Joy at Work

Joy at Work
Author: Marie Kondo,Scott Sonenshein
Publsiher: Little, Brown Spark
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 0316423343
ISBN 13: 9780316423342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joy at Work Book Review:

Declutter your desk and brighten up your business with this transformative guide from an organizational psychologist and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. The workplace is a magnet for clutter and mess. Who hasn't felt drained by wasteful meetings, disorganized papers, endless emails, and unnecessary tasks? These are the modern-day hazards of working, and they can slowly drain the joy from work, limit our chances of career progress, and undermine our well-being. There is another way. In Joy at Work, bestselling author and Netflix star Marie Kondo and Rice University business professor Scott Sonenshein offer stories, studies, and strategies to help you eliminate clutter and make space for work that really matters. Using the world-renowned KonMari Method and cutting-edge research, Joy at Work will help you overcome the challenges of workplace mess and enjoy the productivity, success, and happiness that come with a tidy desk and mind.

Joy at Work

Joy at Work
Author: Marie Kondo,Scott Sonenshein
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 0316423343
ISBN 13: 9780316423342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joy at Work Book Review:

Declutter your desk and brighten up your business with this transformative guide from an organizational psychologist and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. The workplace is a magnet for clutter and mess. Who hasn't felt drained by wasteful meetings, disorganized papers, endless emails, and unnecessary tasks? These are the modern-day hazards of working, and they can slowly drain the joy from work, limit our chances of career progress, and undermine our well-being. There is another way. In Joy at Work, bestselling author and Netflix star Marie Kondo and Rice University business professor Scott Sonenshein offer stories, studies, and strategies to help you eliminate clutter and make space for work that really matters. Using the world-renowned KonMari Method and cutting-edge research, Joy at Work will help you overcome the challenges of workplace mess and enjoy the productivity, success, and happiness that come with a tidy desk and mind.

Joy at Work

Joy at Work
Author: Marie Kondo,Scott Sonenshein
Publsiher: Boxtree
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN 10: 1760980021
ISBN 13: 9781760980023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joy at Work Book Review:

If you properly simplify and organize your work life once, you'll never have to do it again. Marie Kondo's first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, sparked a new genre of publishing and became an international bestseller. Now, for the first time, you will be guided through the process of tidying up your work life. In Joy at Work, KonMari method pioneer Marie Kondo and organizational psychologist Scott Sonenshein will help you to refocus your mind on what's important at work, and as their examples show, the results can be truly life-changing. With advice on how to improve the way you work, the book features advice on problem areas including fundamentals like how to organize your desk, finally get through your emails and find what sparks joy in an open plan office. Like how the key to successful tidying in the home is by tackling clutter in the correct order, Joy at Work adapts the inspirational KonMari Method for the workplace, taking you step-by-step through your professional environment so that you can identify the most joyful way to work for you. Once you've found order in your work life, you can feel empowered to find confidence, energy and motivation to create the career you want and move on from negative working practices.

Joy at Work

Joy at Work
Author: Dennis W. Bakke
Publsiher: PVG
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2010-08-03
ISBN 10: 9780974355290
ISBN 13: 0974355291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joy at Work Book Review:

