Vital Friends: The People You Can't Afford To Live Without

Version: Abridged
Author: Tom Rath
Narrator: Tom Rath
Genres: Business & Economics
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published In: October 2006
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Ratings:
Tell Your Friends:

Overview

What's the quickest way to ruin a friendship? Do great friendships have anything in common? Are close friendships in the workplace such a bad thing? These are just a few of the questions that bestselling author Tom Rath asked when he embarked on a massive study about the impact of friendships. His team's findings -- including the landmark discovery that people who have a "best friend at work" are seven times as likely to be engaged in their job -- are sure to challenge long-held assumptions people have about their friendships.

"Vital Friends" will help you better understand the eight vital friendship roles your friends play in your life and at work, and will help you develop these relationships into vital friendships that measurably improve your life. Each copy also includes a unique ID code that provides access to the Vital Friends Assessment and Web site -- a personalized, groundbreaking test that will help you see your coworkers, family, friends, and significant other in a whole new light.

Author Details

Author Details

Rath, Tom

Tom Rath is a man of business and has seen companies come and go as the Director of Membership and Marketing for the Evanston, Illinois Chamber of Commerce. He has been assisting new and established businesses through the Chamber of Commerce and has a keen insight in what is needed to build a part-time business that is going to make money. In addition to the Chamber, Rath has worked with a number of community organizations, in improving operations and marketing.