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Publisher's Summary

Consciousness is the main source of organizational greatness. "Conscious business", explains Fred Kofman, means finding your essential values through your work. A conscious business seeks to promote the intelligent pursuit of happiness in all its stakeholders. It produces sustainable, exceptional performance through the solidarity of its community and the dignity of each member.

In this original author adaptation of his book Conscious Business, Fred Kofman presents breakthrough techniques to help you achieve:

  • Unconditional responsibility: how to become the "main character" of your life
  • Unflinching integrity: how to "succeed beyond success"
  • Authentic communication: how to speak your truth, and elicit others' truths
  • Impeccable commitments: how to coordinate actions with accountability
  • Right leadership: how being, rather than doing, is the ultimate source of excellence

"A conscious business fosters personal fulfillment in the individuals, mutual respect in the community, and success in the organization," says Kofman. Conscious Business is the definitive resource for achieving what really matters in the workplace and beyond.

©2006 Fred Kofman

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"Useful tools for the corporate world and for individual growth....His manner is pleasant, acknowledges the individual, never condescends, and offers some genuinely helpful reminders about human nature." (ForeWord Magazine)

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AMAZING BOOK BUT THIS IS ONLY THE FIRST 3 CHAPTERS

Amazing book with lessons that can be applied to any part of life. Bought this audible so I could listen and speed read through the book but realized that it's only the first 3 chapters of the book. There are 9 chapters in the copy of the book I have.

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Wrong audio

This audio book is not the same at all to the paper book. I don’t know which book this is.

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  • 05-07-22

Only THREE of NINE chapters!

This is not the full version of the book. Search for it again and choose the other version if you want all nine chapters.

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Brilliant!!!

All common sense wisdom, given as a practical guide in how to practice it in my daily life!

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Hard message - beautiful message

Paradox gives us valuable tension - commitment, and consciousness are “simple” but not easy. This gives some guidelines to making this happen in your life.

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Conscious life

I love it, made me think about daily behaviors not only inside the business but family, friends...

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Absolutely brilliant. Required reading

This is one of my favourite books. Straight to the point with excellent advise.

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Not the full audiobook

Quality was good, content was not. Please be aware this isn't the entire book. Real shame it's the first search result by the book name. Lesson learned.

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Genuinely, the best book I've ever read.

This isn't another self-help book. It is a cure to the anxiety that we all face as we live and work in this world. Thank you, Fred, for taking the time to write and narrate this incredible gift to the world!

Side note: you have an incredible narrator voice!

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This book is great for people facing difficult

This book is great for people facing difficult conversations! I listened to this book from beginning to end and I will change the way I do business with people in regards to communication. The author goes through being conscious while taking with people, groups and our families. They go through all the little pitbulls which causes issues in conversations with people. By not paying attention to what we're telling people we inadvertently set the wrong standard or example. Listening to this book it is clear why I ask so many questions as well as why I make sure I could understand something before agreeing to it. Listen to this book once, then again and your life through communication will change dramatically! This is also a great book I would say goes along with the book Difficult Conversations which I've heard about, but haven't read yet!

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  • 04-23-15

Are you awake?

this book will wake you up. ever had a conflict at work, here is The solution!

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  • 02-05-21

Great book for personal growth

I recommend for someone who is new in business world, but also is very good for anyone who would like to improve their way of thinking about work/life balance.

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  • Treendy
  • 01-11-21

The best business leadership book I have ever ‘read’

A short book filled with wisdom. Conscious Business is about for more than business. It is a blueprint for simply being a more aware leader and person. I loved it specifically for the lessons in conscious communication - the difference between a knower and a learner, detoxifying your comments and hearing others points of views. All things I thought I was ok at. Fred Kofman has opened my eyes to other ways that I want to try today.

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  • 11-23-17

Excellent Simple ways to Change

Liked the book alot. think it needs a few hearings to land the ideas. a few more business examples would help

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  • oudatong
  • 08-27-20

very refreshing!

much better than I expected. valuable lessons told in down-to-earth language with practical examples.

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  • ANGELA NASTARAN
  • 07-19-19

very amazing book

worth every dollar and every minute I spend .I want to congratulate the author and publisher for such a profound book.
one of the best book I read in business ethics and how the personality and inner world of a person as a leader or businessman or even as an employee effects business and all parties involved it was not only useful for business but also for balancing work and life and also personal development.

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  • Beaulah Pragg
  • 08-20-18

Very helpful

This book was clear and useful for the challenges I'm facing at work. It teaches techniques for being in integrity in uncomfortable situations and gave me the tools I needed to move forward.