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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Patrick M. Lencioni
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2010-06-03
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780470893999

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A bestselling author and business guru tells how to improve your job satisfaction and performance. In his sixth fable, bestselling author Patrick Lencioni takes on a topic that almost everyone can relate to: the causes of a miserable job. Millions of workers, even those who have carefully chosen careers based on true passions and interests, dread going to work, suffering each day as they trudge to jobs that make them cynical, weary, and frustrated. It is a simple fact of business life that any job, from investment banker to dishwasher, can become miserable. Through the story of a CEO turned pizzeria manager, Lencioni reveals the three elements that make work miserable -- irrelevance, immeasurability, and anonymity -- and gives managers and their employees the keys to make any job more fulfilling. As with all of Lencioni?s books, this one is filled with actionable advice you can put into effect immediately. In addition to the fable, the book includes a detailed model examining the three signs of job misery and how they can be remedied. It covers the benefits of managing for job fulfillment within organizations -- increased productivity, greater retention, and competitive advantage -- and offers examples of how managers can use the applications in the book to deal with specific jobs and situations. Patrick Lencioni (San Francisco, CA) is President of The Table Group, a management consulting firm specializing in executive team development and organizational health. As a consultant and keynote speaker, he has worked with thousands of senior executives and executive teams in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to high-tech startups to universities and nonprofits. His clients include AT&T, Bechtel, Boeing, Cisco, Sam?s Club, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, Allstate, Visa, FedEx, New York Life, Sprint, Novell, Sybase, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Lencioni is the author of six bestselling books, including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. He previously worked for Oracle, Sybase, and the management consulting firm Bain & Company.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Patrick M. Lencioni
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Release: 2007-08-17
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 0787995312

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The Truth About Employee Engagement was originally published as The Three Signs of a Miserable Job. A bestselling author and business guru tells how to improve job satisfaction and performance. In his sixth fable, bestselling author Patrick Lencioni takes on a topic that almost everyone can relate to: job misery. Millions of workers, even those who have carefully chosen careers based on true passions and interests, dread going to work, suffering each day as they trudge to jobs that make them cynical, weary, and frustrated. It is a simple fact of business life that any job, from investment banker to dishwasher, can become miserable. Through the story of a CEO turned pizzeria manager, Lencioni reveals the three elements that make work miserable -- irrelevance, immeasurability, and anonymity -- and gives managers and their employees the keys to make any job more engaging. As with all of Lencioni’s books, this one is filled with actionable advice you can put into effect immediately. In addition to the fable, the book includes a detailed model examining the three root causes of job misery and how they can be remedied. It covers the benefits of managing for job engagement within organizations -- increased productivity, greater retention, and competitive advantage -- and offers examples of how managers can use the applications in the book to deal with specific jobs and situations. Patrick Lencioni is President of The Table Group, a management consulting firm specializing in executive team development and organizational health. As a consultant and keynote speaker, he has worked with thousands of senior executives and executive teams in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to high-tech startups to universities and nonprofits. His clients include. AT&T, Direct TV, JCPenney, Microsoft, Nestle, Northwestern Mutual, Southwest Airlines and St. Jude Chilren’s Research Hospital. Lencioni is the author of ten bestselling books, including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage. He previously worked for Oracle, Sybase, and the management consulting firm Bain & Company.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Patrick M. Lencioni
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2015-11-16
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781119237983

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Employee engagement has become the hot topic in business circles over the past several years. Although many leaders have a basic understanding of what it is and how it affects business outcomes, they rely on a set of faulty assumptions about how to create an engaged workforce. These assumptions--mostly carry overs from an old-school management mindset--distort the true meaning of employee engagement.The Stepford Employee Fallacy tells leaders what they need to hear and what employees are too afraid to say: the truth. Employers cannot mistreat their employees and expect them to be happy, committed, high-performing corporate robots. This book dismantles the contemporary understanding of employee engagement by debunking the beliefs of business leaders who have unrealistic expectations for their workers. Using anecdotes from his consulting practice, third-party research, brain science, current events, and his own personal observations from the front lines, Jonathan D. Villaire explains why the majority of employees today are disengaged in their jobs. He then offers some radical solutions to make all organizations more engaging places to work. Employee engagement is often referred to as a win-win situation for workers and their employers. It is, but only if leaders let go of the falsehood that has become an unspoken managerial tenet of the modern workplace: The Stepford Employee Fallacy.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Jonathan D. Villaire
Publisher: Cognize Consulting LLC
Release: 2018-07-08
File: 280 Pages
ISBN-13: 1543933742

