reaches startling conclusions.”

    Independent (London)

  • “Rath’s bullishness on friendship is based on solid research and couched in intelligent prose. ”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Audrey | 2/20/2014

    " very interesting look at relationships and how different relationships can help you. I also really enjoy the online participation "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Wellington | 1/13/2014

    " This book seemed too mushy HR-friendly to it, even though it was discussing HR-nonfriendly things like MAKING FRIENDS in the workplace. Has some good tidbits but mostly forgettable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Donovan | 12/30/2013

    " recommended by my sister Meadowlark, I found it very insightful, especially as a business person. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sally Liu | 12/25/2013

    " This book was OK for me. I thought it would have more suggestions for finding a friend at work. Rather, it segments the type of people you will find to be friends at work. It did teach me to tell friends why they are so special in your lifeand to thank them. "

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