Imagine a company where people love coming to work and are highly productive on a daily basis. Imagine a company whose top executives, in a quest to create the most "fun" workplace ever, obliterate labor-management divisions and push decision-making responsibility down to the plant floor. Could such a company compete in today's bottom-line corporate world? Could it even turn a profit? Well, imagine no more. In Joy at Work, Dennis W. Bakke tells the true story of this extraordinary company--and how, as its co-founder and longtime CEO, he challenged the business establishment with revolutionary ideas that could remake America's organizations. It is the story of AES, whose business model and operating ethos -"let's have fun"-were conceived during a 90-minute car ride from Annapolis, Maryland, to Washington, D.C. In the next two decades, it became a worldwide energy giant with 40,000 employees in 31 countries and revenues of $8.6 billion. It's a remarkable tale told by a remarkable man: Bakke, a farm boy who was shaped by his religious faith, his years at Harvard Business School, and his experience working for the Federal Energy Administration. He rejects workplace drudgery as a noxious remnant of the Industrial Revolution. He believes work should be fun, and at AES he set out to prove it could be. Bakke sought not the empty "fun" of the Friday beer blast but the joy of a workplace where every person, from custodian to CEO, has the power to use his or her God-given talents free of needless corporate bureaucracy. In Joy at Work, Bakke tells how he helped create a company where every decision made at the top was lamented as a lost chance to delegate responsibility--and where all employees were encouraged to take the "game-winning shot," even when it wasn't a slam-dunk. Perhaps Bakke's most radical stand was his struggle to break the stranglehold of "creating shareholder value" on the corporate mind-set and replace it with more timeless values: integrity, fairness, social responsibility, and a sense of fun.

The Joy of Work

The Joy of Work
Author: Bruce Daisley
Publsiher: Random House Business Books
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-01-16
ISBN 10: 9781847942395
ISBN 13: 1847942393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Joy of Work Book Review:

__________________________ 'Bruce Daisley is on a mission to change the world of work.' The Times __________________________ From the creator of hit podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat comes a revolutionary re-envisioning of how to enjoy your job. Do you want to get more done, feel less stressed and love your job again? Sometimes having a job can feel like hard work. But between Monk Mode mornings, silent meetings and crisp Thursdays, the solutions are at your fingertips. Bruce Daisley knows a thing or two about the workplace. In the course of a career that has taken him from some of the world's biggest media companies to Twitter, via Google and YouTube, he has become a leading expert on how we work now. And in his hugely popular podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat, he has explored ways to fix it. Now he shares 30 brilliant - and refreshingly simple - tips on how to make your job more productive, more rewarding - and much, much more enjoyable. 'With just 30 changes, you can transform your work experience from bland and boring (or worse) to fulfilling, fun, and even joyful.' Daniel Pink, author of When and Drive __________________________ "This is a warm, wise and funny book which provides a terrific summary of some of the science - and stories - behind what makes work a positive part of people's lives. From the importance of lunch to the value of laughter, this book gives witty and practical advice. I loved it and I've already started changing some of the things I do at work, as a result!" - Professor Sophie Scott "Don't quit yet! In this book, Bruce shares remarkable advice that may well have you laughing while you work and truly loving your job." - Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder "Bruce Daisley's The Joy of Work is a joy to read. It translates the best of workplace psychology research into practical ways of establishing creative and liveable cultures at work--a must read for all of us 9-5ers!" - Professor Sir Cary Cooper, ALLIANCE Manchester Business School, University of Manchester "Bruce's The Joy of Work is an important reminder of simple everyday practices to improve how we all work together, which will lead to greater team and individual happiness and performance. Great results will follow." - Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square "With just 30 changes, you can transform your work experience from bland and boring (or worse) to fulfilling, fun, and even joyful. Bruce Daisley has pulled together threads of research and woven them into a tapestry of strategies that actually work, and that don't depend on the CEO's sign-off for implementation. You can begin changing your work culture today at the individual, team, and organisational levels with these tactics that increase creativity, productivity, and satisfaction." - Daniel Pink, author of WHEN and DRIVE

The Joy of Work

The Joy of Work
Author: Peter Warr,Guy Clapperton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2010-10-04
ISBN 10: 1136836659
ISBN 13: 9781136836657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Joy of Work Book Review:

