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4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5 4.30 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Maxwell Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Made for Success Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2008 ISBN:
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Have you ever had the drive to do whatever it takes to lead your team to success? Hear what leadership expert Maxwell has to say on this important topic. Few of us are natural-born leaders. Fortunately, the traits of leadership can be acquired.

In this power-packed audio program, you'll learn what it takes to inspire, motivate, and influence others by understanding the characteristics that set leader managers apart. Maxwell relies on real-life anecdotes as well as insightful analysis to make his wisdom accessible. In teaching his audience how to bring out the best in themselves as well as others, Maxwell offers a worthwhile life lesson that extends far beyond the workplace. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 2/7/2014

    " A great starting point for getting an overview of education and poverty policy in America, what works and what does not. Enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amaris | 2/5/2014

    " Not to sound like I am trying to get on the book jacket, but this book is a "must-read" for anyone interested in education reform or even just public policy. While I do necessarily agree with all of Geoffrey Canada's methods, I believe his values are well-founded. Paul Tough does an amazing job of presenting this reformer's evolution in a very readable way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chalida | 1/31/2014

    " This book read like a suspense thriller for me and it's about education. I have a mixed feeling about Geoffrey Canada, but I admire his ganas to change Harlem that for the most part seemed asset-based. The way he talks about the strength of the community is beautiful. His ideas about positive "contamination"and having the people of Harlem change Harlem and change Harlem values as well as his conveyer belt theory are eye-opening. The data and research presented by Paul Tough is compelling. I learned so much about early childhood development. Where I was taken aback by Canada was in his total focus on test prep at Promise Academy. But definitely eye-opening. A must read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 12/13/2013

    " I love the idea of the Harlem Children's Zone and breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty and educational failure. How ideal would it be to address this issue as a country instead of settling to rank 5th in literacy skills among industrialized countries. I agree fully with Canada's concept, however, the book is not written nearly as well as it should be to engage and energize people to support a better educational system for all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 12/11/2013

    " I loved this book! One of the best books on educational change and the achievement gap that I've read! I want to invite hime to speak at a Race & Pedagogy conference we have here... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patty | 11/17/2013

    " Great book, everyone in the United States needs to read. I wish that Obama would start working on starting up models in other cities. I know that Detroit would be a great place to start. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry | 11/10/2013

    " An intesting non-fiction account about one man's dream to create a series of charter schools in Harlem, NY, to bridge the lives of kids (and their parents)from pre-K through high school. It's a great snapshot, and it leaves you wanting to know how this experiment will come out, pulling for the dreamer. Given the state of education in the U.S., this one is well worth reading and thinking about. As a long-time believer in public schools it made me question my assumptions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 11/3/2013

    " If you care about educating all children, read this book. Geoffrey Canada walks the fine line line between paternalism, and radical change of the way we provide social services and education in the US with intellect, courage, and drive. Tough makes a compelling case for Canada's ideas and methods. An easy, engaging read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 11/2/2013

    " The book was moving and informative, but I wanted more of a resolution. I guess that doesn't happen all the time with non-fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke | 8/2/2013

    " Harlem Children's Zone, the social experiment that is detailed in this book, inspired the project I worked on in North Minneapolis. It's enlightening and inspiring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 5/26/2013

    " One of the first chapters has a great history of policy on poverty in America. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne | 5/4/2013

    " The closest thing to a thriller for an edu-nerd. By my favorite education writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 IGR | 5/3/2013

    " A little disappointing, but my expectations were too high. Nonetheless: vital reading for anyone interested in the business of poverty, education, or America. I read it in three days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 7/21/2012

    " I read this book for my community assessment course in grad school. It was invaluable to my learning as a human, parent and public health professional. A must read for anyone concerned about public education, poverty, children and social inequalities in America. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 6/4/2012

    " An amazing read about the achievement gap between middle class and poor Americans. I agree that Geoffery Canada's early intervention conveyor belt approach is the only plausible model for breaking the generational cycle of poverty in America. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cori | 5/27/2012

    " It was hard for me to put this book down once I started reading it. I've never spent a great deal of time thinking about education reform so it was certainly an eye opener for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 11/29/2011

    " If you want to know what my job is about - read it! For real, it's very well written and gives very good history about the research behind poverty and what Harlem Children Zone has built to address it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 10/7/2011

    " Wonderfully written account of the Harlem Children's Center. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanna | 9/11/2011

    " I have some issues with HCZ - the expense, the business model, the emphasis on standardized assessments, the closing of the middle school - but it is something to aspire to nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Cullum | 8/22/2011

    " I devoured this book! I can't wait to see how the promised neighborhoods evolve in cities around the nation. I recommend this book to anyone who works in urban education. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 4/24/2011

    " Blend of story, practical application of educational theory and hope. Highly recommended for anyone interested in poverty and education in the U.S. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jess | 3/25/2010

    " Geoffery Canada is one of my heroes and I recommend this book to anyone interested in education, poverty, child development, race, urban development. Paul Tough's research on Harlem Children Zone, as well as his reporting on education and poverty philosophies is extremely informative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B-ray | 1/28/2010

    " Great look inside one man's fight against the system, and the people that comprise the system... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan Coplan | 11/22/2009

    " A must read for educators. Canada is now on my hero list with Paul Farmer and Greg Mortenson. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 7/10/2009

    " My wife works with HCZ and this book provided interesting background to the stories she told at home. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sanda Balaban | 4/9/2008

    " a wonderfully candid account about one of the most important educational/community initiatives of our time which engages thoughtfully with some of the thorniest challenges facing our schools, neighborhoods, and nation. Highly recommended "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekah | 3/30/2008

    " This is the incredible true story of Geoffrey Canada. He is an amazing man and great example of the kind of leader I want to be. He has re imagined and reinvented the educational landscape of Harlem. "

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