• The Dream Manager

  • Achieve Results Beyond Your Dreams by Helping Your Employees Fulfill Theirs
  • By: Matthew Kelly
  • Narrated by: David Slavin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (783 ratings)

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By: Matthew Kelly
Narrated by: David Slavin
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Publisher's Summary

The fictional Admiral Janitorial Services has a problem: employees are leaving in droves, and they don't know what to do about it. Interpreting a series of employee surveys, the general manager comes up with a solution that walks the "thin line between genius and madness": hire a "dream manager", part life coach and part financial adviser, to help employees achieve their dreams.

For example, one woman dreams of buying her first home, while one man hopes to find more time to spend with his family. In an unexpected twist, the dream manager even helps employees find new jobs when they no longer have room to grow in their current ones.

In The Dream Manager, best-selling author Matthew Kelly teaches employers how to bridge the gap between their employees' current jobs and the futures they dream of, making them happier and more loyal to the company. Complete with a section on tools to get you going, this inspiring audiobook teaches an important lesson about self-fulfillment that applies both to the workplace and to life outside of it.

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Simple and Powerful

The concept is so simple and so effective. As i listened, I had multiple “duh, why didn’t I think of that?” moments.

I wish he author read his own book, but this pro reader was really good.

Get the book, listen in a few hours and implement in your business a few hours after that.

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Not a resource, but a storybook

unfortunately, I thought this book was going to be about ways to implement the idea of a dream manager. But it was a lot of unnecessary storytelling. would love to see this idea be written out as strategies and actions to be taken. I really appreciate storytelling, but the great vast majority of the book was unnecessary if you're trying to learn about the ways that a dream manager could affect your company.

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Dream Manager Is Dream Implementer

Would you try another book from Matthew Kelly and/or David Slavin?

Unlikely

What do you think your next listen will be?

The 4 Disciplines of Execution

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Narrator was fine.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Powerful premise - teams are the sum of the members - members are more motivated and likely to succeed by tying in to their individual dream.

Any additional comments?

After laying out a powerful premise the book is painfully short on specifics and quite frankly seemed like a novel on how the author wished the world to be. It felt sort of like "a cure to cancer is important ... let's cure cancer ... skeptical researchers got together and after talking about initial obstacles >>> poof! <<< cancer was cured!". The book was supposedly a compilation of real cases. Why not delve more into real issues and show us more on real life obstacles and challenges?

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Solid Book! would recommend

Great Book well worth the time,very easy to follow and very applicable to all facets of life!

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Great book

Loved the book and its message. Has made me consider what my own dreams and incorporating the philosophy wirh my new team.

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Beautiful. Relevant. Important.

Great story to listen to as a business owner, spouse, or “employee” or “person”. Thank you for inspiring me.

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Great suggestion

I recently was suggested this book by a partner at my firm. The concepts in this book are effective and yet right under our nose so they’re often overlooked. By acting on and embodying these principles in my everyday life I have not only raised my happiness but those around me as well.

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Amazing book

I am a member of a team. This book inspired me to try to find ways to implement those ideas in our practice, as well as in my personal life. Highly recommend it.

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Implementation NOW

I'm going to bring this to our manager meeting tomorrow. I've been looking for this. I've had ideas like this.

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I'm awake now

loved it! excellent content and immediately useful. i wish I read this years ago.