Are you happy at work? Or do you just grin and bear it? We spend an average of 25% of our lives at work, so it’s important to make the best of it. The Joy of Work? looks at happiness and unhappiness from a fresh perspective. It draws on up-to-date research from around the world to present the causes and consequences of low job satisfaction and gives helpful suggestions and strategies for how to get more enjoyment from work. The book includes many interesting case studies about individual work situations, and features simple self-completion questionnaires and procedures to help increase your happiness. Practical suggestions cover how to improve a job without moving out of it, advice about changing jobs, as well as how to alter typical styles of thinking which affect your attitudes. This book is unique. The subject is of major significance to virtually all adults - people in jobs and those who are hoping to get one. It is particularly distinctive in combining two areas that are usually looked at separately – self-help approaches to making yourself happy and issues within organizations that affect well-being. The Joy of Work? has been written in a relaxed and readable style by an exceptional combination of authors: a highly-acclaimed professor of psychology and a widely published business journalist. Bringing together research from business and psychology – including positive psychology – this practical book will make a big difference to your happiness at work – and therefore to your whole life.

Job Joy

Job Joy
Author: Kristen J. Zavo
Publsiher: Morgan James Publishing
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN 10: 164279225X
ISBN 13: 9781642792256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Job Joy Book Review:

Find Success and Happiness by Doing Work That Matters. Job Joy author, Kristen Zavo, knows what it’s like to be successful by all outside measures, but still unhappy at work. Over the course of nearly two decades in traditional jobs, she’s tried it all in pursuit of career happiness and fulfillment. In this guide, she passes on the knowledge of her experience, so you can shortcut your way to career happiness. You’ll learn what worked (and what didn’t), and the exact process that she discovered – and now uses with clients – so that they too, can turn things around and once again become excited, passionate and fulfilled at work. Job Joy is the perfect guide for high achievers who feel stuck in their career - unsure of what to do next, and afraid it's too late to do anything different anyway. After reading Job Joy, you will have the tools to: Find meaning at work NOW Do more of what you love and less of what you don’t each day, and still make it to 6pm spin class Determine whether you should stay put or find a new job – or even an entirely new career Overcome the top fears and challenges that are stopping you from making a move – and a difference Create a plan to build a career that has meaning Why let yet another year go by, hoping for change to just happen? Take the first step towards experiencing success, meaning, and happiness in your career – get Job Joy today!

A Life at Work

A Life at Work
Author: Thomas Moore
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2008-02-26
ISBN 10: 0767928482
ISBN 13: 9780767928489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Life at Work Book Review:

A job is never just a job. It is always connected to a deep and invisible process of finding meaning in life through work. In Thomas Moore’s groundbreaking book Care of the Soul, he wrote of “the great malady of the twentieth century…the loss of soul.” That bestselling work taught readers ways to cultivate depth, genuineness, and soulfulness in their everyday lives, and became a beloved classic. Now, in A Life’s Work, Moore turns to an aspect of our lives that looms large in our self-regard, an aspect by which we may even define ourselves—our work. The workplace, Moore knows, is a laboratory where matters of soul are worked out. A Life’s Work is about finding the right job, yes, and it is also about uncovering and becoming the person you were meant to be. Moore reveals the quest to find a life’s work in all its depth and mystery. All jobs, large and small, long-term and temporary, he writes, contribute to your life’s work. A particular job may be important because of the emotional rewards it offers or for the money. But beneath the surface, your labors are shaping your destiny for better or worse. If you ignore the deeper issues, you may not know the nature of your calling, and if you don’t do work that connects with your deep soul, you may always be dissatisfied, not only in your choice of work but in all other areas of life. Moore explores the often difficult process—the obstacles, blocks, and hardships of our own making—that we go through on our way to discovering our purpose, and reveals the joy that is our reward. He teaches us patience, models the necessary powers of reflection, and gives us the courage to keep going. A Life’s Work is a beautiful rumination, realistic and poignant, and a comforting and exhilarating guide to one of life’s biggest dilemmas and one of its greatest opportunities.

