Lead The Field

Version: Abridged
Author: Earl Nightingale
Narrator: Earl Nightingale
Genres: Business & Economics, Self Development
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio/Nightingale-Conant
Published In: February 2002
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours
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It's probably getting better care. Success is not a matter of luck or circumstance. It's not a matter of fate or the breaks you get or who you know.

Success is a matter of sticking to a set of commonsense principles anyone can master. In Lead the Field Earl Nightingale explains these guidelines: the magic word in life is ATTITUDE. It determines your actions, as well as the actions of others. It tells the world what you expect from it. When you accept responsibility for your attitude, you accept responsibility for your entire life.

Earl Nightingale -- the "Dean of Development" -- offers you a treasure trove of uplifting and insightful information like:

* The importance of forgiveness
* How "intelligent objectivity" can improve your professional life
* The usefulness of constructive discontent

Now it's your turn to bring positive changes to your own life, changes that will allow you to lead the field yourself!

Reviews (6)

Just OK

Written by Anonymous from Woodbine, MD on April 18th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I've listened to a lot of professional/personal development books, and they do tend to give variations on the same theme (most of which are worth repeating). This one is no different: cultivate a good attitude, don't expect to get something for nothing. Nightingale dwells quite a bit on advancing in your profession, but it's obvious that his perspective is very much of his time: like, the 1960s-70s. He doesn't acknowledge that there are any professions that might not involve the "corporate ladder". Every time I thought he might be about to acknowledge that anyone in any profession can advance using the power of attitude, positive thinking, etc., he would swing right back to "work hard and sooner or later it will become obvious to someone 'up there' that you've earned a promotion". I'm all for optimism and working hard, but the world is (and even back then, was) much more complex than Nightingale describes. Stick with N. Hill if you want to hear timeless, universal truths.

Where it all began

Written by Jason Cohen from East York, ON on June 10th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Earl Nightingale started the entire audiobook industry! If you're going to listen to any inspirational/psychological audiobook this is the one to begin with. It's all basic knowledge we're familiar with but that's all we need. There is no short cut or magic formula. Listen to this and it will change your life!!

A Classic!

Written by Anonymous on June 20th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This was the first book/course I listened to back in 1985 and it literally changed my life. Just as good in 2006 as it was back then!

My favorite personal development book so far

Written by Glen Buchanan from Lehi, UT on June 8th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This guy is wonderful. I have learned so much from his wonderful examples and authorship. I'm not new to these kinds of works, but I am new to Earl Nightingale, and I absolutely love these cds. I want more cds from him.

Lead The Field

Written by Anonymous from Temple Hills, MD on May 23rd, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Full of great motivational tidbits and priciples of sucess. I found it very helpful.

Same Old Same Old

Written by Dave Jackson on January 20th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 2/5

It's not the authors fault, but I just listened to a couple of books from Dale Carnegie. Bascially in the same way that John Gray (Men are from Mars) and Steven Covey (7 habits) have written one good book, and then change a couple words a release it as a new book, this book is the same "motivational" book I've heard time and time again. Keep a positive attitude. Set goals. Stay Focused. The only good thing about this is it was only 3 CDs (where Carnegie can't get to a point if you had a gun to his head). Not a bad listen if this is a new subject to you, but for me, it was the same old advice.

Author Details

Author Details

Nightingale, Earl

In 1956, Earl Nightingale recorded his essay "The Strangest Secret." This recording became the first spoken message ever to receive a Gold Record by selling over one million copies. This triumph led Earl and his business partner, Lloyd Conant, to form Nightingale-Conant Corporation, a company dedicated to helping others achieve personal success. Earl Nightingale created and performed more than 7,000 daily broadcasts for his popular radio program, "Our Changing World," wrote and starred in many television programs, and was awarded the prestigious Golden Gavel Award from Toastmasters Internation