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  • Listening to Ignite the Human Mind
  • By: Nancy Kline
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  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (119 ratings)

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Time to Think

By: Nancy Kline
Narrated by: Nancy Kline
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Summary

Most people think they listen well, but they rarely do - not at this level. Listening this way is a radical act.

The power of effective listening is recognised as the essential tool of good management. In this book, Nancy Kline describes how we can achieve this and presents a step-by-step guide that can be used in any situation.

Whether you want to have more productive meetings, solve business problems, create bold strategies, or build stronger relationships, this book offers you a new world of possibilities.

From blue chip companies developing high-powered teams to individuals seeking personal growth, a thinking environment has come to mean transformation of the highest quality.

©2021 Nancy Kline (P)2021 Octopus Publishing Group

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A must-read, but avoid listening!!

So badly recorded, so poor quality, amateur, released without cleaning the mouth/saliva sounds, without editing small mistakes/repeats and with terrible sound-quality music in between chapters/parts. I’ve literally struggled to listen; and admittedly quit at the end of part 2.

It is such an amazing book, GREAT view/ideas! Definitely a ‘must-read’ that I would recommend to everyone. Yet, please do ‘read’ so that you can appreciate the value of the content.

I’d strongly recommend re-recording of the book!

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Great book well narrated

This is a great book and well narrated by the author. There are a few areas needing post production review (author repeats themselves in what is clearly a ‘second take’) I found this a bit distracting.

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Great book POOR RECORDING

One of the best books I've heard. But you can hear her saliva and swallowing throughout - uncomfortable and disturbing to listen to

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Great book BAD recording

amazing book with great content. definitely recommend too read... but not to listen!
the quality of recording is very bad! you can hear something wrong with saliva in her mouth. really annoying and disturbing

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Excellent book, editing and chapter voice poor

The book and author narration is superb. Their is so much packed into this book that can benefit anyone. Manager, family, teacher....

The main narration is excellent and the author speaks in a calm composed manner allowing you to soak up the main theme ‘listen’.
Unfortunately after 50% through the editing is poor with repeated sentences etc. The voice that introduces the chapters is awful, extremely old fashioned and irritated through. I almost returned it 1/2 way but the content prevented me from doing so.

Please re edit and please remove the chapter narrator.

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Really helping with my practice as a HWBC

This book has been really useful in my practice as a health and wellbeing coach.

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Inspirational

So thought provoking with clear steps to put her suggestions into practice. Hearing Nancy's voice makes it even more of a call to action. Excellent book!

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A book that soothes the mind and soul.

If there's a more soothing and reassuring voice than Nancy Kline's for an audiobook, I've yet to hear it. Even listening at double speed it still soothed me in ways I didn't expect and not just her voice, the words, her message and mission spoke straight to the heart of everything I care about
I hope everyone will check this book out and create thinking environments in their lives. The stories of real world application were fantastic and Nancy's own journey to this practise is phenomenal.
My only negative is the audio editing. Many recording do-overs were left in and unfortunately were a little distracting. I'm not sure I noticed them in More Time to Think but I'm going to revisit that book soon. If Nancy wants proof listeners in the future, I'm here for it and would be more than happy to take out the recording mistakes for any future version.

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This book will change your conversations forever

Loved this book.
my goodness - so insightful
I only listen to books and went to buy the paperback half way through to mark sections.

Partway through the book, I started testing out of the techniques and it worked!!!!!!!!

It will change your conversations.

Can't rave enough about this book.
Give it a go.

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This is a great book about thinking effectively

In today's world frenetic world we are not creating the right environment or social conditions for the human mind to think effectively or creatively.

The 10 principles of the 'Thinking Environment' is offered as a way to counteract to remove blockages to the thinking process both as groups in meetings and as individuals.

It starts with the premice that everyone should be given time that everyone be given time to think out loud and be respectively listened to. That’s where I the best ideas came from.

I shall definitely try and implement some of these ideas in my work going forwards especially when chairing meetings.

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  • Brett Lederle
  • 08-10-22

By far the best book this year!!!

I love the way that Nancy narrates this and the way that it is so simple and so powerful. this is one of the most powerful books that I've ever read about coaching and support and love and families.

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  • Chris Powell
  • 28-05-22

Educational

I enjoyed this overall.

The language is sometimes overly flowery and drawn out. I struggled to read the book but the audio book was more manageable.

The author tries to formalize a number of good and constructive ideas into a system she calls the Thinking Environment. There are some good lessons to be had and I personally found myself implementing some of it in my own meetings in a less formal fashion.

Often the author goes way overboard in my opinion in terms of the merits of this system. It's almost framed as the cure to all ills. Personally speaking I feel this detracts from something that taken with a bit more realism is clearly a good and beneficial approach in a variety of situations.

I found myself struggling to persist through some sections of the book but I persisted as there are good lessons to be learned. I'm happy I did. But it didn't need to be so tedious.

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  • G-mama
  • 24-11-21

a much read for any and everyone.

This book is bot encouraging as well as inspiring. I will listen to it again and again

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  • Meryl Pick
  • 04-09-21

Fantastic book. Performance flawed

Fantastic book. Such great material which will change how I engage with people in my life and with my own thinking. Distracting errors in editing the recording though. Reader often repeats herself.