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Publisher's Summary

There can be no doubt about the credentials of Bill George, former Chairman and CEO of Medtronic, who has been named one of Business Week's "Top 25 Managers". In Authentic Leadership, George lays out his plan for improving corporate America's flaws through responsible leadership.
©2003 Bill George (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC.

Critic Reviews

"Superbly moral and inspiring." (Publishers Weekly)

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Good book, find a new narrator PLEASE!

If you like...a narrator...that, talks. Like. William, Shatner. Then. you will like, this book.

So ANNOYING!!!

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a braggart tone

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This was a great story. I can't imagine what the author went through to develop the life skills he teaches about. But over and over, I felt like the author was more interested in telling of the amazing things he's done than teaching a lasting lesson. The narrator sounds like he's narrating a car commercial the entire time as well. I really want to like this book, but the braggart tone is a contradiction to the reasons for authenticity that the author is trying to convey.

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different narrator

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I got a lot out of the book, but the words didn't hold value because I didn't feel like he was interested in teaching anything. He was interested in speaking on his greatness. This book doesn't know whether or not it wants to be an autobiography.

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Sadly, an unplesant listen

I got this audiobook because of a reputable article I read on the merits of Bill George and his leadership. I'm sure its all true but I couldn't even finish the first chapter of this audiobook because the narrator was so poor. Very long pauses between sentences. Forced cadence and dry inflections. Sorry Jack Garrett.

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