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: 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.

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo The Book Collection

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo  The Book Collection
Author: Marie Kondo
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN 10: 9781984857934
ISBN 13: 1984857932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo The Book Collection Book Review:

Discover the books that inspired the Netflix phenomenon Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, now together in a gorgeous keepsake package: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy. Japanese decluttering expert Marie Kondo has taken the world by storm with her Netflix show, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Now fans can get the two books that started the movement, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy, in a beautifully packaged box set that combines this philosophical wisdom, practical advice, and charming prescriptive illustrations into one master class. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is Kondo's guide to decluttering your home using her famed KonMari Method, and Spark Joy is an illustrated manual with step-by-step instructions for folding clothes and tackling messy areas of the home. With these two books, you can capture the joy of Marie Kondo's tidy lifestyle for yourself.

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.

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.

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

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!

Work

Work
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2008-11-08
ISBN 10: 1937006204
ISBN 13: 9781937006204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Work Book Review:

In Thich Nhat Hanh’s latest teachings on applied Buddhism for both the work place and daily life, chapters include dealing with workplace scenarios; dealing with home and family; encounters with strangers and with daily life; transportation; and creating communities wherever you are. This book is designed for adults who are new to meditation as well as those who are more experienced. The emphasis is on how to use applied Buddhism in daily life. Work aims at contributing to new models of leadership and doing business. It is also a book full of life-coaching advice, finding happiness, and positive psychology. We all need to "Chop Wood and Carry Water". Most of us experience work, hardship, traffic jams, and everything modern, urban life offers. By carefully examining our everyday choices we can move in the direction of right livelihood; we can be a lotus in a muddy world by building mindful communities, learning about compassionate living, or by coming to understand the concept of "Buddha nature." Work also discusses mindful consumption, or the mindful use of limited resources. Instead of Living Large in Lean Times or Ramen to Riches we can learn to appreciate living less large and think about what kind of riches we want for ourselves and others.

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:

Wall Street Journal Bestseller 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.

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: 2022
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

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 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.

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.

The Courage to Be Happy

The Courage to Be Happy
Author: Ichiro Kishimi,Fumitake Koga
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-12-24
ISBN 10: 1982123028
ISBN 13: 9781982123024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Courage to Be Happy Book Review:

In this follow-up to the international phenomenon The Courage to Be Disliked, discover how to reconnect with your true self, experience true happiness, and live the life you want. What if one simple choice could unlock your destiny? Already a major Japanese bestseller, this eye-opening and accessible follow-up to the “compelling” (Marc Andreessen) international phenomenon The Courage to be Disliked shares the powerful teachings of Alfred Adler, one of the giants of 19th-century psychology, through another illuminating dialogue between the philosopher and the young man. Three years after their first conversation, the young man finds himself disillusioned and disappointed, convinced Adler’s teachings only work in theory, not in practice. But through further discussions between the philosopher and the young man, they deepen their own understandings of Adler’s powerful teachings, and learn the tools needed to apply Adler’s teachings to the chaos of everyday life. To be read on its own or as a companion to the bestselling first book, The Courage to Be Happy reveals a bold new way of thinking and living, empowering you to let go of the shackles of past trauma and the expectations of others, and to use this freedom to create the life you truly desire. Plainspoken yet profoundly moving, reading The Courage to Be Happy will light a torch with the power to illuminate your life and brighten the world as we know it. Discover the courage to choose happiness.

Joy and Success at Work

Joy and Success at Work
Author: Mark McClain
Publsiher: Forbesbooks
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN 10: 9781950863044
ISBN 13: 1950863042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joy and Success at Work Book Review:

"I can't wait to get to work!" When was the last time you felt that way? Have you ever? Mark McClain has and still does. He and his leadership teams have focused on creating companies that make the quality of their employees' work experiences of equal importance to the quality of the solutions those employees create. With Joy and Success at Work, McClain has produced a manual that shares how he and his teams have done it--and how you and your team can, too. Speaking directly to the lack of fulfillment that too often accompanies work--with generous portions of humor and irreverence--Mark McClain deconstructs the modern business environment, then puts it back together. Shot through with pithy tales from his own experiences, Joy and Success at Work is Mark's honest take on what team building can be, and done right, what it produces: Great places to work that support people's broader lives, rather than sucking the life out of them.

Joy Is an Inside Job

Joy Is an Inside Job
Author: Amanda Gore
Publsiher: Head2heart pty ltd
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2014-03
ISBN 10: 0981879470
ISBN 13: 9780981879475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joy Is an Inside Job Book Review:

You've just picked up the book that can transform your life - joyfully! Most of us are looking for happiness in all the wrong places. We look outside ourselves for things that will make us happy. True happiness is JOY, and JOY is an inside job! Do you feel as happy or joyful as you want to be? Are you as healthy, wealthy and enthusiastic as you would like? Do you feel great about yourself? The good news is that you can be joyful right now! This book shows you how to unwrap and master all 12 of your secret gifts with simple daily JOY-ercises. It's your guidebook to creating the life you want - and are meant to have. Whether you read this book by yourself, with your family or a tribe of JOY buddies, these are just some of the things you will learn from the 12 secrets - how to: Feel great about yourself - all the time! Have the relationship of your dreams Radiate health, abundance and success Discover great parenting skills Live a life full of energy and vitality Feel a sense of purpose, meaning and fulfillment Find inner peace Become fear free and confident Have a sense of connection and belonging In other words, how you can feel truly alive, JOYful and in love with your life! How you feel about yourself is the most important thing in life. When you feel great about yourself - you are full of JOY and everything else flows.

