• Good Authority

  • How to Become the Leader Your Team Is Waiting For
  • By: Jonathan Raymond
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Raymond
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (861 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Imagine a world where personal and professional growth are combined, where improving your relationships and owning your strengths at work translate directly into the rest of your life.

Creating a company culture like that is not a dream. Through personal stories and real-life conversations, Jonathan Raymond takes you into the room with managers and employees where real culture change happens and shows you a new kind of employee mentoring where each person gets the real-time feedback, support, and clear boundaries we all need to get beyond the patterns that hold us back.

In this provocative and timely new book, Jonathan brings together what he has learned over a 20-year journey as an executive, an entrepreneur, a team leader, and a leadership trainer. Combining his experience as the CEO and CBO of EMyth, where he led the transformation of a global coaching brand with the lessons learned along his own personal growth journey, Jonathan walks us through a step-by-step approach that integrates the leading edges of both. You'll discover a way to lead your team that is both profoundly human and results-oriented at the same time.

Whether you're a CEO or business owner, an executive, a team leader, a consultant, or a coach, Good Authority will give you new ideas and inspiration you can put into practice. Most importantly, it will give you permission to be more of who you are at work than you ever thought possible.

©2016 Jonathan Raymond (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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I really wanted to like this book

I felt like the title should have been "how to have difficult conversations with your employees to help them grow". That's probably a book I would have passed on. It just didn't hit home. Maybe it's because I am not in a position to have to have difficult conversations with employees. I want to grow into a leadership role, which is not what this book was about. The content didn't deliver on what the cover broadcast to me.

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Can't wait to implement with everyone on my team

I was able to begin using the material immediately. Simple and effective. This changed my mindset on how to help those in my charge. This is going to impact our company's culture, one conversation at a time.

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Loved the examples

This book is great at connecting concepts to real life experiences. Helping to explain what we all don’t see or react to authority the same.

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Life changing.

Wow. The ideas brought forward in this book has opened my eyes. The author and speaker has a calming voice and has a brilliant way to convey ideas. I hope I can use this knowledge to improve and be the manager my team needs.

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great book

This book brought to life concepts that help me relate to people I work with.

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Excellent book on leadership

This book is insightful and a great read. Drawing on a plethora of experience and background experience, the author shares all we need to know really about using authority for good. Abuse of authority abounds, so this book is informative and refreshing! Lead smarter not harder!

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quick reality check

some of us don't get an opportunity to lead, but it does help to learn about good authority regardless.

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So good!

So good! Really enjoyed this book! I can totally see reversing some of these concepts to self manage.

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excellent on merging personal and professional dev

if I had to describe this book it would be somebody who has wisdom awareness and intelligence and knows and understands how to get the most out of people by showing us and them that there is no real distinction between personal and professional development

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great book

the general ideas are great. original.
really liked that the author is the reader.

it could have been more concise.

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  • 08-16-22

Really good listen

Loved the first 2/3 of this audiobook. Last part was a bit slow. However, very interesting and some useful approaches to apply.

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  • 08-14-22

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Resourceful and Team management simplified and on point.

It was easy to follow and understand with examples and role play.

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  • 07-15-22

Great guidebook how to lead

As I am at the beginning of my work career, I felt guided through what it means to lead. Great structure and content of the book, as well as enjoyable reading voice. This book inspires me to know more about leadership and myself.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-03-22

A transformational book for people leaders

One of the best books I listened to on the topic of leadership at the workplace. I also absolutely love the concept that he is putting forward - how to get results through human conversations about growth and owning one’s responsability instead of being “the bad boss”.

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  • 10-15-18

Tedious for experienced leaders

Didn’t make it past chapter 4. Probably good for new managers but I’d recommend Leadership and Self-Deception instead.

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