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Kingdomality: An Ingenious New Way to Triumph in Management Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion (January 5, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401301355
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401301354
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #485,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kingdomality involves the story of a mythical king presiding over a chaotic kingdom in which nothing seems to get done because the subjects are unhappy, unreliable, and in constant conflict. Much like many nonperforming workers today, they have been assigned tasks that they are completely unsuited for. A visiting wizard grants the king one wish to straighten the whole mess out, delivering management consultant Lady Elizabeth, who introduces the book's theory on 12 personality types and the jobs that make them happy. To participate in the fun, readers are invited to take an online test at http://www.kindomality.com and discover their personality types. The results may be quite revealing and not necessarily what you might expect!

David Siegfried
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

About the Author

Sheldon Bowles is the author with Ken Blanchard of many successful books in the One Minute Manager series, including Raving Fans and Gung Ho! Richard Silvano and Susan Silvano are directors of Houston-based Career Management International, which was founded in 1976. They have worked for many years in career counselling, employee training and development with individuals, as well as helping organizations, institutions and corporations to realise the full potential of their most precious investment, their human resources. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The book is a very easy reading.
Gustavo Atvars
The insight will assist the leader in tapping into the positive attributes (and weaknesses) of all members as well as lay the path towards solid team building.
Umi
It also helped me achieve a better understanding of human behavior in my personal and professional life.
T.J. from Va.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Y.O.A. on December 31, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I read this book in one sitting and immediately ordered one for each of my employees. Kingdomality is an easy and powerful way to understand how others at your workplace process information, make decisions, and perceive others. It is also applicable in personal relationships, and has helped me numerous times from jumping to conclusions simply because someone did not respond the way I thought they should. Highly recommended!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By T.J. from Va. on December 27, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book offers tremendous insight for managers who are seeking to build a strong bond with their employees and improve productivity. It also helped me achieve a better understanding of human behavior in my personal and professional life.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Duffy on December 24, 2004
Format: Hardcover
If you liked the One Minute Manager or Raving Fans you will love Kingdomality!

This is a very creative team building tool. I encourage you to go to the Kingdomality web site, find out what your role would have been in the medieval kingdom. Then read the book and use it professionally or personally to understand how you and your team/friends best work/play together.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mark A. Metzendorf on December 23, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I have used the Kingdomality Program with many work teams and with my church council over the past 8 years. It is an entertaining and valuable way for individuals to understand the powerful impact of personal style, preference, and motiviation - and how that diversity can drive team results or cripple its capacity.

You may be familiar with other programs based on the same psychological underpinnings. However - the Kingdomality program presents this material in a manner which is fresh, entertaining, and provides imagery and vocabulary that allows a work team to put it to use.

The book is a great read and a good place to start with this program. The website is a complementary tool to allow your team to put this to work.

I highly recommend this book and this program!

Mark Metzendorf
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By JJ Blue on November 23, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Take a parable, merge it with the populace of a medevil kingdom, add some very savvy psychology and you have an above average book to help you understand yourself and deal with your co-workers.

This one has a fun website associated with it. [...] Find out who you are, have your co-workers take it to find out who they are, and then take a look at the book. The quiz is uncannily accurate, and if nothing else, you'll bond with the people around you over this.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. A. KONRATH VINE VOICE on January 28, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Not only is this book an ingenious new way to triumph in management, it's also an ingenious new way to write a book about management.

Business books are normally dry, paint-by-numbers texts that are tough to plod through.

Not this business book! Bowles doesn't lecture readers--he delights them with a witty tale told 'once upon a time' style, cleverly explaining how a savvy ruler can get the most from his followers through simple observation and easy-to-learn techniques.

Besides being informative (and 100% on the money), Kingdomality also does something NO OTHER book on management has ever done. It entertains.

When you finish the book, you've not only learned a great deal, but had more than a few laugh outloud chuckles, and too many smiles to count.

Bowles proves that learning, even if you're a high-powered Fortune 500 executive, can be fun.

Stephen Covey could take lessons from Sheldon Bowles.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Catherine Blue on January 11, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I found Kingdomality through their online quiz ([...]) and bought the book when I saw it.

It's a nice story, if a little bit soft, but it does show how different personality types can interact. The advice is useful at work, at home, with various friends.

Plus it's a lot more fun than poring over pop-psychology jargon.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By NJM on December 29, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Kindomality brings a unique way to look at business management to the table which helps build camaraderie and trust in the workplace.
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