Chief Joy Officer

Chief Joy Officer
Author: Richard Sheridan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-12-04
ISBN 10: 0735218234
ISBN 13: 9780735218239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chief Joy Officer Book Review:

A 2018 Nautilus Book Award Winner for Business and Leadership! The founder of Menlo Innovations and author of the business culture cult classic Joy, Inc offers an inspirational guide to leaders seeking joy in the challenge of leading others. Rich Sheridan's Joy, Inc. told the story of how his tiny software company in Ann Arbor, Michigan achieved success and renown by embracing offbeat culture and human-centered values. In Chief Joy Officer, he turns his attention from culture to leadership, and draws on his experience running Menlo and consulting elsewhere to offer a wise, provocative guide on how anyone can build leadership capacity for joy within their own organization. Chief Joy Officer offers sage, hard-won advice to any manager or leader who yearns to make more of an impact on the lives of others, including: * Self-understanding is the cornerstone for every virtue of leadership: authenticity, trust, humility, and optimism. * Good leaders make more leaders: Learn to judge your performance not on whether people are doing what they're told, but whether they're developing independent leadership capacity. * Influencing up is just as important is influencing down: how to encourage different thinking in those above you in your organizations. Filled with colorful anecdotes from Sheridan's personal journey and wisdom from many leadership mentors, Chief Joy Officer offers an approachable, down-to-earth philosophy and practice that will help even the most disillusioned of middle managers bring a renewed sense of purpose to their work building others.

Authentic Gravitas

Authentic Gravitas
Author: Rebecca Newton, Ph.D.
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-03-12
ISBN 10: 052550382X
ISBN 13: 9780525503828
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Authentic Gravitas Book Review:

Have a powerful impact—by being more like yourself rather than less, through this groundbreaking approach taught at the London School of Economics and companies worldwide. Organizational psychologist and executive coach Rebecca Newton has found that even her most successful clients still want more of one quality: gravitas. They want their words to carry weight, to have a positive, lasting impact on those around them. Gravitas can seem like an elusive, intangible quality, but it isn't about adopting the style of another or being someone you're not. Newton draws on extensive research and experience coaching business leaders to show what underpins authentic gravitas and how anyone can develop it. She presents the counterintuitive idea that in order to be valued, we shouldn't spend all our time and energy trying to stand out from the crowd; instead, we should focus on the crowd--connecting with others and understanding their needs in order to make a significant difference. Newton debunks the myths of gravitas and gives readers the practical tools to develop it by: * Minimizing the gaps between intention, action, and impact * Remaining true to yourself while adapting to work successfully with people who have different styles * Choosing to be courageous regardless of how confident you feel--as you engage in courageous behaviors, confidence naturally builds Authentic gravitas extends beyond commanding presence in the room during a key meeting; it's about the small things you can do beforehand, during, and in all the spaces in between--to be someone who genuinely adds substantive value in the workplace and beyond.

Joy in Work German Work

Joy in Work  German Work
Author: Joan Campbell
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2014-07-14
ISBN 10: 1400860377
ISBN 13: 9781400860371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joy in Work German Work Book Review:

This book analyzes in vivid detail the German debate about the importance and meaning of work as it changed under the impact of industrialization, with special emphasis on the period between the two world wars. A social history of ideas, it covers the writings of such thinkers as Hegel, Marx, and Weber, but also examines contributions made by industrial psychologists, engineers, educators, and others who actively promoted reforms designed to solve the problem of alienation whether by changing the nature of work or by altering worker attitudes. A final section deals with the National Socialists, who promised to reinvigorate the German work ethic, restore joy in work, and reintegrate the German worker into the Volk community. The author draws our attention particularly to the Third Reich's policies and institutions aimed at realizing these Nationalist Socialist objectives concerning the worker. In so doing, Joan Campbell shows how the history of the idea of work deepens our understanding of the origins, nature, and appeal of Nazism. In a broader context, she uses her sources to explore the relationship between social and intellectual change. Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Secrets to Happiness at Work

The Secrets to Happiness at Work
Author: Tracy Brower
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN 10: 172823090X
ISBN 13: 9781728230900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secrets to Happiness at Work Book Review:

For working adults, business leaders, and HR professionals who want to lead a more fulfilling life, THE SECRETS TO HAPPINESS AT WORK shows how we can thrive at work by making empowered, wise choices about the kind of work we do, the people we work with, and the ways we manage our work-life boundaries. Expert Tracy Bower sets a foundation by making the case for joyful work and life, pointing to research on personal, family, and child health. From stress and sleep to marriage and child development, joyful work is a critical part of a healthy life. The book goes on to provide key touchpoints on fundamental human needs and compelling neuroscience that drive our understanding of experiences at work. In addition, the book debunks myths of work and life in order to provide the reader with new ways of thinking about work and life. THE SECRETS TO HAPPINESS AT WORK lays down fundamentals through descriptions of how to create purpose and meaning, and how to find the right match with a company's culture. Tracy emphasizes the power of relationships at work—and the importance of colleagues and coworkers—and how to foster the very best of trust, empathy, and work with others. THE SECRETS TO HAPPINESS AT WORK explains the growth mindset and how to say yes more often, learn from failure, embrace stress, and stretch to achieve fulfillment.