Work

Work
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2012-12-11
ISBN 10: 1937006204
ISBN 13: 9781937006204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Work Book Review:

"We all need to Chop Wood and Carry Water". In Thich Nhat Hanh's latest teachings on how to use applied Buddhism in daily life, he looks at how we deal with workplace scenarios, handle home and family responsibilities, and endure traffic jams and other challenges of modern life. By carefully examining our everyday choices he encourages us to become a lotus in a muddy world by building mindful communities, learning about compassionate living, and come to an understanding of our inert "Buddha nature." Part-time Buddha aims at contributing to new models of leadership and doing business, but is also full of life-coaching advise and finding our true happiness"--

Discover Joy in Work

Discover Joy in Work
Author: Shundrawn A. Thomas
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN 10: 0830857982
ISBN 13: 9780830857982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discover Joy in Work Book Review:

Is it possible for us to truly flourish in our work? Business executive Shundrawn Thomas reveals how work is intended to produce lasting value and should be meaningful and productive. Addressing issues of work ethic, character formation, and work-life synergy, Thomas helps us to a greater understanding of our abilities and passions, which in turn helps us find better harmony between what we do and who we are.

Joy Inc

Joy  Inc
Author: Richard Sheridan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-12-26
ISBN 10: 0698151704
ISBN 13: 9780698151703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joy Inc Book Review:

The moment you walk into Menlo Innovations, you can sense the atmosphere full of energy, playfulness, enthusiasm, and maybe even . . . joy. As a package-delivery person once remarked, “I don’t know what you do, but whatever it is, I want to work here.” Every year, thousands of visitors come from around the world to visit Menlo Innovations, a small software company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They make the trek not to learn about technology but to witness a radically different approach to company culture. CEO and “Chief Storyteller” Rich Sheridan removed the fear and ambiguity that typically make a workplace miserable. His own experience in the software industry taught him that, for many, work was marked by long hours and mismanaged projects with low-quality results. There had to be a better way. With joy as the explicit goal, Sheridan and his team changed everything about how the company was run. They established a shared belief system that supports working in pairs and embraces making mistakes, all while fostering dignity for the team. The results blew away all expectations. Menlo has won numerous growth awards and was named an Inc. magazine “audacious small company.” It has tripled its physical office three times and produced products that dominate markets for its clients. Joy, Inc. offers an inside look at how Sheridan and Menlo created a joyful culture, and shows how any organization can follow their methods for a more passionate team and sustainable, profitable results. Sheridan also shows how to run smarter meetings and build cultural training into your hiring process. Joy, Inc. offers an inspirational blueprint for readers in any field who want a committed, energizing atmosphere at work—leading to sustainable business results.

Stretch

Stretch
Author: Scott Sonenshein
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN 10: 0062457233
ISBN 13: 9780062457233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stretch Book Review:

A groundbreaking approach to succeeding in business and life, using the science of resourcefulness. We often think the key to success and satisfaction is to get more: more money, time, and possessions; bigger budgets, job titles, and teams; and additional resources for our professional and personal goals. It turns out we’re wrong. Using captivating stories to illustrate research in psychology and management, Rice University professor Scott Sonenshein examines why some people and organizations succeed with so little, while others fail with so much. People and organizations approach resources in two different ways: “chasing” and “stretching.” When chasing, we exhaust ourselves in the pursuit of more. When stretching, we embrace the resources we already have. This frees us to find creative and productive ways to solve problems, innovate, and engage our work and lives more fully. Stretch shows why everyone—from executives to entrepreneurs, professionals to parents, athletes to artists—performs better with constraints; why seeking too many resources undermines our work and well-being; and why even those with a lot benefit from making the most out of a little. Drawing from examples in business, education, sports, medicine, and history, Scott Sonenshein advocates a powerful framework of resourcefulness that allows anybody to work and live better.

