Vital Friends

The People You Can't Afford to Live Without
Product Number: EB00709592
Released: Aug 07, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781595620361
Publisher: Gallup Press
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Rath delivers a fascinating read that will change the way you look at your family, friends, coworkers, and significant other. What's the quickest way to ruin a friendship? Can bosses actually learn something from marriages? Are very close friendships in the workplace such a bad thing? These are just a few of the questions that #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Rath asked when he embarked on a massive study of friendships. Along with several leading researchers, Rath pored through the literature, conducted several experiments, and analyzed more than 5 million interviews from The Gallup Organization's worldwide database. His team's discoveries produced Vital Friends, a book that challenges long-held assumptions people have about their relationships. And the team's landmark discovery - that people who have a "best friend at work" are seven times as likely to be engaged in their job - is sure to rattle the structure of organizations around the world. Drawing on research and case studies from topics as diverse as marriage, management, and architecture, Vital Friends reveals what's common to all truly essential friendships: a regular focus on what each person is contributing to the friendship - rather than the all-too-common approach of expecting one person to be everything. The book includes a unique ID code that provides access to the Vital Friends Assessment and website. This groundbreaking test reveals which friends play each of the eight vital friendship roles in your life. Tom Rath's fast-paced and inviting storytelling takes a mountain of important research and makes it remarkably accessible and applicable. By the time you finish reading Vital Friends, you'll see your family, friends, coworkers, and significant other in a whole new light.

Author(s): Tom Rath
Original Publish Date: Aug 01, 2006

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Author(s): Tom Rath
Product Number BN10660
Released: Oct 04, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781531865399
Author(s): Tom Rath
Narrator(s): Tom Rath
Product Number Z100134394
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780743562652

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