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Discover how you can make your employees more fulfilled—and more successful—in their jobs It is a simple fact of business life that any job, from investment banker to dishwasher, can become miserable—and that even the most well-meaning manager can miss the causes. According to Patrick Lencioni, three underlying factors make a job miserable—anonymity, irrelevance, and immeasurement. Based on Lencioni's Three Signs of a Miserable Job model, the Managing for Employee Engagement Workshop will help managers understand the root causes of job misery and provides action items to develop an engaged workforce. In this workshop, managers will: Examine the Three Signs of a Miserable Job model and explore the effects of job misery on employees, managers, and organizations Use the feedback from a 180-degree assessment to identify your behaviors which may contribute to employee misery Learn simple yet powerful techniques for making your employees' jobs more fulfilling and more productive This guide provides facilitators and trainers with everything needed to create a high-impact half-day or one-day workshop for managers on the topic of employee engagement. This comprehensive workshop package includes the following: Detailed instructions for preparing, delivering and following up a workshop A script for a half-day or one-day workshop Stories that highlight key aspects of the model Flash Drive with slides, sample agendas, video clips and other helpful tools. Frequently asked questions A poster illustrating the Three Signs model Sample Self-Assessment Sample Participant Workbook* *A Participant Workbook is required for all workshop attendees.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Patrick M. Lencioni
Publisher: Pfeiffer
Release: 2011-04-18
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 0470537280

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This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Getting the Best from People (9780137080571) by Martha I. Finney. Available in print and digital formats. Engaged employees: how to transform the manager’s dream into your day-to-day reality! Imagine the perfect day at work. Other than fresh coffee brewing, the only noise is the sound of laughing as two coworkers remember the great day they had yesterday. Another conversation is focused on ways to put more quality, accuracy, functionality, and affordability into your flagship product…

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Martha Finney
Publisher: Pearson Education
Release: 2010-12-15
File: 10 Pages
ISBN-13: 0132685396

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USE THE POWER OF EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT TO IGNITE PASSION, PURPOSE, AND PRODUCTIVITY IN EVERY MEMBER OF YOUR STAFF Successful managers understand that their job is to help employees do their best work, not simply give orders. The Manager's Guide to Employee Engagement shows leaders at all levels how to build relationships that support collaboration and drive meaningful performance improvement. Learn how to: Foster loyalty, trust, and commitment in all your employees Create a culture of positive thinking Empower employees to act as internal entrepreneurs Align employee and organizational values and goals Become "the best boss ever"--without losing sight of business goals Learn how to make your employees engaged and successful--and facilitate your own success at the same time. Briefcase Books, written specifically for today's busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page: Clear definitions of key terms and concepts Tactics and strategies for engaging employees Tips for executing the tactics in the book Practical advice for minimizing the possibility of error Warning signs for when things are about to go wrong Examples of successful engagement tactics Specific planning procedures, tactics, and hands-on techniques

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Scott Carbonara
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release: 2012-10-05
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780071799515

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Discover how you can make your employees more fulfilled?and more successful?in their jobs It is a simple fact of business life that any job, from investment banker to dishwasher, can become miserable?and that even the most well-meaning manager can miss the causes. According to Patrick Lencioni, three underlying factors make a job miserable?anonymity, irrelevance, and immeasurement. Based on Lencioni's Three Signs of a Miserable Job model, the Managing for Employee Engagement Workshop will help managers understand the root causes of job misery and provides action items to develop an engaged workforce. In this workshop, managers will: Examine the Three Signs of a Miserable Job model and explore the effects of job misery on employees, managers, and organizations Use the feedback from a 180-degree assessment to identify your behaviors which may contribute to employee misery Learn simple yet powerful techniques for making your employees' jobs more fulfilling and more productive This guide provides facilitators and trainers with everything needed to create a high-impact half-day or one-day workshop for managers on the topic of employee engagement. This comprehensive workshop package includes the following: Detailed instructions for preparing, delivering and following up a workshop A script for a half-day or one-day workshop Stories that highlight key aspects of the model Flash Drive with slides, sample agendas, video clips and other helpful tools. Frequently asked questions A poster illustrating the Three Signs model Sample Self-Assessment Sample Participant Workbook* *A Participant Workbook is required for all workshop attendees.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Patrick M. Lencioni
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2011-04-19
File: 72 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780470520734

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How to foster happier employees for a healthier bottom line Managers could learn a lot from a message echoed by generations of dairy farmers: "Contented cows give better milk." This book is not, repeat, not a management tome. In this fully revised and expanded edition to a book which absolutely, positively makes the case that treating people right is one of the best things any business can do for its bottom line, Contented Cows Still Give Better Milk offers sound, practical advice for those who know that their reputation as an employer is as important as bandwidth. Offers updated case studies and new examples from on-site research in a number of real organizations, as well as inspiring examples of companies that know how to do it right . . . and few that didn't Fad-free prescriptive advice informed by the authors' combined four-plus decades of training and consulting with thousands of managers and employees, conducting employee engagement surveys, and translating the attendant learning to management audiences in a form they can appreciate and use Coauthor Bill Catlette's Bottom Line Leadership Seminar has helped thousands of managers become more effective leaders Direct from the horse's . . . actually cow's mouth, this fully revised and expanded second edition will teach readers that having a focused, engaged, and capably led workforce is one of the best things any organization can do for its bottom line.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Bill Catlette
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2012-05-31
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118331804

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"Finally, a no-nonsense primer for leaders on how to build . . . and keep . . . extraordinary talent. This book should be in the briefcase of every exec in the world and should be pulled out every day for a refresher on how to be a real' leader."--Dan Walker, Former Chief Talent Officer for Apple, Inc.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Martha I. Finney
Publisher: FT Press
Release: 2008
File: 198 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780132354912

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