Eat Sleep Work Repeat

Eat Sleep Work Repeat
Author: Bruce Daisley
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN 10: 0062944525
ISBN 13: 9780062944528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eat Sleep Work Repeat Book Review:

“An important reminder of simple everyday practices to improve how we all work together, which will lead to greater team and individual happiness and performance. Great results will follow.”—Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square “With just 30 changes, you can transform your work experience from bland and boring (or worse) to fulfilling, fun, and even joyful.”—Daniel Pink, author of When and Drive The vice president of Twitter Europe and host of the top business podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat offers thirty smart, research-based hacks for bringing joy and fun back into our burned out, uninspired work lives. How does a lunch break spark a burst of productivity? Can a team’s performance be improved simply by moving the location of the coffee maker? Why are meetings so often a waste of time, and how can a walking meeting actually get decisions made? As an executive with decades of management experience at top Silicon Valley companies including YouTube, Google, and Twitter, Bruce Daisley has given a lot of thought to what makes a workforce productive and what factors can improve the workplace to benefit a company’s employees, customers, and bottom line. In his debut book, he shares what he’s discovered, offering practical, often counterintuitive, insights and solutions for reinvigorating work to give us more meaning, productivity, and joy at the office. A Gallup survey of global workers revealed shocking news: only 13% of employees are engaged in their jobs. This means that burn out and unhappiness at work are a reality for the vast majority of workers. Managers—and employees themselves—can make work better. Eat Sleep Work Repeat shows them how, offering more than two dozen research-backed, user-friendly strategies, including: Go to Lunch (it makes you less tired over the weekend) Suggest a Tea Break (it increases team cohesiveness and productivity) Conduct a Pre-Mortem (foreseeing possible issues can prevent problems and creates a spirit of curiosity and inquisitiveness) “Let’s start enjoying our jobs again,” Daisley insists. “It’s time to rediscover the joy of work.”

Joy at Work Work at Joy

Joy at Work  Work at Joy
Author: Joan Marques
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781932181531
ISBN 13: 1932181539
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joy at Work Work at Joy Book Review:

Inspiring employees of all levels, this guide helps lay a foundation for creating a positive, uplifting attitude towards each work day by making mindful choices to be kind and supportive especially in collaborative situations. This empowering reference promotes acceptance, togetherness, interconnectedness, and mutuality as means to a happy, positive day. Each day of the year is allotted one page, providing a daily guiding thought, an action to try to accomplish, and an idea to ponder, sometimes in the form of a short story. These practical, daily steps help turn a workplace into a more joyful, gratifying, and productive space.

The Progress Principle

The Progress Principle
Author: Teresa Amabile,Steven Kramer
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-07-19
ISBN 10: 1422142736
ISBN 13: 9781422142738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Progress Principle Book Review:

What really sets the best managers above the rest? It’s their power to build a cadre of employees who have great inner work lives—consistently positive emotions; strong motivation; and favorable perceptions of the organization, their work, and their colleagues. The worst managers undermine inner work life, often unwittingly. As Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer explain in The Progress Principle, seemingly mundane workday events can make or break employees’ inner work lives. But it’s forward momentum in meaningful work—progress—that creates the best inner work lives. Through rigorous analysis of nearly 12,000 diary entries provided by 238 employees in 7 companies, the authors explain how managers can foster progress and enhance inner work life every day. The book shows how to remove obstacles to progress, including meaningless tasks and toxic relationships. It also explains how to activate two forces that enable progress: (1) catalysts—events that directly facilitate project work, such as clear goals and autonomy—and (2) nourishers—interpersonal events that uplift workers, including encouragement and demonstrations of respect and collegiality. Brimming with honest examples from the companies studied, The Progress Principle equips aspiring and seasoned leaders alike with the insights they need to maximize their people’s performance.

The Absolute Joy of Work From Vermont to Broadway Hollywood and Damn Near Round the World

The Absolute Joy of Work  From Vermont to Broadway  Hollywood  and Damn Near  Round the World
Author: Carleton Carpenter
Publsiher: BearManor Media
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Absolute Joy of Work From Vermont to Broadway Hollywood and Damn Near Round the World Book Review:

