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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alan Deutschman Narrator: Jim Bond Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781441804693
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Most leaders focus too much on what they say and not nearly enough on setting an example. This audiobook shows what happened in those unusual cases of true leaders—in business, education, the military, and nonprofits—who always walked the walk, especially when times got tough. In a skeptical world, their actions gave them more credibility than even the best possible speeches. Consider how • Herb Kelleher and Colleen Barrett of Southwest Airlines were serious about putting employees first, and proved it by sticking to a no-layoffs policy while other airlines made major cuts. • Sony founder Masuro Ibuka, who stressed originality over profits, waited for years while his competitors made color televisions—and then released the Trinitron, a breakthrough product that blew the other sets out of the water. • Martin Luther King Jr. was so committed to nonviolence that he let a racist detractor beat him up in front of a crowded auditorium rather than raise a hand against him. Ultimately, leadership doesn’t depend on who you are, what you say, or how you say it, but only on what you do. The eye-opening examples in Walk the Walk will inspire leaders at all levels. 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 Franklin | 3/21/2013

    " An excellent book on leadership and what real, quality leaders do on a day to day basis. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Easthope | 8/26/2012

    " Great, inspirational book. The simplicity is what makes it best. The author's view of leadership really cuts through the clutter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 7/6/2011

    " Quick read and has some interesting stories/examples of good leadership. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 4/23/2011

    " Good book for leadership. I like the concepts, and all the military reference. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 5/4/2010

    " Excellent! It's a great read, not long either, and it definitely puts things into perspective. Anyone serving in a leadership position or similar should glance at this. "

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About the Author
Author Alan Deutschman

Alan Deutschman is a senior writer at Fast Company and the author of two previous books, The Second Coming of Steve Jobs and A Tale of Two Valleys. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife.

About the Narrator

Jim Bond is a writer and audiobook narrator who has voiced nearly two hundred titles including Blood Is the Sky, Escape the Rat Race, A Thousand Country Roads, and many of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books.