You may know his name, but you’ve certainly heard the gold record novelty song, “Aba Daba Honeymoon,” that he recorded with Debbie Reynolds; you’ve seen the 1950 MGM musicals Three Little Words and Summer Stock; you’ve laughed and loved Father of the Bride with Elizabeth Taylor, Two Weeks with Love, and Crazy For You. Film,television, and stage actor. Magician. Songwriter. Novelist. Carleton Carpenter has been them all, as well as a bellhop, professional magician, circus clown,church organist, barroom piano player, carny pitchman, commercial spokesman, Navy Seabee, screenwriter, ASCAP composer and lyricist, cabaret singer, Vaudeville performer, and recording artist. Discover the more than twenty New York stage productions, countless tours around the country, hundreds of TV and radio shows, gold records, and the many films in which he appeared. His resume reads like a Who’s Who of Hollywood, including his associations with Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Bert Lahr, David Merrick, Ray Bolger, Mary Martin, Carol Channing, Jane Powell, and Janet Leigh. His life story reverberates with ecstasy and anxiety, yet through it all, the absolute joy of his work overcame all obstacles, and he achieved more in his life than most people could dream. The autobiography of Carleton Carpenter. 20 chapters. Introduction by Debbie Reynolds. More than 60 rare photos tracing his more-than seventy-year career. “A marvelously entertaining memoir from a uniquely talented artist in the theatre and movies.” - Angela Lansbury “Carleton Carpenter has led many lives, before and after he duetted on ‘Aba Daba Honeymoon’. I’m so glad he has chosen to share those lives with us in this wonderful new book.” - Leonard Maltin “At the movies,Carleton Carpenter was the boyish equivalent of an all-American Fourth of July picnic—wholesome, delightful, and utterly without pretense. The story of his life is equally likeable—candid, funny, and full of joy. For anyone who misses the golden days of Broadway and Hollywood, he shares his show business memories without artifice, phony sentimentality, or any of the usual axes to grind. This book puts a smile on your face and keeps it there.” -Rex Reed

Kiki Jax

Kiki   Jax
Author: Marie Kondo,Salina Yoon
Publsiher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 0525646280
ISBN 13: 9780525646280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kiki Jax Book Review:

International tidying superstar and New York Times bestselling author Marie Kondo brings her unique method to young readers in this charming story about how tidying up creates space for joy in all parts of your life, co-written and illustrated by beloved children’s book veteran Salina Yoon. The KonMari Method inspires a charming friendship story that is sure to spark joy! Kiki and Jax are best friends, but they couldn’t be more different. The one thing they always agree on is how much fun they have together. But when things start to get in the way, can they make space for what has always sparked joy—each other?

Joy at Work

Joy at Work
Author: Dennis Bakke
Publsiher: Charisma House
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780976268604
ISBN 13: 0976268604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joy at Work Book Review:

Presents a theory of personnel management which contends that giving priority to employee satisfaction and autonomy over profits is the best way to business success, with real-life examples from AES, the energy company cofounded by the author.

Work with Meaning Work with Joy

Work with Meaning  Work with Joy
Author: Pat McHenry Sullivan
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781580511179
ISBN 13: 1580511171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Work with Meaning Work with Joy Book Review:

A helpful book that offers wisdom and inspiration as relevant to CEO's as theya re to mailroom clerks and midlevel managers.

The Book of Joy

The Book of Joy
Author: Dalai Lama,Desmond Tutu,Douglas Carlton Abrams
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-09-20
ISBN 10: 0143198343
ISBN 13: 9780143198345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Joy Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER Two great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity. The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet, despite having experienced great personal and national suffering. From the beginning the book was envisioned as a three-layer birthday cake, the first being their personal stories and teachings about joy. Both the Dalai Lama and Tutu have been tested by extraordinary adversity, oppression, and conflict. The second layer consists of the exciting research into joy as well as the other qualities essential for any enduring happiness, like gratitude, humility, humour, compassion, generosity, and forgiveness. And the third encompasses practical exercises and guidance based on the Dalai Lama's and Tutu's own daily practices, which anchor their emotional and spiritual lives. Most of all, during that landmark week in Dharamsala, they demonstrated by their own exuberance, compassion, and even wise-cracking humour, how joy can be transformed from a fleeting emotion into an enduring way of being.